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CBS News: Mass power outage in North Carolina caused by gunfire, repairs could take days 

Tens of thousands were left without power in North Carolina after two power substations were damaged by gunfire, authorities said Sunday. 

Power in Moore County may not be fully restored until as late as Thursday, an official for Duke Energy warned. 

The power outages left at least 40,000 customers without electricity and rendered wastewater pumps out of order across the area. 

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said Sunday that someone had “opened fire on the substation, the same thing at the other one.”   

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WNU Editor: Another example on how vulnerable the grid really is. 

 Thousands Without Electricity After 2 North Carolina Power Substations Damaged By Gunfire  

North Carolina Governor Cooper says damage at substations that has left 35,000 without power in near-freezing temps until Thursday was intentional amid fears it was to disrupt a drag show for kids — Daily Mail

North Carolina power still dark for nearly 35k customers, Mayorkas addresses ‘attack’ on infrastructure — FOX News

What to Know About the North Carolina Power Outages — New York Times

Why the power grid is an ‘attractive target’ for attacks — CNN

EXPLAINER: US power grid has long faced terror threat — AP