Archive for December, 2010

Chance for significant snow over the weekend

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday (Christmas Day) calls for show that could potentially be significant. Some sources say it could be a “historic” snowfall, paralyzing travel all up and down the coast.

It’s too early to say what this storm will do for sure, but you would be wise to keep attuned to the changing weather situation. If you travel for Christmas, plan to arrive at your destination by Saturday afternoon and expect not to travel for a few days. Stock an emergency kit for your car, including some food, water, and blankets.

Here’s the text from the current hazardous weather outlook:

Raleigh Police offer holiday tips

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The Raleigh Police department offers these useful tips on their blog.

The following are some helpful tips to remember before leaving your home (whether you are going across town or across the country) for the holidays:

  • Don’t display gifts beneath the Christmas tree, which can be seen from windows or doors.
  • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your house or apartment, even for a few minutes.
  • A holiday problem can occur when exterior Christmas light extension cords are run inside through a window and prevent it from being secured.
  • Don’t advertise that you are away from home. Don’t leave outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, piled up newspapers, mail, or advertising fliers hanging on the door knob. Instead, use a light timer and ask a neighbor to pick up your newspapers and mail.
  • Don’t hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, or above door ledges. Instead give the spare key to a trusted neighbor.
  • After the holidays, don’t advertise gifts received by the boxes left for the garbage collection. Destroy or flatten for closure in a recycle bin.
  • Z-24-10 at Planning Commission Tuesday at 9 AM

    Saturday, December 11th, 2010

    Z-24-10, the convenience store at Poole Road and Norwood, will be heard at the Planning Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, December 14th, at 9 AM in the City Council Chambers. Read the staff evaluation, latest conditions, conditions correspondence, and a follow-up memo for more details.

    Also on the agenda is SP-32-10, the proposed New Bern Crossing Hotel across from WakeMed at New Bern Avenue and Milburnie Rd.