Wednesday News, August 23, 2017    

Today is “Move –in Day” for first year students at Wake Forest University. More than 1,300 first-year students from 45 states and 29 countries are settling into their dorms today at WFU. The Class of 2021 was chosen from an applicant pool of more than 13,000. Students will move into their rooms Wednesday on the south side of campus.  The Maya Angelou Residence Hall is now open to 224 first-year students. This is the first new residence hall for first-year students built since 2010.   FYI: Classes at WFU will begin this Monday, Aug. 28 along with most Public schools in our area…


Veterans coffee event this Thursday morning

Location: Town & Country Restaurant (S. Main St. in King)

Time: 8:30am to 10:30 a.m.

Note: A special invitation to Gold Star mothers and families is extended.

Hosted by Hospice & Palliative CareCenter.

INFO: Don Timmons at 336-331-1309 Email


Best in ‘Show’…literally

The UNC-School of the Arts (Winston-Salem) and Elon University have landed on Playbill’s list of the “10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway.”   The information used to create the ranking was taken from actor bios published in Playbill Magazine. The list represents shows that are currently open and those that have announced casting for 2017-2018.  Triad Business Journal:


Remember the phrase “you can keep your doctor and health plan?”

Update: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is dumping its health-insurance plans grandfathered into the federal Affordable Care Act in 2018.

About 50,000 individuals in the non-group category will be affected statewide.

Notices will be mailed to affected customers in October.

*A key stipulation of the ACA law to win support was the grandfathering of plans for customers who wanted to keep their original coverage rather than participate in the federal health exchange.


“Unstoppable?” The North State Little League team (from Greenville, NC) is hoping to continue their streak of no-hitters in Williamsport at the Little League World Series tonight. Outscoring their opponents 22-0, North will take on the Lufkin, Texas team TONIGHT at 7pm on ESPN.   Source: WITN

BTW: The winner of Wednesday’s game will head to the US finals on Saturday, while the losing team will play again Thursday night.


Back to School: have you spotted those ‘yellow’ school buses, yet??

Know the law.  Keep our kids safe…

Both directions of traffic must STOP for a stopped school bus…

-On a two lane road

-On a two lane road with a center turn lane

-On a four lane road without a median

Brush up on current NC School Bus ‘Stop’ Laws at the News Blog


Exception: You only stop on a four lane road in the opposite direction of the bus if there is NO median or turn lane. To learn more about school bus safety and rules check out the News Blog

Bus Safety FAQ:

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