March 7 — North Bell County will soon make a large leap into renewable energy as a Virginia-based company plans on building a large solar farm near Troy. But some neighbors are not happy about it. Virginia energy company Apex Clean Energy is planning an expansion into the north side of the county in a big way — about 3,000 acres of solar panels. The concept of being neighbors to this new energy source has adjacent landowners concerned about the side effects of having this business in their backyards or across the street.

— Killeen Daily Herald