Mad Dash for Fireworks - New York News

Mad Dash for Fireworks

Mad Dash for Fireworks

Posted: Updated:
  • Cheryl BrayboyMore>>

  • Cheryl Brayboy

    Cheryl Brayboy

    Friday, March 14 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-03-14 20:19:45 GMT
    I have been working in television for 15 exciting years! I got my start in Chicago – my hometown - as an intern on the “Jerry Springer Show” and as guest co-host on “Face to Face: The Vernon Jarrett Show” (WLS TV). 
    I have been working in television for 15 exciting years! I got my start in Chicago – my hometown - as an intern on the “Jerry Springer Show” and as guest co-host on “Face to Face: The Vernon Jarrett Show” (WLS TV). 
  • Genocide Survivor Speaks

    Genocide Survivor Speaks

    Genocide Survivor Speaks

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:51:11 GMT
    The "200 Girls" crisis triggers haunting memories for Umuhire.  She shares her story.
    The "200 Girls" crisis triggers haunting memories for Umuhire.  She shares her story.
  • Foster Care, Trauma & Faith: A Local Woman Pays It Forward

    Foster Care, Trauma & Faith: A Local Woman Pays It Forward

    Foster Care, Trauma & Faith: A Local Woman Pays It Forward

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:02:33 GMT
    Abuse, neglect, mental illness, trauma: these words describe the early lives of therapeutic foster children - now in treatment through the Alexander Youth Network. What role does faith play in turning the lives of these children around?
    Abuse, neglect, mental illness, trauma: these words describe the early lives of therapeutic foster children - now in treatment through the Alexander Youth Network. What role does faith play in turning the lives of these children around?
It’s the countdown to the 4th of July.  Folks from North Carolina are making the mad dash to South Carolina in droves, with hopes of scooping up fireworks for the holiday.  The only problem is most fireworks – like fire crackers – are illegal in North Carolina.  That is not stopping shoppers from taking the risk.

Gastonia Fire Inspector, Chris Stowe wants to remind North Carolina residents that fireworks can be dangerous.

“No, it's not safe at all.  It can be classified as fun, but not safe.  Our slogan this year is leave it to the pros.” 

Jeff Westmoreland says fireworks are a family tradition, but he keeps safety first.   “We make sure we have plenty of rain before we set off fireworks.  No kids are lighting fireworks. Adults only.”

The House of Fireworks in Fort Mill emphasizes safety, too.  The shop hands out safety tips to consumers.  It’s important to be aware of the statistics.  Chris Stowe adds these startling statistics:  “We have twice as many house fires on the 4th of July than any other day.  2/5 of those are caused by fireworks.”

Here are some tips from the Gastonia Fire Department to keep you safe: 

 Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.

 Fireworks should only be used outdoors.

 Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks.

 Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:50 GMT
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
  • Walk A Mile In Her Shoes - Fighting Domestic Violence

    Walk A Mile In Her Shoes - Fighting Domestic Violence

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:36:27 GMT
    Safe Alliance is hosting it's second annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" march.
    Safe Alliance is hosting it's second annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" march.
  • Burying Chickens Alive: Local petition gaining thousands of signatures

    Burying Chickens Alive: Local petition gaining thousands of signatures

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:51:11 GMT
    A video showing chickens allegedly being buried alive that has gone viral this summer has gained over 150,000 petitioners through a local animal-rights activist.
    A video showing chickens allegedly being buried alive that has gone viral this summer has gained over 150,000 petitioners through a local animal-rights activist.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:31:50 GMT
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
  • Navy submarine group disbands in Groton ceremony

    Navy submarine group disbands in Groton ceremony

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:36:24 GMT
    A Navy submarine group based in Groton has been formally disbanded after 49 years. A ceremony Friday aboard the attack submarine USS Missouri marked the end of Submarine Group 2.
    A Navy submarine group based in Groton has been formally disbanded after 49 years. A ceremony Friday aboard the attack submarine USS Missouri marked the end of Submarine Group 2.
  • Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:48:37 GMT
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices