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Bringing Cheer To Communities Through Rounding Up

The Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation awarded $39,748 in Operation Round Up grants during the December funding cycle.

Educational institutions receiving funding this holiday season included: Clement Elementary, $6,413; Harnett Primary, $835; Lillington Shawtown Elementary, $5,000; and Wayne Avenue Elementary, $5,000.

Attention: Members in the Benson Area

Members in the Benson area will see an outage Tuesday into Wednesday morning beginning at 12 a.m. and lasting approximately an hour. This is an emergency situation and is being done at this time to prevent damage resulting in a much longer outage.

Bright Ideas Continue To Flourish In Local Schools

The recent presentation of Bright Ideas grants by South River EMC have many classrooms and schools buzzing with excitement and anticipation. A total of 47 applications were chosen for funding in the amount of $59,869.74. These grants will impact the lives of at least 9,798 students in our community this year alone!

Brief Outage Wednesday, November 30 For Members In Newton Grove Area

Members in the Newton Grove area will experience an outage lasting about 10 minutes between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 30.

Power Source Volunteer Scholarship Applications Available

South River EMC’s Power Source Volunteers Committee is offering at least one $1,000 and two $500 college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. It’s a great time to be gathering the required material for such an opportunity.

To be considered, those applying 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.

Make The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Your Trip

Applications are now available for high school sophomores and juniors to attend the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour June 10-16, 2017. It’s a unique opportunity for high school students to travel with a contingent of North Carolina students to Washington, D.C.

Each year North Carolina students meet thousands of other students from electric cooperatives across the nation. South River EMC offers this opportunity to area students to be part of this unforgettable experience.

South River EMC Shares Success Through Refunds

Being a member of South River Electric Membership Corporation has benefits. In November, the nonprofit electric cooperative refunded capital credits totaling $3,672,912 to its current and past members as from parts of 1997, 1998, and 2015.

As a cooperative, South River EMC doesn’t earn profits, but any revenue exceeding the cost of doing business 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.

Outage Affecting Members In Benson

Outage currently affecting members in Benson is the result of a Duke Energy transmission maintenance need. We estimate that power will be restored around 6:30 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update (FINAL) 10/13/2016

In The Final Stretch

South River EMC crews have whittled the number of outages to 483. These outages will be attacked today and all outages that can be restored will be. Any member who is still without service, but your neighbors have service, please call (910) 892-8071 to report your outage. If you have already reported this condition, not need to do so. We thank all of our members for their incredible patience and understanding through the restoration effort.


Hurricane Matthew Update 10.12.16- 6 a.m.

The March To The End

Day five of Hurricane Matthew restoration efforts will be full of progress. South River EMC made great strides Tuesday by bringing several substations online and dropping outage numbers from 12,800 to 5,791 members without electric service.


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