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Duke to address outages

A representative of Duke Power will be the guest speaker at the next East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting starting at 7 p.m. on March 10.
ELBA has now moved its meetings to Thursdays instead of Tuesdays and will begin meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8210 Unity Church Road.
Peter Browne, president of ELBA, has invited the Duke Power guest to explain what the company is doing to relieve east Lincoln of the numerous power outages the region has experienced over the past few months.
“They have an aggressive program now to clean up limbs and are upgrading the lines in the sub-stations,” Browne said. “They will explain what they have done, the impact and will hopefully tell us that there will be no more problems.”
In other business, ELBA will discuss several upcoming events including some progressive dinners and a possible summer picnic.
ELBA is also going to start getting involved with the traffic management plan of east Lincoln.
In May, Browne hopes to have NCDOT speak to go over the congestion issues on N.C. 16 and N.C. 73.
“The schedule from N.C. 73 to N.C. 150 to be complete is 2010 and we think that is much too far into the future especially since they started constructing the roadway,” Browne said. “Why do we wait six years to pave it?”
ELBA is also beginning a new focus on the community and is working on growing their membership. Monthly emails will be sent to include news of community interest and events.
The Web site will also be completely re-designed with better graphics. There will also be electronic surveys to complete.
For more information on ELBA visit www.elbanc.org.

by Amy Wadsworth

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