Energy cooperative honors teachers with grant money

Posted November 19, 2008 11:28 a.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2008 10:51 p.m. EST

— Touchstone Energy cooperatives will fund classroom projects for 150 area teachers through the Bright Ideas program, the cooperatives announced.

Teachers from Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Bladen, Johnston, Duplin, Pender, Durham, Wake, Alamance, Orange, Person, Chatham, Lee, Moore, New Hanover, Beaufort, Wayne, Pitt, Franklin, Granville, Nash and Vance counties will share more than $180,000 in grant money. The awards will be made Thursday at the Bright Ideas luncheon at the North Raleigh Hilton.

The grants are sponsored by: South River Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), Dunn; Four County EMC, Burgaw; Wake EMC, Wake Forest; Piedmont EMC, Hillsborough; Central EMC, Sanford and North Carolina EMC, Raleigh.