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Comprehensive Assessment Period Begins

As winds from Florence continue to blow and rains drench the area, South River EMC starts the day with 29,729 of its 44,000 members without electric service. Today, electric cooperative officials will assess the extent of the damage to the electric system, formulate a plan for restoration and begin the repair process.

Outages Increasing As Conditions Worsen

Hurricane Florence continues to hammer North Carolina with high winds and heavy rain. South River EMC has approximately 1100 members without power, but the Cooperative has suspended restoration efforts due to unsafe working conditions.

South River EMC Ready to Respond

South River EMC is ready to respond to power outages in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

The electric cooperative has nearly 200 additional line personnel traveling from Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois to assist. Additionally, 68 tree experts from Louisiana will be supporting the cooperative. These out-of-state personnel will be bringing 154 vehicles. This is a force multiplier for South River EMC’s 66 in-field workforce and contractors.

South River EMC Braces For Florence

South River EMC is preparing to respond to damage in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which will make landfall in North Carolina later this week.

The electric cooperative has been busy at work preparing vehicles, arranging out-of-state line crews, and tree-cutting experts to assist in the restoration efforts immediately following the storm. Nearly 100 hotel rooms have been reserved, hundreds of meals planned and a myriad of supplies secured in anticipation of a long restoration period.

This Is The Month You’ve Been Waiting For, We Know It

Can you believe it’s already September? That means that your opportunity to submit your Bright Ideas grant applications will be coming to a close for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Bright Ideas grant program offers grants to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects and ideas. Applications fly in during the month of September as educators see what their needs are, be it books, technology, manipulatives, items to keep students engaged.

Don't Let Budgets Hold You Back

It’s time to begin planning those lessons, scouring web sites for the best ideas to use in your classrooms, and purchasing materials. While school budgets try and cover the basics, big ideas, even medium sized ideas, need help.

The Bright Ideas grant program is just the thing, it offers grants to teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects and ideas. Over the years, Bright Ideas grants have given teachers across the state an assortment of classroom aids, kits and technology to keep learning interesting.

Operation Round Up Helps To Educate The Community

South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $61,764 in Operation Round Up grants to local nonprofits and schools.

Begin Your Summer Break With a Bright Idea

Long live summer is what students are thinking, however during this downtime, teachers are wondering what new ideas they can bring to their classrooms as well as how they can bring them.

The Bright Ideas grant program offers grants to teachers for innovative, classroom based projects and ideas. Thanks to Bright Ideas grants, teachers across the state are using an assortment of classroom aids, kits and technology to keep learning interesting.

South River EMC’s Power Source Volunteers Award Scholarships

South River Electric Membership Corporation’s volunteer organization, the Power Source Volunteers, awarded scholarships to four admirable high school seniors this year.

Jacylyn Tuggle, daughter of John and Dana Tuggle of Newton Grove, will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Campbell University to study chemistry.

Sign-Up for outage texting

If you sign-up for outage texting by June 30, you will be entered to win 1 of 2 $25 bill credits. Visit here for more information.

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