The Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem holding its annual used book (and media) sale through Saturday in the Education Building at Joel Coliseum complex in Winston-Salem. Admission and parking FREE. 748-0217 www.shepherdscenter.org
“Iron Man 3” in theaters this weekend. It’s rated PG-13. Please check out the latest movie reviews from Focus on the Family at www.pluggedin.com
Mortgage rates dropped again this week, with the 15-year fixed-rate loan hitting a record low of 2.56%. http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/02/real_estate/mortgage-rate-record/index.html
Starting September 1st, we will be able to pay our vehicle ‘property’ tax and vehicle registration in one combined bill. The Tag & Tax Together Program (House Bill 1779) will allow vehicle owners to make payments to the DMV (in person, online, by mail). http://myfox8.com/2013/05/02/property-tax-and-tag-bill-changes/
Food and skin allergies are becoming more common in American children. According to a new report from the CDC: 1 in every 20 children will develop a food allergy and 1 in every 8 children will have a skin allergy. Respiratory allergies are still the most common for children younger than 18. Scientists are still trying to figure out why they’re on the rise in the US. European studies show children who are raised on farms are less likely to have allergies. Also, a lack of vitamin D may also be contributing to the rise in allergies. Many people in the United States have a vitamin D deficiency, http://myfox8.com/2013/05/02/cdc-child-food-skin-allergies-on-the-rise/
The very US troops who defend our religious freedom are at risk of having their own religious freedom taken away? Last week, anti-Christian activists met at the Pentagon with military officials to discuss one of the chief problems plaguing our troops – “religious proselytizing.” If this policy goes forward, Christians within the military who speak of their faith could be prosecuted for treason. Sign this Petition for Religious Freedom to continue in the military. http://www.frc.org/alert/urge-pentagon-to-scrub-court-martial-christians The ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom) is continuing its investigation into the matter – to ensure that the Pentagon does not deny members of the armed services the basic freedoms that the Constitution guarantees all Americans. www.citizenlink.com/2013/05/02/pentagon-clarifies-proselytizing-comments-after-legal-firm-begins-investigation/
“Dine Out for Hunger Awareness in the Triad” this Tuesday (May 7) – Plan to ‘Eat Out’ this Tuesday and help those in need in our community. For a list of participating restaurants donating 10% of their proceeds in support of Crisis Control Ministry (in Forsyth County) and Greensboro Urban Ministry go to www.diningoutforhunger.org FYI: A national survey finding that the Triad is ranked near the top of 25 Metro Statistical Areas with the highest rates of food hardship.