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Apr 16, 2015, 11:52 ET
Gov. Pat McCrory reads the resolution for 'Lineman Appreciation Day.' He is joined by (standing left to right) Sen. Warren Daniel, Rep. Kelly Hastings, Rep. John Bradford, and linemen Derek Avery, Donald Neems and Corey Hayes.

N.C. Honors Linemen, Gov. McCrory Signs Lineman Appreciation Day Into Law

 Thousands of linemen in North Carolina will now have a day set aside each April dedicated to recognizing their selflessness in building,...

Apr 01, 2015, 15:24 ET

Bright Ideas Education Grants Available From N.C. Electric Cooperatives

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are now accepting Bright Ideas education grant applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Co-ops across the...

Feb 26, 2015, 17:42 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives' Outages Reduced to 4,500

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives have made significant progress restoring electricity to members who lost power as a result of winter...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:41 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Restoring 16,000 outages

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives are working diligently to restore power to approximately 16,000 members who are without electricity as...

Feb 26, 2015, 09:06 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Monitoring Conditions, Responding to Outages

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting 14,475 outages, primarily in the central portion of the state, with Davidson, Durham,...

Feb 23, 2015, 09:01 ET

CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative in N.C. Elected to Leadership Position of National Board

Curtis Wynn, the chief executive officer of Roanoke Electric Cooperative based in Aulander, N.C., was yesterday elected as secretary-treasurer for...

Feb 17, 2015, 07:48 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Restoring Outages

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are working to restore power to approximately 18,000 members without electricity as a result of the winter...

Feb 16, 2015, 15:55 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Encourage Members To Prepare Now Before Possible Outages

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are winter-storm-ready, with crews on standby across the state to restore electricity if the predicted...

Feb 16, 2015, 11:28 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperative Crews Ready to respond should outages occur

Electric cooperative crews throughout the state are on alert for any outages that may result from the predicted wintry weather. Snow, freezing...

Jan 13, 2015, 12:04 ET

NC's Electric Cooperatives Are Prepared For Winter Storm

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are on standby and are ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of...

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'...