Of the many ways to enjoy summertime in Wilmington, jumping into a pool is one of the most popular. Unfortunately, swimming pools can be a place of real danger. While diving in shallow water can cause swimming pool accidents, there is another cause that does not get the same attention as others.
That danger is swimming pool drains. Read the rest »
Most businesses know that they must maintain safety within and around their properties, and they have insurance policies, electronic surveillance, physical security, and written safety guidelines in place. But one potential hazard that stores may not consider is a motor vehicle crashing through the storefront. Read the rest »
The hurricane season is off to a fast start with Harvey and Irma. Now, Maria’s coming up.
North Carolina’s tourism industry is fueling the economy. In 2015, 54 million travelers spent over $21 billion statewide. Approximately 211,000 jobs are supported; and traveler spending generated $2.9 billion in tax revenue. The coastal regions have an abundance of vacation rental homes. Many are privately owned with local management agencies that facilitate the rentals. The 1999 NC Vacation Rental Act (VRA) was enacted, creating a standard for rights and obligations of landlords, real estate brokers, and tenants. Several accidents recently have heightened concerns regarding the safety of aging rental properties. Read the rest »
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