Archives for January 2014

Job Well Done!

Mocksville Watermain Break

Water Main Break Slows Traffic on Salisbury Street near Sanford Avenue

Thank you, Thank you, to the Town of Mocksville Public Works Department Employees; Mike West, Pat Beck,  Rich Bostian, Steve Baughman, Keith Kimmer,  Brian Moore,  Lawrence Potts and Chad Watkins for their endurance and tremendous extreme weather attitude. Also, a  sincere BIG thank you to each of the following departments; including Davie County Rescue Squad with Andy and Chad Lipscomb, NCDOT, Davie County EMS and  Mocksville Fire Department for the assistance to the Town of Mocksville Public Works Department along with their equipment throughout a cold and wet night were most appreciated.  Knowing you were on the scene for a difficult “water event” with a  heat source, additional equipment  and emergency personnel was a valued effort of shared resources.    Once again, each of you are to be commended for your caring and concerned attitude; and working together to resolve an unpredictable situation.


Christine W. Bralley

Town Manager
Mocksville, NC – “Time Well Spent”

Duke Energy asks Carolinas customers to conserve electricity as temperatures plummet

Duke Energy LogoAs temperatures across the nation continue to plummet to historic lows, Duke Energy officials are asking the company’s customers to conserve power during the next 24 hours, as extreme temperatures continue.

Below are some steps customers can take:
The thermostat is a real culprit of higher winter bills. To help save energy and money, select the lowest comfortable setting when home, and bump the thermostat down a degree or two when leaving home.

The ceiling fan in the home is a great way to stay cool in the summer – and warm in the winter. Simply set the fans to operate in a clockwise direction, which pushes warm air back down into the room.

Leave your drapes or blinds open to allow the sun’s rays to warm the house.

Inefficient heating can also add to monthly power bills during colder temperatures. One of the easiest things customers can do to support heating efficiency is to change air filters regularly. A dirty air filter makes a heating system work harder, which uses more energy.

Find these and other tips at Just click on the “save energy and money” link.

Customers who experience an outage should call Duke Energy’s automated outage-reporting systems for their respective utility:

Duke Energy Carolinas: 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766)

Duke Energy Progress: 1-800-419-6356

Customers may also report an outage or view current outages online at

If you lose power, please turn off as many appliances and electronics as possible. This will help with restoration efforts as it will reduce the immediate demand on the power lines when power is restored.

Once your power is restored, wait a few minutes before turning your equipment back on.

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