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PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY ANNOUNCES HEAT CARE

 PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY ANNOUNCES HEAT CARE
 GASTONIA, N.C., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For the ninth consecutive


year, Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: PSNC) has launched its Heat Care program to assist needy families and individuals in paying fuel bills during the winter months.
 Public Service Company, one of the first utilities in the state to initiate such a project, works with the private sector by matching individual, tax deductible contributions to the program. For the 1991-1992 heating season, the company gave $15,000 to start the Heat Care fund. PSC is matching $1.00 for every $3.00 in contributions by customers and the general public, providing up to an additional $60,000 to help needy, handicapped, and elderly people pay their winter heating costs.
 Public Service is the only natural gas distribution company in the state to work with The Salvation Army on this effort. The Salvation Army Heat Care Fund automatically receives the collected money for distribution to needy individuals within the operating area of Public Service.
 "Public Service Company supports this effort as the utility is concerned about individuals within its operating territory and wants them to receive necessary heating, regardless of the type of energy used," stated Charles E. Zeigler, Jr., chief executive officer and president of the utility.
 "In whatever form, winter suffering is something which concerns us all," stated Lt. Colonel David Mikles, North and South Carolina divisional commander for The Salvation Army. "In the interest of those who have no other way to keep warm and in the spirit of giving, The Salvation Army is grateful to Public Service Company of North Carolina and its generous customers for their ongoing support of the Heat Care outreach."
 Over the past eight years, Public Service Company and The Salvation Army have provided Heat Care assistance to nearly 28,000 individuals throughout a 26-county service area.
 In November bills, Public Service customers received inserts that explained the program. From November through May, individuals may choose to add $1, $5, or $15 to gas bill payments for contribution to this effort. In January bills, customers will again be reminded of the opportunity to participate in this program.
 A separate check payable to The Salvation Army Heat Care Program can be sent to any local PSC office, local Salvation Army within the utility's operating territory, or to The Salvation Army Heat Care Program at P.O. Box 33429, Charlotte, N.C., 28233-3429. All donations are tax deductible. Thus far, PSC customers have contributed $21,775.
 Public Service's operating territory includes The Salvation Army locations in Asheville, Concord, Durham, Gastonia, Henderson, Hendersonville, Raleigh, Salisbury, and Statesville and in Chatham, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties.
 Public Service Company provides natural gas to 240,000 customers in 87 cities, towns and communities within 26 North Carolina counties. The company also sells propane gas and participates in natural gas exploration and production through its subsidiaries.
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 /CONTACT: Ruth Kinzey, Public Service Company of North Carolina, 704-864-6731, ext. 411/
 (PSNC) CO: Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc. ST: North Carolina IN: UTI SU:


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