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The Twin City will celebrate its 100th birthday in May. The towns of Winston and Salem came together in 1913
Gasoline prices averaged the highest ever in 2012. According to AAA, the nationwide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded hit $3.60 in 2012. Hurricanes, refinery outages and tensions in the Middle East are being blamed for the higher than normal prices last year.
Used grease-theft is now a misdemeanor in North Carolina as of January
1st. The theft is actually a felony if the value of the grease (plus the container) totals more than $1,000 dollars. Used cooking oil can be converted into biodiesel, which can run some vehicles as a cheaper alternative to gasoline. According to the USDA, a typical restaurant uses about 5 gallons of cooking oil per day. Used cooking oil sells for about 35 cents a pound. (Fox 8)
A contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” said she is a little ‘upset’ after losing big
money because she mispronounced a word. Renee Durette’s answer of “Seven Swans a Swimming” was correct,BUT she technically pronounced the word as “swimmin’ not swimming. And it cost her over $3,800 dollars.…”I asked for the ‘g’ so I knew it was there,” Durette said. (ABC)
So, what to do with all of those Christmas cards? One organization will ‘recycle’ your used your cards. You can send your used cards to St Jude’s Ranch for Children (front side with no writing) and they will recycle them. They prefer that the cards be 5 x 7 sized or less. The organization also is in need of used Birthday and Thank You cards. More details at www.stjuderanch.org.
Address: St Jude’s Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program 100 St Jude’s Street, Boulder City, Nevada 89003
Nothing like a ‘CLIFF’ hanger – Late last night, the House of Representatives gave final approval to the Senate-backed ‘fiscal cliff’ Bill that will raise taxes on the richest Americans, shield the middle class from tax hikes and extend emergency unemployment benefits.The President is heading back to his family vacation
in Hawaii… The measure lets the top tax rate rise immediately from 35 percent to 39.6 percent on income over $450,000 for married couples and $400,000 for single people.