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  • more cowbell Feb 8, 1:45 p.m.

    Snow storm shopping list:
    Beer
    Beer
    Diapers
    Beer
    Zig Zags
    Beer Bic Lighters Pop Tarts Beer etc

  • emmykate921 Feb 8, 12:36 p.m.

    I want snow.

  • driverkid3 Feb 8, 11:09 a.m.

    I wish we could get snow like this.

  • kornfan2448 Feb 8, 11:00 a.m.

    People really care about the order of how the stories are posted and which story is the "top story"?

  • TeresaBee Feb 8, 10:54 a.m.

    Jaydosse,you failed to mention all the fun stuff you posted can't exactly be done during a blizzard.

  • seankelly15 Feb 8, 10:42 a.m.

    foghat001 - "You put this as the top story over the DUKE-STATE game?"

    It WAS the top story LAST NIGHT ... when it happened.

  • kikinc Feb 8, 10:35 a.m.

    Hill55- Here's another scenario for you to help you understand essential vs. non-essential. At a hospital, clinical lab staff, doctors, nurses, etc are essential. An employee involved in research is not.

    On the state level, cops are essential, but a secretary who works in a police station is non-essential.

    And before there are any other complaints, non-essential employees who don't go into work can either make up their time within the calendar year, take leave without pay, or use vacation time. They don't automatically get paid.

  • foghat001 Feb 8, 10:27 a.m.

    You put this as the top story over the DUKE-STATE game? The weather for a bunch of yam yankees? C'mon, WRAL, remember where you are located.

  • ALL4JEUSS Feb 8, 10:24 a.m.

    Hey Pooodaddy, I know the salt piles you are talking about. I grew up in Exeter and Stratham. I remember the blizzard of '78 too. I lost a boot in the back yard playing and we didn't find it until spring! You're right....fun...until you're old enough to shovel out a car or run the snowblower. I preferred sledding.

  • pooodaddy Feb 8, 9:55 a.m.

    Hey I used to climb those piles of salt in Portsmouth! Fun times...

  • Uhavenoclu Feb 8, 9:49 a.m.

    Talking to FRIEND NEAR THE pa/nj BORDER and just rain right now or he said sprinkles hear and there....Sandy relief again for the record breaking snow???????????
    Hey maybe they will sell the snow covered damaged cars to NC?

  • DangYankee Feb 8, 9:47 a.m.

    @jaydosse: Apparently you've never lived in high snowfall area. Power outages, since there are lots of areas with above-ground power lines, makes being housebound not so great, especially if you're sick, disabled, etc.

    I lived in MA and NH, and while major snowfalls were pretty for the first few days, it gets old real fast, and you start wondering when you're going to be plowed out, how long the refrigerated food will hold up... Just like the big ice storms here.

  • kornfan2448 Feb 8, 9:30 a.m.

    I wish we'd get just half of what they're predicted to get. Hope everyone stays safe and extra thoughts a prayers for the homeless.

  • husk8corn Feb 8, 9:25 a.m.

    Should they get out the snow shovels or just go......

  • jaydosse Feb 8, 9:25 a.m.

    Let it snow , let it snow , let it snow - la de da de da....

    New England is known for heavy snowfalls and storms. A blizzard is not a doomsday machine. My advice to folks in New England would be, take the day off, get out the sleds and take the kids and family dog out for some lighthearted fun. Live, love and laugh. Make snow angels, have a neighborhood snowball contest, build a snowman or snow-lady in the front yard. Then have some hot cocoa and some warm freshly baked cookies and a nap. Forget your troubles and enjoy life for a change.

  • rescuefan Feb 8, 9:21 a.m.

    ""The governors of Connecticut and Massachusetts ordered nonessential state workers to stay home Friday and urged travelers to stay home."

    If they are not essential, why do they hire them?

    Does NC have "nonessential" state workers?
    Hill55"

    Non essential means that the state won't stop working if they aren't in the office for a day or two. Kind of like if they were to take a vacation or sick day. Essential would be firefighters, police officers, snow plow drivers, etc, who are absolutely necessary when a storm of this magnitude comes along.

  • too-obvious Feb 8, 9:11 a.m.

    gosh golly, pres, send them some relief money. emergency emergency

  • br549znc Feb 8, 8:59 a.m.

    Good for them.

  • rocket Feb 8, 8:57 a.m.

    "Darn that global warming thing..... record snow and cold. Who would have thought?"

    It's only global warming when it's hot. Anything else and it's climate change lol.

  • valleyGirl Feb 8, 8:57 a.m.

    Be careful, the bridges ice over before the roads.

  • mep Feb 8, 8:51 a.m.

    Darn that global warming thing..... record snow and cold. Who would have thought?

  • jcd241959 Feb 8, 8:39 a.m.

    I am happy everyone is back in their homes snug and warm after sandy.

  • jaydosse Feb 8, 8:34 a.m.

    "If they are not essential, why do they hire them?"
    "Does NC have "nonessential" state workers?" -Hill55 -
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    Goodness if the taxpayers of NC could only have the State Auditor show how much deadwood and lazy non essential employees are employed by the State. And it starts from the top down. I knew of people earning upwards of $119,000 per year with only 1 or 2 people reporting to them!!!

  • beaupeep Feb 8, 8:28 a.m.

    Sandy, snowstorm.....

    Someone is punishing them for their votes last November.

  • Relic Feb 8, 8:24 a.m.

    Wow! Snow in New England? Who would believe it! Next thing you know there will be rain in NC!

  • Hill55 Feb 8, 8:06 a.m.

    "The governors of Connecticut and Massachusetts ordered nonessential state workers to stay home Friday and urged travelers to stay home."

    If they are not essential, why do they hire them?

    Does NC have "nonessential" state workers?

  • working for deadbeats Feb 8, 8:02 a.m.

    And I get to be here for it! Bring it on!

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