Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter. Here's how you can maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.
How to prevent a home fire in the winter
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A slow-moving storm lumbered into North Carolina Wednesday, threatening 6 inches of snow in the Triangle as temperatures dropped to freezing. Gov. Roy Cooper described road conditions as “extremely hazardous” and urged workers statewide to go home before conditions worsen.
Residence hall comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, video arcade, several commons areas and a movie theater. Energy efficient and filled with artwork, spring semester students will be first to inhabit the East Campus building.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declares a state of emergency in North Carolina in advance of a winter storm expected to dump several inches of snow in areas of the state. Cooper encouraged North Carolinians to stay off the roads.
Hector Rivera Suarez, the student body president at Guilford College, traveled to Washington this week to advocate for an immigration deal for those who arrived in the U.S. as children. Rivera Suarez's protected status will expire on Jan. 21, which would end his dream of becoming a teacher.
Vanezza Bates, 31, has been homeless for several months. She and her daughter sleep on couches and floors at relatives' homes. Her car was repossessed. But she is hopeful that she will find work and a home for her three children. Homelessness in Wake County increased in 2017, although it declined in North Carolina overall, and Wake County schools are serving more homeless children.
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Alligators at The Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, had a chance to thaw out and sun themselves after temperatures rose above freezing on January 9. The American alligators survived the freeze by staying in the water with their snouts sticking out. The park wrote in a blog post on Saturday that the cold-blooded gators could endure temperatures by slowing their metabolism in a hibernation-like process called brumation.