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It’s Time To Submit A Bright Ideas Grant

It’s hard to believe that school will be starting shortly, but it will and South River EMC wants to make sure teachers are aware that Bright Ideas grant applications are still available.

The Bright Ideas grant program helps to fund innovative, classroom based ideas for today’s students. If you have a great idea to reach your students in a different way this year, a Bright Ideas grant could help.

South River EMC’s Power Source Volunteers Award Scholarships

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

Samantha Burchett, daughter of Kenneth and Cynthia Burchett of Wade, received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Campbell University to pursue a degree in the pharmaceutical field.

Rounding Up Your Bill Benefits Your Community

Recently, South River EMC’s not-for-profit foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $42,365.74 through Operation Round Up grants. This distribution cycle CAC supported five emergency services departments, a burgeoning community center and one school, as well as three 4-H programs.

The 4-H programs of Sampson, Harnett and Cumberland counties received money raised through the CAC 4-H Golf Tournament, which was held in May. Each of the youth development organizations received $2,680.98.

Summer Days Are The Perfect Time For A Bright Idea

The 2015-2016 school year is coming to a close, and what better time to do a little preparation for the 2016-2017 school year than the days of summer?

The Bright Ideas grant program helps to fund innovative, classroom based ideas for today’s young, technology minded students. If you have a great idea to reach those students in the coming year, a Bright Ideas grant application might help you get there.


We received information from a member that a man came to her house trying to collect money for an outstanding bill around 5:30 p.m. Please remember that South River EMC DOES NOT collect money in the field. Do not pay individuals like this. And if you have questions about your bill, contact the Cooperative at 910-892-8071. The individual was wearing black pants and a blue shirt.

The Cause Of The Western Harnett Outage

The cause of today's outage was a breaker in the Western Harnett Sub was malfunctioning causing the multiple blinks experienced by many members. When the breaker was "opened" to be worked on, it caused an outage on four substations causing a 30-45 min. Outage to about 4000 members.

Payment site unavailable for an hour today (Beginning at 2:30 p.m.)

The Cooperative will be conducting maintenance on our payment site beginning at 2:30 this afternoon. You will not be able to make payments online through the web site for approximately an hour. You should be able to make payments through our automated phone system.

Outage affecting Cumberland County and Western Harnett County

We are experiencing a very large outage affecting thousands of people in the Cumberland County, Western Harnett area. Duration of outage is not expected to be long, please call 910-892-8071 to report an outage and follow the automated prompts.

Short Maintenance Outage

Please make note that South River EMC will have a planned outage tomorrow, Saturday 9 at 2 a.m. lasting up to 15 minutes. This outage will impact members on Harrington Substation (Harnett County areas around Raven Rock, Cameron and Patterson Road).

Members Round Up To Help Local Non-Profit Organizations And Schools

In March, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, a not-for-profit foundation established by South River EMC, awarded $44,800 through Operation Round Up grants. Thanks to members’ continued participation in the program, the CAC is able to award grants quarterly to non-profit organizations and educational institutions.


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