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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...

2014-02-12 12:24:53

Crews from state's 26 electric cooperatives ready to address potential outages RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's 26 electric cooperatives are prepared for the winter storm traveling through the state today. Cooperative line crews have spent the last few days stocking up on supplies and equipment. North Carolina's electric cooperatives are winter-storm-ready, with crews on standby across the state to restore electricity if the predicted winter...

2014-02-11 12:22:20

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives continue to monitor weather conditions and encourage members to be prepared in case winter weather causes power outages in the coming days. Now is the time to take precautions to ensure that you and your family stay warm and safe in the days ahead. The American Red Cross recommends making an emergency preparedness kit that includes water, nonperishable food, flashlights, a battery-powered...

2014-02-10 16:23:12

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electric cooperative crews throughout the state are on alert for any outages that may result from the predicted wintry weather. Snow, freezing rain and sleet are possible overnight and in the coming days across North Carolina, and the cooperatives are monitoring conditions closely. Freezing rain is the greatest concern, as ice-laden branches that fall on power lines are a major cause of outages during winter storms. Electric...

2014-02-05 16:23:22

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning members to beware of a utility bill scam targeting individuals and businesses statewide. Scam activity has increased significantly in the last few days. Cooperative members across North Carolina have received phone calls from imposters claiming to be a representative of their electric cooperative and demanding payment. Often scammers ask for personal account information or...

2014-01-08 12:29:37

Alliance expands discounts, services and practice management education for members LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) and Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA), two California-based doctor alliance groups serving most of the U.S., have formed a strategic alliance in order to create two distinct products for the market based on practice volume. The agreement took effect on Jan. 1 with the new organization providing services for...

2014-01-08 12:29:34

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. who enrolled in one of the issuer's health insurance plans prior to Dec. 23 have been granted an extension to pay their first month's premium. The new deadline for submitting payment has been moved to Jan. 22, with plan benefits retroactively effective on Jan. 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130903/DC73073LOGO) A health consumer becomes a member after payment has been posted to...


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