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Fibrowatt USA has its eye on site east of Elkin

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

A 125-acre site east of Elkin and north of the Yadkin River in Surry County is one of the locations Fibrowatt USA might choose for its next bio-fueled power-generating station. Company officials met the public at a “community open house” Tuesday in the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s office in Dobson where they outlined plans for […]

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Fibrowatt might choose Surry County for new power plant

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

The public can learn more about Fibrowatt USA, a company planning to build a renewable-energy power-generating plant in North Carolina, when the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service hosts a “community open house” from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Surry County Extension Service’s office, 210 N. Main in Dobson. It’s no secret that […]

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Pike Electric earnings rise despite lower revenue

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Pike Electric Co. (NYSE: PEC) of Mount Airy, N.C., on Tuesday reported higher first-quarter earnings despite a decline in revenues. Total revenues for the quarter that ended Sept. 30, 2007, were $139.7 million, $10.2 million less than in the comparable quarter a year ago. Storm restoration revenues alone were down $7.5 million to $4.8 million […]

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Drought eases in Surry County; other areas remain parched

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Three days of rain last week moved Surry County into the category of “moderate drought” (D1) on the weekly State Drought Monitor map posted Thursday by the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council. More than half of the state’s counties remain locked in the D3 (extreme drought) or D4 (exceptional) categories on the newest Drought […]

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Pike Electric presents annual report as a video

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Pike Electric Corp. (NYSE: PEC) in Mount Airy, N.C., has added a “2007 Video Annual Report” to the Investor Relations section of its web site. This new feature shows viewers the highlights of Pike Electric’s accomplishments in fiscal 2007. It includes an overview of Pike Electric and the company’s strategic initiatives. The short documentary also […]

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Energy West acquires Elkin-based Frontier Utilities

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Energy West Inc. (Nasdaq: EWST), a natural gas and energy marketing company based in Great Falls, Mont., has completed its acquisition of Frontier Utilities of North Carolina Inc. The purchase price was $4.5 million, plus certain adjustments for taxes and working capital. Energy West took possession of the Frontier Utilities operation, headquartered at 1927 Bridge […]

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High-speed Internet access available in 90% of Surry County

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Nearly 90 percent of Surry County households and businesses have access to high-speed Internet connections, according to a new study by the e-NC Authority. The N.C. General Assembly formed e-NC in 2000 to help expand broadband access across the state. Although dial-up Internet access was reported in all 100 counties in 2001, 20 counties reported […]

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Duke Energy reports on second quarter

August 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Duke Energy today reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) for second-quarter 2007, excluding special items and discontinued operations, were 25 cents versus 24 cents in second-quarter 2006. The 24 cents excludes the results of the natural gas businesses, spunoff as Spectra Energy in January 2007, the results of which are now reported in Discontinued Operations. […]

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