Electric rates in 4 towns to decrease

In addition to Stantonsburg, officials in Black Creek, Lucama and Sharpsburg recently approved terminating longstanding contracts with Duke in favor of power purchase agreements with NTE Energy. According to a news release, after evaluating proposals from several power suppliers, the four towns selected NTE and locked in “highly competitive pricing for the next two decades” that enables town officials to pass the savings to residents.

Jonathan Darabos