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Bike Durham and the Durham Public Schools are onto something: riding a bicycle is a fun way to learn. It builds confidence, promotes critical thinking and responsibility, and as a bonus, uses Mother Nature as its classroom. The partnership between the two entities began in 2021 after the Bike Durham Board entered into a contract […]

In preparation for the holiday season, the Raleigh Fire Department teamed up with State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to demonstrate the dangers of frying turkeys. Commissioner Causey and firefighters hosted a live fire demonstration at RFD’s Keeter Training Center to show the dangers of frying a turkey that’s not fully thawed. “Thanksgiving is a wonderful […]

This July Fourth holiday you’ll enjoy live concerts, parades, cookouts and fireworks to celebrate the birthday of our nation. But, before you make a trip to South Carolina to purchase fireworks here’s a friendly reminder, certain fireworks are illegal in North Carolina. Fireworks legal in North Carolina? Fireworks that are legal in this state include […]

An Arctic blast is expected later this week in the Triangle, and as temperatures drop below freezing, more people are bringing out their space heaters to stay warm. According to the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters are among the leading causes of winter fire deaths. Here are a few safety tips to prevent most […]

The July Fourth holiday is filled with cookouts with patriotic themes, parades, good times and fire works. Before you make a trip to South Carolina to purchase fireworks here’s a friendly reminder, certain fireworks are illegal in North Carolina. Fireworks legal in North Carolina? Fireworks that are legal in this state include poppers, sparklers, fountains […]

If you are driving on I-40 this Thanksgiving weekend, expect to see extra law enforcement from coast to coast the I- 40 challenge is underway. Law enforcement partners are joining forces this week to keep a close watch on drivers along the Interstate 40 corridor and other interstates to achieve a goal of “zero deaths” […]

The City of Raleigh encourages all Halloween trick-or-treaters to follow the following safety tips: • Children under the age of 12 should only trick-or-treat with adult supervision. • If children are mature enough to be out on their own, they should stick to familiar areas that are well-lit and trick-or-treat in groups. • Make sure […]

Safety and fun is the focus at this years North Carolina State. Officials with the Department of Labor are confident each ride is safe and will continue to inspect and monitor rides throughout the Fair. You may recall an incident last year with the Vortex ride which sent five people to the hospital and left […]

National Night Out will be observed tonight in communities throughout the Triangle and nationwide. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in anti-crime efforts and strengthen police-community communications. And send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. More […]

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Seems impossible to get 7 million people to watch a flight safety video, right? Virgin America managed to do it. How?? The airline tapped director Jon M.Chu (Step Up 2, Step Up 3D) and a team of choreographers, producers and dance stars to give their safety video a full blown makeover. Thirty-six dancers spent 26 hours […]