Thursday June 30 News

WSFC Independence Day closings 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.  www.journalnow.com 

Weather- Out of State- After hearing about the flooding that has devastated his home state of West Virginia, Patrick McGinnis of Kernersville wanted to know how he could help. McGinnis enlisted the help of friends and several businesses in the Kernersville area.  A trailer was filled with bottled water, clothing, shovels and buckets, dog and horse food, snacks, toiletries and other essentials for people who were left homeless by the floods and delivery was made last night. www.journalnow.com 

How can you help with no rain in the forecast for the state of West Virginia and are no flood watches clean up efforts continue.  There are several Organizations in the community that you can take donations to help the people of West Virginia.

  • Maple Springs United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem is collecting drinking water, non-perishable food, hygiene products and cleaning supplies. Church members plan to load a truck this evening that will take the donations to a collection point in West Virginia on Friday. www.journalnow.com 
  • *H&W Trucking has donated a tractor-trailer with a West Virginia Disaster Relief drop-off location at the Lowes Foods on Highway 89 in Mount Airy through WED.
  • *Donations can be dropped off at Ann Chilton Reality on Main Street in King through noon Friday.
  • -You can also donate money through the American Red Cross.http://goo.gl/YNNhDa

Happening in Sports- With the storybook ending written, Mike Meadows has decided it is time to close the book.  After 17 seasons as head coach of North Davidson baseball, Meadows announced his resignation Wednesday, after leading the Black Knights to their first Class 4-A state championship in program history.  Meadows youngest son just graduated from North Davidson and he will be playing baseball for UNC Wilmington, this will allow Meadows time to watch his son play.  He will remain a physical education teacher at North Davidson.  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.

A new study has ranked the top sweatiest cities in the U.S., and two cities in North Carolina rank up top. Charlotte and Raleigh are sweaty prone.  They are high in the rankings for cities with toasty summer temperatures, and they both lack an ocean breeze. Also considered in the study were a city’s fitness and recreational sports facilities, knowing that more frequent exercise, leads to a city’s overall sweatiness.

If you have a front loader style washer from Whirlpool, Maytag, and Kenmore made by Whirlpool between 2001 and 2010, you may be entitled to some cash.  After complaints about funky, smelly mold in front-loading washers started a lawsuit was filled and a settlement has been reached.  You have until Mid- October to claim your settlement. http://www.consumerreports.org/washing-machines/settlement-in-front-loader-mold-case/

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  http://goo.gl/TrnJp1

Kellogg’s is opening a ‘permanent’ cereal cafe in Times Square.

The cafe, called Kellogg’s NYC, will feature 10 items, priced between $6 and $8, made from cereals like Raisin Bran, Special K and Froot Loops.  The café launches Friday, July 1st.  BTW: One-third of cereal consumption happens outside of breakfast hours. http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/28/smallbusiness/kelloggs-nyc-cereal-cafe/

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