Food Recall: Wayne Farms clear plastic 5-pound bags of “Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites.” Wayne Farms is recalling ready-to-eat chicken products. The recall products were sold at Food Lion stores in 10 states including North Carolina. https://goo.gl/r62HC8
THINK before using social media? Just use the acronym for THINK
T—is it true?
H—is it helpful?
I—is it inspiring?
N—is it necessary?
K—is it kind? https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/836311919753584640/photo/1
It’s “Ask-a-Lawyer Day”- The North Carolina Bar Association is holding its 10th annual this Friday (March 3) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.- Lawyers from across the state will be taking three-hour shifts to take YOUR calls for FREE. Last year, more than 530 lawyers participated, helping more than 10,000 citizens in our state. Details at www.4ALLnc.org. In the Triad, the number to call will be (855) 899-9037.
Construction Downtown– The first phase of construction should start soon on the renovation of a walkway that connects Cherry and Trade streets behind the downtown Marriott hotel. Improvements will include new fencing, a new gate at the tunnel leading to the Embassy Suites hotel building, new trash receptacles, bike racks, signage, better lighting and new plantings. www.journalnow.com
New Place to Eat in DC- Maxburger Burger Bar and Grill has opened at Old Salisbury Road. The restaurant is just over the county line in Davidson County off N.C. 150. Maxburger is next to Breakfasttime. Maxburger is a gourmet burger. www.journalnow.com
Can you see me now? Darkness no more at Martinsville Speedway thanks to 442 light fixtures. That’s enough lights to light up eight football fields. It had to be this way if they wanted to keep both of its spots on the Cup schedule. It’s also a harsh reality check that darkness was as much of an opponent to Martinsville as the shiny, cookie-cutter tracks were to North Wilkesboro, Rockingham and Darlington during NASCAR’s decade of overexpansion. www.journalnow.com
No Mall in High Point: Next week, Oak Hollow Mall will officially close its doors to the public. After March 10th, the mall will officially close. Customers aren’t the only ones who will miss the shopping center. Those who use the indoor location as an exercise space are among those disappointed. High Point University officials say, at this time, they haven’t decided what they’ll use the property for. https://goo.gl/pwxxUg
Ben and Rick are in- Two of President Donald Trump’s former rivals for the GOP White House nomination won Senate confirmation yesterday to join his administration. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a few hours later, the Senate backed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be energy secretary. Carson and Perry are the 17th and 18th of the president’s 22 Cabinet and Cabinet-level nominations to win Senate approval. https://goo.gl/DKnXrJ
Costco or Sams? Members of Costco aren’t going to be too happy. The warehouse club operator has announced it is raising its membership fees. Starting June 1, annual membership fees for individual, business and business add-on members will climb $5 to $60. Executive memberships will increase from $110 to $120. Overall, the fee increases will affect around 35 million members. https://goo.gl/YgUWBu
New or Used? The average loan for a new car now exceeds the average loan for a used car by over $11,000. It’s a record gap according to experts, and is blamed partly on the rising cost of new vehicles. As new car costs rise, so do monthly payments and also delinquencies. Analysts say many car buyers are extending loan terms, getting a short-term lease, or opting for the used vehicle to keep within their monthly budget. https://goo.gl/BQTbV1
Today is National Employee Appreciation Day. Created in 1995, the day is set aside for employers to show employees some appreciation, be it a thank you note or other form of encouragement. Appreciation and recognition are some key motivational factors for employees, and employees are one of a company’s best assets. Showing employees appreciation can result in a happier workplace and increased productivity, both of which are good for the employer. https://goo.gl/U5KuPj
Work Lunch Etiquette- Eating at home and eating at work, are two entirely different things. Office etiquette experts say we need to stay away from office gossip, but also need to be courteous when it comes to our food. Leaving food scraps on your desk isn’t a good thing. Pick up your mess, rinse off your plate, as you probably need to get up from your desk anyway. And don’t leave the sink messy with food scraps either. Plus, don’t microwave fish. It might be OK at home, but not at the office, and you know why.