With bitterly cold temperatures predicted for our area, the Wake Continuum of Care has declared “white flag” status through at least Thursday, Dec. 22. That means shelters will open to anyone who is homeless or without a safe, reliable heat source, as temperatures drop below 35 degrees. “It takes a village to operate these shelters and care […]

Cold season is gearing up, and people suffering from coughs have smeared Vicks VapoRub on their feet instead of chests. Is is a hoax or is there some truth to this? The peculiar application of the popular chest rub is being encouraged online through Facebook and internet forums. However, Procter and Gamble, the producers of […]

Duke Energy is asking for customers to conserve power during our current cold snap, according to WNCN. The company said customers can take a few steps to help conserve power: Turn off unnecessary lights and postpone household chores, where possible, that involve the use of electricity. The thermostat is a real culprit of higher winter […]

With the forecast of record-breaking cold temperatures for tonight and tomorrow night (Monday and Tuesday), Chatham County urges customers to protect their water pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can burst and cause substantial damage if a large amount of water is released in a home or business. Below is a list of precautions for protecting […]