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Holly Springs subdivision suffers power outage

Posted October 5, 2010

— A main power line broke in the Holly Glen subdivision in Holly Springs on Tuesday morning, Progress Energy officials said.

About 1,800 customers were affected by the outage, which occurred shortly after 5 a.m.

Power was restored by 8 a.m.


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  • tobywilliamson58 Oct 5, 2010

    Why is stuff like this taking up space on this site? Wow, someone lost power! NOW THAT IS A NEWS FLASH!! GREAT JOB!!

  • triphatley Oct 5, 2010


    Why do I need to go to oversees to see REAL suffering? I don't need to go out of America, much less Wake County, to see suffering equal to or greater than your oversees concerns.

    I'm pleased you can admit to being spoiled rotten. But don't assume to lump many of our neighbors under the "we Americans" umbrella. A medical patient whose treatment relies on a dependable source of power would argue that even a two hour power outage is a frightening event.

    Get off the phone, take the Ipod earplugs out, turn off the TV, hop into the 8-year old car, leave the protection of the cul-de-sac and drive just a few miles. Then teach your children the opportunity for compassion starts at home.

  • Pseudonym Oct 5, 2010


    I lost power during an ice storm one year for about 20 hours--with a newborn. You know what? We actually survived!! Shocking, I know!!

    My point is we Americans are spoiled rotten sometimes when we classify "suffering" as not getting a 3G signal, getting onions on our cheeseburgers when we clearly said no onions, our satellite signal goes out during a heavy rainstorm, we have to drive an 8-year-old car, our iPod's not charged, our power goes out for 2 hours, etc.

    If you want to see REAL suffering, go to Haiti, or Rwanda, or North Korea.

    We have it good here. Even when our power's out.

  • blhug Oct 5, 2010

    There are several definitions of the word "suffer", as in to undergo or experience. Some of you are just too quick to criticize anything in print.

  • kikinc Oct 5, 2010

    Wow, I lost power a few weeks ago at 8 at night, and didn't get it back until 4 in the morning. And I had a 3 year old in the house. I made do. Used my cell phone for an alarm, got flashlights out, and tried to make the best of it. I looked at the bright side. At least it happened in September when it was 78 degrees out and not August when it was 98 degrees out!

  • triphatley Oct 5, 2010

    Wow Psue, Psue, Psuedeo! One of the best ways for someone to learn compassion is to "walk a mile in one's shoes" which was the basis for my statement. Your reaction makes me realize my "wish" would cause you more consternation than you are willing to admit so I retract it and hope you have nothing but a life full of "slow news days".

  • Pseudonym Oct 5, 2010

    Wow triphatley, way to show your own compassion.

    At least you didn't wish us to be in serious car accidents or get cancer. You just wished us to lose electricity for a couple of hours.

    I think I'll survive if your wish comes true tomorrow. It's a minor inconvenience, not a life-changing experience.

  • triphatley Oct 5, 2010

    To these three compassionate (sic)bloggers, for those of us who "suffered" due to having a 1 and 2 year-old in the house along with having to be late to work, how about putting your brain in gear before callously offering your opinion that, believe it or not, no one really cares about. Here's hoping you wake up in the dark tomorrow. But I doubt you will "suffer" much since you already exist in the dark.

  • yesimagirl Oct 5, 2010

    Suffers! I love it!

  • Pseudonym Oct 5, 2010

    Slow news day?