Record-tying cold temperatures in Raleigh, which if you visit there often, you’ll know it gets hot as hell.
Meanwhile, AP reports:
The cold weather gripping North Carolina means more stunned sea turtles off the state’s coast.
The cold-blooded sea turtles become paralyzed by abnormally low temperatures. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that 30 turtles were reported in trouble Tuesday afternoon near Cape Lookout.
That’s on top of the more than 20 turtles that Topsail Beach Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center director Karen Beasley says have already been discovered along the coast.
Somebody help me with the logic —if a hot summer and a warm fall mean global warming, then record lows and cold-stunned stunned sea turtles mean….what?Read full article » 1 Comment »
Interpret the actual number any way you want, but the fact remains that the overwhelming majority of those attending Burlington City Council public hearings on annexation spoke put against annexation.
Interesting comment from Charles Hrdlicka, who spoke in favor of annexation:
Hrdlicka said the city is growing up around him and suggested that he and his neighbors just become part of the city.
“We can be part of the solution and not part of the problem,” Hrdlicka said. “Let’s all work together, and it will all work out nicely.”
I guess the question is who’s really part of the problem? Citizens who choose where they want to live, or government choosing where they live?Read full article » No Comments »
Insert cliche’ of your choice, but here’s proof that economic incentives are, uh, a double-edged sword:
Davidson County workers at a window manufacturer in Salisbury may lose their jobs as the company, which relocated from Lexington to Rowan County four years ago after receiving an incentives package, hits the road again for Florida after getting a more lucrative incentives offer.
Late last week, PGT Industries informed workers that the Rowan County operation would close by the middle of next year, eliminating 490 jobs. The company made the decision to relocate the Piedmont operation to Sarasota County, Fla., after receiving an incentives offer that could top $1 million…
Needless to say it’s ironic that Davidson County should be on the arse-end of both deals, considering the fact that they offer up economic incentives to anyone who will listen.Read full article » 1 Comment »