Blue Ridge CEO Dalton to retire

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

PICKENS — After more than three decades calling the shots at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, president and CEO Charles Dalton formally announced last week he’ll be stepping down in January.

Just the second person to hold the utility’s top job in its 77-year history — A.J. “Jud” Hurt led the organization from its founding in 1940 until 1982 — Dalton has overseen tremendous growth over the past 35 years. The cooperative was supplying

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