Gary Ray

No Matter the Day, No Matter the Time

As April arrives, our thoughts turn to a date of particular significance within electric cooperatives in North Carolina: April 8, N.C. Lineworker Appreciation Day. It’s a moment to recognize and honor the invaluable contributions of the dedicated JOEMC linemen and all linemen across the country. Their unwavering commitment ensures an uninterrupted power supply, exemplifying their…

dog digging

Don’t Dig Up Trouble: Call 811 First!

Before embarking on any outdoor project involving digging, it’s crucial to consider the potential risks and take the necessary precautions.  Whether planting a garden, installing a fence, or simply landscaping your yard, digging can pose significant dangers if utility lines are inadvertently struck.  By contacting 811, homeowners and contractors can request a utility locate, ensuring…

Line Crew

The Heart of Our Grid: Paying Tribute to Lineworkers this Month

 It’s Lineworker Appreciation Month, a time of reflection and gratitude for those who diligently serve our community. These dedicated individuals work tirelessly, often in challenging conditions, to ensure that our homes stay powered and our lives remain uninterrupted. As we honor this special month, we’d like to offer a glimpse into the world of linework…

Gary Ray

Capital Credits… A Little Money Back in Your Pocket

Capital Credits… A Little Money Back in Your Pocket The name “capital credits” may sound complex, but it’s a simple concept. Capital credits are the annual margins—revenues minus expenses of the cooperative—allocated to each member based on their individual purchase and use of electricity. Until they’re returned to members, capital credits are funds used as…

Adventure Awaits

JOEMC’s No Barriers Warriors Expedition for Disabled Veterans Our local community remains a steadfast supporter of our veterans, many of whom grapple with disabilities stemming from their service. For the seventh consecutive year, Jones-Onslow EMC, in collaboration with one of our esteemed financial partners, continues its search for disabled veterans within its service territory to…