35 days til Thanksgiving… 68 sleeps until Christmas
Remember this date: Sunday, November 11 at 8am…
The date and projected time for the CLOSING of a section of Business 40
through downtown Winston-Salem for major up-grades.
2018 Mid-Term Election: Early Voting has begun in North Carolina.
One Stop Early Voting continues through NOV 02, 2018.
General Election Day is Tuesday, NOV 06th, 2018 https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html
*View YOUR sample ballot online BEFORE you go to the polls
*Search: Early Voting Sites in YOUR county… https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/
*The 6 proposed amendments to the NC constitution
What You Need To Know (NC Family Policy)
*Thursday (Oct 18) is National Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day
*Candlelight vigils to honor lives lost are planned…
Thursday evening: Oct. 18 at Harrison Park in Denton (7pm)
Next Week: Oct. 25 at the gazebo in Thomasville (7pm).
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Breaking News: A State Highway Patrol trooper was fatally shot during a traffic stop shortly after midnight in Columbus County roughly 30 miles west of Wilmington.
Trooper Kevin K. Conner, an 11-year veteran, was stopping a GMC pickup truck on a speeding violation when he was shot. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
PTI is getting a new air-traffic control tower. Construction will begin early 2019, and to be completed in early 2022. *The new structure will rise 180 feet into the air, almost twice the height of PTI’s current tower that was built in 1974.
Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Sales began early today in Newfoundland. *Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001. Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshold.
Veterans Coffee event in Winston-Salem this Thursday
Location: PDQ Restaurant off Strafford Road from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The veterans coffee events provide an opportunity for veterans, both men and women, to relax, connect with other veterans, and enjoy free coffee, breakfast, doughnuts and conversation. The veterans coffee events are hosted by Trellis Supportive Care, formerly Hospice & Palliative CareCenter. Contact: Don Timmons at 336-331-1309
Rare Neurological ‘Mystery Illness’
A rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs – and sometimes paralysis – has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year. The rare neurological condition is called acute flaccid myelitis (FLA-sid MY-uh -LIE-tis) , or AFM.
The condition happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. So far this year, cases have been confirmed in 22 states including North Carolina.
*90% of AFM cases the CDC has been studying since 2014 have involved patients 18 or younger. The average age of the children is about 4…
In New York City, $2,000 dollars could cover your rent.
Or pay for about 730 subway rides.
Or an entire year of coffee runs?
$2,000 dollars could also buy you a 40-pound cheeseburger pizza.
WPIX reporting that Champion Pizza based in Queens is selling (for a limited time)
a 40-pound pizza (consisting of five layers of meat, cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, ketchup and pepperoni) and the proceeds from pizza sales are going to help Hurricane Florence victims in OUR state – North Carolina.
FYI: The pizza pie so large it takes at least two people to hold and has to be split in half to fit in the oven. https://myfox8.com/2018/10/14/this-40-pound-pizza-in-new-york-city-will-cost-you-2000-but-the-proceeds-go-florence-victims-in-nc/
North Carolina’s most popular Halloween candy?
According to candystore.com, M&M’s is now the most shipped to NC.
For years, Reese’s Cups has been tops for Halloween, until now.
NC: #1 M&Ms…#2 Reece’s Cups…#3 Candy Corn
How about our neighboring states:
South Carolina still loves candy corn
Virginians choose Snickers
Tennessee = Tootsie Pops
Georgia has a preference for Swedish Fish?
The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low income, elderly, or disabled residents in seven counties in the Piedmont Triad (including Forsyth, Davidson, Guilford and Randolph) save energy and reduce
their utility bills by improving energy efficiency.
Apply today at www.ptrc.org. Questions? Call (336) 904-0300
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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