RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is pushing for the state building code to require that new homes include an electronic switch that helps prevent house fires.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that Perdue urged the chairman of the Building Code Council not to roll back a requirement that arc fault circuit interrupters be used for all rooms of new homes.
The council appeared ready to roll back the requirement under pressure from the homebuilding industry. Builders say the devices add hundreds of dollars to the cost of a home and can trip when devices such as ceiling fans are turned on.
Perdue says the benefits of fire prevention outweigh the drawbacks. Council members are appointed by the governor’s office.
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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is pushing for the state building code to require that new homes include an electronic switch that helps prevent house fires.
So how do elementary school students with an interest in broadcast meteorology learn about newscasts? By making one of their own, naturally.
Most of us remember the early morning routine at school. Around 8 AM, the bell would sound and you would here the morning announcements on the old intercom. Well, they do things a bit differently at Union Elementary School. Each Monday morning, select 5th graders put on their own morning newscasts, complete with news on current events in the school and the students take their job seriously. After all, 5th graders have to apply for positions on the news staff, not unlike real life.
It gives them a vested interest in making sure their product is top notch. But when I found out the students put on their own weathercasts, well we just had to have them over for a visit. And they picked up things fast. So the next time parents tune-in to watch the morning news, just remember that some area students are doing the very same thing.
When we receive visitors at our studios, we usually tell them about the newscast. Last week, students who visited us taught us a thing or two.
Local chiropractor Joe Alaimo will hold a Wellness Emergency Treatment Day on Sept. 15. He will give free treatment to adults and children suffering from pain because of an injury or illness but cannot afford chiropractic treatment. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH | Wrightsville Beach has amended its political sign restrictions, dropping a rule that had said they could not be erected more than 17 days before an election and increasing how long they can stay up afterward.