Veterans Day 2015 – Area restaurants and stores are offering FREE deals/discounts for Vets TODAY. Make sure you carry your proof of service or valid military ID… Check out a long list on the News Blog
As we honor veterans on this special day, the tragedy of military suicides is ongoing. Among the groups attempting to intercede is Mission 22, which reaches out to at-risk veterans with love and support. www.mission22.com/#warathome
**Tom Spooner / founder of Mission 22 states that…
“22 veterans are committing suicide every day (due to PTSD), so being home is absolutely more deadly than being deployed for veterans.”
24-hour HELP Line… 844-44-VALOR (844-448-2567) – This hotline is for veterans, law enforcement, first responders, or veterans’ loved ones who want to help, but may not know how.
Attention: ALL Veterans and family members of Veterans Representatives with VA Benefits and VA Healthcare will be on-hand this Thursday and Friday (Nov 12-13) from 9A-5P to facilitate filing and possibly expedite new and existing claims, appeals and healthcare issues. Location: Charles Mack Citizen Center**215 N Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115 *If you have or would like to file a claim with the VA; if you have questions about VA benefits you may be entitled to; if you have questions about VA healthcare; YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS EVENT! http://www.nclegion.org/Veterans%20Benefit%20Center/VBAC%20Event%20flyer.pdf
MIA: A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Georgia is honoring veterans and active-duty service members with a “Missing Man Table.” The table features a folded American flag, a place setting for the veteran, and a letter.
Here’s what the letter says…
“This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms.
The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.
The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.
The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.
A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.
The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.
The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast.
The chair is empty — We remember the missing…”
Two Florida pastors are recovering after a close brush with death. The men were in a bucket truck trimming trees near power lines when they got a little too close. Pastor Mark Coffey tells WFTX TV, “This is a bona fide miracle. I mean, we should be dead men. BTW: Next time, they plan to hire professional tree trimmers… http://goo.gl/mG96IT
Google has upgraded its Android Maps app so it can provide directions when not connected to the internet. The software also lets devices find businesses’ locations, opening hours and telephone numbers while offline. BUT, budget-phone owners will now have to juggle data… http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34770966
AP FACT CHECK: 4th GOP debate on Tuesday night (Nov 10) *Ben Carson botched the economic effect of minimum wage increases. Jeb Bush again pitched a dubious target for economic growth. And Marco Rubio, in a tale about plumbers and philosophers, undersold the value of a college education. Flubs and funny numbers… http://goo.gl/YFEq3W
Phillip Long, the owner of Long Jewelers, has a story he felt was important enough to share with readers of the Winston-Salem Journal. “I had no choice but to defend himself…” http://goo.gl/CD6FM5 Previous story: “One of three people who tried to rob a jewelry store on Hanes Mall Boulevard was shot and killed Monday afternoon (NOV 2)” http://goo.gl/mqFyyl
Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes, which operates the ONLY emergency room in King, will soon change its services from emergency to urgent care. The hospital has been losing millions of dollars over the past few years due to patients not being able to meet high deductibles or not having any insurance. http://goo.gl/Xq06zg
Tis the season for ‘seasonal employment’ in the Triad.
Check out the list of companies that are hiring on the News Blog
Traffic Alert: The majority of deer related crashes happen during the Fall months (November and December). Deer are typically on the move early morning and late evening. https://goo.gl/CBPUFp