Keep Your Family Safe with Basic Fire Safety

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 [...]

By |2018-01-09T13:32:04-04:00January 9th, 2018|Articles about Your Home, Blackhawk Life Hacks, Blogs & Articles, Products, Safety|Comments Off on Keep Your Family Safe with Basic Fire Safety

Preparing for Hurricane Season with Blackhawk Hardware

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. [...]

By |2017-06-05T15:07:54-04:00June 5th, 2017|Articles about Your Home, Blogs & Articles, Media, News, Products, Safety|Comments Off on Preparing for Hurricane Season with Blackhawk Hardware

Preparing for A Winter Storm in Charlotte

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 [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:01-04:00January 5th, 2017|Blackhawk Life Hacks, Blogs & Articles, Safety, Winterizing Outdoors|Comments Off on Preparing for A Winter Storm in Charlotte

THE DISPOSAL GENIE ~ my new favorite gadget find!

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 [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:18-04:00November 18th, 2013|Ace Hardware, Articles about Your Home, Better Living with Andy Brinkley, Cleaning, Kitchen, Safety, What's New?|Comments Off on THE DISPOSAL GENIE ~ my new favorite gadget find!

Do you know what’s below? Call before you dig…

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 [...]

By |2015-02-05T20:39:44-04:00April 4th, 2013|Events, Outdoor Living, Safety|Comments Off on Do you know what’s below? Call before you dig…

Mace Pepper Spray Guns – A Great Alternative

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 [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:20-04:00March 18th, 2013|Blogs & Articles, Safety, Walking Down The (Store) Aisle|Comments Off on Mace Pepper Spray Guns – A Great Alternative