Jan 25,2015: Discover The Dinosaurs

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Jan 24,2015: Exhibition

Words And Pictures: Illustrated Works By Kadir Nelson

Experience the strength, the poise and the beauty of works by nationally acclaimed artist Kadir Nelson.  His breathtaking paintings from “We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball,” which received high praise in Fayetteville in 2011, are part of this broad presentation of his award-winning works.

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Owen Drive Strip Mall Demolition

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Jan 24,2015: Murchison Road Community Farmers Market

The Murchison Road Community Farmers Market, a program of the Fayetteville State University Development Corporation (FSUDC), strives to be a guiding force in shaping the environmental, social, and financial health of the Murchison Road Community by bringing the highest quality local growers and food artisans together in the Murchison Community. The farmers market contributes to the sustainability and success of Fayetteville by serving as a community gathering place, a vehicle for a regional economy, and a center for fresh, local food.

Open Every Wednesday and Saturday 10am-2pm Year Round, Rain or Shine! 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/murchison-road-community-farmers-market-2015-01-24

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE (revised – time change)

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE (revised – time change)

Please be advised the PWC Steering Committee will hold a Special Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday the 22nd day of January, 2015 at PWC Executive/Commission Conference Room, 955 Old Wilmington Road, Fayetteville, NC.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss matters related to Risk Management.

This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

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Jan 24,2015: Discover The Dinosaurs

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Hay Street Railroad Closure Update

UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast, the closure for Hay Street has been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Hay Street Railroad Closure

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – There will be a closure of the railroad crossing on Hay Street at Huske Hardware on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.  CSX Railroad has determined a defect in part of the rail and will have to remove, repair and repave a portion of the crossing.

For more information, call the City’s Traffic Engineering Division at (910) 433-1660.

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Earth Talk: Revenge of the Bacteria

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that antibiotics are being “overused,” as I’ve read, and what are the potential consequences?  – M.C.

The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives. But all this tinkering with nature hasn’t come without a cost. The more we rely on antibiotics, the more bacteria develop resistance to them, which makes treating infections that much more challenging.

 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overuse of antibiotics by humans—such as for the mistreatment of viral infections—means these important drugs are less effective for all of us. Besides the toll on our health, researchers estimate that antibiotic resistance causes Americans upwards of $20 billion in additional healthcare costs every year stemming from the treatment of otherwise preventable infections.

 

A bigger issue, though, is our growing reliance on feeding antibiotics to livestock for growth promotion, weight gain and to treat, control and prevent disease. This increasingly common practice is a significant factor in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which the U.S. Food Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledges can get passed onto humans who eat food from treated animals. The non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) reports that the majority of the ground beef and ground turkey sold in the typical American grocery store contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

 

Last year, 26 animal pharmaceutical companies voluntarily complied with an FDA request to re-label medically important antibiotics used in food-producing animals to warn against using them for growth promotion and weight gain. FDA also recommended that medically important antibiotics be prescribed by licensed veterinarians and only to treat, control and prevent disease. “We need to be selective about the drugs we use in animals and when we use them,” says William Flynn of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. “Antimicrobial resistance may not be completely preventable, but we need to do what we can to slow it down.”

 

Still some worry that the FDA’s action doesn’t go far enough, given that farmers will still be able to administer antibiotics to their livestock for disease prevention. The fact that more and more livestock operations are switching over to Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) whereby animals are confined in crowded enclosures (instead of allowed to graze at pasture) means that antibiotics will play an increasingly important role in disease prevention.

 

For its part, the FDA argues that since veterinarians need to authorize antibiotic use for disease prevention, farmers and ranchers are less likely to overuse antibiotics for their livestock populations. The same can be said about doctors’ limiting the prescription of antibiotics for their human patients, but only time will tell whether such newfound restraint is enough in the fast evolving arms race between bacteria and our antibiotics.

 

Of course, consumers can do their part by avoiding antibiotic medications unless absolutely necessary and eating less meat (or giving it up entirely) to help reduce demand.

 

CONTACTS: CDC, www.cdc.gov; EWG, www.ewg.org; FDACenter for Veterinary Medicine, www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary.

 

 

EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com.

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Jan 23,2015: Discover The Dinosaurs

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City Prepares for Possible Winter Weather

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – With a potential freezing rain event on the way, City staff prepared Tuesday for possible impacts to service, holding a preparatory meeting with assigned personnel. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from tonight through tomorrow morning and all appropriate staff has the tools and resources needed to address hazardous weather conditions, although no major severe weather is expected. However, the City would still advise citizens to use caution, especially when driving.

Streets crews are coming in at 9 p.m. tonight and are on standby; N.C. DOT staff is doing the same. City Streets crews will have four trucks loaded with salt and sand to proactively treat known areas and to be on-call to react to areas that need to be treated.  

The Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) is monitoring areas buses might need to detour around.

Bulky item crews are prepared for tomorrow and trucks will be available for broken limb collection.

The Police and Fire departments are ready, as always.

Fayetteville PWC is monitoring the weather; normally unless there is a half-inch of ice on power lines, the ice won’t bother power. Staff is watching trees and limbs that may fall on power lines. Fayetteville PWC staff is also prepared to provide extra coverage in the Call Center if necessary.

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