Relief on the way to Florida. The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem is finishing up relief efforts in in Charleston, SC before mobilizing a team of 50 people to Jacksonville, Florida to assist in post-hurricane Irma recovery. A convoy of canteens from both North and South Carolina will head out to Jacksonville later today. https://goo.gl/RZbZs2
Another Hurricane in the Atlantic? Hurricane Jose, now a category one storm, is roughly 700 miles east of Florida with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Most computer models keep ‘Jose’ out in the Atlantic. Weather Channel
Danica Patrick is leaving Stewart-Haas Racing at the end of the season. Reason: A new sponsorship arrangement in 2018. Danica has been with Stewart-Haas Racing for the past six seasons. Journalnow.com
Apple unveiled some of its newest products on Tuesday including the iPhone X (pronounced 10). The new Apple iPhone X (10), with a starting price $999 dollars, won’t be available for pre-order until Oct 27, with a ship date by Nov 3.
What to expect: The iPhone X(10) will have glass on both the front and the back, wireless charging, longer battery life. But, no ‘home’ button? https://goo.gl/a1JDg3
Hospice of Davidson County will host a FREE community grief workshop on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8pm at DCCC. The FREE community workshop will feature Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer, sharing how people can move from grief to growth, and reaffirm a life of meaning.
*This free event is in conjunction with its Sixth Annual “Grief and Loss Professional Conference” on Friday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The conference will focus on how death may end a life, but not necessarily an end to relationship. Registration fee is $85, $60 per person for three or more attending from the same organization, and $50 for educators and students. Lunch is included with registration. https://goo.gl/QdYs7K
**Registration is required and now open for both events until Sept. 25.
Job well done: Roy Ackland, best known for his folksy “Roy’s Folks” segments on FOX8 WGHP, is retiring this week after 30 years.
Producer/photojournalist David Weatherly, who created that series with Ackland, will continue producing segments with Chad Tucker. “Roy’s Folks” airs Mondays and Wednesdays on WGHP. Catch a one-hour special spotlighting Roy TONIGHT 7pm on Fox 8. https://goo.gl/NnPuk9
*Check out a cool posting from Roy’s daughters on our Facebook page!!
Good News: JetBlue is offering $99 direct flights to the Sunshine State.
The airline is working up to a full schedule of flights by the end of the week. Direct flights are $99, connecting flights are $159. https://goo.gl/5NeXFZ
FORSYTH COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday at the Forsyth County N.C. Cooperative Extension building, 1450 Fairchild Road. Major fundraiser for the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Proceeds help maintain the Extension Demonstration Gardens and fund the “Forks on Friday” garden lecture series. For information, call 336-703-2850. https://goo.gl/yrinfC
Section of I-40 Westbound to Close This Weekend
GREENSBORO – A section of westbound Interstate 40 will close this weekend between the I-85 split (Exit 131) and the merge at US-29/70/220 (exit 222).
The closure is needed so crews can safely conduct paving operations and put in a traffic shift. This will improve the condition of the roadway and to make this section safer for motorists.
The closure will begin on Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m., and last through 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18.
There will not be access to I-840 North, McConnell Road and East Gate City Boulevard off I-40 during the closure. Motorists traveling through Greensboro can use the I-85/I-73 Bypass as a detour. Motorists attempting to access U.S. 29 or U.S. 70 will also have a signed detour.
Eastbound I-40 in the same area will be closed next weekend, Sept. 22 to 24. More details on this closure will be provided later.
For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov
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