Power of Community: April Kasch

Meet April Kasch, Accountant at JOEMC. She’s been working at the co-op, serving our consumer-members, since 1994, first as a consumer representative and now in the Finance & Accounting Department. And during those years, April, who’s a member of Catalyst Church, has found a way to give back to our community in a variety of… Read More

Stay Out of Hot Water

While your swimming pool or hot tub can be a great place to unwind, you may tense up again when you get your power bill. There are a few things you can do to keep bills in check like starting with regular maintenance. For pools, keep the pump and strainer baskets clean and backwash the… Read More

Keeping Your Cool This Summer

While saving money through greater energy efficiency may be a year-round objective for some consumer-members, the way to achieve this goal will vary by season. There are a number of factors that impact energy efficiency, including the weather, desired comfort levels, and the age and condition of the home. During warmer months, the focus is… Read More

Power of Community: Steve Marshburn

Meet Steve Marshburn, Energy Service Representative/Staking Engineer at JOEMC for over 40 years. That’s right, Steve started at the co-op back in 1978 when Jimmy Carter was  President of the United States, gas was 63 cents a gallon, and the movies Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Animal House were released. Steve’s been an active member… Read More

Find All The Best Deals On Main Street

Shop local and save big. Jones-Onslow’s Co-op Connections Program helps you get discounts all over town! Try out our free mobile app, and you’ll have GPS, “call the store” ability, and a digital card at your fingertips. Find all the ways to save at www.connections.coop or click here for additional information about JOEMC program. Local… Read More

Five Tips For Heat Pump Maintenance

Like all heating and cooling systems, proper maintenance remains the key to efficient heat pump operation. The difference in electric use between a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one can range from 10 percent to 25 percent! Here are a few heat pump maintenance items you should do in the early spring to… Read More

May Is National Electrical Safety Month

This month, make electrical safety a priority. Help your family avoid dangerous situations by taking a few easy precautions, including: Make sure to turn off AND unplug. Appliances, tools and other devices are still connected to electricity when they are plugged in. Turn off, then unplug all portable electric devices when you’re finished using them…. Read More

From The CEO: Safety Starts With You

Electricity plays many roles in our lives, from powering baby monitors, cell phones and lighting, to running HVAC systems and appliances. No wonder we get so comfortable with its instant availability that when we flip a switch, we expect most systems or devices to do the job. GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS: Outdoor outlets or those… Read More

Area Students Headed To Washington This Summer

Four high school juniors— Evelyn Arnold, Andrew Shugart, Julian Silvia, and Evelyn Wade—will be heading to our nation’s capital this summer for a visit. They will represent JOEMC at this year’s Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The week-long visit in June, sponsored by Jones-Onslow and other North Carolina co-ops, lets our future leaders… Read More

How To Clean Refrigerator Coils

Your refrigerator is one of the largest, most-used appliances in your home. It requires only minimal maintenance – just simple cleaning of the condenser coils, which disperse heat. If the coils are covered with dust, gunk or pet hair, they cannot diffuse the heat properly and will not run efficiently. A bigger problem can result… Read More

Power of Community: Johnny Foy

Johnny Foy has hung up his hard hat and handed over his forklift keys as he’s retired with 45 years of service at the co-op. Foy started at JOEMC on April 23, 1974, as a warehouse helper. Five years later he was promoted to warehouseman and in 1989 was promoted to warehouse foreman and moved… Read More

Spring is Here… Time for Home Renovation Projects

The ground is thawing and people are eager to take on outdoor projects that will give their home a fresh face for spring. Whether building a new deck or just planting shrubbery, follow a few safety tips to make sure your spring is a happy one. Keep an eye on sharp blades and power cords:… Read More

Stay Plugged In

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