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State Representative Larry Womble remains in critical, but stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist medical center after he was involved in a deadly car crash Friday night on Reynolds Park Road in Winston-Salem. The other person involved in the accident David Carmichael a neighbor of Womble’s died at the scene. Police are not saying how that crash happened or whether either of the drivers was at fault. (Winston-Salem Journal)
Helping a great cause. The Sunrise Diner in Thomasville collected over $6,200 for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the recent tornado victims in Davidson and Randolph Counties.
In Greensboro, Grace Community Church Grace, Westover Church and other local organizations gave away hundreds of live Christmas trees yesterday to needy families, who might not have otherwise been able to have a tree. They included families with foster children or kids with special needs. Most of the Christmas trees were donated by a family farm in Pennsylvania. www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/04/article/families_flock_to_tree_giveaway
A Salvation Army bell ringer tried to stop a shoplifter outside a Big Lots in Lexington last Thursday. The Lexington Dispatch reporting that 26-year-old Holly Rouse was ringing her bell at her red kettle when she noticed a man who didn’t go through the checkout line, putting items in his back pocket. She told the man to go back inside and pay. He pushed her. She then tackled the man, but he got away. Holly did take down the license plate number of the vehicle he got into.
Les Ashby with the Salvation Army of Davidson County praises Holly’s efforts but he’s is advising bell ringers to just report crimes to store managers. BTW: The management with the Big Lots in Lexington wants Holly to remain outside the store for the rest of the season.
One congregation in Alamance County is once again being the hands (and feet) of Jesus at Holly Hill Mall, by providing FREE gift wrapping and an encouraging word to shoppers over the next three weeks. Westside Fellowship Church has rented out two spaces at the mall to, as Senior Pastor Kurt Ward suggests, “remind people of the true meaning of Christmas.” The church is also using part of the space for children’s ministry. RnR
Brandon Heath has picked up three Grammy nominations. For his CD “Leaving Eden” and for his hit song “Your Love”. Among other Christian artists receiving Grammy nominations this week include: Natalie Grant, Matt Maher, Leeland and Royal Tailor. The GRAMMY Awards ceremony will be held in LA on Sunday, February 12th.
The U.S. Postal Service is pushing a cost-savings proposal that would no longer deliver first-class mail on the next day. The proposal to change its national standard for first-class mail to two-to-five days from one-to-three along with post office closures and layoffs could trim some $3 billion from its budget. http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/02/news/economy/postal_service_next_day/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2
Sports: Congrats to West Stokes and Greensboro Page… Area High School football teams bringing home State Championship titles.
ACC college football Championship Game: Clemson over Virginia Tech
App State out of its bid for a 4th national title
ACC teams getting College ‘Bowl Bids’: Wake, Carolina, State and Virginia Tech
LSU and Alabama playing for the National Championship in January 2012.
For the second time in his Sprint Cup Series career, an off-track issue has cost Kurt Busch his job. Busch will not return next season to drive Penske Racing’s No. 22 Dodge. An official press conference set for later this morning.
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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