LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) -- Worries are a little lighter for more than a dozen North Carolina households in danger of losing electric power.
The Gaston Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/ubF10t) that the same Good Samaritan is making it an annual tradition to help those in need at Rutherford Electric Membership Corp., an electric co-op that serves rural households in parts of 10 counties just west of Gastonia.
The co-op's Linda Garner says the anonymous man first walked into its Lincolnton office in 2009 with $2,000 and asked staffers to find families who needed it. Garner says the co-op's workers now keep a list of people who are having a hard time. He came back in 2010, and again this year.
His donation this month helped 14 families pay their bills.