Mostly cloudy skies…High near 70. Mostly sunny on Friday…High 75.
Junior League Rummage Sale ‘Pre-View party starts later today at the Joel Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem. Doors open to the public at 5:30pm this afternoon. Cost: $30 for the Pre-view party. The Junior League Rummage Sale continues on Friday and Saturday. Details at www.jlws.org
“One-Stop Early Voting” in North Carolina starts TODAY (April 19) and runs through Saturday, May 5. Find your voting location: www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=13
Remember to vote ‘YES’ in support of ‘Traditional, Biblical Marriage’ when you go to the polls. Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 8th. More details about the Traditional Marriage Amendment to the state Constitution www.voteformarriagenc.com/2012/03/support-for-marriage-amendment-remains-strong-2/
The Gospel Music Association’s 43rd Annual Dove Awards happens TONIGHT at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. You can catch a re-airing of the Dove Awards on G-M-C (or the Gospel Music Channel) next Tuesday. The Artist of the Year nominees include Casting Crowns, Laura Story and LeCrae. The New Artist of the Year nominees include Jamie Grace, Dara Maclean, Royal Tailor and The City Harmonic. The complete list of nominees at www.doveawards.com/
April is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month. BTW: One organ donor can save up to 8 lives. That same person can help up to 50 additional people through tissue donation. www.donatelifenc.org
Event: The ‘Donate Life Walk and 5K Run” supporting Carolina Donor Services happens this Saturday morning (April 21) starting at Forsyth Medical Center and ending at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 774-4450 Registration info at www.carolinadonorservices.org
Traffic Alert: High Point – The Spring Home Furnishings Market starts this Saturday (April 21) and runs through next Thursday April 26th. www.highpointmarket.org/
The executive director with ‘Voice of the Martyrs’ has died. Tom White led VOM, a ministry that helps support the persecuted Church, for more than 20 years. Pray for Tom White’s wife, his children and grandchildren during this sad time. www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2012/April/Voice-of-the-Martyrs-Mourns-Loss-of-Leader/ FYI: Tom taught English in the Cayman Islands in the late 1970s, and made numerous airplane flights over Cuba, dropping hundreds of thousands of gospels tracts over the island nation. In May 1979, White’s private plane crashed on a Cuban highway after being caught in a storm. He was captured and spent a year in prison, where he experienced brutal treatment from Castro’s secret police. His Cuban prison experience is detailed in his book, ‘God’s Missiles Over Cuba’.
Remembering an entertainment icon: Dick Clark, the long time host of American Bandstand, passed away on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack. The man who never seemed to age…was 82 years old. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=663871
A salmonella outbreak linked to a frozen yellowfin tuna product has now sickened over 140 people in 20 states (including North Carolina). 21 people have been hospitalized. Reports saying that many people who became ill had eaten raw tuna in sushi as “spicy tuna.” http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=663871
SPORTS: Pat Summitt, the legendary head coach of the Lady Volunteers at the University of Tennessee, is stepping down due to health reasons. Summitt revealed several months ago that she has early onset dementia. The 59 year old Summitt is the winningest coach in NCAA college basketball history. She was head coach atTennesseefor 38 years.
Strawberry season is here: To find a ‘fresh’ strawberry site near you… www.ncfarmfresh.com/Directory.asp?product=51&county=region®ion=2&SearchType=farms&submit=Search
A new poll suggesting that for the second year in a row more of us will be ‘willing’ to financially support charitable organizations during 2012. 71% of US households plan to give to charitable organizations this year after a drop in charitable giving back in 2010. www.dunhamandcompany.com/economy
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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