November 4, 2016

Set Your Clocks Back, Not Your Routine – Things to Keep in Mind when Changing Time

By Ferriss Roberts On Nov. 6, 2016, at 1:00 a.m., you’ll set back your clock to Standard Time. The one hour subtraction means you’ll gain an hour of sleep, but it also means the days are about to feel shorter. Don’t let the earlier sunsets at 5:30 p.m. disrupt your usual routine, but do make some […]

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July 12, 2016

Gotta Catch Them All? Catch These Pokemon GO Safety Tips First

By Lizzie Laws Are you wondering why you see adults wandering around your street, a teenager run around your office building in the middle of the day staring into his phone while suddenly changing directions or a co-worker walk aimlessly into a closed meeting? Pokemon GO may soon surpass Twitter’s online traffic, but what exactly is […]

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May 26, 2016

Avoid Cooking Dangers on Memorial Day – Simple Guidelines to Keep You Safe

Picnic Prepping Foodborne illnesses increase in the summertime because bacteria grow faster in higher temperatures (90-110 F). Unwashed hands are a prime cause of foodborne illness. Keeping your hands clean is easy with hand sanitizer. Package foods separately in coolers. Keep raw meat away from other foods. Plastic plates and cutlery are intended for one-time […]

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May 19, 2016

Wonderful Waterfalls – Staying Safe While Enjoying the Natural Beauty of WNC

By Robert A. Poarch As residents of western North Carolina, we are extremely fortunate to have hundreds of beautiful waterfalls right in our backyard. And, summer is an excellent time to put your 9-to-5 on hold for a little while and escape to these natural treasures. Though not immediately apparent, waterfalls tend to have a […]

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January 21, 2016

Skate Through Winter Safely: Precautions for Fun and Safe Outdoor Winter Activities

Old Man Winter isn’t always the safest playmate. Cold weather, limited daylight, and snow and ice can all pose dangers. But a little preparation can help keep you out of harm’s way as you enjoy all of the outdoor recreation western North Carolina has to offer. Keep an Eye on the Clock One of the […]

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