Is your town the ‘most interesting town’ in America??? You can enter the Reader’s Digest ‘America’s Most Interesting Town’ contest through May 31st. Share personal stories and photos that illustrate what makes their town special. You could win a $1,000 dollars and have your special town featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. You and your friends can vote for their own town as many times as you like. Details: www.readersdigest.com/america
The Governor has proclaimed Wednesday as Tourism Day in North Carolina. Did you know? Visitors spend more than $50 million dollars per day in North Carolina (and contribute more than $4 million dollars per day in state and local tax revenues as a result of that spending). www.news-record.com/content/2012/05/16/article/perdue_proclaims_tourism_day_in_north_carolina
Liberty Hospice is in need of patient volunteers. Mandatory volunteer training sessions are coming up on May 17, 24th and 26th at High Rock Community Church in Lexington. Volunteers needed in Lexington,Salisbury,Thomasville and Winston-Salem. Medicare requires the 12 hour training before anyone can volunteer. You must attend all 3 sessions. Contact: Glenda Walters@ 472-1080 http://www.libertyhomecare.com/
The recent rainfall has local Strawberry growers worried about their crops. Fox 8 reporting that an over abundance of rain can make strawberry crops more susceptible to fungus. Good news: Strawberry picking season should last another three to four more weeks.
The National Little League fields off Phillips Bridge Road in Winston-Salem are closed until next week because of flooding. Fox 8 reporting that the flooding has caused thousands of dollars in damage, including damage to appliances in the concession stands. All games scheduled for this week are canceled until further notice. http://myfox8.com/2012/05/15/winston-salem-national-little-league-fields-flooded/
The Thomasville-Lexington area is second in the nation for fraud complaints. So far this year, there have been 95 cases of fraud reported in Davidson County, compare to 160 fraud cases last year. Fox 8 reporting that thieves are using ‘skimmers’ – small, electronic devices that can store debit and credit card numbers after a person uses a machine at a public location such as an ATM machine. http://myfox8.com/2012/05/15/ftc-thomasville-2nd-in-us-for-number-fraud-complaints/ Check out the FTC’s ‘Identity Theft Site’ for ways to protect yourself against credit and debit card fraud: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/
Spring Book Sale going on this weekend at the Central Library on 5th Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Selected items for sale include books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and Spanish language items. Hours: Saturday: 9 to 5pm and Sunday: 1 to 5pm. BTW: All remaining items on Sunday will be reduced to $5 dollars a bag. Proceeds to benefit the central library. More information: 703-2665
All members of the military will be eligible for a free annual pass to all National Parks and Monuments. The White House making the announcement that the FREE annual passes will be available to service members in all five branches, including those in the Reserves and the National Guard. BTW: This Saturday is ‘Armed Forces Day’.
ABC has announced that the controversial TV show ‘G-C-B’ will NOT be back next season. Pro-family groups and individuals had contacted advertisers of the show about their support of a program that mocked Christianity and ridiculed Christians. Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide, is applauding the cancellation saying, “You don’t inspire anyone by mocking and ridiculing someone’s faith.” RnR