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Neighborhood News
Turtle Crossing...
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2015
Jack McCallus, a Dunbarton resident, sent this photo of a large turtle crossing one of the roads in our community. Thankfully, he was able to gently pick it up and relocate it to the grassy fields. As you drive in and out of Dunbarton, watch out for our wildlife...large or small.
 
Watch for Copperhead snakes while out walking your dogs!
Posted on May 20th, 2015
DUNBARTON, May 19, 2015; Tim Parrish's grounds crew has seen a handful of Copperheads around Dunbarton this week! Be mindful that Copperheads like to come out at night when the roadways are cooler and I am also told they like to hide in the ivy that covers some parts of our community. Last 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/
 
 
 
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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The Durham Herald Sun
 
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Neighborhood Notices
DUNBARTON BOOK CLUB
 
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Dunbarton Book Club members meet on the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM at the
Dunbarton Clubhouse. Join us and share your thoughts, ideas, and interpretation
of the monthly book selection. 
Come check it out!
 
We will discuss the following books in 2016:
 
March 1- CIRCLING THE SUN
by Paula McLain

April 5- ALL THE LIGHT YOU CANNOT SEE
by Anthony Doehr
 
Please bring book suggestions to read and discuss Spring/Summer 2016‚Äč 

Need more info? Call Marsha Booker-Hibbs at 919-401-6445 or email, mbhibbs@gmail.com

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