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Applications open for energy assistance program

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(Photo: Travis Wise on Flickr via Creative Commons)
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The one-time annual payment is meant to help those with a lower income get help paying their electric bill.

Applications are now open for an energy assistance program for low-income people in Onslow County.

Cindi Douglas with Onslow County Department of Social Services says the one-time annual payment is meant to help those with a lower income get help paying their electric bill.

Applications are being accepted online, in person, and over the phone until March 31.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.