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

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

October 11, 2017
CHS Stanly
301 Yadkin Street
Family and Education Center
Albemarle, NC 28002
12:00 PM  4:00 PM

October 18, 2017
City of Albemarle
144 North 2nd Street
City Hall
Albemarle, NC 28001
11:00 AM  2:00 PM

October 28, 2017
Live Again Ministries
186 Ray Kennedy Dr
Locust, NC 28097
11:00 AM  2:00 PM

Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us to make an appointment at any location.

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is your local nonprofit, community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to the regions hospitals. CBCC collects blood and blood products from local volunteer donors to help save local lives right here in the Carolinas, meaning 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 that provide more than 50 percent of the nations blood supply.

For more information on hosting a blood drive or donating blood in your area, visit www.cbcc.us or call 1-888-59-BLOOD.

Follow the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BloodCenter, on Instagram https://instagram.com/cbccarolinas/ and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBCCarolinas.

Kelly Singleton
704-972-4700
KSingleton@cbcc.us http://www.cbcc.us/


Are You and Your Family Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Hurricanes are powerful tropical weather systems with clear circulation and winds of 74 miles per hour or higher. When hurricanes move onto land, they sweep the ocean inward. They can cause tornadoes. They make heavy rains and floods. Hurricanes are grouped into categories based on the wind speed. The stronger the wind speed, the higher the category. Most damage caused by hurricanes is from flooding, not the strong winds. North Carolinas coast is one of the nations areas most open to a direct hurricane strike because its coastline extends out. All areas of the state  from coastal and sound counties to the mountains  have been impacted by hurricanes in the past 20 years.
Heavy winds, tornadoes, strong thunderstorms, flooding, storm surge and landslides can all be caused by hurricanes causing tragic damage. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30 with the peak sea- son from mid-August to late October. Categories

" Tropical Depression - contains winds up to 39 miles per hour (mph).

" Tropical Storm - 39 - 73 mph winds

" Category 1  74 to 95 mph winds

" Category 2  96 to110 mph winds

" Category 3  111 to 130 mph winds

" Category 4  131 to 155 mph winds.

" Category 5  winds 156 mph or greater.

Before a Hurricane
To get ready for a hurricane:

" Build an emergency kit.

" Make a family communications plan.

" Know youre the routes you need to leave your home (evacuation routes). Locate your local emergency shelters.

" Closely watch/listen to the weather reports. Listening every hour as the storm nears.

" Put fuel in all vehicles and withdraw some cash from the bank. Gas stations and ATMs may be closed after a hurricane.

" If authorities ask you to leave, do so quickly.

" If you leave (evacuate), be alert to flooded or washed-out roads. Just a few inches of water can float a car. Think: Turn Around, Don't Drown.

" Keep a photo I.D. that shows your home address. You will need it when asking police if it is okay for you to re-enter your area or home.

" Secure your property.
- Bring inside all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.

- Cover windows with permanent storm shutters or board up windows with 5/8 plywood, cut and ready to install. Tape does not stop windows from breaking.

- Put in straps or extra clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will lower roof damage.

- Trim trees and shrubs around your home, so they are more wind resistant.

- Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

- Reinforce garage doors. If wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.

Know the terms:

" Hurricane Watch  hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are possible. Watches are usually issued 48 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm- force-winds.

" Hurricane Warning  hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are expected. Warnings are usually issued 36 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm- force-winds.

" Tropical Storm Warning  tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within 36 hours.
During a Hurricane If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

" Listen to the radio or television for information.

" Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.

" Turn off gas, water and power if you are told to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.

" Turn off propane tanks.

" Try not to use the phone, except for serious emergencies.

" Moor your boat if time permits.

" Make sure you have a supply of water for sanitary purpose such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.

" Find out how to keep food safe during and after an emergency.

" Leave your home or area if you are:

- Told to do so by local police.

- In a mobile home or temporary structure. Such structures are particularly dangerous during high wind events no matter how well fastened to the ground.

- In a high-rise building because hurricane winds are stronger at higher levels.

- On the coast, in a floodplain, near a river or on an island waterway.

" If you are unable to leave, go to the safest room in your house.

- Stay indoors during the hurricane. Stay away from windows and glass doors.

- Close all interior doors  secure and brace external doors.

- Keep curtains and blinds closed.

- Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm  winds will pick up again.

- Take shelter in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.

- Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.

After a Hurricane:

" Stay tuned to local radio, television or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest news.

" Stay alert for extra rainfall and following flooding even after the storm has ended.

" Drive only if needed. Stay away from flooded roads and washed-out bridges. Stay off the streets. If you must go out, look for fallen objects, downed electrical wires, and weakened bridges, roads and sidewalks.

" Keep away from loose or dangling power lines. Report them as quickly as you can to the power company.

" If you need to reach your family, use your family com- munications plan or contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS/1-800-733-2767 or visit the ARC Safe and Well site: www.safeandwell.org.

" If you cannot return home and need shelter, text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).

" Return home only when officials say it is safe.

" Walk carefully around the outside your home and check for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage before entering. Stay out of any building if you smell gas, if floodwaters remain around the building or your home was damaged by fire.

" Check your home for damage. Take pictures of dam- age, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes. If you have any doubts about safety, have your home check out by a trained building inspector or structural engineer before entering.

" Use battery-powered flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles. Note: The flashlight should be turned on outside before entering because the battery may make a spark that could cause leaking gas to catch on fire, if present.

" Many longer-term housing choices may be open to help those whose homes have been badly damaged or destroyed. Check this website or listen to local media after a hurricane to learn what choices may be open to you.

" Watch your pets closely and keep them under your direct control. Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes. Use a stick to poke through debris.

" Do not drink or make food with tap water until you are sure its not dirty.

" Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.

" Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to not get hurt.

" Use the telephone only for emergency calls.

" NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawl- spaces, sheds, or other enclosed areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for airing. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can stay around for hours, even after the generator has shut off.


Uwharrie Senior Games

Uwharrie Senior Games would like to invite all our seniors to take part in a series of monthly sports events offered in September, October and November of 2017.

The calendar of events is as follows.

September 28th 10am Bocce @ Rock Creek Park

October 26th 10am Cornhole @ Niven Center

November 21st 10am Pickleball @ Niven Center

All of these events are likely have small numbers of participants so that the only division will be between Men and Women.

Prizes will be offered to first place and if participation in any division is above three we will also give prizes for second

All events are $5 payable in cash or check (made out to City of Albemarle) and due at the event.

Oliver Webster
Superintendent of Recreation
City of Albemarle
P.O. Box 190
Albemarle, NC 28002
(704) 984-9562
www.albemarlenc.gov


Mommy & Me Storytime

NORWOOD  Mommy & Me Storytime
This event is running from 16 September 2016 until 29 December 2017. It is next occurring on August 25, 2017 9:30 am
Norwood Branch Library
Norwood
Upcoming Dates:

August 18, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
August 25, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
September 1, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
September 8, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
September 15, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
September 22, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
September 29, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
October 6, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
October 13, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am
October 20, 2017 9:30 am  10:00 am


Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drives  Stanly County

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


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!


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.