The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem has received another valuable donation in one of its red kettles. An anonymous donor dropped an emerald and diamond bracelet in the Red Kettle at the Walmart on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem sometime on Tuesday. The bracelet was wrapped in a five dollar bill along with a note which read “In Memory of Mother”. Windsor Jewelers estimated the bracelet to be worth at least $3,000 dollars. BTW: This is the second piece of jewelry found in a Red kettle this Christmas season in Winston-Salem. A couple of weeks back, someone donated a diamond ring worth at least $3,500 dollars.
Anonymous donors have stepped in to help save Christmas for dozens of families in the Triad, after electronic items were stolen from a “Toys for Tots” distribution center on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem over the weekend. Fox 8 reporting that more than 200 toy donations have been made since Monday. Locally, the “Triad Toys for Tots” drive will help more than 2,000 children in Forsyth, Stokes and Yadkin counties. Winston-Salem Police are investigating the break-in.
Hundreds of Fort Bragg soldiers are back on American soil. Close to 400 paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne arrived back home at Pope Army air field late Tuesday night. The soldiers spent the past seven months inIraqand were the last official Army unit to leave Baghdad. www.myfox8.com/news/sns-ap-nc–troopsreturn,0,4190945.story
The Andrews High School has disbanded its Boy’s Junior Varsity Basketball team following an alleged hazing incident that happened earlier this week. School officials are still investigating the story from one victim who was hit with a plastic water bottle before being placed head-first inside a trash can. Five players were charged in connection with the incident and six other student athletes will be disciplined by the school for not doing anything to stop it.
BTW: All JV players not involved with the hazing incident will finish the season with the varsity team.
(Health) The risk of burns increases over the holidays. But, many burn injuries are easily preventable, simply by eliminating potential dangers. -Staying in the kitchen and being attentive while cooking can prevent most cooking fires. Keep pot holders, wooden utensils, towels, food packaging and anything else that can catch fire away from the stovetop. -Keep fresh trees away from fireplaces and radiators and keep the tree stand filled with water. -Don’t overload extension cords. -Never leave candles unattended. More information: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/securit/season-saison/holiday-fetes/index-eng.php
Update: The NCAA has cleared Tarheel receiver Dwight Jones to play this Monday (DEC 26) in the Independence Bowl. FYI: The Tar Heels will play Missouri in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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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