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Dec 22, 2014, 12:33 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Award Teachers $600,000 In Bright Ideas Grants

North Carolina's electric cooperatives awarded close to $600,000 in Bright Ideas education grants this year, funding 550 creative learning projects...

Dec 01, 2014, 13:39 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperative Members Join 1 Million Across Nation, Encourage Balance For Proposed EPA Regulations

Thousands of cooperative members from North Carolina's 26 electric cooperatives have joined more than one million Americans who have asked the...

Nov 12, 2014, 09:31 ET

Electric Co-Ops' Eddie Miller Receives National Award From USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack

 Eddie Miller, vice president of community development for North Carolina's electric cooperatives, along with David Thigpen, USDA-NC's business...

Nov 04, 2014, 14:15 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Award Bright Ideas Grants Worth $600,000 To Teachers

 North Carolina's Touchstone Energy cooperatives are celebrating 20 years of Bright Ideas grants and innovation in the classroom this month by...

Sep 18, 2014, 14:50 ET

North Carolina's electric cooperatives warn of scam affecting consumers & small business owners

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning consumers that thieves posing as Duke Energy employees are trying to steal your money and...

Aug 05, 2014, 15:15 ET

Teachers: Apply Early For Bright Ideas Grants And A Chance At $100

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants to fund creative, classroom-based learning...

Jul 04, 2014, 08:53 ET

North Carolina's electric cooperatives restore outages after Arthur

 Approximately 23,000 members of North Carolina's electric cooperatives are without power this morning because of the storm effects of...

Jul 03, 2014, 16:45 ET
North Carolina's electric cooperatives work to restore power safely to the greatest number of members in the shortest time possible after a major power outage. (PRNewsFoto/North Carolina's Electric...)

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Prepare To Restore Power As Hurricane Arthur Approaches

The National Weather Service reports that Hurricane Arthur could bring strong winds, tornadoes, torrential rains and flooding from storm surge to...

Jul 03, 2014, 10:40 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Stand Ready for Arthur, Encourage Safety

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives stand ready to respond if power outages result from Hurricane Arthur, which is forecasted to bring...

Jun 26, 2014, 09:06 ET

Electric Cooperative Representatives Converge at General Assembly, Discuss Energy Issues With State Legislators

More than 160 board members and employees from North Carolina's electric cooperatives met at the state legislature June 24-25 for the co-ops'...

Jun 02, 2014, 09:05 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Encourage Residents to Prepare for 2014 Hurricane Season

North Carolina's electric cooperatives join Gov. Pat McCrory in encouraging North Carolinians to be prepared for this year's hurricane season,...

Apr 02, 2014, 11:10 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Kick off 20th Year of Bright Ideas Grants

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are kicking off the 20th year of awarding Bright Ideas education grants to North Carolina teachers and are...

Mar 09, 2014, 14:24 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Steadily Reduce Outages

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from Friday's winter weather event. ...

Mar 08, 2014, 15:03 ET

N.C.'s Electric Cooperatives Continue Power Restoration Efforts, Make Significant Progress

North Carolina's electric cooperative line crews worked through the night and have worked all day to restore power to as many electric cooperative...

Mar 07, 2014, 16:10 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Battle Wind, Debris To Restore 62,600 Outages

 Line crews are working diligently to restore outages for 62,600 electric cooperative members in North Carolina. Counties experiencing the most...

Mar 07, 2014, 11:22 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Reporting 55,600 Outages Due To Winter Weather

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting 55,600 outages as a result of the winter weather. Line crews are responding to outages as...

Feb 14, 2014, 10:57 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Down To Last Outages

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are down to 2,900 outages caused by the winter storm. The largest number of outages remains in Columbus...

Feb 13, 2014, 20:21 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Steadily Reduce Outages

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from winter weather.  Outages now stand...

Feb 13, 2014, 15:41 ET

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Working To Restore Power To 20,600 Members

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are working to restore power to 20,600 members without electricity as a result of the winter weather. The...

Feb 13, 2014, 11:03 ET

N.C. electric cooperatives Outages Fewer Than 16,000

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting fewer than 16,000 outages. Crews are working to restore those outages as quickly as...