Wednesday News, MARCH 01, 2017

Fact: Americans spend almost $800 dollars million a year on peanut butter.


Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of the Lenten season

40 days (not counting Sundays) until Easter…

Lent is typically a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter.  It’s a time of self-examination and reflection.

Lent is a time to focus on our relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer, giving back to others.


Local Aldi stores prepare for ‘make-overs’

-The Aldi location on Hanes Mill Road, off University Parkway, is currently closed for renovations and plans to re-open the store later in March.

-The Aldi location on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem will close March 13 and reopen in May?

-The new Aldi store look will offer a modern and convenient shopping experience for customers.  “Remodeled stores will also feature a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials — such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting…”

Winston-Salem Journal

UPDATE: The ALDI on North Talbert Blvd in Lexington is back open.

A grand re-opening will happen this Thursday, March 2.

The first 100 shoppers could win ALDI prizes, including ‘Produce for a Year’!


Colorectal cancer – the nation’s third most common cause of cancer – typically strikes older Americans. But, new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young adults. A new study says in fact, someone born in 1990 appears to have doubled the risk of colon cancer as the generation born in 1950. Reason: Still being researched…   WebMD


Bitter Sweet: Mount Tabor is losing their head football coach.

Laymarr Marshall has decided to pursue a job as a running backs coach at an NCAA Division I school. “Opportunities come at selective times in your life,” Marshall said. “It was most definitely the toughest decision that I’ve made in my life.  I saw it as an opportunity to get my foot in the door at coaching at a great institution academically.”

Marshall, 41, played football at Mount Tabor, went on to play at Duke and got his college degree in 1998. He got his master’s degree from Wake Forest in 2005. He began his coaching career at Mount Tabor in 2000.


Reminder:  All of our area hospitals have implemented ‘temporary visitor restrictions’ that will remain in effect through the ‘peak’ of flu season.

-Children (age 12 and under) may NOT visit patients in local hospitals. Exceptions for extreme family circumstances may be allowed…

-All visitors and family members should be healthy – free from fever, cough, colds, or stomach virus symptoms – in order to visit patients.




Traffic Alert: Davidson County between Midway + Welcome (MM 100 to 98)

Hwy 52 SB  / down to ONE lane thru mid-April for concrete repair.


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