western north carolina

BREMCO: Wholesale Power Increases Lead to 2.5 Percent Rate Adjustment Average, Starting in October

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:25 am
Aug. 21, 2012. Rising wholesale power costs are driving the need for a rate adjustment recently approved after thorough study by the board of directors for Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. Beginning in October, the average Blue Ridge Electric member using 930 kilowatt hours per month will see an additional $2.70 on their monthly electric bill. It is a 2.5 percent overall rate adjustment. Read more...
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Emmy Winning Mystery Novel Author will Close Out Belk Library Summer Series Aug. 16

Published Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Aug. 2, 2012. Mark de Castrique, author of eight mystery novels set in western North Carolina, will speak at Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University on Thursday, Aug. 16. His presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Room 421. A book signing and reception will follow. Read more...
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Economy Declines in April After First Quarter Gains

Published Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm
June 18, 2012. Western North Carolina’s economic activity declined in April, erasing earlier job growth in the region. “We are seeing a slowdown in the regional economy. There were gains in 2012, but we’ve not been able to sustain the momentum,” said Dr. Todd Cherry, director of the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA) at Appalachian State University. Read more...
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