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for Carolina Country Vol. 15 Issue 5, May 1983
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has decided that North Carolina rural electric cooperatives should help their power suppliers finance new power plants that are still under construction. The ruling, which would bring higher power bills for the consumer-members, allows an investor-owned utility to charge its wholesale customers up to half the cost of financing power plant construction work while the work is still being done.
Established in 1709, Beaufort is the third-oldest town in North Carolina and many of the original buildings still stand today. Beaufort’s history is celebrated each year during the Old Homes Tour in June. The celebration features special home tours, wooden boat races, and a re-enactment of the infamous pirate invasion of 1747.