A publication of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Ben Hur is a small, unincorporated community in Lee County that was named for the 1880 novel, “Ben-Hur: a Tale of the Christ,” written by former Union General Lew Wallace.

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Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

NNEC’s newly elected board member, Jason Kenner, is responsible for the daily operations at one of Virginia’s largest oyster planters and harvesters.

Cookie Swap

Cookie Swap

Cookie Swap A few fun cookie recipes to exchange with friends or leave for Santa Chocolate Exquisite Cookies Recipe courtesy of Joann Hensley, McGaheysville, Va. Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 2 ½...

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Nov./Dec. 2022 by Laura Emery, Deputy Editor Say Cheese highlights some of our reader's submitted photos based on the theme of that issue. Check out the full gallery and submit your photo!Click image to view larger with caption:We want to see your endearing, funny or...

Hanging by a Thread

Hanging by a Thread

When Cooperative Home Care Associates, a New York-based, in-home caregiver cooperative, ran into a shortage of personal protective equipment during the pandemic, another co-op ramped up to help out – Opportunity Threads.

A Powerful Experience

A Powerful Experience

Last fall, a group of young women took advantage of an opportunity to see firsthand what it’s like to work on a utility line crew.

A Powerful Experience

A Powerful Experience

Last fall, a group of young women took advantage of an opportunity to see firsthand what it’s like to work on a utility line crew.