New: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has sold the historic Reynolds Building for $7.8 million dollars. The building will be transferred into a boutique hotel, restaurant and upscale apartments.
The 22-story Reynolds Building built in 1929 is well known for being the design inspiration for the Empire State Building, built in 1931 in New York City.
FYI: Every year the staff of the Empire State Building sends a Father’s Day card to the staff at the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem just as a reminder of who came first. http://myfox8.com/
Traffic Alert: The annual state homeschool convention starts this afternoon at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem. The N-C-H-E Homeschool conference continues through Saturday afternoon. www.nche.com
Does your student need a job? Goodwill Industries is hosting a ‘youth job fair’ this afternoon from 2 to 6pm
at the Goodwill offices on University Parkway in Winston-Salem. *The job fair is designed for 16 to 21 year olds. Dress to impress and bring your resume… For more information, Call (336) 543-8640 www.journalnow.com
The Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem is offering FREE ‘Summer Movie Mornings’ for Kids beginning on June 18th! Kid Size Popcorns and Sodas will be available for $1.00!
June 18 & 19: The Lego Movie (PG) at 10am
June 25 & 26: Despicable Me One (PG) at 10am
July 2 & 3: Despicable Me Two (PG) in 3D for FREE at 10am
July 9 & 10: The Croods (PG) at 10am
July 16 & 17: Turbo at (PG) 10am https://www.facebook.com/MarketPlace250Cinemas
Recently, a customer at the Atomic Grill in Morgantown, West Virginia posted a not-so-family-friendly comment on UrbanSpoon.com requesting that servers at the Grill “show more skin?”
“I was upset’…said Atomic Grill owner Daniel McCawley. “I’m a father of a 12-year-old girl and I’ve got five sisters.” In a creative way, the restaurant owner decided to ‘honor’ the reviewer’s request!? Now through Memorial Day, the Atomic Grill will be offering a special ‘potato skin’ appetizer – with the proceeds going to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services.
Upcoming Memorial Day events (Friday through Monday)
Discounts for vets and active duty military on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
Congratulations – Graduation at Salem College this Saturday morning (May 24) at 10am
Strawberry Season right now through early June. FYI: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays are typically ‘slow’ days to pick your own. Find a strawberry farm near you (by county) on the News Blog www.ncstrawberry.com/map.cfm?reg=mid
11-year-old Lucy Li, from California, has become the youngest female golfer to ever qualify for the Women’s US Open at Pinehurst #2 next month.
The men’s US Open will be played June 12-15…The women’s US open June 19-22
Twin power: Neal and Stewart Pritchard of Jamestown were honored Wednesday night earning their associate degrees through the Middle College at GTCC. They graduated at the top of their class. The twins are ranked #1 and #2.
FYI: Their accomplishments don’t stop there. Stewart is a world-class gymnast.
Neal now tutors after battling Asvberger’s Syndrome and not being able to speak.
Mom is pleased: All five sons have graduated from the Middle College at GTCC.
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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