Rocky Mount NC – Bullock’s seat draws its second challenger

A second challenger has emerged months ahead of Election Day to claim the Rocky Mount City Council seat held by W.B. Bullock.

While Bullock remains uncommitted to re-election plans, Dr. Cameron Matthews announced this week plans to run for the Ward 6 seat. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

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Rocky Mount NC – Forum focuses on ways to reduce energy cost, usage

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Reuben Blackwell CEO OIC and Rocky Mount City Councilman Moderator

The power agency that serves Rocky Mount customers will be asked next month to evaluate refinancing up to $2.5 billion in power plant debt to reduce electric rates.

The announcement was made on Thursday night at a forum put together by citizens who are fed up with high electric rates.

“These light bills are too high,” said George Fisher, the public relations chairman of Citizens for Fair Utilities, . . . (Rocky Mount Telegram)

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Pinetops NC – Storms cause damage in Edgecombe County

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TORNADO TOUCHES DOWN AT WIGGINS CROSSROAD

Several storms that moved through Edgecombe County late Wednesday afternoon knocked down trees and damaged power lines near Tarboro and Pinetops, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.

Darin Figurskey, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said that around 4 p.m., a series of storms caused damage on N.C. Route 1202 southwest of Pinetops. (Wilson Times)

 

Pinetops NC – Updated: Tornadoes visit Edgecombe (Video 19 mins:50 secs.)

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I have not seen any media visit Wiggins Crossroads. I wonder why? But it is all good.

The tornado touched down around 4:00 PM at Wiggins Crossroads and we were without lights until around 10:30 PM.

Today EMC has been out since around 7:00 AM this morning replacing telegram poles until about 5:00 PM. There were no traffic on Davistown-Mercer Road and Silent Night Hill Road. I had to go around 9 miles out of the way almost to Tarboro to take my children to school in Pinetops. My son attends G. W. Carver Elementary School in Pinetops which is about 4 miles from where we live and my daughter attends SouthWest Edgecombe High School which is 2 miles away. After taking them to school I parked my vehicle across the road on Hwy 111/122 and jumped the ditch.

This evening when the road was finally opened, I was able to count 11 –12 light poles that had been replaced.

On yesterday I was able to drive through a vacant lot that connected to a lot two houses down from mines, however it was raining heavily this morning and I chose not to take a chance of the ground being too wet. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

EMC Electric Membership Corp. Vice President of Operations Rodney Bradley said the storm knocked out power to 1,500 of its customers in Edgecombe County Wednesday. Most of the damage was around Pinetops, in the Wiggins Crossroads area, he said, with power restored to all but three customers as of this morning. (Daily Southerner)

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