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Don’t Be A Fool, Apply For A Bright Ideas Grant

The start of the next school year is probably far from your mind as you get closes to finishing the current one. But before you know it, you’ll need to be ready for a new year of bringing engaging projects and lessons to your students.

Each year, teachers find new and innovative ideas to help keep their students engaged. Thanks to the Bright Ideas Grant Program, teachers across North Carolina are using an assortment of classroom aids, kits and technology to keep learning interesting.

Easter Closing Friday, March 25

South River EMC offices will be closed Friday, March 25 in observance of Easter. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Need to make a payment? You can still do so by using the automated phone system, or logging into your online account.

Do You Have Your Tickets For The Oyster Roast And Shrimparoo?

The annual Oyster Roast & Shrimparoo is here to help raise funds for two very important programs in our community and the deadline to purchase tickets is approaching swiftly.

The United Way of Harnett County and the Power Source Volunteers are joining forces to hold their annual Oyster Roast & Shrimparoo on Tuesday, March 22 at Central Carolina Community College’s culinary building, located at 660 E. Johnson Street, in Dunn.

Has Your Child Entered For A Spot At Basketball Camp?

Basketball scholarships are being offered to rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade males and females. 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.

South River EMC, as one of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, has partnered with the schools as an opportunity to offer scholarships to students in the community. The Cooperative is able to issue one scholarship to each camp in 2016.

Billing System Unavailable 1/26 from 5:30-8:30

Due to system upgrades, the South River EMC bill payment system will be unavailable from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, January 26. Thank you!

Outages near completion

South River EMC crews have worked feverishly through the night and have reduced outages to 137. They will continue to work until all outages are clear. We thank our members for their patience and understanding.

Winter Storm Update

South River EMC is aware of outages affecting around 3,400 members, predominately in Harnett and Cumberland counties. Crews are working to get those downed, icy limbs off the lines.

We're also aware of an issue with our phone system, if you have tried and been unsuccessful in reporting your outage through the phone system (at 910-892-8071), please e-mail your information to However, please try the phone system first, it is the fastest way to report.


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

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.


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