North Carolina’s Electric Membership Corporation, Halifax Electric Membership Corporation and Roanoke Electric Cooperative have been the key corporate sponsor of the entire Roanoke Valley Rocks public art and public relations campaign. “When the Roanoke Valley Rocks committee formulated the plan for the program and the board of directors of the Halifax County CVB approved moving forward, Halifax Electric Membership Corporation, Roanoke Electric Cooperative and North Carolina’s Electric Membership Corporation stepped up to the plate to help sponsor the program,” said Gene Minton, Halifax County CVB board chairman. “We cannot imagine a better corporate partner for this effort. Our goal was to place a fish in each Halifax County community to draw visitors throughout the county, and our rural electric cooperatives bring power to those same communities.”
The most recent fish to be added is located in front of the Halifax Electric Membership Corporation office in the Town of Enfield, which means that there is now a fish located in each incorporated municipality in Halifax County. The electric cooperatives fish was painted by artist Napolean Hill as a realistic striped bass (or rockfish) with the silhouette of an electric cooperative lineman hard at work to bring electricity to the rural areas of North Carolina.
North Carolina’s Electric Membership Corporation provides reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to more than 950,000 households and businesses in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Each of NCEMC’s 26 electric cooperatives is member-owned, not-for-profit and overseen by a board of directors elected by the membership. Together, these organizations serve more than 2.5 million North Carolinians with reliable, safe and affordable electricity. For over seventy years Halifax Electric Membership Corporation (Halifax EMC) has been providing service to Halifax, Warren, Nash and Martin Counties.