Fall Furniture Market starts Saturday in High Point…Salsa has overtaken ketchup as America’s #1 condiment…Toyota Recall due to spiders? (Friday News)

Fall Furniture Market starts Saturday in High Point…Salsa has overtaken ketchup as America’s #1 condiment…Toyota Recall due to spiders?  (Friday News)

Mostly sunny…High 68.  Clouds on Saturday.  Sunny and cooler for Sunday

The Fall Furniture Market starts this Saturday (OCT 19) in High Point. Expect heavier traffic in the downtown area:  Main, Commerce, Green, Kivett.   * FREE shuttle service: Park and Ride from Oak Hollow Mall to downtown HP.   FYI: The fall ‘Furniture Market’ runs Saturday through Thursday (OCT 24)

 Traffic Alert in Winston-Salem: Wake Forest vs Maryland college football game this Saturday afternoon. Kick-off @ 3:30pm.   Expect heavy traffic before and after the game…

Great weather for the 36th Annual Woolly Worm Festival happening  this weekend in Downtown Banner Elk  (OCT 19-20)

Great weather to Walk and Fight Hunger:   The Winston-Salem / Forsyth County CROP HUNGER WALK happening this Sunday afternoon at Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem.  Registration starts at 1:30pm…http://www.cropwalkforsyth.org/home.html     *Locally helping those in need thru Sunnyside Ministry and Crisis Control Ministry

Sign-ups for the Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program happening TODAY (OCT 18) in Welcome, Asheboro and Stokes County. More information including times, dates and locations:                     http://myfox8.com/2013/09/30/salvation-army-taking-christmas-assistance-applications/

One-stop early voting continues through November 2.  The General election is set for Tuesday, November 5th. Details about Early Voting sites in your area   One-stop early voting sites for 11/5/13 elections and runoffs    www.ncsbe.gov/

First weekend of the State Fair in Raleigh -  Building 429 and Francesca Battistelli in concert TONIGHT (OCT 18)….Mercy Me (next Friday, OCT 25)…Scotty McCreery (OCT 21-22  this Mon + Tue).  Fair admission is NOT included in ticket price. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The State Fair runs from October 17–27 in Raleigh. www.ncstatefair.org/2013/

Tasty food fact: Salsa has overtaken ketchup as America’s #1 condiment.  Due to the ever growing Hispanic population in the US -  More bags of Tortilla chips are now sold annually than bags of potato chips.Tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns. Last year, Hispanic foos and beverages were an $8 billion dollar market …according to ‘Packaged Facts’, a consumer research firm.     AP story

 Big event this Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem – The North Carolina launch of Trail Life USAa character development, outdoor adventure and leadership program for young men – happening this Wednesday (OCT 23) from 4-6pm at the former scout building at Calvary Baptist Church on 5000 Country Club Road.  **The special event will include Trail Life USA Program Displays, Outdoor Displays, Campfire with Smores, WBFJ will broadcasting LIVE.  Dinner is sponsored by Chick-fil-a at Peacehaven  ($5 = sandwich, chips, cookie, and drink)     www.TrailLife942.com

Wednesday (OCT 23) -   Do you have unwanted or expired prescription medicines (or even over-the-counter medicines) that need to be trashed?  Dispose of those items properly during “Operation Medicine Drop” going on this Wednesday (OCT 23) from 9am to noon in the Joel Coliseum parking lot in Winston-Salem.  Drop off / NO questions asked… **Used needles and other bio-hazardous items will not be accepted.  FYI: Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them in the trash creates safety and health problems. For more information, call the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Community Resource Unit at (336) 773-7835.         http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_7024fda0-36cf-11e3-a421-0019bb30f31a.html

The ‘Spending’ appeal of Halloween?  The National Retail Federation saying that Halloween is a $6.5 billion dollar holiday, second in spending only to Christmas.  The average family in the US will spend $75 dollars during Halloween (on everything from costumes, decorations and candy).

October is Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Month http://thrivingpastor.org/clergyappreciation/

RECALL: Toyota is recalling over 800,000 vehicles because a problem with an air conditioner part could cause airbags to deploy unnecessarily. In some cases, the problem was caused by spiders, actually their webs. Newer model Camrys and Avalons are included in the recall. http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/17/autos/toyota-spiders-airbag-recall/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

 

 

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