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Members Beware Scammers Demanding Payment

South River EMC would like to bring to attention something that everyone should be aware of when answering the phone – scammers.

Operation Round Up Celebrates $2 Million In Community Donations

South River EMC’s charitable foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, reached the $2 million milestone with the most recent $23,622 in Operation Round Up grants to Hargrove Elementary, Clement Elementary and Stedman Volunteer Fire Department.

In 2007, South River EMC began providing a means for members to help the community where they live – and it proves that small change changes lives.

Erwin/Bunnlevel/Lillington Outage 3/8/19

South River EMC is experiencing an outage impacting about 1200 members in the Erwin/Bunnlevel/Lillington areas. The cause is a tree that has fallen and taken down two power lines that serve the impacted areas. We have crews on the ground working to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. we anticipate full restoration by 8 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Payment System Unavailable March 7 from 7-11 p.m.

South River EMC's payment system will be down Thursday, March 7 from 7 - 11 p.m. You will not be able to make payments online, at the kiosk at either office, or through our phone system during this time.

Basketball Camp Scholarships Available To Students

Basketball scholarships are currently being offered to rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade males and females. NCAA rules prohibit scholarships to students who will be in ninth grade next year (eighth graders currently) as they are considered prospects.

South River EMC Scholarship Application Deadline Approaches

South River EMC is offering at least one $1,000 and two $500 college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. There’s never a better time to apply.

must live in a home, which receives electric service from South River EMC. Factors considered in granting scholarships included: character, moral standards, citizenship, past and present academic performance, letters of recommendation, statements of career goals and qualifications and extra-curricular activities.

Keeping The Season Bright With Community Grants

South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $56,921.16 in Operation Round Up grants to local nonprofits and schools, thanks to Cooperative members’ generosity.

Maintenance 12/1/2018


The South River EMC bill payment system will be unavailable on Saturday, December 1 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. while we make improvements to better serve you. This outage will impact all bill payment options. If you have any questions, please call 910.892.8071.

Calling All Rising High School Juniors And Seniors

At the close of the 2018-2019 school year, three rising high school juniors or seniors will be able to take part in some great adventures with fellow North Carolina students.

These students will join a contingent of students to travel to Washington, D.C. as part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Each year, North Carolina students meet thousands of other students from electric cooperatives across the nation.

South River EMC, as one of 26 electric cooperatives across the state, offers this opportunity to area students to be part of this unforgettable experience.

Payments, Speed, Accuracy & Security-- Payment Change

If you pay your electric bill through the U.S. Mail,changes are coming.

Starting with the November electric bills,payments will be sent to a facility in Atlanta for processing. Converting to an off-site payment processing facility will ensure payments are processed quicker, increase accuracy and provide greater security of member information. For most people nothing will change. As long as you use the envelope provided with your bill, enclose the stub and a check you won’t even notice the change.


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