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Copperhead snakes…something to watch for on Dunbarton roadways, especially at night
Posted on Sep 10th, 2014
Earlier this summer, there were two occasions whereby a copperhead snake bit a resident’s dog while they were walking at night on the main roadway. Perhaps the following information will make you aware of the habitat and habits of these slithering critters.
 
Copperhead snakes are venomous…meaning they bite and the “venom” is injected into you or your pet. These snakes prefer to live in wooded areas, among rocks, or near streams or ponds because prey is more plentiful in such locations. Favorite hiding places include stone walls, sawdust, garden mulch or compost piles, and under decaying stumps, in wood piles, under abandoned building debris, and under large flat stones. This snake will be seen basking during the day when weather is cool but not cold. During the heat of summer, it will stay hidden during the day and become active at night.
 
North Carolina holds the dubious title of the state with the most snakebite cases each year.
With such high numbers of Copperhead snakes in the places we live in, being the main reason for the great number of injuries.
 
Take a flashlight with you when you go out after dark. On cooler nights, a copperhead will rest on the roadway as the asphalt is warmer, having absorbed the heat of the day.
 
For more information, read the article posted by the Colony Animal Hospital at: http://www.cpah.net/snake-bites-and-your-pet/
 
 
 
“A Brief History of Dunbarton”
Posted on Aug 14th, 2014
On July 19, 2014, 53 neighbors and friends gathered at Rick’s Diner for our quarterly “Neighborly Nosh and KNowledge” get-together AND to hear our grounds supervisor Tim Parrish speak about the history of Dunbarton. Knowing there would be a real interest in recording this information, Barbara Germino took notes and wrote the following paragraphs about Dunbarton’s history. Please read about Dunbarton's history here.
 
If you would like to add a memory, a story, or if you have a correction to what is recorded here, please let me know, and we will add it or make your correction on our website and on paper for those neighbors who don’t use the Internet. 

Thank you, Barbara, for making this article come together. Thank you, neighbors, for making Dunbarton such a great place to live!

Karen Witzleben
137 Montrose Dr.
919-493-9178
kwitz@earthlink.net
 
Are You Moving?
Posted on Mar 6th, 2014
The Dunbarton Board of Directors would like to remind residents of the following: Under our "Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures"  VI. VEHICLES AND PARKING, SECTION G, LARGE MOVING VANS (I.E. 18 WHEELERS) CANNOT SAFELY NEGOTIATE OUR STREETS AND ARE NOT ALLOWED IN DUNBARTON.  TRUCKS OF THIS SIZE MAY BE PARKED ON ALPINE ROAD WITH SMALLER TRUCKS USED TO DELIVER GOODS DIRECSTLY TO A RESIDENCE.
 
 
 
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Neighborhood Notices
 
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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!
DUNBARTON BOOK CLUB ...
SUMMER SELECTIONS SIZZLE!!
 
The members of Dunbarton’s Book Group extend an invitation to all Dunbarton residents to join us the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at the Clubhouse. Join us and share your thoughts about the books we have chosen as our summer reads. The Group members determine the book selections. The following books are coming up for discussion.
 
July 1, 2014 ... Something for the Pain: The Story of an Emergency Room by Paul Austin 
 
Aug 5, 2014 ... Orphan Train: A Novel by Christine Baker Kline
 
Sept 2, 2014 ... The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
 
Oct 7, 2014 ... Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer 
 
Contact Marsha Booker-Hibbs for additional
information at 919-401-6445.
 

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