SC electric cooperatives send crews to NC

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Thirty line workers from South Carolina's electric cooperatives are heading to North Carolina to help with recovery after a winter storm left nearly 400,000 in the state without power.

      Crews will assist EnergyUnited EMC, an electric cooperative based in Statesville that serves more 115,000 people.

      "This is one of the most damaging storms to affect North Carolina in a decade," said Todd Carter, vice president of loss control and training for The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina. "Our crews are prepared to work there until next Tuesday."

      Fairfield Electric Cooperative in Blythewood, Horry Electric Cooperative in Conway, Marlboro Electric Cooperative in Bennettsville, Palmetto Electric Cooperative in Ridgeland and Pee Dee Electric Cooperative in Darlington are all sending crews to help.