Interesting stuff!

Slow down in Durham or expect to be SHOT!

A Durham group is warning motorists to slow down or consider going to a body shop.

WRAL-TV reported on Monday that Angry Neighbors With Paintball Guns is fed up with what it calls Durham's inability or unwillingness to deal with speeders. The group has posted signs throughout the city that warn motorists that it is enforcing the speed limit with paintball guns. The group says drivers who don't get off the gas will be shot at.

I'm going to go out on a limb and figure this is illegal; maybe even more than speeding.

Want to visit Montgomery Jail? Tours available for 5 days

If you've been fortunate enough to keep your nose clean, your a** out of a sling and / or sneaky enough to not be caught, you've not spent time in jail. If you ALWAYS wondered what that jail might look like, here is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and see for yourself. While said jail is perfectly new, never had an inmate and no one has tunneled through anything!
Want to visit Montgomery Jail? Tours available for 5 days

Montgomery County will open the new jail to the public for five days this week and Sheriff Jeff Jordan is encouraging everyone to come for this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

Jordan calls it the “100 year jail” because the current jail on the third floor of the county courthouse has been in use for nearly 100 years and this new one is expected to serve the county for another 100 years.

“I want everybody who possibly can to come tour the facility. This is your jail, you spent the money to build it and I want you to come and see what you bought,” Jordan said. “There won’t be an opportunity to tour a new jail here for several generations to come.”

When the inmates are moved into the facility the first week in September, it will be closed to the public.

Those that have previous experience within the prision system will likely will not be all that interested. Then again, who knows?

Lowes Companies 2nd Quarter Profit Down, Store Expansion To Slow

As previously reported, although in a forum that made no sense, North Carolina based Lowes Companies are experiencing a downturn in business like everyone else except maybe health insurance companies.

Lowe's Companies, Inc., reported a 19.1 percent decline in second quarter profit. The Mooresville-based home improvement retailer recorded net earnings of $759 million in the second quarter.

Sales for the quarter declined 4.6 percent to $13.8 billion. That is down from $14.5 billion during the second quarter of 2008. "Wavering consumer confidence, unseasonable weather in core markets, and restrained customer spending compared to last year's fiscal stimulus-aided results led to lower than expected sales in the second quarter," said Robert A. Niblock, Lowe's chairman and CEO.

It only makes sense that if you have less income (or none in 11% of North Carolinians situations) that you aren't buying new faucets and towel racks. Probably a good idea not to open any new stores until that number is in the LOW single digits.

Football Season is Back

The Carolina Panthers played their first preseason game last night and lost on a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown on the final play from scrimmage. Google it yourself.

Only 16 days until College football kicks off here in North Carolina as the South Carolina Gamecocks visit the North Carolina State Wolfpack on September 3rd.

On September 5th, Baylor will be in Winston-Salem playing the Deamon Deacons of Wake Forest. The Citidel of Charleston, SC will come to Chapel Hill to go up against the North Carolina Tarheels. Travelling from Virginia, the Richmond Spiders are driving up 95 to 85 and stopping off in Durham at Wallace Wade Stadium in hopes of taking one from the Duke Blue Devils. Appalachain State will travel the length of the state to take on the Pirates of Eastern Carolina in Greenville.

Any interesting stuff in your neck o' the woods?


It's not.

Just interesting for some people.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!