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Sustainable Electricity We Can Rely On

Jan. 12. [Opinion] By Gov. Roy Cooper. North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly severe weather and aging fossil fuel plants, that result could be less certain. That’s why we now have a plan to ensure more reliable and sustainable electricity by moving more quickly toward low-cost renewable […]

Need help with your A/C bill?

Sept. 7. Summer may be coming to an end, but home cooling bills are coming due. If you are having trouble paying, you can get help from the Mecklenburg Department of Social Services (DSS). To qualify, a household must meet the following criteria: —At least one eligible U.S. citizen or legal resident —Income below 150 […]

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Assistant town manager illuminates street light procedures

March 16. By Dave Vieser. Based on our own observations as well as complaints from readers, street lights around Cornelius, particularly on major roads maintained by the state, leave something to be desired. We found a link on the town web site to report street light outages: Go to cornelius.org, and click on “How Do […]

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The big dig: Hundreds of miles of cable digging coming

Jan. 31. By Dave Vieser. Charter Communications, owner of Spectrum, will be installing 130 miles of underground cable in Cornelius during 2022. When the installation is complete, Spectrum will be able to serve more than 8,400 homes and small businesses in the town. Town officials are hopeful the expansion will go smoother than their recent […]

Deferred maintenance catching up to Electricities

April 12. By Dave Vieser. A 4.4 percent rate hike for ElectriCities customers set to begin July 1 may be delayed for six months. The Cornelius Town Board is split by a 3-2 margin in favor of whether the hike should be implemented as scheduled with the start of the town’s new fiscal year’s budget. “Commissioner […]

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Charlotte Water not associated with ‘free community’ water test offer

April 8. If you’ve gotten a “free community water test” invitation in the mail, be prepared for a sales pitch. Charlotte Water, the publicly owned utility, says to proceed with caution. “Charlotte Water is not affiliated with this or other similar vendors offering free water quality tests,” said spokesman Cam Coley. According to marketandresearch.biz, the […]

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Need help with your water bill?

Feb. 9. Charlotte Water is urging customers to ask for help with delinquent utility bills rather than wait for disconnections due to non-payment, which are set to resume later this year. Charlotte Water “Ambassadors” have made more than 9,000 calls to let customers know about financial aid.  “What our Ambassadors learned from the phone call […]