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Friday News for November 17, 2023

OCC: National Collection Week continues through Monday (Nov 20)


Thanksgiving is less than ONE week away.

Questions? Contact 1-800-Butterball or https://www.butterball.com

*Check out the News Blog for tips on preparing that perfect turkey, also recipes, cooking recommendations, meal prep and thawing tips.


AAA: More than 55 million Americans are expected to travel over the     

           Thanksgiving holiday, and the vast majority will be driving.

Before you get on the road, check the basics: tire pressure, lights, brakes, fluids.

*Smart idea: Have your car checked by a professional before traveling….



Update: Just in time for Thanksgiving, a link between the Northern Beltway and Highway 52 will open this weekend (Saturday) on the northern side of Winston-Salem.

Expect delays and lane closures through the day (Friday).



Add cars and SUVs to your Amazon shopping list?

Beginning in 2024, you will be able to shop for Hyundai vehicles on Amazon.

The plan: shop online, then pick it up at your local dealer or have it delivered by a  local dealership. https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/16/business/hyundai-cars-for-sale-on-amazon/index.html


Update: The ‘Poplar Drive Fire’ in Henderson County is roughly 98% contained, according to the North Carolina Forest Service. The cause of that wildfire was a ‘debris burn’ on private property that eventually grew to 434 acres.  *30 counties in Western North Carolina remain under a ‘burn ban’ until further notice.



American Red Cross: Local Blood drives happening this week…

TODAY (Nov 17)

Forbush Middle School in East Bend = 1pm – 5:30pm

Saturday (Nov 18)

The Rock Church in King = 9:30am – 1:30pm

Churchland Fire Department (Hwy 150 in Linwood) = 9:30am – 2pm

Sunday (Nov 19)

Temple Emanuel on Oakwood Drive in Winston Salem = 11am – 3:30pm

  *Schedule your blood donation appointment TODAY at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/


ACA: Open Enrollment is happening NOW through December 15.

‘Healthcare’ plans are available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace for coverage starting Jan 1, 2024. Details: https://www.healthcare.gov/

*NC Navigator Consortium (con-SORE-shem) is available to help.  https://ncnavigator.net/



Friday Night High School Football https://www.wxii12.com/high-school-sports

Area teams atill playing tonight… State Playoffs (Nov 17)

    Oak Grove, Mt Tabor, Thomasville, Mt Airy, North Rowan and Dudley


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