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Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy has worked to assist our members during this difficult time. With the expiration of Gov. Cooper's Executive Orders 124 and 142, Blue Ridge remains committed in our efforts by continuing to suspend disconnects and waiving penalty and late fees for electric members until October. However, we encourage everyone with a past due balance (including Flexpay members) to call us by August 31 at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.
UNC and NCSU Basketball Camp Scholarships Available for Middle School Students: March 31 Deadline
Blue Ridge Energy is giving two local middle school students the opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships.
Blue Ridge Energy will select one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 22-26 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and one local young woman to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 9-12 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus.
Applications are being accepted through March 31 and can be found online at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps. Contestants will be judged on academic records, extra-curricular activities and a required essay. To be eligible to win, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2019-2020 school year and have permission from a parent or guardian to attend. Scholarship winners are expected to be announced in May.
Campers stay overnight in dorms on campus, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court, and receive individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches to enhance their basketball and team working abilities. Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the 2009 and 2017 national champion Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff, as well as current and former players.
Eligible students who are interested in the scholarship can contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations for Blue Ridge Energy at 1-800-451-5474, ext. 3294 or visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps for more information.
More than 50 students from across the state will win an all-expenses paid scholarship to attend basketball camp this summer from North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Now in its 16th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.
Blue Ridge Energy serves some 76,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Avery, Wilkes and Alexander counties. For more information, visit www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.
Collectively, North Carolina’s 26 independent electric cooperatives power the lives of more than 2.5 million North Carolinians in 93 of our state’s 100 counties. To learn more about North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, and the ways we are powering the community for a better tomorrow, visit our website.