Thursday News, September 03, 2020

Labor Day this Monday (Sept 7)

3 weeks until Fall: Autumn begins on September 22.

Election Day (Nov 3) is 2 months away…


UPDATE: Back-to-School (in-person) for students in Stokes County on September 14.

From Wed: Lexington City and Thomasville City Schools announce a delay of in-person learning until mid-October. Students will remain online for now.


Vice President Mike Pence will be in the Raleigh later today.

Pence will take part in a pro-life event and tour a pregnancy care center.

The Vice President will also stop in Cary to accept the endorsement of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association.


President Trump will make a campaign stop in Winston-Salem this Tuesday

(Sept 8) at Smith Reynolds Airport.  (Doors will open at 4pm. Trump will speak at 7pm)

Tickets are required to attend the event


New this morning: Facebook will block new political ads during the week before Election Day on November 3. In the statement, Facebook will also remove posts that convey misinformation about COVID-19 and voting.


Reminder: Early voting happens statewide October 15 – October 31, 2020

*General Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

*If you vote in-person, you MUST vote in the county that you are registered in!

YOUR Sample Ballot here:

Early Voting sites (by county)

NC Board of Elections


Update: Wake Forest’s football game against Notre Dame on September 26 is moving to Truist Field in Winston-Salem – instead of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

No spectators in the stands…


Reminder: If you live (or have a business) in Surry, Wilkes, Alleghany or Ashe counties and experienced damage from that August 9th earthquake (near Sparta) –

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to homeowners and small businesses. Details on the News Blog.

 (336) 372-2999  /


From fear to joy?  The coronavirus pandemic has canceled many things, but FOMO doesn’t appear to be one of them. As in “fear of missing out”.  FO-MO is alive and well in lockdown.  Some Mental Health experts are suggesting an alternative to FO-MO –

How about JO-MO, or “the joy of missing out.”  In other words, try to find happiness in the present moment, in whatever you may be doing.

Verne Hill
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