Theft http://wunc.org en Changes At Duke Energy Substations Crack Down On Copper Thieves http://wunc.org/post/changes-duke-energy-substations-crack-down-copper-thieves <p>Duke Energy Progress has completed upgrades to substations in Durham and Greensboro designed to cut down on copper thefts.&nbsp;</p><p>The company has changed the wire it uses, added security cameras and installed more lighting to keep thieves away.&nbsp; Authorities have reported frequent copper thefts from the Parkwood Tie Station in Durham and the Main Substation in Greensboro.&nbsp; The metal goes for nearly $3.00 a pound in resale. Wed, 22 May 2013 20:10:08 +0000 Will Michaels 15794 at http://wunc.org Changes At Duke Energy Substations Crack Down On Copper Thieves Producer Mitch Easter's Guitars Stolen http://wunc.org/post/producer-mitch-easters-guitars-stolen <p>Mitch Easter is a legend in the world of alternative music. He was a founding member of Let's Active, produced the first REM recordings back in the early 80s and has since helped scores of young bands hone their sound. One of the guitars used in those original REM recording sessions was among half-dozen instruments stolen from Easter's home in Winston Salem.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & WUNC News 8235 at http://wunc.org