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Jan 23, 2016, 13:02 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Continue Steady Progress, Reduce Outages To 8,865

 Electric cooperatives continue to make steady progress and have reduced power outages in co-op territory to 8,865. Support crews from sister...

Jan 23, 2016, 06:52 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Make Significant Progress Overnight, Cut Outages To 12,600

 North Carolina's network of electric cooperatives made significant progress restoring power outages overnight. The cooperatives are reporting...

Jan 22, 2016, 17:21 ET

NC Electric Cooperatives Report 16,500 Outages As Winter Storm Jonas Wears On

 North Carolina's network of electric cooperatives is reporting 16,500 outages as of 4:30 p.m. Most of the outages are occurring in the...

Jan 22, 2016, 12:22 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Report Scattered Outages

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting fewer than 600 outages statewide, mainly in the Sandhills region of the state. Crews in...

Jan 22, 2016, 08:05 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Report No Outages

North Carolina's electric cooperatives, which supply power to communities in 93 of the state's 100 counties, are not reporting any outages this...

Jan 21, 2016, 17:25 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperatives Offer English/Spanish Safety Tips

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives continue preparations for the forecasted winter weather event and offer these safety tips in English...

Jan 21, 2016, 12:15 ET

N.C. Electric Cooperative Crews Ready To Respond Should Outages Occur

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

Aug 13, 2015, 15:14 ET

Teachers: Submit Bright Ideas Grant Applications Early For A Chance At $100

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

Aug 03, 2015, 16:45 ET

N.C.'s Electric Cooperatives Evaluating Impact of EPA's Clean Power Plan on Members

 North Carolina's electric cooperatives are studying the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan released today to determine...

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...