Mocksville wants better service from Duke Energy

Published 9:16 am Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mocksville Town Board member Brent Ward is fed up with Duke Energy, which maintains street lighting in Mocksville.

At the board’s March meeting, he suggested and board members agreed to have Town Manager Marcus Abernethy send a letter of complaint to the N.C. Utilities Commission.

Some lights and fixtures have been out of use or damaged for six months. If something isn’t done, Ward suggested the town not pay the bill.

“We’re living up to our end of the contract,” he said. “We’re not getting the service this town deserves.”

Abernethy estimated as many as 15-20 lights not working on the Valley Road corridor alone.