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Of the nearly three-hundred local directors that guide the individual electric cooperatives in North Carolina, only eight are women. This article profiles each of the women, discussing their background and contributions to decision-making. The eighth woman, Alice Edmondson Wilson, recently became the first woman elected to the board of Edgecombe-Martin County EMC.
North Carolina’s Electric Membership Corporations are seeking funding sources for construction of a peat-fired generating plant near Creswell in Washington County. The plans include a preliminary feasibility study of the proposed plant, which would be the first of its kind in the country. With North Carolina’s extensive peat reserves, the proposed plant could supply all of the state’s energy needs for at least twenty-three years.