Sirens around McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested at about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday.
No public action is required during this three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. The test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.
The siren sounding is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station for an emergency alerting message.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival was scheduled to open this weekend. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the festival includes entertainment, feasting and games, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 16.
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New entertainment this year includes:
Cast in Bronze: America's traveling carillon. Weighing more than 13 tons, this musical instrument features 48 bronze bells. Cast in Bronze has been invited to perform for Pope John Paul II.
The Pirate Joust: While searching for a new ship and crew, landlocked pirate Capt. Ben Black stumbles into the tournament arena and discovers a passion for jousting.
Hither, Dither, & Yon: This musical trio of maidens will tickle your fancy and your funny bone.
Details or ticket prices: RenFestInfo.com, 704-896-5544, or toll free 877-896-5544.