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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.

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.


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