Online retail giant Amazon is raising its minimum wage – to $15 dollars an hour – for all full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. The wage increase begins November 1st. www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/
Judges in Guilford County had to deny more than 1,000 motions to dismiss DWI cases after a Supreme Court decision overturned a ruling that the cases could not be more than two years old. https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/n-c-supreme-court-decision-causes-frenzy-in-guilford-county/article_05c79470-7119-5388-ad61-f900d5bd5886.html
Southwest’s big twice-a-year fare sale is back, with round-trip fares below $100 dollars on dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes. The sale fares also include longer routes, with the price of flights loosely tied to distance.
Flights begin at $49 each way on Southwest’s shortest routes and increase to $129 each way for longer flights. The deals are good for travel from Nov. 28 through Dec. 19 and from Jan. 3 through Feb. 13.
According to leaf experts at App State and Western Carolina…
Peak color will be delayed in parts of the state due to higher-than-normal temperatures and an overabundance of rain.
Good News: *5 to 10% of the landscape from Boone to Grandfather Mountain was showing color on Saturday. https://www.journalnow.com/townnews/meteorology/will-it-be-a-flashy-fall/article_90755a84-a6c0-5d16-8fa9-863d7a0211c6.html
The Salvation Army ‘Christmas assistance’ ‘sign ups’ are happening this week in Winston-Salem and High Point as well as Davidson and Randolph Counties… Check out the News Blog for specific times, dates and locations for sign ups at www.wbfj.fm
”An Old Salem Christmas Carol” Final day for auditions (Oct 2)
Auditions are at the Winston-Salem Journal Building, 418 N. Marshall St.
Use the Marshall Street entrance. No appointment is necessary.
(5:30 p.m. for actors ages 6-15 and 7 p.m. for actors 16 and up)
For character descriptions and further information, go to www.LTofWS.org
Winston-Salem State University’s community garden will get a facelift after a student saved more than 5,000 beauty products from the landfill.
Senior Miranda Legg was awarded a $30,000 grant to revamp the university’s Simon’s Green Acre Community Garden at the Enterprise Center after she won a national competition for her recycling efforts. https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/wssu-student-wins-grant-to-create-garden-at-university-after/article_60e1c600-3f80-54f5-af4d-fa420b655f48.html
*Parking with a Purpose near the Dixie Classic fair
Senior Services offering their $5 dollar parking again…
Location: Shorefair Drive and Deacon Blvd right across from
the Dixie Classic Fair Midway! All proceeds supporting ‘Meals on Wheels’.
NOTE: The parking lot will NOT be available Sat, October 6,
due to Wake Forest University home football game…