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Educators Can Apply for Bright Ideas Grants of up to $2,000 to Fund Innovative Projects

May 28, 2020

EnergyUnited is reminding teachers throughout its 19-county service area that its Bright Ideas season is now in full swing. The largest electric cooperative in the state is now accepting applications for Bright Ideas grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects. Educators can learn more and apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com. EnergyUnited expects to…
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EnergyUnited Awards $10,000 Through College Scholarship Program

May 06, 2020

EnergyUnited is pleased to announce its 2020 Empowering the Future scholarship winners: Sophia Leeman of Mecklenburg County and Madison Mascorro of Forsyth County.  Both students will receive $5,000 college scholarships from EnergyUnited which will be used to cover qualifying educational expenses. “We are honored to award these scholarships to two outstanding young students,” said Maureen…
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EnergyUnited Foundation Makes Donation to Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund

April 27, 2020

On Friday, April 24, the EnergyUnited Foundation announced its most recent contribution in the fight against COVID-19: a $10,000 donation to the Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund. The county’s COVID-19 Response Fund was established by United Way of Central Carolinas, United Way of Iredell County and the Iredell County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of…
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Local Teachers Can Apply for 2020 Bright Ideas Grants

April 08, 2020

For more than 25 years, EnergyUnited has partnered with local educators to bring learning to life through the Bright Ideas education grant program. Starting April 1, educators can apply for Bright Ideas grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. Educators can learn more and apply online…
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We’re Still Here, Looking Out For You!

April 03, 2020

View a Special Message From EnergyUnited #AllTogether #PowerOn EnergyUnited, your community-based energy services provider, remains fully operational during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rest assured that as a valued consumer of EnergyUnited, you can continue to count on us for the reliable energy services you need during this crisis, regardless of any financial hardship you may…
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Last Call to Apply For $5,000 Empowering the Future Scholarship

March 18, 2020

The deadline for high school students to apply for a $5,000 Empowering the Future scholarship from EnergyUnited is almost here.  Applications are due by no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2020. EnergyUnited is offering two $5,000 scholarships to qualified students who are currently enrolled in their senior year of high school and who plan to…
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EnergyUnited Closes Offices & Suspends Disconnects Through March

March 16, 2020

STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited values the safety and well-being of our members, customers and employees. Therefore, we are announcing several changes today in response to new guidance surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Each of the following changes will go into effect on March 17, 2020 and will be reevaluated at the end of the month:…
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As Coronavirus Spreads, Feel Free To Make Payments From Home

March 11, 2020

As a valued member of EnergyUnited, we appreciate the trust you place in us every day to be your energy services provider We’re sure many of you have concerns about the serious health threat that Coronavirus, or COVID-19, poses for our local communities, the nation and the world.  In order to minimize potential spread, if…
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EnergyUnited Offers Early-Bird Incentive for Scholarship Applications

February 13, 2020

EnergyUnited is encouraging all eligible high school seniors to submit their applications early for the co-op’s Empowering the Future scholarship program. Any student who applies before March 2 will be entered in drawing for a chance to receive a $100 Visa gift card from EnergyUnited. “Each year, we receive so many great applications for Empowering…
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EnergyUnited Selects 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Winners

February 06, 2020

STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited is proud to announce that two high school students have been selected by the co-op to attend the 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C in June: Gavin Gallimore of Lexington, NC and Toni Winiker of Davidson, NC. Gallimore, 16, is a junior at Central Davidson High School. In addition…
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EnergyUnited Now Accepting Sports Camp Scholarship Applications

January 09, 2020

EnergyUnited is giving two students an opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to its Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program. The co-op will select one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 20 -24 at the University of…
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EnergyUnited Now Accepting Applications For Student Scholarship Program

January 08, 2020

STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited is now accepting applications for its student scholarship program, Empowering the Future.  The initiative will award $5,000 college scholarships to two outstanding students who are currently enrolled as seniors at a qualifying high school and who plan to attend a college, university or technical school. The scholarship is designed to recognize…
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Deadline to Apply for 2020 Youth Tour is December 31st

December 19, 2019

EnergyUnited will be accepting applications now through Tuesday, December 31 for the 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program. This year, EnergyUnited will be selecting two outstanding students for the all-expenses-paid, nationwide leadership program in Washington, D.C. The week-long leadership experience is scheduled for June 20-26, 2020. Students who attend the Youth Tour will join 1,500…
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EnergyUnited Donates $5,000 to Feed the Hungry Program

December 17, 2019

On Friday, December 13, 2019 the EnergyUnited Foundation presented a $5,000 check to the Mooresville Soup Kitchen to provide support for its Feed the Hungry program. The Mooresville Soup Kitchen has more than 450 regular volunteers and serves approximately 150 guests each day. The program provides individuals with healthy meals for breakfast and lunch every…
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EnergyUnited Donates $10,000 to Advocacy Center of Davie County

December 16, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation recently presented a $10,000 check to The Advocacy Center of Davie County to provide support for the organization’s efforts to serve those who have experienced a recent financial crisis. The Advocacy Center is a faith-based non-profit organization that was established for the purpose of providing one time or temporary…
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EnergyUnited Awards $1,020 to First Responders Support Services

December 10, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. –  On Monday, EnergyUnited delivered a special donation of $1,020 to the First Responders Support Services (FRSS) of Statesville. The donation was made as the result of the electric co-op’s partnership with the Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon Team, who visited Statesville in October to participate in the Carolina BalloonFest. “The Touchstone Energy…
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EnergyUnited Awards More Than $42,000 to Teachers For Their ‘Bright Ideas’

December 05, 2019

EnergyUnited has recently awarded more than $42,000 in Bright Ideas education grants to 45 teachers to fund innovative classroom projects. Students at schools in Alexander, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Rowan Counties, will participate in Bright Ideas projects funded by EnergyUnited this year. “Educators who win Bright Ideas grants are going above…
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EnergyUnited Sponsors Annual Light Up Cornelius Festival

November 22, 2019

EnergyUnited is proud to serve as a tree lighting sponsor of the 2019 Light Up Cornelius Festival being held at Town Hall on Saturday, November 30 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Event festivities will include holiday songs by local performers, children’s activities, carriage rides, train display, food vendors, craft vendors, and a visit from Santa. Also,…
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EnergyUnited Donates $10,000 to Rainbow Kidz Program

STATESVILLE, N.C. – On Monday, November 18, 2019 the EnergyUnited Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County to provide support for its Rainbow Kidz program. Rainbow Kidz is a unique community resource dedicated to meeting the specials needs of children and their families. Rainbow Kidz programming is offered at…
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EnergyUnited and Carolina Panthers Team Up to Award Bright Ideas Grant to Local Teacher

November 21, 2019

Under the guise of a career day presentation, EnergyUnited linemen Brian Thompson and Jon Upright joined Carolina Panthers players Greg Van Roten and Taylor Moton and team mascot Sir Purr to surprise Emily Warnke, a teacher at Winget Park Elementary in Charlotte, with a Bright Ideas Education Grant for her innovative classroom project entitled “Fueling…
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EnergyUnited Announces Bright Ideas Grants in Foothills Region

October 30, 2019

EnergyUnited is awarding over $40,000 in Bright Ideas education grants this year for teachers to fund innovative classroom projects. The grants will be awarded in three phases, with the first phase of awards going to teachers who are employed by a school that is located within the electric co-op’s Foothills Region. “We are proud to…
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EnergyUnited Sponsors Carolina BalloonFest Oct. 18-20

October 16, 2019

EnergyUnited is proud to serve as a sponsor of the 2019 Carolina BalloonFest being held at the Statesville Regional Airport on October 18-20. This is the 46th consecutive year this special event has been held in Statesville and it is the second longest running balloon festival in the United States. The three-day event is packed…
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Board Members Elected to Serve New Term

October 10, 2019

EnergyUnited would like to congratulate three members of our Board of Directors who have been elected to serve a new three-year term. EnergyUnited members recently cast their votes in our 2019 election and the results are now official. Jerry Anderson has been re-elected to represent EnergyUnited members in District 1. He has served on the…
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EnergyUnited Calls on Members to Conserve Electricity Amid Record Temperatures

October 03, 2019

EnergyUnited is asking all members to conserve energy today as the cooperative prepares in advance of record heat levels that will be noticed throughout its 19-county service area. The electric cooperative is asking members to be cognizant of their energy use today as temperatures begin to rise to record levels. “These unprecedented temperature levels are…
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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR LOCAL TEACHERS TO APPLY FOR BRIGHT IDEAS GRANTS FROM ENERGYUNITED

September 13, 2019

Statesville, N.C. – Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from EnergyUnited through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program. Educators with creative ideas for hands-on classroom projects must submit their application by September 23. Interested teachers can find the application, along with grant-writing tips and program…
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ENERGYUNITED DONATES $10,000 TO FAMILY PROMISE OF DAVIE COUNTY

STATESVILLE, N.C. – On Monday, September 9, 2019 the EnergyUnited Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Family Promise of Davie County (FPDC) to help combat homelessness in the Davie County area. Family Promise is a national organization that formed in 1986 in New Jersey. In 1988, Family Promise began replicating the program model nationally. Family…
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EnergyUnited Donates $10,000 TO Iredell Christian Ministries

September 10, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – On Monday, September 9, 2019 the EnergyUnited Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Iredell Christian Ministries (ICM) to provide energy assistance for the nonprofit organization. ICM has been aiding low-income households since 2007. The organization was formed by downtown churches in Statesville after noticing an increase in individuals coming directly to church…
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EnergyUnited to Host Annual Meeting on September 19th

September 06, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited will host its 21st Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, September 19 at 4:00 p.m. at its headquarters located at 567 Mocksville Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625. This is also the 81st Annual Meeting of the cooperatives out of which EnergyUnited was formed. At the Annual Meeting, EnergyUnited will offer a brief…
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EnergyUnited Chief Strategy Officer Appointed to Strategic Technology Advisory Council

September 03, 2019

Thomas Golden, chief strategy officer and vice president of energy services for EnergyUnited, has been appointed to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Strategic Technology Advisory Council (STAC). In pursuit of meeting the technology interests and needs of electric co-op members, NRECA’s Business and Technology Services (BTS) division is supported by member Advisors participating…
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EnergyUnited Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant to Pastor’s Pantry

August 14, 2019

The EnergyUnited Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant for $5,000 to Pastor’s Pantry, a non-profit food pantry that helps combat food insecurity for seniors in Davidson County. Pastor’s Pantry relies on volunteer support from community youth groups, civic organizations and churches to maintain daily operations. These volunteers also go one step…
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8/11 Day Reminds Us To Call 811 Before Any Underground Digging Project

August 08, 2019

Aug. 11 (8/11) is 811 Day, an annual reminder to dial 8-1-1 at least three working days before beginning any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This free and simple step can save lives and reduce risk of injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. According to North Carolina 811, an underground utility…
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EnergyUnited Foundation Awards $10,000 to Our Towns for Habitat for Humanity

July 10, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant for $10,000 to Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. Our Towns promotes affordable housing in the Lake Norman and Statesville area through two main programs—new home ownership and…
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EnergyUnited Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to South Davidson Family Resource Center

June 24, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant for $10,000 to South Davidson Family Resource Center (SDFRC), a non-profit agency that provides essential services and resources to the disadvantaged population and families in crisis in southern Davidson County. South Davidson Family Resource Center was founded in 1998 to…
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EnergyUnited Line Worker Wins Statewide Pole Top Rescue Competition

June 06, 2019

Statesville, N.C., – Levi Fagan, a lineman for EnergyUnited based in Lake Norman, earned the title of state champion on Thursday, May 30 at the 16th biennial Pole Top Rescue Competition hosted by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives in Raleigh. The competition pits line workers against the clock and each other as they demonstrate the technical…
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EnergyUnited Shares Success with Donation to United Way

May 23, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C.– EnergyUnited recently presented a donation of $7,500 to United Way of Iredell County in recognition of their outstanding contributions and impact in the community. The donation was made possible thanks to corporate and employee contributions, as well as a special matching grant from CoBank, a cooperative bank that provides essential financial services to…
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CRAIG BLACK APPOINTED TO ENERGYUNITED BOARD OF DIRECTORS

May 21, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Mooresville resident Craig Black has been appointed to serve on the EnergyUnited board of directors. Mr. Black was appointed to fill the vacant, third-district directorship seat left after the recent passing of longtime board member Mr. Mack Shoaf, who had served cooperative members for over 40 years. “We are pleased to announce…
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EnergyUnited Awards $5,000 College Scholarships to Two Local Students

May 01, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited is pleased to announce its 2019 Empowering the Future scholarship winners: Jason Jimenez of Iredell County and Parker Shoaf of Davidson County. Both students will receive $5,000 college scholarships from EnergyUnited which will be used to cover qualifying college-related expenses. As Empowering the Future scholarship winners, Jimenez and Shoaf were selected…
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EnergyUnited Official Named President of NC Association of Electric Cooperatives

April 30, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Dr. Max Walser, chairman of EnergyUnited’s board of directors, was recently named president of the board of directors for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC). Dr. Walser, who has served on EnergyUnited’s board of directors for 43 years, was elected to his one-year NCAEC term during the association’s annual meeting…
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ENERGYUNITED NOW ACCEPTING BRIGHT IDEAS APPLICATIONS

April 22, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited is once again partnering with local educators to bring learning to life through the Bright Ideas education grant program. Educators can now submit an application for Bright Ideas grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects. Interested teachers can learn more and apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com. “For the past…
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ENERGYUNITED AWARDS SPORTS CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS

April 11, 2019

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Two local students have earned all-expense-paid Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from EnergyUnited to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest college campuses. Ivey Morrison, a 5th grader at East Iredell Elementary School, will represent EnergyUnited this June at the 2019 Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at NC State University….
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