Sept. 23: Application deadline for Bright Ideas Education Grants

Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to submit their applications for  Bright Ideas Education Grant Program, which will provide up to $2,000 in funding for innovative classroom projects. The deadline to apply is Sept. 23.

“The Bright Ideas grant program is part of Roanoke’s ongoing commitment to community and education,” said Kirby Jordan, the co-op’s vice-president of member services, marketing and public relations.

Want to take a ride in a Tesla?

Roanoke Electric Co-op will be celebrating National Drive Electric Week on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at its headquarters, where member-owners are invited to take a spin in a Tesla.

National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 14-22, 2019, is dedicated to heightening awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles. 


Co-ops encourage safety before, during and after the storm

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Dorian and are ready to respond to any outages that may occur. Because electric cooperatives are based in the communities they serve, they can address any impacts as quickly as possible, beginning restoration efforts as soon as conditions are safe.

August safety tips: Safe commuting checklist

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. The daily commute to and from school can be filled with safety hazards and it's all too easy for children and parents alike to be distracted. Whether children walk, ride bicycles, take the bus or personal vehicles to school, it is extremely important to take proper safety precautions. Here are some tips to make sure your child arrives to school and back home again safely each day.