Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and lots of folks are going to be traveling to the beach or hitting the area lakes and pools to cool off and relax.
Here's some handy websites to help make your fun in the sun weekend both safe and enjoyable.
Keep an eye on the traffic. NCDOT says all lanes of 440 East may not be open for the weekend.
Skip the sunburn.
Safe grilling tips.
Drowning doesn't look like drowning, by retired Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone. Know what to look for, and know that actual drowning doesn't look the way it does in movies and on TV.
Staying close to home? Check out this list of free things to do in Durham. Or check WRAL's Out and About section.
Do you love hot-air balloons? You'll want to explore the WRAL Balloon Fest this weekend in Zebulon and Raleigh.
Whatever you do, have fun and be safe!