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Every Piece Of Change Means More Change For Communities

In December, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, a not-for-profit foundation established by South River EMC, awarded $47,416.61 through Operation Round Up grants. Since the program’s inception, local communities have received $1,403,092 in grants, thanks to members’ generosity.

Organizations receiving grants for $5,000 included: Lillington/Flatwoods Fire Department; Roseboro Rescue & EMS, Inc.; Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council, LaFayette District; and Newton Grove Fire & Rescue Inc. Harnett County Literacy, Inc. received a grant for $4,990.00.

PSV Scholarship Opportunity Closes January 22

South River EMC’s Power Source Volunteers Committee is offering at least one $1,000 and two $500 college scholarships for the 2016-2017. Now is the perfect time to be gathering everything you need to apply.

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.

Shining A Light For 75 Years

By KEILAH GOFF
Of The Record Staff

From the time Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous kite experiment in 1752, proving lightning was electrical, until 1879, when Thomas Edison produced a long-lasting electric light bulb, Americans have worked to harness the everyday practical use of electrical power.

Seventy-five years ago, the South River Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) brought electric power to local communities — lighting and heating many area homes with electrical power for the first time.

South River EMC Member Refunds Mailed

Being a member of South River Electric Membership Corporation has benefits. In October, the nonprofit electric cooperative refunded $2,819,865 to its members as capital credits from the years 1996 and part of 1997.

As a cooperative, South River EMC does not 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 for several years before it’s returned to the members.

Bright Ideas Recipients Receive Recognition

The latest announcement of Bright Ideas grant winners had many classrooms and schools buzzing with excitement and anticipation. A total of 51 applications were chosen for funding in the amount of $62,174.69. These grants will impact the lives of at least 10,509 students in our community this year alone!

Is The Rural Electric Youth Tour For You?

Applications are now available for high school sophomores and juniors to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour June 11-17, 2016. 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.

Planned Outage For October 25

Members in the following areas should prepare for an outage beginning Sunday at 12:01 A.M. and lasting approximately three hours for important equipment maintenance: Gray’s Creek and Hope Mills area (including Cypress Lakes, Gallberry Farms, Roslin Farm Rd., Highway 87, Kelly’s Landing, Churchill Downs, Chickenfoot Rd. and the Blossom Rd. areas.

Members’ Change Means Changes For Communities

In September, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, a not-for-profit foundation established by South River EMC, awarded $54,832.70 through eight grants given to non-profit organizations and schools.

Planned Outage- Sunday, September 27

Sunday, September 27 South River EMC will have an outage beginning at 2 a.m. and lasting approximately 30 minutes. This outage will affect members in the Raven Rock, Old 421, Cameron Rd. and Mimms Rd. areas, as well as as well as Patterson Rd., Holly Springs Church Rd., and 421 areas.

Planned Outage September 23 (click for more...)

South River EMC will have a planned outage in Stonecross Subdivision on Wednesday, September 23 from 1-4 p.m.

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