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Avoiding Gridlock

Avoiding Gridlock

Last year saw a record increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales, and experts are predicting that by 2035, many major vehicle manufacturers will only produce electric models.

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A Retirement Well-Earned

A Retirement Well-Earned

MEC electric car now part of Florida museum Jan/Feb 2023 An electric 1975 “CitiCar” believed to have once belonged to Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative was recently spotted in a South Florida museum. The old-school EV, which once thumbed its nose at the gasoline...

The Joy of Sandman

The Joy of Sandman

After a beautiful sunset in the mountains, the sky was pitch black in southwestern Virginia. Folks were packed around my grandfather and me like sardines, but it wasn’t fazing me. I was waiting. Waiting for the moment.

A New Lease on Life

A New Lease on Life

When Sherrie and Mourad Fahim bought a 120-year-old building in Barboursville, Va., they weren’t exactly sure what they were getting into.

Gaff-n-Go Returns in a Big Way

Gaff-n-Go Returns in a Big Way

A two-year hiatus is not a problem, if you’re on top of your game. That was one of the lessons of the 2022 Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo, which attracted a record number of competitors and crowds after the pandemic sidelined it in 2020 and 2021.

More Than a Place to Pay Bills

More Than a Place to Pay Bills

As coordinator of vegetation management at Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, Scott Sorrels is protective of environmental concerns throughout the co-op’s territory. But what about closer to home? What about in SVEC’s front yard?