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Stanly County Agri Civic Day

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stanly County Agri-Civic Center
26032-B Newt Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: 704.986.3666


Market Station

Come see us Saturday Morning!
8am-12:00
Market Station
501 W Main St.
Downtown Albemarle

Meet our Vendors

All Season's Farm B & L Farm
Berry Busy
Cat's Cupboard (Earl's)
Clifford Buck Woodwork
Cody Strawberry Farm
Crafty Libra
Crooke Cattle & Meat Company
D & B Farms
Designs by LouAnn
Dezern Farm
Empowered by Integrity
Farm Life Outfitters
Hannah & Tommy's Eggs
Hearth & Homestead
Hope Grows
JB Woodwork
Jensley's Beauty Boutique
JK Stained Glass
Judy's Boutique
Kenneth Whitley Woodwork
Kudzu Acres
La Savon
Laxton's Farm
Lazy Heron Farm
Little Bear Farm
Lowder's Peaches
M & M Greenhouse
Marilyn Hardiman's Embroidery
Molly Moochers
Muddy Boots Farm
My Roots are in NC
Oak Hill Creek Soap Company
Page Family Produce
Peachberry Farm
Saundra's Garden
Sherry Speight
Spring Lake Family Farms
Stagecoach Farm
Stegall Farms

HOTDOGS at the MARKET ....
They are DELICIOUS !!
The Dawg Hut !!

Most everything sold at our market is grown by the farmer or handmade by the vendor. Please talk with the vendors and find out where and how their products are grown or made!


How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (totality), when the moon entirely blocks the suns bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe (link is external)).

Eclipse glass

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. Refer to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers (link is external) page for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products.

Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.

Always supervise children using solar filters.

Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter  do not remove it while looking at the sun.

Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.

Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer  the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury.

Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens, or other optics.

USA map with eclipse pathIf you are within the path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe (link is external)), remove your solar filter only when the moon completely covers the suns bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark. Experience totality, then, as soon as the bright sun begins to reappear, replace your solar viewer to look at the remaining partial phases.

Outside the path of totality, you must always use a safe solar filter to view the sun directly.

If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.

Note: If your eclipse glasses or viewers are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard, you may look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun through them for as long as you wish. Furthermore, if the filters aren't scratched, punctured, or torn, you may reuse them indefinitely. Some glasses/viewers are printed with warnings stating that you shouldn't look through them for more than 3 minutes at a time and that you should discard them if they are more than 3 years old. Such warnings are outdated and do not apply to eclipse viewers compliant with the ISO 12312-2 standard adopted in 2015. To make sure you get (or got) your eclipse glasses/viewers from a supplier of ISO-compliant products, see the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers (link is external) page.

An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially eclipsed sun is pinhole projection (link is external). For example, cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other, creating a waffle pattern. With your back to the sun, look at your hands shadow on the ground. The little spaces between your fingers will project a grid of small images on the ground, showing the sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse. Or just look at the shadow of a leafy tree during the partial eclipse; you'll see the ground dappled with crescent Suns projected by the tiny spaces between the leaves.

A solar eclipse is one of natures grandest spectacles. By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy the view and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime. More information: eclipse.aas.org (link is external) eclipse2017.nasa.gov

Additional Safety Information:

An eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon you won't want to miss, but you must carefully follow safety procedures. Don't let the requisite warnings scare you away from witnessing this singular spectacle! You can experience the eclipse safely, but it is vital that you protect your eyes at all times with the proper solar filters. No matter what recommended technique you use, do not stare continuously at the sun. Take breaks and give your eyes a rest! Do not use sunglasses: they don't offer your eyes sufficient protection. The only acceptable glasses are safe viewers designed for looking at the sun and solar eclipses. One excellent resource on how to determine if your viewers are safe can be found here: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification (link is external)

Viewing with Protection --

Experts suggests that one widely available filter for safe solar viewing is welders glass of sufficiently high number. The only ones that are safe for direct viewing of the Sun with your eyes are those of Shade 12 or higher. These are much darker than the filters used for most kinds of welding. If you have an old welder's helmet around the house and are thinking of using it to view the Sun, make sure you know the filter's shade number. If it's less than 12 (and it probably is), don't even think about using it to look at the Sun. Many people find the Sun too bright even in a Shade 12 filter, and some find the Sun too dim in a Shade 14 filter  but Shade 13 filters are uncommon and can be hard to find. The AAS Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers page (link is external) doesn't list any suppliers of welder's filters, only suppliers of special-purpose filters made for viewing the Sun.To find out more about eyewear and handheld viewers go to https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/eyewear-viewers (link is external).

Telescopes with Solar Filters 

Eclipses are best viewed directly when magnified, which means a telescope with a solar filter or solar telescopes. These will give you a magnified view that will clearly show the progress of an eclipse. Never look through a telescope without a solar filter on the large end of the scope. And never use small solar filters that attach to the eyepiece (as found in some older, cheaper telescopes.) https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/optics-filters (link is external)

Pinhole and Related Projection Methods (link is external) --

Pinhole projectors and other projection techniques are a safe, indirect viewing technique for observing an image of the sun. These provide a popular way for viewing solar eclipses. One viewing technique is to project an image of the sun onto a white surface with a projecting telescope. This is explained further here: http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/05/stars2.html (link is external)

The Exploratorium demonstrates how to view a planet in transit or an eclipse safely by projecting the image with binoculars:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/transit/how.html (link is external). There are commercially available projection telescopes as well.

Besides eye protection during solar eclipse viewing, one needs to pay attention to their personal needs and surrounding.


Eclipse Party

Join us on Monday, Aug 21st from 2-3pm for an event you do not want to miss. The senior center is having an eclipse party on Monday, August 21st from 2-3pm. Come enjoy the eclipse at 96% visibility with an RC Cola and a Moonpie. Glasses are for sale for $2.00 the day of the event. Please bring a chair to sit back and relax in or a blanket to spread out & share.

Please RSVP by calling the senior center or emailing me.

Thank you!
Pamela Sullivan
Program Coordinator
Stanly County Senior Center
283 N. Third St.
Albemarle, NC 28001
704-986-3769


Community Blood Center of the Carolinas August 2017 Blood Drives  Stanly County

August 24, 2017
Tanner Blalock,
Student Drve
Memorial Baptist Church
873 Pee Dee Ave
Norwood, NC 28128
4:00 PM  7:30 PM

Students Saving Summer Scholarship Opportunities:
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is offering local high school and college students the opportunity to save lives this summer, as well as a chance to earn a $1,000 scholarship for their secondary education  and even a gift card. All students need to do? Host a successful blood drive with CBCC from June 1 to Sept. 30 as part of the local, nonprofit community blood centers 9th Annual Students Saving Summer program. For more information on Students Saving Summer, call 1-888-59BLOOD or email student@cbcc.us.

*Please note CBCCs minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas website www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (http://www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours).

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is a non-profit community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 27 regional hospitals, serving 19 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. CBCC focuses exclusively on gathering red blood cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives here in the Carolinas. Every drop stays here, saving local lives. CBCC is a member of Americas Blood Centers, North Americas largest network of community-based, independent blood centers providing more than 50% of the nations blood supply.

Contact:
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
(704) 972-4700


ALBEMARLE  Personal Computer Help

This event is running until 24 August 2017. It is next occurring on January 26, 2017 9:00 am

Albemarle

Upcoming Dates:

July 27, 2017 9:00 am  10:00 am
August 24, 2017 9:00 am  10:00 am

ARE YOU A COMPUTER BEGINNER?

Let us help you! On the fourth Thursday of every month, we offer personal computer help. If you need personalized help in opening an email account, creating a resume, or any beginning computer task, call the Albemarle library at 704-986-3759 to schedule a one-on-one half hour appointment with our Reference staff to help you get started!


Market Station

Come see us Saturday Morning!
8am-12:00
Market Station
501 W Main St.
Downtown Albemarle

Meet our Vendors

All Season's Farm B & L Farm
Berry Busy
Cat's Cupboard (Earl's)
Clifford Buck Woodwork
Cody Strawberry Farm
Crafty Libra
Crooke Cattle & Meat Company
D & B Farms
Designs by LouAnn
Dezern Farm
Empowered by Integrity
Farm Life Outfitters
Hannah & Tommy's Eggs
Hearth & Homestead
Hope Grows
JB Woodwork
Jensley's Beauty Boutique
JK Stained Glass
Judy's Boutique
Kenneth Whitley Woodwork
Kudzu Acres
La Savon
Laxton's Farm
Lazy Heron Farm
Little Bear Farm
Lowder's Peaches
M & M Greenhouse
Marilyn Hardiman's Embroidery
Molly Moochers
Muddy Boots Farm
My Roots are in NC
Oak Hill Creek Soap Company
Page Family Produce
Peachberry Farm
Saundra's Garden
Sherry Speight
Spring Lake Family Farms
Stagecoach Farm
Stegall Farms

HOTDOGS at the MARKET ....
They are DELICIOUS !!
The Dawg Hut !!

Most everything sold at our market is grown by the farmer or handmade by the vendor. Please talk with the vendors and find out where and how their products are grown or made!


Back to School Basics
Transitioning from summer months to the school year can be challenging for both children and parents. However, taking a few simple steps can ensure a healthy and productive start to your childs school year, says Dr. Jude Thomas with McLeod Pediatrics Cheraw. Annual Checkup Schedule your childs annual checkup with the pediatrician before school starts to make sure your childs vaccinations are up to date. Its also a good idea to ask the pediatrician to check your childs vision before they return to the classroom

. If your child plans to participate in sports, remember to schedule a preparticipation physical exam, or PPE.

Vaccines:
Its easy to keep up with vaccines when our children are little because they generally visit their doctor more frequently for scheduled check-ups. However, as children age, their visits tend to become spaced out. If we are not careful as parents, we could miss some of the recommended immunizations that ensure our childrens safety. Preteens and Teens Teen and pre-teen years are opportune times to protect children against the many types of diseases they may encounter now or when they ven-ture off after graduation. There are four additional vaccines each teen/pre-teen should consider before graduation. They are Tdap, Meningococcal, HPV, and the Flu vaccines.

- Tdap:
Protection for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (or whooping cough) are present in this vaccine. Tetanus is an infection that causes lockjaw and tetany. Diphtheria causes an infection that can make breathing and swallowing difficult. Pertussis is a respiratory illness that causes continual coughing that can lead to breathing difficulties and is often fatal in infants. Vaccination is recommended between the ages of 11 and 12.

- Meningococcal:
Meningococcal is swelling of the lining of the brain and spinal cord or blood infections. This condition can be fatal in children. Recommendations are a first shot at age 11 or 12 and a booster is recommended at age 16.

- HPV (Human Papillomavirus):
HPV is a virus that causes genital warts and is a contributor to several types of cancers, such as anal or cervical. A shot is recommended at 11 years of age. This is a three shot series over a 6-month period and is designed to protect our children before they become sexually active.

- Flu:
Annual flu shots can help prevent the spread of illness caused by the influenza virus. The flu is an illness that affects the lungs and respiratory track. It causes symptoms such as a high fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, headache, fatigue and body aches. It is best to get vaccinated before flu season as it takes about two weeks after vaccination to be protected from the flu.

Nutrition:
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following tips to help your child eat healthy during the school day:
- Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy.
- Most schools regularly send schedules of cafeteria menus home and/or have them posted on the school's website. With this advance information, you can plan on packing lunch on the days when the main course is one your child prefers not to eat.
- Look into what is offered in school vending machines. Vending machines should stock healthy choices such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy products, water and 100 percent fruit juice. Learn about your child's school wellness policy and get involved in school groups to put it into effect.
- Each 12-ounce soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories. Drinking just one can of soda a day increases a child's risk of obesity by 60%. Choose healthier options to send in your child's lunch. Pedestrian Safety Safe Kids Worldwide reports that more than 19,200 children seek medical attention for injuries sustained while walking, and almost 500 children die every year in pedestrian accidents. According to a 2012 report by the organization , pedestrian injuries among 16- to 19-year-olds increased 25 percent over the previous five years. Teens now account for half of all pedestrian deaths among children 19 and under.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal recommends the following tips to keep your children safe from pedestrian injuries:

- Put devices down while crossing the street. One in five high school students cross the street while distracted by technology. Teach your kids to put devices down, look up, listen, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.

- Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives. Tell kids to stand at least three giant steps back from the curb as the bus approaches and board the bus one at a time.

- Make sure your carpool is safe. Carpooling is a great way to save time for busy families. Make sure each child in the carpool has a car seat, booster seat or safety belt, based on individual age, weight and height. If there isnt, find an alternative way for your child to get to and from school.

A board certified Pediatrician, Dr. Jude Thomas cares for children at McLeod Pediatrics Cheraw.


Market Station

Come see us Saturday Morning!
8am-12:00
Market Station
501 W Main St.
Downtown Albemarle

Meet our Vendors

All Season's Farm B & L Farm
Berry Busy
Cat's Cupboard (Earl's)
Clifford Buck Woodwork
Cody Strawberry Farm
Crafty Libra
Crooke Cattle & Meat Company
D & B Farms
Designs by LouAnn
Dezern Farm
Empowered by Integrity
Farm Life Outfitters
Hannah & Tommy's Eggs
Hearth & Homestead
Hope Grows
JB Woodwork
Jensley's Beauty Boutique
JK Stained Glass
Judy's Boutique
Kenneth Whitley Woodwork
Kudzu Acres
La Savon
Laxton's Farm
Lazy Heron Farm
Little Bear Farm
Lowder's Peaches
M & M Greenhouse
Marilyn Hardiman's Embroidery
Molly Moochers
Muddy Boots Farm
My Roots are in NC
Oak Hill Creek Soap Company
Page Family Produce
Peachberry Farm
Saundra's Garden
Sherry Speight
Spring Lake Family Farms
Stagecoach Farm
Stegall Farms

HOTDOGS at the MARKET ....
They are DELICIOUS !!
The Dawg Hut !!

Most everything sold at our market is grown by the farmer or handmade by the vendor. Please talk with the vendors and find out where and how their products are grown or made!


On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive Campaign

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, State High- way Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off the seventh annual On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive campaign with a news conference Thurs- day at Upper Barton Creek on Falls Lake. The multi- agency safety initiative works to reduce alcohol-related accidents on the states roadways and waterways, both of which see increased traffic during summer months. Ac- cording to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard, North Car- olina ranks 10th nationally in boating fatalities.
No person should have to suffer the loss of a loved one as a result of impaired driving, said Maj. Todd Kennedy of the Wildlife Resources Commission. Every alcohol-re- lated death on our roadways and waterways is preventable. Whether on the road or on the water, if alcohol is going to be a part of your plans, have a designated driver.
Starting Memoral Day weekend, enforcement officers are conducting sobriety checkpoints and promoting public awareness to deter impaired operation of vehicles and ves- sels. Awareness and enforcement efforts are centered on four of the busiest summer weekends, including:

" June 30July 2, 2017
(Operation Dry Water)

" July 79, 2017

" September 24, 2017

In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood- alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08, or is sub- stantially impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, is subject to arrest.
The campaign is coordinated by the Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol and Forensic Tests for Alcohol, and supported by local police and sheriffs offices, along with participating non-governmental organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information on boating safety and regulations visit www.ncwildlife.org/boating or call 919-707-0031.


Personal eBook/eAudio/eVideo Assistance

ALBEMARLE  Personal eBook/eAudio/eVideo Assistance

Categories: Albemarle
Upcoming Dates:

August 10, 2017 9:00 am  10:00 am
September 14, 2017 9:00 am  10:00 am

Need help with your eBook device or downloadable audio/video? We can help! Set up an appointment with us, and we can help you on the second Thursday of each month. Call the Albemarle library for more details at (704-986-3759).


Community Blood Center of the Carolinas September 2017 Blood Drives  Stanly County

September 05, 2017
Stanly Community CollegeCrutchfield
102 Stanly Parkway
Locust, NC 28097
11:00 AM  2:00 PM

September 06, 2017
Stanly Community College
141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
9:00 AM  2:00 PM

September 08, 2017
Immanuel Baptist Church
1309 Old Charlotte Rd
Albemarle, NC 28001
3:00 PM  6:30 PM

September 10, 2017
New Life Church, Locust
157 Browns Hill Road
Locust, NC 28097
9:30 AM  12:30 PM

September 18, 2017
Gold's Gym, Albemarle
1436 US 52
Albemarle, NC 28001
3:00 PM  6:00 PM

September 18, 2017
Pfeiffer University
48380 US. HWY 52 North
Misenheimer, NC 28109
12:30 PM  4:30 PM

Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.cbcc.us to make an appointment at any location.

*Please note CBCCs minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas website www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (http://www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours).

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is a non-profit community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 27 regional hospitals, serving 19 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. CBCC focuses exclusively on gathering red blood cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives here in the Carolinas. Every drop stays here, saving local lives. CBCC is a member of Americas Blood Centers, North Americas largest network of community-based, independent blood centers providing more than 50% of the nations blood supply.

Contact:
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
(704) 972-4700


THE ART SCENE
Improve Your Drawing Skills @ The Cabarrus Art Guild!

Join instructor O'Lynda Walker on Saturday, August 26 for the second series of Improving Your Drawing Skills Workshop. From beginners to advanced artists, there's something for everyone in this drawing workshop. This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills whatever the media preference: oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels or even crayons, the better your drawing, the better your results.

The lessons are designed to build your drawing skills from basic to drawing animals and people. Each lesson focuses on a specific topic, you can take one, or all five. To build a solid base of drawing skills, all five are recommended.

Series dates are Saturdays:
Aug 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9. Class is from 10 - 4:00 p.m. Register for all five lessons for $150 or a single lesson for $40. Supply kit is $25. For more information including registration visit www.cabarrusartguild.com or call 704-795-1901.

The Cabarrus Art Guild is located at 11 Union Street, South Suite


NORWOOD Needle Bugs

This event is running until 29 December 2017. It is next occurring on January 13, 2017 10:30 am

Norwood Branch Library
Norwood

Upcoming Dates:

July 14, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
July 21, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
July 28, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
August 4, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
August 11, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
August 18, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
August 25, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
September 1, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
September 8, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
September 15, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
September 22, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
September 29, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
October 6, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
October 13, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
October 20, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
October 27, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
November 3, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
November 17, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
December 1, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
December 8, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
December 15, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
December 22, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm
December 29, 2017 10:30 am  1:00 pm Join the NORWOOD Needle Bugs every Friday at 10:30 am to work on your favorite project! The participants of this group each bring their own project (knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc.) and enjoy each others company while sharing tips! Bring your needles/hooks and a skein of yarn and join the fun! See you there!


Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drives  Stanly County

09/18/2017
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Gold's Gym Community
Bloodmobile
1436 US 52
Albemarle, NC 28001

10/18/2017
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
City of Albemarle Community
Bloodmobile
144 North 2nd Street
City Hall
Albemarle, NC 28001

10/25/2017
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
CHS Stanly Magnolia Ballroom
301 Yadkin Street
Family and Education Center
Albemarle, NC 28002

12/05/2017
09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Stanly County Government
Auditorium
1000 North 1st Street
Stanly County Commons
Albemarle, NC 28001

12/18/2017
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Gold's Gym Community
Bloodmobile
1436 US 52
Albemarle, NC 28001

12/29/2017
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
City of Albemarle Community
Bloodmobile
144 North 2nd Street
City Hall
Albemarle, NC 28001


New Opportunities to Hunt on Sundays

A new law, "Outdoor Heritage Enhanced," will increase opportunities to hunt wild animals and upland game birds on private lands. The law also gives authority to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) and other public landowners to implement new options for Sunday hunting on public lands. Sunday hunting for migratory birds, including waterfowl, remains prohibited. On private lands:

" Hunters may hunt within 500 yards of a residence, potentially opening millions of acres of private land previously off-limits to Sunday hunters.

" Hunters may not hunt at any time on Sunday within 500 yards of a place of religious worship, nor hunt deer with the use of dogs.

" Shooting hours remain unchanged, meaning private lands may be hunted for wild animals and upland game birds with a firearm on Sunday prior to 9:30 a.m. and after 12:30 p.m.

" Controlled hunting preserves are not restricted between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. if they are licensed pursuant to G.S. 113.273(g).

On public lands:

" Public land managers, including the Commission, may authorize hunting on Sundays with a firearm on the public lands for which they have jurisdiction.

" If public land managers allow Sunday hunting on their lands, hunters remain prohibited from hunting with a firearm between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., from hunting deer with the use of dogs and from hunting within 500 yards of a place of religious worship.

" Sunday hunting on the Commission's game lands re- mains prohibited.

" The Commission will implement a collaborative and inclusive process with constituents to evaluate options and opportunities to open Sunday hunting with firearms on the approximately 500,000 acres of game lands owned by the Commission. The process will include consideration of all user-group perspectives.

" The Commission will work collaboratively with govern- mental, private and corporate partners to determine inter- est in allowing opportunities to hunt on Sundays with a firearm on the approximately 1.5 million acres of game lands owned by those partners. If these partners are willing to consider this option, then the Commission will follow the process described for Commission-owned game lands. Migratory birds:

" Hunting of migratory birds on Sundays remains prohibited.

" The new legislation gives the Commission the authority to lift the prohibition on migratory bird hunting after March 1, 2018.

" The law also mandates that a study be conducted by the Commission to consider the biological and resource management impacts, economic impacts, and social impacts associated with hunting migratory birds on Sundays. For information on the Outdoor Heritage Enhanced law, visit New Sunday Hunting Regulations at www.ncwildlife.org


THE ART SCENE
Tickets on Sale Now for the 2017-2018 Old Courthouse Theatre Season

The Programming Committee of the Old Courthouse Theatre is excited to announce the 2017-2018 Main Stage Season:

Disaster! - Sept. 7 - 24

Southern Fried Funeral- Oct. 19 - Nov. 5

It's A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play- Nov. 30 - Dec. 17

Seussical- March 8 - 25

You Can't Take It With You- April 26 - May 3

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at the link or by calling 704-788-2405.

The Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring Street, North West.