Cloudy, breezy and cool for the start of Passion Week…
The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week regarding the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8 (Hollingsworth vs. Perry) and DOMA (or Defense of Marriage ACT) (Windsor vs. US)…and the future of traditional marriage – the union of one man and one woman – being the ‘legal’ definition of marriage. Please pray for the lawyers who are defending traditional marriage, and the Justices on our Supreme Court to make the right decision. A decision from the Supreme Court will likely be handed down in June. Two conservative groups will be taking buses from NC to Washington, DC on Tuesday morning for the March for
Marriage Rally. www.ncvalues.org www.MarriageMarch.org
Secretary of State John Kerry has called for the “immediate release” of Saeed Abedini, an American citizen and pastor currently in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith. Abedini could serve an eight year prison sentence unless something is done. Sign the petition: www.savesaeed.org BTW: Christians in Iran frequently face persecution and oppression from their government.
When one road has two names, it can get confusing. The Greensboro city council is considering changing the names of High Point Road and Lee Street — to just ONE name. Fox 8 reporting that the council will discuss the name change during their meeting on Tuesday. One proposal: Changing the eight mile stretch of High Point Road and Lee Street into one name…maybe “Gate City.” -Officials said
the city street and sign replacement would cost about $130,000. -Nearly 450
businesses and properties would have to change their advertising and business cards if a new address is voted in.
Restaurants needed: Crisis Control Ministry is looking for additional restaurants to be part of their annual Hope du Jour fundraiser coming up on May 7th. Participating restaurants donate 10% of their sales to help those in need right here in our community through Crisis Control Ministry. www.hopedujour.org
March Madness: NCAA Men’s Tournament – Duke and Miami are the only ACC teams left in the Big Dance. NCAA brackets: www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/brackets/viewable_men
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will announce the new superintendent to lead the school district at 10am Tuesday morning. The board
interviewed five finalists earlier this month to replace Superintendent Don Martin, who is retiring on June 30 after nearly 19 years with the school system. BTW: The new superintendent will attend a community forum scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday at the Education Building. www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_5e805a44-933d-11e2-a4d4-001a4bcf6878.html
Spring started last week, right? Parts of 12 states are under winter storm warnings this morning. Residents in Missouri to New Jersey and down to the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee are getting a combination of snow and sleet along with strong winds to start to the work week. Pittsburg could get up to 8 inches of snow, today. http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/us/weather/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
School Delays this morning (2-hour delay) Stokes…Surry…Woodland Baptist Christian…White Plains Christian. Closed: Carroll…Grayson…Partick…(WXII)