Today is #Giving Tuesday – “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals…. Wouldn’t it be great to have a day for giving back?” The average person makes 24% of their annual donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. (according to research from the Center on Philanthropy). The average American gives 4.7% of their income to charities. www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=519 A recent Red Cross study finding that 4 out of 5 Americans say that ‘giving’ is an important part of our holiday tradition. Prayerfully consider how you can help a local non-profit organization, ministry or an individual family this Christmas.
Governor-elect Pat McCrory is looking for some fresh faces in state government. “What I’m doing is seeking talent,” McCrory telling News 14 Carolina in an interview. “I don’t care whether they are Republican or Democrat or independent. I’m looking for talent to run the government in the most effective way possible.” More info at www.workforpat.com
Forsyth County commissioners have approved nearly $1.2 million in incentives to lure Herbalife to the former Dell plant in Forsyth County. Winston-Salem and Atlanta are in the running for a $100 million manufacturing and distribution facility for Herbalife – a California-based nutrition company. The facility could bring as many as 500 new jobs with an average salary of more than $40,000. www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/morning-edition/2012/11/forsyth-approves-herbalife-incentives.html
Traffic Alert – Lexington Road crews have started repairing the section of the Winston Road (N.C. 8) bridge over Business 85 South that was damaged earlier this year. **The bridge near Hayes Jewelers, McDonalds and Big Lots in Lexington. Old Winston Road (Highway 8 / old 52) is CLOSED over the bridge as well as all lanes of Business 85 SOUTH at the interchange. The bridge should be back open by December 20.
Helping those in need: The American Red Cross will offer several volunteer disaster response training sessions over the next several weeks. Once you pass the training sessions, volunteers will be eligible to join disaster action teams. To register for the training sessions in Winston-Salem, Greensboro or Wilkesboro, contact Mandy Shields at 332-6931. www.nwnc-redcross.org
The Attorney General’s Office has dropped the criminal charge against state Rep. Larry Womble. Special prosecutors said they lacked enough evidence to prosecute. Womble was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with a fatal car wreck last December his car crossed the center line and hit another driver David Allen Carmichael head on. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/673146/attorney-general-drops-charges-against-rep–larry-womble
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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