NC811: Cherokee, Clay & Graham Counties Hold Inaugural Utility Coordinating Committee Meeting

UCC’s are a forum to discuss the impact of planning, engineering, construction and technology.

GREENSBORO, NC August 5, 2014 – The stakeholders of Cherokee, Clay & Graham Counties held their 1st inaugural Utility Coordinating Committee meeting in Murphy, NC to show their support for damage prevention of underground utilities.

NC 811 and American Red Cross

For many years, there has been a desire to bring together Utility Owners, Municipalities, Excavators and other Stakeholders in order to share information about safety and best practices.  The committee promotes safety, damage prevention and the use of NC811 for notification of all excavation activity.  The common goal is to protect underground utilities as well as keeping everyone safe.  Information is shared about any damages or incidents that may have occurred within the three counties.  Also shared is project information so that stakeholders and excavators are kept in the loop.

Chris Williams of Frontier Communications will serve as the Chairperson along with assistance from Bob Golding of NCDOT and Barbara Sitton, Contractor with NCDOT.  NC811 will provide valuable information in regard to calling in locates and damage prevention.  Louis Panzer, Executive Director stated, “We are excited to have this UCC created in order to share valuable information.  North Carolina will have UCC’s from Manteo to Murphy.”

The Cherokee, Clay, & Graham County UCC will meet quarterly on the last Tuesday of the month.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 28,2014 at 11:30am at Brothers Restaurant in Murphy, N.C.  For further information, contact Mark Schuman, NC811 Liaison, at

About NC811
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us your locate information, we transmit it to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 two business days before you plan on digging.  More information about the services of NC 811 is available at