Duke wins 5th National Basketball Championship…Bill pushes Graham statue in DC…Possible pay to park at Topsail…Bojangles' going public? (Tue News)

News headlines: Tuesday, April 07, 2015

March Madness in April: The Blue Devils capturing their 5th National Basketball Championship last night…Duke over Wisconsin 68 – 63. *Duke finishes the season with a 35-4 record overall. The team will be back on campus in Durham around 5pm this afternoon…   various media sources.

Local t-shirt connection: Custom Screens in Madison is one of the printers filling the Duke Championship t-shirt order. Close to 30,000 Tees are ready for Duke fans as of 8:30am this morning!!          http://goo.gl/yma4Rt   *NCAA Women’s national Championship game happens TONIGHT-   Notre Dame (ACC) vs U-Conn

Biblical programming rules Easter Sunday night.  “AD: The Bible Continues” – the Mark Burnett / Roma Downey mini-series on NBC – was the most watched broadcast TV program last Sunday night with over 9 and a half million viewers.  The classic “The Ten Commandments” starting Charleston Heston came in second with close to seven million viewers (ABC).  http://goo.gl/9VFL93

Going public??  Charlotte-based Bojangles’ has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public stock offering. Bojangles’, founded in Charlotte back in 1977, operates 622 restaurants.  http://goo.gl/4sySBZ

Pay to park?  Commissioners in Topsail Beach are mulling over the idea whether to require summer visitors to ‘pay to park’ at the beach town’s almost 200 parking spaces. One proposal: non-residents would pay $5 a day and $8 on weekends to park in the town. It would mean an additional $80,000 a year for Topsail.    http://goo.gl/ujSrFM

Bills filed in the state House and Senate last week are requesting a congressional committee to approve the replacement of the statue of former NC Governor Charles Aycock for one of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham. Each state contributes two statues, many of which sit within Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. Federal law allows states to request changes.   http://goo.gl/xCnRSp

Kroger stores donated 700 tons of perishable food (meat, poultry, produce and dairy products) to food banks in six states including North Carolina) last year.  Feeding the hungry is a major priority for the company and its associates.  http://goo.gl/2RaUlA

Empty Bowls luncheon event supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina happening April 22, 2015 at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

-A tasty soup lunch, provided by the area’s top restaurants

-Gorgeous handcrafted and painted pottery bowls…

-A fabulous silent auction.  Details online…






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