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Operation Round Up Helps Strengthen The Community

The Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, awarded $40,436 in Operation Round Up grants to benefit community, public service agencies and schools.

The following non-profit organizations each received grants for $5,000: Eastover Volunteer Fire Department; Dunn Emergency Services, Inc.; Bethany Rural Fire Department. Additionally, Vann Crossroads Fire Department received a grant for $3,614, and Stedman Volunteer Fire Department received funding of $5,361.

Bright Ideas Brighten Schools, Classrooms, Minds

A bright idea can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. However, April 1 opens the submission period for those ideas at

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

Touchstone Energy Basketball Camp Scholarships Up For Grabs

Basketball scholarships are 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.

Males selected will attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill and females selected will attend the Wes Moore Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University.

Outage Texting Is Here (1/4/18)

If you are like most people, you have become dependent on your smartphone for information. Well, you can now make that handheld device work for you even more. South River EMC is pleased to offer outage texting.

In a recent survey, the majority of people indicated that they would like to receive a text when they have an outage, to receive updates and to be notified when power is restored.  This is an opt-in service so it requires action on the part of the member if they choose to participate.

Rounding Up Reaps Gifts For The Local Community

The Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, awarded $52,190 in Operation Round Up grants to benefit community and public service agencies and schools during the December funding cycle.

Member Owned Generation Event (1/2/18)

For agricultural members participating in the Member-Owned Generation program: There will be a generator demand response event January 2 from 07:30-10 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Jackson at 919.820.1909 or email

System Maintenance

ATTENTION: Our bill payment system will be unavailable from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28. This means that we will not be able to take any method of payment at any of our payment locations. We apologize for the inconvenience.

South River EMC office closing

South River EMC offices will be closed Thursday and Friday to give thanks with our friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving to our members!

You are still able to make payments online, through our automated phone system, as well as through the kiosk at both offices. For after hours service call 910-892-8071.

Co-op Members Receive Annual Refunds

Being a member of South River Electric Membership Corporation has benefits. In October, the nonprofit electric cooperative refunded capital credits totaling $3,958,291 to its current and past members.

As a cooperative, South River EMC doesn’t earn profits, any money remaining at the end of the year, called margins, is allocated for return to the members based upon their electricity purchases for that year. South River EMC uses the money as operating capital before it’s returned.

South River EMC Prepares For Hurricane Irma

South River EMC is making final preparations before the weekend in the event that the wind and rain from Hurricane Irma causes power outages in our area.

“Although there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the hurricane’s final track, it is best to be ready to respond quickly and safely if the storm does cause problems for the members of South River EMC,” said CEO Chris Spears.


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