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100,000 Without Power in North Carolina After 'Targeted' Attack on Substations

100,000 Without Power in North Carolina, After 'Targeted' Attack , on Substations. Local and energy officials in Moore County, NC, informed residents that power could be out until Dec. 8. The announcement follows what appears to be a coordinated gun-attack targeting two power substations on Dec. 3. Low temperatures and dark roads led officials to institute a curfew for the region. Officers have been called in to assist. Please stay off the roads if you can and treat all intersections as four-way stops, Jeff Brooks, Duke Energy Spokesperson, via NBC News. A spokesperson for Duke Energy referred to the type of repairs necessary to get power back on as "complex.". Unlike perhaps a storm where you can go in and reroute power somewhere else, that was not an option in this case, Jeff Brooks, Duke Energy Spokesperson, via NBC News. We are looking at a pretty sophisticated repair with some fairly large equipment, Jeff Brooks, Duke Energy Spokesperson, via NBC News. ... and so we do want citizens of the town to be prepared that this will be a multi-day restoration for most customers extending potentially as long as Thursday, Jeff Brooks, Duke Energy Spokesperson, via NBC News. State officials and the FBI are working to determine if the gun-attacks are acts of domestic terrorism. Local officials did not rule out a connection between the substation attacks and an LGBTQ+ drag show scheduled the same night. It is possible, yes. Anything is possible. But we haven’t been able to tie anything back to the drag show, Ronnie Fields, Moore County Sheriff, via NBC News. The headliner and host of the drag show alluded to unconfirmed reports of extremist push-back against the show. The show got a lot of heat from right-wing conservatives who did not want us there, Naomi Dix, Headliner for Sunrise Theater Event, via NBC News. This is nothing new to our community, Naomi Dix, Headliner for Sunrise Theater Event, via NBC News
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