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2014-04-02 12:23:16

RALEIGH, N.C., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are kicking off the 20(th) year of awarding Bright Ideas education grants to North Carolina teachers and are now accepting grant applications. Nearly $600,000 in Bright Ideas grants will be awarded to educators statewide in the 2014-15 school year to fund creative, hands-on classroom projects that fall outside traditional school budgets. Teachers can learn more and apply online at...

2014-03-12 08:31:33

QUEBEC CITY, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives will welcome over 150 international experts to share with participants their vision, knowledge, and perspective on challenges and future prospects facing cooperative and mutual enterprises. Some of the cooperative movement's biggest names from the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada have already confirmed their participation in the second edition of the Summit....

2014-03-09 16:22:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from Friday's winter weather event. Outages now stand at 12,000 down from a peak of 62,600 on Friday afternoon. The majority of the remaining outages are located in Alamance, Davidson, Durham, Orange and Person Counties, the result of ice and sustained high winds that brought down trees and limbs. The cooperatives appreciate the...

2014-03-07 16:22:38

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive officer of Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., Janie Miller, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs (NASHCO). Miller was elected Feb. 24 at NASHCO's annual meeting in Washington, DC. She succeeds Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections. Hickey was elected chair of the board at...

2014-02-27 12:27:59

Starting April 1, Oregon's Health CO-OP will give small businesses of 50 or fewer employees even more flexibility PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and nowhere is this on greater display than in Oregon. According to Employment Department labor stats, nearly 40% of Oregon's workforce works for companies of 50 or fewer people. Supporting this entrepreneurial spirit is important to Oregon's Health CO-OP. When small...

2014-02-21 08:25:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., today announced that David Leon Mooneyhan, of Shelbyville, has been named to its board of directors. Mooneyhan, CEO of Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and former superintendent of the Shelby and Fulton County boards of education, brings to Kentucky Health Cooperative 40 years of strategic planning, operating and financial management...

2014-02-13 20:21:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from winter weather. Outages now stand at 8,900, down from 20,600 earlier today. The majority of the remaining outages are located in Columbus, Pender and Bladen counties, the result of broken poles, downed wires and branches on power lines. The cooperatives appreciate the patience being shown by their members. Cooperative crews...

2014-02-13 16:23:17

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are working to restore power to 20,600 members without electricity as a result of the winter weather. The numbers are up approximately 29 percent over this morning's report of 16,000 outages. In ice storms, outages often get worse after improving as ice-laden tree branches thaw, spring up and come back into contact with power lines. In the Sandhills, heavy wet snow on branches and power...

2014-02-13 12:22:05

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting fewer than 16,000 outages. Crews are working to restore those outages as quickly as possible. Power restoration procedures aim to bring power to large numbers of people first. The process begins with ensuring transmission towers and lines are working properly. Then local distribution substations are checked and repaired as necessary. If a problem can be corrected at the...

2014-02-12 16:22:04

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting 20,000 outages, all in the southeastern portion of the state. About 18,000 of those outages are located in Brunswick County. Accumulations of ice and snow could lead to outages in other areas as the storm continues to make its way across the state. Ice accumulation is the greatest concern, as it can weigh down power lines and snap tree limbs, causing power outages. In the...