Another Energy Drink under Investigation by the FDA (News for Friday)

Another Energy Drink under Investigation by the FDA (News for Friday)

Another Energy Drink investigation:  The FDA is looking into reports that 5-hour Energy drinks may be connected to several deaths across the US. The FDA has received 90 filings since 2009 mentioning 5-hour Energy shots. Thirty incidents were life threatening and included events such as heart attacks, convulsions, and one case of spontaneous abortion, according to the New York Times.  BTW: Drink companies like 5-hour Energy are not required by the FDA to list how much caffeine is in a product.

Palestinian rockets continued to fall on southern Israel. More than 300 rockets have hit Israel in less than 48 hours. Israeli Defense Forces continue air strikes in Gaza while preparing for a possible ground invasion.  On Thursday, Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv for the first time since the 1991 Gulf War.

The Nations Chose Idols, but the Lord Chose Israel:  “Those who are at war with you will be reduced to nothing and no longer exist.”  Isaiah 41:12   GOD’S WORD Translation

Traffic Alert:   Winston-Salem – Saturday and Sunday – Hwy 52 between Akron Drive and Germanton Road.  Expect delays: While crews are ‘re-stripping’ (or re-painting the lines on the highway.

Free dental clinic going on today and Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  There are hundreds of volunteers along with 38 dentists working together this weekend. The Free dental clinic is hosted by the North Carolina Dental Society “Missions of Mercy”.   The FREE dental clinic is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm today and from 7:30am  to 3pm on Saturday. FYI:  Additional area dentists are needed on Saturday to donate their time. The society raised enough community funds to pay for the Coliseum pavilion to house the hundreds people that will be waiting in line overnight.   More info:

Closing: Hostess Brands, the makers of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread, is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its ‘doors’ (operations) and sell its assets to the highest bidder.  The closing will result in  nearly 18,500 Hostess workers losing their jobs as the company shuts 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers nationwide. Hostess is blaming the closing on a contract dispute between the company and its bakers.

Sweet, sweet sound:  Bell ringers with the Salvation Army are out in force at those Red Kettles across the Triad.  The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign runs
through Christmas Eve (Dec 24).   Every donation counts: Money raised during the Red Kettle campaign helps tens of thousands of individuals with basic needs here at Christmas and throughout the year.  For more information about the Salvation Army Red Kettle and Angel Tree programs or to make a donation, vist

Festival of Lights On Wheels: Come Roll with “Arts For Life” (Fundraiser)  Enjoy a casual evening stroll through the Tanglewood Festival of Lights TONIGHT – FRIDAY – (NOV 16) only in Clemmons, the night before the park opens to the public!     Bicycles, strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs are welcome. No skates, skateboards, or motorized scooters or bikes.  Gather at Shelter 2 beginning at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.   The route is between Shelters 2 and 4. Persons age 12 and older pay $20 each.   Questions? Call Don at 480-7906.

Arts For Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting persons facing serious illnesses and disabilities…providing educational art and music programs to
children and teens at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

19th Annual Uptown Lexington “Christmas Open House” happening this  Sunday afternoon from 1 – 5pm.  For more information call 249-0383 or visit


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