Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 68. Big COOL down for the end of the week…
Safe to drink, but not for washing clothes? Residents in western Forsyth County (west of Stratford Road to Reynolda Road), may see discolored water today. A 10-million gallon water tank which has been ‘out of service’ since March for repairs will be put back on line today. http://myfox8.com/2013/10/22/repair-work-may-result-in-discolored-water-in-w-s/
Mild Winter? The annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk has a winner. The woolly worm (named ‘FUZZ’) is brown. According to Mountain folklore, ‘brown’ on a woolly worm equals a more MILD winter. Here’s the deal: A woolly worm has 13 body segments, which are brown or black in color, representing the 13 weeks of winter. More black segments mean a harsher winter; a majority of brown segments represent a milder winter. FYI: Fuzz (and owner Michelle Griffin of Ansonville) took home the $1,000 prize. Check out the pic of FUZZ on our Facebook page http://goo.gl/CnPuYp
Partial Move: Forsyth Technical Community College will be moving its Small Business Center, Corporate Training Center and facilities supporting the bio-technology and nano-technology programs to downtown Winston-Salem. Forsyth Tech’s Center for Emerging Technologies will occupy 24,000 square feet of space on the second floor of 525@Vine, one of two buildings being renovated within Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The move will add at least 15 staff while serving about 1,200 students annually. Forsyth Tech has committed to a 10-year lease at Wake Forest Bio-Tech Place, which it expected to open next September. www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_c895ce3a-3a56-11e3-9e03-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=print
A new four-lane road through the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem is ‘ready’ for traffic. Research Parkway runs between Stadium Drive (Rams Drive) and Third Street in Winston-Salem. http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_739c23b8-3ab3-11e3-9546-001a4bcf6878.html
Do you have unwanted medicines that need to be properly trashed? Dispose of those items 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. For more information: (336) 773-7835. www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_7024fda0-36cf-11e3-a421-0019bb30f31a.html
An 8 year old girl was involved in a ‘freak’ accident on Belmont Street in Greensboro this morning. Fox 8 reporting that an 8 year old girl went outside to warm up the family car when it started rolling backwards. She tried to stop the car and became pinned between the vehicle’s tire and the curb. EMS freed the girl, then transported her to the hospital.