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Entenmann’s Cookie Recall: Choking Hazard Puts People at Risk

August 2, 2019   |  
Bimbo Bakeries has issued a recall of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies due to a potential choking hazard. Certain boxes of 5-pack mini chocolate chip cookies may contain small blue bits of plastic, posing a safety risk to consumers. The plastic bits were accidentally introduced during the packaging process,...
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Are essential oils poisonous? They can be…

June 28, 2019   |  
Are essential oils poisonous? Many believe essential oils are harmless because they are natural and have been used for many years. This is simply not true. Essential oils are obtained from plant parts.  Many have a nice scent and therefore are used for perfumes, cosmetics, room fresheners, flavorings and pesticides. ...
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Kissing Bugs in North Carolina – What You Need to Know

April 29, 2019   |  
The deadly “kissing bug” is in North Carolina, with the first sighting reported in 2015. And according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the danger is growing. Reports of kissing bugs continue to spread. The CDC has confirmed that the kissing bug, (formally known as...
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What is a North Carolina Vehicle Inspection?

November 26, 2018   |  
If you own a vehicle in North Carolina, state law requires you to comply with mandatory vehicle inspections. The state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires two different vehicle inspections before residents can lawfully drive: emissions and safety. The goal of mandatory vehicle inspections is to increase the safety of...
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Preparing for the Uncertainty of Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018   |  
As we're all aware, Hurricane Florence is scheduled to make landfall in North Carolina late Thursday afternoon. Currently, a category 4 storm, residents of the state can expect to experience extreme to catastrophic damages including powerful winds, extreme flooding and limited resources including electricity. Hurricanes are one of nature’s most...
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Tips to Keep North Carolina Kids Safe on the Way Back to School

August 26, 2018   |  
It’s that time of year again. Kids of all ages are headed back to school. Whether kids attend an elementary school, charter school, high school, private school, or special education center; these students all have one thing in common: the need to arrive safely to and from school. The first...
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Having Fun and Staying Safe This Fourth of July Holiday

July 3, 2018   |  
With Independence Day around the corner, families are gearing up to make the most of the holiday. Celebrating the 4th of July comes hand-in-hand with many outdoor summer activities – whether it involves throwing something on the grill, heading out on the water, or setting off fireworks. Here are some...
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How Can I Prevent Serious Injuries Due to Severe Weather in North Carolina?

June 4, 2018   |  
Thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes are a fact of life in North Carolina during this time of year. As you likely know from personal experience, severe weather can be extremely dangerous. Slick roads, strong winds, lightning, floods and falling objects are common hazards caused by severe weather. Fortunately, there are...
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Kick Off the Season With a Motorcycle Check-Up

May 29, 2018   |  
Motorcycle season is officially upon us and the anticipation of that exciting ride has many motorcyclists eager to hop on their bikes. However, if you kept your bike inside your garage all winter, it’s important that you perform a check-up on your motorcycle’s condition to ensure it is safe for...
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Six Heating Safety Tips to Prevent House Fires During Cold Weather

January 15, 2018   |  
The US has seen some of the coldest weather in recent memory during the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, North Carolina and other parts of the US experienced temperatures that were well below freezing. You probably relied on portable or installed heating devices to escape the cold weather. House...
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