The Albemarle Fire Marshal’s Office warns lightning is the last thing you want to see when you’re out in the elements this summer. Assistant Fire Marshal Mel Bishop says some people try to take cover under trees, and they actually attract lightning bolts. Bishop says it’s a good idea to avoid chores such as dish washing or laundry when there are lightning strikes. That’s because lightning bolts can have an affinity for plumbing systems.
A contest featuring the sisters, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but turned out to be yet another awkward anti-climax.
It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.
Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.
It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.