WSFC Independence Day closings- www.journalnow.com
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the following closings and changes have been announced:
- Winston-Salem city offices and Forsyth County offices will be closed Monday.
- All state offices will be closed Monday.
- All federal offices will be closed Monday.
- All yard-waste and recycling collections will be postponed one day.
- There will be no change in garbage collections.
Looks like Coal ash Cleanup Changes have cleared the NC Legislature. Yesterday they approved a new process to allow Duke Energy to use less expensive alternatives to clean up coal ash pits at seven sites while ensuring drinking water is piped to residents near the ponds. The new process allows alternatives like drying them out and closing them in place. Duke will have two years to repair dams around the pits and get water piped to residents. www.journalnow.com
It’s raining it pouring but our Farmers need more: Forsyth County and much of Northwest North Carolina areas are abnormally dry despite the scattered storms that have been rolling through this week. The conditions are affecting local farmers by causing crops and pastures to grow at a slower rate than normal. That’s why I haven’t seen the produce stand on Hwy64. www.journalnow.com
Traffic may be a little hectic in Charlotte on Tuesday- President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will campaign on Tuesday in Charlotte, the Clinton campaign announced Tuesday. The joint appearance Tuesday by Obama and Clinton is clear proof that North Carolina will again be a major battleground state in the 2016 presidential race. www.journalnow.com
Several ‘new’ laws affecting NC drivers go into effect Friday, July 1…
-Vehicle owners will be issued a late fee if they allow their vehicle registration to lapse. The 15 day grace-period will continue, but $15 fines will be issued instantly. After a month that fine will grow to $20 and at two months the late fee will be $25.
-Moped owners who have registered in NC must now carry liability insurance or get their license revoked.
-Permanently disabled motorists will NOT have to renew their windshield disability placards every five years. Read more at the news blog. Now motorists certified by a physician as being totally and permanently disabled will no longer have to renew it. http://goo.gl/TrnJp1
Fourth of July
Firework booms and bangs can be exciting, but for pets… The colorful sights and loud sounds of Independence Day might not have you and your pet feeling the same way. It’s recommended keeping them secured indoors in the quiet room of your house away from windows and doors. Try turning on a TV, radio or playing a CD with soothing music. Doing so may distract your pet from the noise going on outdoors and keep it from getting spooked. http://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/4th-july-fireworks-terrifying-pets-safety-tips-follow
A long weekend why not hit the roads -With Independence Day falling on Monday, this weekend will see record numbers of travelers; 32 million in fact will hit the open road this weekend. Travel experts say instead of spending money on holiday sales, more people are using their money to travel. They say making memories with family and friends is something you can’t buy. http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2016/06/record_july_4_travel_expected.html
Congratulations to the Coastal Carolina, they are heading back home to South Carolina from the College World Series with the school’s first national championship in any sport. Coastal Carolina finished the year with a record of 55-18, and defeated Arizona yesterday. Coastal Carolina became the first team since 1956 to win the title in its first College World Series appearance. www.journalnow.com