Firefighters are the best! But nobody wants to give them a reason to show up at their house (on a duty call that is). Sadly though, in 2017, 83 people lost their lives in residential fires in North Carolina. To keep that from happening to you, let's review some basic home fire safety while the [...]
Hurricane season has arrived and forecasters are predicting more storms than in an average season with up to 17 systems forming until the end of November. While most hurricanes have calmed to a tropical storm by the time they hit the Charlotte area, many folks still remember hurricane Hugo and its affects on the city. [...]
It's that time of year and even though we're used to somewhat mild winter days here in the Carolinas, winter storms are not unusual for the Charlotte area. Remember the that storm pretty effectively shut down most of Charlotte two years ago? Many driveways and sidewalk sections in our Dilworth neighborhood were still snow and [...]
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Last week as I was walking through the store, I noticed an intriguing display - a tray of colorful gadgets called the DISPOSAL GENIE. Having just the previous evening damaged a good spoon in my disposal, my meeting with THE GENIE was more than pure chance. After reading the sign, I bought one and took it [...]
Piedmont Natural Gas To Tag Trees April 6 As Reminder To ‘Call Before You Dig’ Blackhawk Hardware, Girl Scouts Team Up To Educate Homeowners About Free 811 Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 4, 2012) – Trees and shrubs for sale at one local garden center this weekend will be tagged with an important safety reminder for [...]
Best Use of Duct Tape – Ever By C. S. Magor / 5 Comments and 0 Reactions The Alaskan owner of a 1958 Piper Super Cub that looked a lot like the one shown above made a terrible mistake. Depending on which unqualified version of events you choose to believe, he either left the plane at a [...]
With all the gun conversation of late, I decided to look for an alternative method of home protection. I considered a simple stun gun... nice, but you have to make physical contact with the person or persons. I then checked out pepper sprays, but they seemed to only have a 10 foot range and you [...]