Clouds with drizzle today…Highs in the upper 60s.
Greensboro Mayoral Debate between Robbie Perkins and Nancy Vaughan tonight 7pm at West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro. The debate is sponsored by the Greensboro News & Record + News 14 Carolina. www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_34db275c-32b4-11e3-bdfc-0019bb30f31a.html
Sign-ups for the Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program happening this week in several communities: Starting Monday: Thomasville (Mon-Wed) and Asheboro (Mon-Fri)…Thursday (Oct 17) in Southmont from 12-7pm (11030 NC Hwy 8, Lexington)….Friday (Oct. 18) in Welcome from 12-7pm (287 N. Leonard Rd. Welcome). *Stokes County (sign ups thru Nov 15)… More information including times, dates and locations: http://myfox8.com/2013/09/30/salvation-army-taking-christmas-assistance-applications/
October is Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Month http://thrivingpastor.org/clergyappreciation/
Partial Federal Government shutdown: 14 days and counting with three days to go before the US hits that debt ceiling. Not quite a Million Vet March but those who made their way to Washington, DC over the weekend…did make their voices heard. The mostly conservative crowd, angered by the closure of national landmarks due to the partial government shutdown, removed barricades at the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. The Tea Party favorites including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas gave speeches . http://myfox8.com/2013/10/13/million-vet-march-converges-on-dc/
Around 400 teens and volunteers from youth groups across North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina spent Saturday cleaning up homes, area shelters and churches in Davidson County. The community service project was a collaboration with the Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation and Group WorkCamps. http://myfox8.com/2013/10/13/teens-youth-groups-help-clean-up-lexington/
Fire crews responding to a deadly house fire on Rich Hilton Road in Thomasville around 6am this morning. One person lost their life. Another was taken to Baptist Medical Center. Fox 8
NFL: A WIN on-the-road for the Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as Carolina tops the Vikings (35-10). The Vikings (Adrian Peterson) did play in yesterday’s game, days after his 2 year old son was killed… CNN
The A-L-C-S ties at one game apiece: The Boston Red Sox with a come from behind WIN over the Detroit Tigers last night. 6-5 was the final.
The NC State Fair in Raleigh starts this Thursday: Among the new food at the State Fair this year will be the “Sloppy Joe Doughnut Burger” featuring a scoop of seasoned ground beef, topped with shredded cheese between a glazed doughnut sliced in half. The State Fair runs from October 17–27 in Raleigh.
In Concert at the upcoming State Fair in Raleigh: Building 429 and Francesca Battistelli (Friday, OCT 18)…Mercy Me (Friday, OCT 25)…Scotty McCreery (OCT 21-22 Mon + Tue). Fair admission is NOT included in ticket price. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. www.ncstatefair.org/2013/Entertainment/DortonConcerts.htm