DENVER – EnergyUnited will be holding an open house for its new propane office in Denver Saturday, Sept. 29.

Due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, it was rescheduled from Sept 15.

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will have tours of the building and food, plus staff will be raffling off prizes. Additionally, in celebration of the grand opening, EnergyUnited Propane is offering $5 propane tank refills.

The energy cooperative is encouraging community members to see the new building and some of the products the company offers. The new office is at 4411 N.C. 16 N.

Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina, serving nearly 130,000 metering points.


Carolina Trust stock elevated

LINCOLNTON – The holding company for Carolina Trust Bank was given a better stock rating.

According to TheStreet stock market publication, shares of Carolina Trust Bancshares were upgraded from a C rating to a B- in a research note issued to investors Sept. 4.

Shares of its stock opened at $8.45 Wednesday, Sept. 12. Carolina Trust Bancshares has a 12-month low of $7.40 and a 12-month high of $10.

Carolina Trust is a state-chartered bank that provides commercial banking products and services for individuals and businesses.


Price-gouging law covers N.C.

RALEIGH – The price gouging law that protects consumers from scammers is in effect in North Carolina, after Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina as Hurricane Florence approached.

State Attorney General Josh Stein notified businesses and consumers to be on the lookout for any issues, according to a press release from Stein’s office.

North Carolina has a strong statute against price gouging – charging too much during a time of crisis – that is tied directly to a declaration of a state of emergency. When Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 7, the statute went into effect for the entire state and will remain so until the state of emergency is lifted.


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