Do you play the NC Education Lottery– Winning more than $2,250 in a state lottery game may carry unexpected financial consequences. The Welfare reform/food and nutrition benefits Bill would require the N.C. Lottery Commission to report individual winnings of more than $2,250 to Social Services. The Law requires Welfare recipients to report any income and resource changes, including lottery winnings. This could change the amount of assistance received from Social Services. www.journalnow.com
The Winston-Salem Police Department will hold a firearm safe-surrender event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at Waughtown Baptist Church at 1538 Waughtown Street. Residents who have weapons that they no longer want can turn in these guns at the event. Officers will accept handguns, rifles, airsoft and BB guns, as well as ammunition, he said. The department will not pay residents for their guns. www.journalnow.com
What do we love more than food-based holidays? Food-based holidays with free samples, right!! National Iced Tea Day is tomorrow, I know exactly where I’m celebrating: Starbucks. When you buy one iced tea this Friday, you’ll get one free at participating locations! Starbucks may be known for their coffee creations, but they also have some delicious teas like mango black tea lemonade. What better day to try them than National Iced Tea Day?
During the primary election season, the Federal Election Commission says candidates spent more than $700 million. Experts are saying that will increase for the general election in November. They believe each candidate, and their supporters, will have to raise and spend at least $1 billion. They also say with so much money being spent, we’ll see more campaign ads than usual. http://www.marketplace.org/2016/06/08/elections/primary-candidates-spent-millions-general-will-be-billions
Jobs on the Rise-
The Labor Department says job openings have been rising, but companies are taking their time to fill the openings. Even though openings are rising, the hiring rate actually fell in April. Some experts say companies may feel they can’t find people with the right skills to fill their open positions. Others say companies aren’t providing the wages to attract the best talent. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/jolts.pdf
That ain’t no dog it’s a horse-
An Alabama dog recently give birth to one of the largest litters of puppies ever. Bailee is a 4-year-old South African Mastiff that delivered an amazing 19 puppies. The puppies were delivered by C-section because a natural birth for a litter that size will be incredibly long for the mother. The pups and mom are doing well. By the way, the record for a litter of pups is 24. http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/16860-mother-dog-gives-birth-to-a-whopping-19-pups
Re-Naming Business 40 Contest
All residents of the metropolitan area are eligible to vote. There are several ways to vote for a new name for your choice: text message, project website, or by phone (cell or landline). Information about how to vote is listed below.
Text Voting: Text to 650 600 9016, and select your finalists by texting the number listed next to your finalist.
- Golden Leaf Parkway – text 109330
- Innovation Highway – text 109331
- Piedmont Corridor – text 109332
- Salem Parkway – text 109333
Click here to vote!
Phone Voting: Dial 336.448.3156
- Listen to the prompts for the finalists
- Speak clearly with your finalist name
- Press # to end the call or simply hang up
Deadline to vote: June 15, 2016. The winner will be announced later in the year.