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Archive for June, 2009

Troopers on alert as vacationers hit the road

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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With temperatures rising, more and more people will be traveling for vacation and the North Carolina Highway Patrol will be ready.

For the next few weeks leading up to Independence Day, troopers will be stepping up patrols on our roadways.

The trooper staff will go from ten on duty at one time to twenty to handle the influx of drivers.

“We are already a congested area as you know and when you put more folks in here, we are just trying to put more troopers on the road just to make sure those people who are coming to visit and those of us who live here like you and I are able to drive safely around our community,” said Sgt. Troy Pope.

As always, the best advice is to not drink and drive and always wear your seat belt.

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With temperatures rising, more and more people will be traveling for vacation and the North Carolina Highway Patrol will be ready.

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Nestle recalls cookie dough

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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Nestle USA has voluntarily recalled Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after a number or illnesses were reported by those who ate the dough raw.

The recall includes refrigerated cookie bar dough, cookie dough tub, cookie dough tubes, limited edition cookie dough items, seasonal cookie dough and Ultimates cookie bar dough.

The company says the FDA and the CDC are investigating reported e coli illnesses.

Nestle says consumers should not eat raw cookie dough and that such a warning is featured on its packaging.

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Nestle USA has voluntarily recalled Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after a number or illnesses were reported by those who ate the dough raw.

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Music industry keeps things affordable

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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Many venues and distributors are offering deals on concert tickets to make it more affordable for music lovers to the see their favorite performers.

The House of Blues is offering a buy one get one free deal and Live Nation recently announced it has reduced ticket prices for hundreds of shows.

Musician Steve Boone, from the band the Lovin’ Spoonful, says getting people in the seats is more important that having empty seats.

He’s noticing the difference. “In the last year or so, the number of bookings have gone down and as recently as a couple months ago, the ticket prices are being adjusted accordingly.”

Ticket prices have a trickle down effect. Boone says they affect the price the band plays for and how much the promoter makes.

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Many venues and distributors are offering deals on concert tickets to make it more affordable for music lovers to the see their favorite performers.

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Precautions for working in the extreme heat

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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Summer is just days away, but the heat is already here. For some, it’s work and no play underneath the hot sun.

“I drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of Gatorade,” said Max Anthony who works outside.

Jaime Silva added, “If you get too hot, stop and rest for a bit. Take a few breaks, more breaks than usual.”

With temperatures in the 90’s and the heat index close to 100, Friday has been one of the hottest days of the year

Carolina beach was a popular spot to cool down.

“When you’ve got kids, you’ve got to stay in the water, so that’s how we’re staying cool,” said Patricia McKeel of Selma.

So what if you can’t take a dip in the water? Some people at the beach are actually working. Lifeguards have a few tricks to help beat the heat.

“We are allowed to go for a cool down swim. And we do get to go for an hour long lunch break, so that definitely helps with getting out of the sun,” said Mallory Albritton, head lifeguard at Carolina Beach.

Prolonged sun exposure can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors say it’s important to be aware of the symptoms.

“Your cramps, your nausea, you can get some vomiting you can get some headaches things like that. And the spectrum increases to heat stroke where you can have neurological symptoms,” said Michael Moulton of NHRMC.

If you have to work outside, keep very well hydrated drink a lot of Gatorade, try not to wear real restricting clothes so you can sweat some to cool your body, or have some place you can go to get out of the heat.

Also, you should avoid drinking alcohol as it affects your ability to decide when you’ve had too much sun.

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videoSummer is just days away, but the heat is already here. For some, it’s work and no play underneath the hot sun.

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Camp doesn’t bug kids

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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The Cape Fear Museum’s incredible insect campers were buzzing with excitement Friday morning.

Children marched in an insect parade for their final day of bug camp. They created their own bug costumes to wear for the occasion, complete with antennas, compound eyes, wings and exoskeletons.

The campers performed what they learned this week by singing about different insects.

“I learned about almost every kind of bug ever,” said Andrew Penny.

The children dressed like their favorite bugs, everything from ladybugs, and butterflies, to houseflies.

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The Cape Fear Museum’s incredible insect campers were buzzing with excitement Friday morning.

Children marched in an insect parade for their final day of bug camp.

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