Kings Mountain man says December power bill cost nearly as much as rent

A father in Kings Mountain was shocked at the energy bill he received last month.

Thomas Collins told Channel 9′s Ken Lemon that with a family of six, he’s used to paying a lot. But last month, his bill was nearly $500.

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Energy bills are normally higher during the winter months, but this is different -- and Lemon learned it’s not just happening in Kings Mountain.

Experts said part of the problem is the increase in power usage that happened in December.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Lemon learns why Collins’ bill was so high.

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