• 61°

Lineman Appreciation Day recognizes critical role

Each year, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative joins other electric cooperatives across the state and nation to celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day. Held annually on the second Monday in April, this day recognizes linemen’s critical role in providing members with the power they depend on every day.

The important responsibilities of linemen have become all the more challenging over the past year as they have implemented additional safety procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our linemen undergo extensive training and follow numerous protocols to ensure safety as they work to maintain our lines and restore power, often in very treacherous conditions,” said Susan Flythe, executive vice president and General Manager of Hatteras Island’s electric cooperative. “The current pandemic has added another layer of precaution to an already demanding job, but our linemen have risen to the challenge and demonstrated an exceptional level of skill, dedication and expertise.”

In addition to serving their own communities, linemen are also called on to provide aid across the state and nation following major storms and other times of need. This commitment to “cooperation among cooperatives” is one of the core principles that demonstrates the true strength and character of the cooperative network.

Use the hashtag #ThankALineman on April 12 and throughout the year to pay tribute to linemen.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Dare County Library announces virtual Backyard Beekeeping: Beginner Basics presentation

NCCF fishing gear recovery project complete

Business

Piers of the Outer Banks: Nags Head Fishing Pier

News

Kitty Hawk Town Council hears about youth fishing tournament; Perry will not run for re-election

News

North Carolina man hooks $1 million scratch-off prize

News

NC bill exempts lawmakers, others from concealed gun limits

News

States push jobless from virus recession to return to work

Crime

North Carolina man accused of sex crimes facing new charges

News

Nash County woman snags $200,000 prize from scratch-off ticket

Crime

Elizabeth City man arrested in Kill Devil Hills on firearm and drug charges

News

Kill Devil Hills public forum encourages community dialogue

News

Retention bonus for Home Health and Hospice workers approved

News

Weekly North Carolina gas update: Prices have gone up

News

Brief power outage set for four villages on Hatteras Island

Crime

Inmate in federal prison in North Carolina convicted of participating in mutiny

News

Lane closures due to cross pipe replacements this week in East Lake

Business

Maggie Easley named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for April

News

As vaccinations drop, North Carolina officials consider offering perks

News

North Carolina officials searching for stolen radioactive tool

Business

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Village Realty’s Duck location

Lifestyles

COVID-19 testing calendared for Monday in Manteo

Business

Local law firm recognized with Attorney General’s Cup in Legal Feeding Frenzy

Crime

Las Vegas man pleads guilty to role in multi-million dollar North Carolina Medicaid fraud

Crime

Former North Carolina police chief indicted on 88 felony counts in evidence theft case

News

J-1 visa workers ‘not going to be a solution for the community this year’

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to over 14 years in prison for methamphetamine-related charges