Kinston Holds Meeting On Electricity Issues

Most people would agree they'd like to pay less for electricity, and that will be a topic up for discussion tonight in Kinston.

Kinston is holding a town hall meeting on electricity issues at 7 p.m. The event is taking place at the Kinston Lenoir County Performing Arts Center.

The audience will hear from local officials on electricity, but the event also includes time for questions from the audience.

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  • by Bugged on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    The City of Kinston power bills kept me from even considering buying a home within the city limits. Glad I didn't...between that and the growing crime rate, it would have been an awful move.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 6, 2011 at 09:35 AM
    I live 10 miles from kinston and have been on the city of kinston light's(power company) since 1976 it's called taxation without representation.
  • by Matt Location: LaGrange on Dec 6, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    Electricman, consumption is one variable, not the only one. I moved to LaGrange from Pitt County and the consumption as you continuously state hasnt changed, but the amount I'm charged for it is about 40% higher. Furthermore, why does the city of Kinston supply me power if I am not in the city at all??? And, for the record, I dont want anyone to give me anything.
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      by Electricman on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:10 AM in reply to Matt
      If you were on P&G, it is cheaper but also subsidized by the government. In other words, the taxpayers helped pay your bill. 40% cheaper I won't buy into unless I am shown. Due to my job I hear a lot of claims but very few are valid. The loudest come from the people I see buying beer, cigs, and a fistful of lottery tickets at 7am each morning. Do you still wonder why I am so jaded? This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are legitimate claims, but they are fewer than you want to think. You have one and I hear thousands.
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        by electrician on Dec 7, 2011 at 06:29 AM in reply to Electricman
        the rates could come down if the city quit pumping money into the stadium, big red fire trucks,four wheel drive police cars, and keep the money generated by the electrical department in that the department the way it was intended the start with
  • by Jimmy Location: Kinston on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    I use to live in kinston in a 1200sq ft house and my light bill was over 400 dollars every month. I moved to Goldsboro in the same size house with the same amount of cunsumption and my bill is around 140 dollars a month every month. The City Of Kinston is nothing but a ripoff. People are moving out of that City by the droves and most of them say they're moving because of the high electric bills. Leave Kinston NOW!!!. That City is dying and every time people move out of that City they raise the electric rates to the remaining citizens to make up for the loss.
  • by Electricman Location: NC on Dec 6, 2011 at 05:00 AM
    I wonder if consumption will be addressed, which is the driving force behind high electric bills. Or will this turn into just another "give to me" argument.

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