I love TV commercials. I laugh at some and groan at others, but I study them to see the techniques companies use to ply their wares. One commercial in particular struck me recently. It advertises a website that claims it can save you money on car insurance. The actor says, if I recall correctly, that U.S. drivers overspend by $21 billion a year on insurance.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a structurally-sound dog house, Hickory High School’s Carpentry II class has you (and your furry friend) covered.
Tornadoes are classified based on the damage the tornado does, which enables us to estimate the wind speed of its rotating winds.
As Alabama residents continue sheltering in place from disastrous storms, residents who spoke to CNN described scenes of terror, devastation a…
The Volkswagen Atlas has the lowest starting price of any midsize three-row SUV. On top of that, it currently maintains a strong fourth place in Edmunds’ rankings thanks to its spacious interior, comfortable demeanor and quiet ride. Power and fuel economy with either available engine leave something to be desired, but overall the Atlas is good enough to overcome those flaws.
In a wide-ranging keynote presentation that addressed everything from the practical to the fantastical — a single-seat drone aircraft was shown in a concept video — General Motors outlined its plans to accelerate the production of electric vehicles across a full spectrum of brands.
Q: Tim, I think I’ve got a good idea. I’m re-roofing two of my barns with metal roofing. I was thinking of extending the roof past the walls 18 inches so dripping water falls farther away from the barn walls. Right now I’ve got gutters and I’m tired of them clogging up with leaves and debris. What is the best practice when it comes to gutters or no gutters? What about sizes for both gutters and downspouts? What would you do if you were me? —Carol K., Mio, Mich.
The original Hummer and its offshoots, the H2 and H3, weren’t exactly eco-minded machines. That makes the new all-electric GMC Hummer EV a bit of a surprise. GMC promises that the Hummer EV will be plenty capable off-road without burning a single ounce of gasoline getting there and back thanks to its touted 350 miles of electric range.
Q: In 2006, we purchased a condominium in Chicago on the third floor of a three-story building. Over those years, we’ve experienced water issues with the roof and windows and have repaired them as they have come up.
QUESTION: Mr. Tim, I’ve had three contractors over to my house and I’ve received three different answers about how my bathroom fan should exhaust. I’m beyond frustrated. How are we homeowners supposed to protect our largest investments, our homes, if maintenance advice is wrong? I’ve read online about serious mold and wood-rot problems caused by bath fans. I’m confident you’ll be able to give me the correct answer. I only wish you lived in my town so I might bump into you for advice at the grocery store from time to time! Sharon P., Evanston, IL
Ashton, a kindergartner in Cape Coral, Florida, was heartbroken after his favorite stuffed animal, named Rockstar Freddy, was thrown onto the school roof by an older student.
CABARRUS COUNTY – Dylan Greene peaked outside of his northern Cabarrus County home when he saw a wall of wind and rain headed in his direction.
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — At least eight people were killed early Monday in an explosive fire that consumed dozens of vessels docked at a marina alon…
Statesville city staff members presented a list of prioritized projects needed around the city to the City Council during the city’s retreat W…
When they’re not worrying about the weight of their designs, auto engineers fuss over aerodynamics. Improvements to how your car cuts through the air bear fruit most at high speeds — highway miles. The most common way drivers hurt their aerodynamics, and thus mileage, is by putting items on the roof.
A fire destroyed a Mooresville home Thursday.
A fire on Misty Meadows Court in Mooresville has left a home with significant damage.
A powerful gust of wind sent his son tumbling across the roof and into the murky water, where he watched him disappear amid floating debris.
An $8.2 million project is underway to restore — and reclaim — the monument from the ravages of nature.
For a youth mission trip, several Statesville churches came together to offer assistance to Puerto Ricans, who are still recovering from 2017'…