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Old 11-07-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I know what you mean! Something happened behind the scenes a few months ago, and our light bills have literally been cut in half. There was talk in the newspaper that they were going to be doing something about it, then I never heard anything else about it, but my bills went down drastically. No idea what that's about, but I'm not complaining.
You can thank Duke for that. I knew many people that left Fremont because of utility bills. It should've been done years ago.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Garbage, NC
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Thank you, Duke! Our utility bill went down way more than 17.6 percent. Our bill for August -- when we had the AC pumping non-stop and had the pool filter running constantly -- was $262, including garbage and water. Last August, our bill was $677, and we didn't even have a pool then.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Thank you, Duke! Our utility bill went down way more than 17.6 percent. Our bill for August -- when we had the AC pumping non-stop and had the pool filter running constantly -- was $262, including garbage and water. Last August, our bill was $677, and we didn't even have a pool then.
$677?! Holy ****!
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Garbage, NC
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$677?! Holy ****!
Right? I almost had a heart attack every time that I got a bill.

The worst was when we were out of state for 2 1/2 weeks out of the month. We turned our heat down to 55 degrees (February 2014) and unplugged everything except for the refrigerator while we were gone. Somehow, our bill was still over $600.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:10 AM
 
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I'm interested in relocating to Goldsboro NC looking for a historic renovation project to call home where I can care for my mom. Want good neighborhood that's safe and would appreciate advice in climate, temps, neighborhood and average monthly utilities in summer months. thank you
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I'm interested in relocating to Goldsboro NC looking for a historic renovation project to call home where I can care for my mom. Want good neighborhood that's safe and would appreciate advice in climate, temps, neighborhood and average monthly utilities in summer months. thank you
Some of the advice that’s been given in this thread is still good to follow. I suggest reading those posts, though you’ll need to be more specific on what your budget is, if you have kids in school and whether or not you’ll be working. High-paying jobs are hard to come by in Goldsboro and for what few that do become available, there is a lot of competition for them. Poverty is high in eastern NC in general. Eastern NC does have it’s good aspects, but the local economy is not one of them if the availability of high-paying jobs is important to you.

This gives a pretty good summary of the climate/average temps:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold...rolina#Climate

The worst part of the summer isn’t necessarily the heat itself (though it does get HOT) but the awful humidty. It can get really humid, which isn’t good for those with breathing problems. As for the utilities, when I lived there my bill in the summer averaged $140-180. But this was over a decade ago before Progress Energy was taken over by Duke, though from what I’ve been told recently, that average hasn’t changed a whole lot, so take that for what it’s worth.
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