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Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy made the decision to suspend disconnects, waive late fees and offer special payment plans to assist our members and customers during this difficult time. While the decision had already been made to extend these special circumstances until August, Gov. Cooper issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30 outlining the same timeline. We encourage everyone (including Flexpay members) to continue paying your energy bill to avoid a large balance at the end of this crisis. Call us at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan.
Calling Young Basketball Fans: Summer Camp Scholarships Available for Middle School Students
Each year, Blue Ridge Energy offers rising sixth- through eighth-grade students the chance to win a full scholarship to one of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ all-expense-paid summer basketball camps at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University.
Young men can apply for the June 17-21 Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. Young ladies can apply to attend the June 11-14 Wolfpack Women's Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh.
Students who are selected will join around 50 other rising sixth through eighth graders from across the state at the basketball camps.
Since 2003, Blue Ridge Energy has sponsored several dozen scholarships that have helped young athletes develop fundamental skills and improve athletic performance. The camps also demonstrate one of the cooperative’s core values: commitment to community.
The deadline for applications is March 31. Applicants will be judged on their academics, extra-curricular activities and accompanying essay. Students can pick up an application from their school’s physical education teacher or download an application at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/community/sportscamps.htm.
For general information, contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations, Blue Ridge Energy, at (828) 759-8994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Ridge Energy serves some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties.