Kick it Old School: Drive-Ins

For some, they’re nostalgic. For others, romantic. Some consider them a cool, alternative form of entertainment. Others remember being there “back in the day.” Still others know them only from the movies—the modern, indoor movies, that is.   Drive-in movie theatres were all the rage in the 1950s and 60s, and thousands sprung up all […]

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Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Maternity Coverage

Free breast pumps.   For many expecting or soon-to-be-expecting women, this was the first big Affordable Care Act “plus” they heard about, and with good reason—a pump can cost hundreds of dollars and is a necessary and very useful item for many women.   But well beyond pumps, the Affordable Care Act brings multiple changes […]

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Electric Vehicles: More Models, More Options

Many people are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprints, from small-scale efforts (installing energy-efficient light bulbs, reducing water usage) to larger home improvements (installing high-efficiency appliances, replacing and/or tinting windows) to large-scale changes like purchasing electric vehicles.   Perhaps the biggest “pro” to purchasing an electronic vehicle is that, in short, they save— save money […]

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How Your Seat Posture Can Save Your Life

Good posture while driving can have a significant impact on driver safety. In addition to ensuring you have optimal vision and driving functionality, positioning yourself with good ergonomics not only reduces discomfort, but can also lessen fatigue and improve driver safety.   First the basics:   Sit slightly reclined, as far back from the wheel […]

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#capturingCarolinas: Blue Ridge Parkway

There’s a reason the Blue Ridge Parkway is often called America’s favorite drive. Not only is it beautiful with breathtaking color in the fall and lush greenery in the spring and summer, but it also truly has something for everyone, including destinations for camping, hiking, picnics, sightseeing, and more. It’s one of the most visited […]

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The Ghost Bike Movement

Have you seen a ghost? A ghost bike, that is? It’s a bicycle, painted white, and secured to a tree, street sign or other landmark. It may have a small, memorial plaque next to it in remembrance of a bicyclist who died nearby as the result of a motor vehicle crash.   These “ghost bike” […]

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Current Events Blog Post: Shark Attacks

Eleven people have been injured in shark attacks in the Carolinas this summer, raising researchers’ eyebrows and leaving beach-goers a bit wary. However, even though the numbers are higher than average, they are not necessarily cause for alarm according to researchers.   Contributing Factors Sharks migrate north from Florida this time of year, and it […]

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Radar Detectors: The Good, the Bad and the Illegal

Summer trips and speed traps seem to go hand-in-hand. It’s rare to drive anywhere by highway between Friday and Sunday evenings without seeing a few sets of flashing lights on the side of the road. With more cars on the road, increased police monitoring can mean increased safety for drivers, but it can also mean […]

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