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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...
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 “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...