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Bright Ideas Benefit Communities

South River EMC offers the Bright Ideas grant program to teachers working at K-12 public schools to help improve learning in times of lean budgets.

For the 2017-2018 school year the Cooperative is offering grants for up to $2,500 for innovative classroom based ideas. With expectations to award $50,000 for classroom projects and materials, South River EMC will reach $1 million in funding through Bright Ideas this year.

The early bird deadline is approaching, and any educators with an application in before August 15 will be eligible to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

Planned Outage For Members in Bentonville, Four Oaks

Members in the Bentonville and Four Oaks areas will experience a 15-30 minute outage Monday, July 10 beginning at 5 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Communities Reinvigorated By Community Participation

The Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, awarded $36,595 in Operation Round Up grants in June.

Scholarships Awarded By South River EMC’s Power Source Volunteers

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

Ashley Darroch, daughter of Hank and Kristey Darroch of Bunnlevel, will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Campbell University to study biology.

Brief Outage Saturday, March 20

This will impact members in the area of Western Harnett, including Raven Rock, L.D. Black and Leaflet Church Rd. Members will see a brief, 15 minute outage, beginning at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20.

Large Mother's Day Outage Restored

Crews have been able to feed the services impacted by this morning's outage from other sources. All members have been restored at this time. Those impacted might experience a five to 10 minute outage at a later date when all power is switched back to the original source. About 8000 Members in Harnett and Cumberland counties were affected by a large transmission outage this morning that lasted about one hour. The cause of the outage has been narrowed down to an equipment problem.

Repair Means Outage For Members In Benson Saturday, May 13

Members served by the Benson substation, including members in Benson and some in Four Oaks, will see an outage Saturday, May 13, beginning at 5 a.m. and lasting approximately one hour to work on equipment.

Brief Outage Wednesday, April 26 For Members In Bentonville

Members in the Bentonville area will experience a brief outage, lasting no more than 15 minutes, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go For Bright Ideas!

A bright idea can happen to an educator at any time. However, April 1 opened the submission period for those ideas at

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

Schools And Non-Profits Benefit Big From Members Rounding Up

South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, The Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $54,796 in Operation Round Up grants during the March funding cycle.


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