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Ready to ‘Spring Forward’? Daylight Saving Time Starts this Sunday

Ready to ‘Spring Forward’? Daylight Saving Time Starts this Sunday

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Daylight Savings Time (Stock Photo / Randolph News Now) ASHEBORO N.C. - Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday as most of the country 'springs forward' for the annual trade where we all lose an hour of sleep, in exchange for more daylight in the coming spring and summer months. When Does the Time Change Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 10th, 2024, at 2 a.m. As clocks 'spring forward' 2 a.m. becomes 3 a.m. Daylight saving time for 2024 will end on Sunday, November 3, 2024, 2:00 a.m. According to a poll by the Assoicated Press in 2021, "Forty-three percent want to stay on standard time year-round, while 32% prefer to see the clocks remain on daylight saving time.  Only 25% percent like the existing state of affairs in most of the country, shifting back and f...
Get Ready to Fall Back as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Get Ready to Fall Back as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

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ASHEBORO N.C. - This Sunday you’ll be getting that hour of sleep you lost back in March back as we ‘fall back’ to end daylight saving time. Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end on Sunday November 5th, 2023. At 2:00 a.m. (DST) clocks will be moved back one hour to 1:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). “When you set the clocks back at the end of daylight-saving time, it's crucial to remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms as well,” says Samantha East, Public Information Officer with Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department. “This simple task ensures that your smoke alarms are able to provide life-saving early warning in case of a fire.” East added that If the alarm chirps it’s a warning that the battery is low, and you should replace the battery or entire smoke alarm righ...
Get Ready to ‘Spring Forward’ This Weekend as Daylight Savings Starts

Get Ready to ‘Spring Forward’ This Weekend as Daylight Savings Starts

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(Clock / Stock Photo / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday as most of the country 'springs forward' for the annual trade of an hour of sleep for more daylight in the coming spring and summer months. When Does the Time Change Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 12th, 2023, at 2 a.m. As clocks 'spring forward' 2 a.m. becomes 3 a.m. resulting in a lost hour of sleep but more daylight hours during the summer. Daylight saving time for 2023 will end on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m. I Thought We Were Done with This? In April of 2021, the North Carolina House passed a bill titled "NC Time Zone/Observe DST All Year" that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent (year-round). The bill was sent to the Senate on February 2nd, 2021, but has not m...
Ready to Fall Back? Daylight Saving Time Ends this Weekend

Ready to Fall Back? Daylight Saving Time Ends this Weekend

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Daylight Saving Time for 2022 ends this weekend with clocks set to Fall-Back by one hour giving Americans back the hour of sleep they lost in March, but also brining sunset an hour earlier. Daylight Saving Time started on March 13th, 2022, when clocks were set an hour forward. Thirty-four weeks later DST is set to end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2022. With accurate trimming being necessary for accurate GPS which runs everything from navigation to timing of banking transactions most clocks change their time automatically taking some of the sting out of the change. If you do find yourself needing to change your clocks, rather than waiting until 2:00 A.M., it is recommended to change your clocks before bed on Saturday night. "This change can present challenges ...
Get Ready To Spring Forward As Daylight Saving Time Starts Tonight

Get Ready To Spring Forward As Daylight Saving Time Starts Tonight

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Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00:00 am clocks are move forward 1 hour to 3:00 am New research finds that fatal car crashes increase by 6 percent the week following daylight saving time (DST) The Sunshine Protection Act which would make DST the new "permanent time" eliminating the changing of the clocks but the bill has been stuck since Feb 2021 ASHEBORO N.C. - Tonight we trade an hour of sleep for more sun during the day as we "spring-forward" tonight into Daylight Saving Time. Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00:00 am clocks are move forward 1 hour to 3:00 am resulting in more daylight hours and the sun setting later in the day. In a press release from the NCDOT officials are asking anyone who drives early in the morning to go to bed an hour early to ensure they g...
Get Ready To “Fall Back” Tonight As Daylight Saving Time Ends

Get Ready To “Fall Back” Tonight As Daylight Saving Time Ends

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ASHEBORO NC - Tonight we get back that hour of sleep we lost back in March as we “fall back” to the time of year when it gets dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. At 2 AM on Sunday November 7th clocks will be set back 1 AM to repeat the hour. Originally started in the US in 1918 as a war-time measure to help conserve energy, the tradition stayed around after the war and is still going today. Does it actually conserve energy? Not really, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation, daylight saving time reduced electricity usage by only 1 percent but had no impact on home heating. Studies have also found a link between daylight saving time and increases in fatal vehicle crashes, workplace injuries, and increased risk of strokes, and even a temporary rise in the number of...
Get Ready To Spring Forward As DST Approaches

Get Ready To Spring Forward As DST Approaches

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ASHEBORO NC - Sunday night you will be losing an hour of sleep, again (unless you work the third shift in which case you'll be losing an hour of pay, probably). Daylight saving time 2021 in North Carolina will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 14. To "spring forward" clocks change at 2:00 AM local time forward from 1:59 AM to 3:00 AM. The practice, which gives an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day, was originally instituted in the U.S. in 1918 as a wartime measure to help conserve energy. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established the system of uniform daylight saving time throughout the US. In the U.S., daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, with the time changes taking place at 2:00 a.m. local time. WHY DO WE...