Headlines for TUE, NOV 15, 2016

Today is National Clean-Out Your Refrigerator Day

*Good time to get the ‘refrig’ ready for the holidays.


Goodwill Job Fair TODAY 10 – 2pm

Featuring 20+ employers and community agencies      https://goo.gl/jjJn13

Location: Goodwill Career Center on University Parkway, Winston-Salem.
For more information, call 336-724-3625


‘Associates in Christian Counseling’ is offering

     FREE Mental Health CONSULTATIONS this Friday (Nov 8).

Schedule an appointment today!  (336) 896-0065

 ‘Associates in Christian Counseling’ is celebrating 25 years

                            of service here in the Triad…  


Thousands of firefighters continue to battle wildfires across several states including western NC.

*Air Quality Alerts in 18 counties have been issued because of smoke from the wildfires. Counties added as of Tuesday: Ashe, Watauga, Alleghany and Wilkes.

Source: The North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center   https://goo.gl/pAiUI3

*Gov Pat McCrory declaring a state of emergency in 25 western counties.

A number of the fires are being investigated as ‘suspected arson’…


Ask SAM: Are there OTTERS in Winston-Salem?  Answer: YES –

“It is certainly possible for someone to see an otter in our area…

-The Yadkin (River) is a major thoroughfare for wildlife, like otters, that use waterways, including streams and creeks, to live…

-Due to their curious nature and their near-sightedness, it is not uncommon for otters to approach a boat or a person on shore.”

-James Tomberlin, a wildlife biologist / N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.   INFO: tinyurl.com/otterfacts   https://goo.gl/RqciIt


Earbuds or headphones: Which is likely to cause hearing loss?

BOTH…  It’s not so much the style of your headphones, but the volume.

Your ears can handle about 85 decibels.  Above that, you’re risking damage to your hearing. https://goo.gl/WYdLvm


More NOISE for electric cars?  The Department of Transportation is finalizing rules requiring “quiet cars,” like full electrics and hybrids, to add ‘alert sounds’ when traveling at slow speeds.  *A hybrid vehicle has a 19% greater chance of being in a pedestrian involved accident than gas powered vehicles. The new regulations go into effect 2020.   https://goo.gl/CbZsJd


Do you have a SALT tooth? Researchers say if you crave salt, it could be in your genes. Because some people are more sensitive to bitter flavors, they may be more inclined to add extra salt. In general, most of us consume more salt than we should…    https://goo.gl/kHhPth


Q: How long do campaigns have to take down their political signs?

Answer: In general, campaign workers should take down any signs put up in the ‘right of way on state-maintained roads’ by the 10th day after Election Day

(which is this coming Friday, NOV 18).  After that, the campaign may be fined.

However, if the signs are up on a person’s private property,

they can stay up as long as the owner wants them there.  https://goo.gl/R6zmzZ

SOURCE: Ask Sam: Winston-Salem Journal


So who will be Governor elect in North Carolina?

Well, it’s still too close to call an official winner in the Governor’s race.

Around 5,000 votes separate Gov Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper.

The Board(s) of elections across the state will conduct a full canvass ending this  Friday (NOV 18) to decide the race. https://goo.gl/ea5jwA


What is the Canvass?  The county canvass is the mechanism by which election results in a county become official. The county canvass meeting is conducted 10 days after Election Day (which will be NOV 18). During the canvassing period, county boards of elections will also count eligible civilian, military or overseas absentee ballots that are received after Election Day. *Until the relevant canvass, all election results posted by the State Board of Elections are unofficial.




Gwen Ifill, a groundbreaking PBS journalist and debate moderator, passed away after a battle with uterine cancerIfill was 61…

Gwen Ifill – the daughter of an A.M.E. minister  – was the graduation speaker at Wake Forest University back in 2013. https://goo.gl/bEPnTf

-During her career, Ifill covered the White House for The New York Times, NBC News, and the Washington Post.  She co-anchored the PBS News Hour with Judy Woodruff –  the first all-female anchor team on network nightly news.

Quotes from Gwen…

“I got my first job by exceeding expectations…

“My job as a reporter,” Ms. Ifill explained, “is NOT to know what I think.”



Bill Lankford, the primary owner and operator of Maple Leaf Golf Club

in Kernersville, passed away on Sunday. He was 79.

Funeral arrangements are pending. https://goo.gl/1fRf6n






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