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Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day

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Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A

More information can be found at Chick-fil-a.com

Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

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Save The Internet

The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.

Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.

How can you help? Go to Battleforthenet.com and join the fight.

North Carolina Zoo

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North Carolina Zoo

Went to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina today. We all had a good time. Only dissapointment was that the Polar Bear was Missing. Here are the pictures I took. I hope you enjoy them.

Independence Day 2017

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4th of july 2017

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence creating the thirteen American colonies as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of Britain.

Here in Kernersville, North Carolina, there will be a parade that begins at 9 AM from the Kernersville Elementary School and ends at the Bank of North Carolina on Broad Street.

There also will be a concert that starts at 6:30 pm on the football field behind Kernersville Elementary School with a fireworks display at 9:15 pm.

More on the history of Independence Day can be found Here

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, there will be a total eclipse of the sun. If you live in North Carolina as I do, probably the best place to see it will be in the Great Smoky Mountains. From the information I have gathered the only state park in the path of totality in North Carolina will be the Gorges State Park

More on the eclipse can be found at Greatamericaneclipse.com .

What will the eclipse look like where you live? Type in your zip code HERE and find out.

The last solar eclipse over the USA was on February 26, 1979. View the video below.

NASA has been alerted there are unsafe paper solar glasses being distributed. How to tell what is safe?.

These 5 companies make eclipse glasses certified as safe.

Americold Caves

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Americold Caves located at 1331 Civil War Ave. Carthage, Missouri. These pictures were taken by me a few years ago when I was a truck driver.

Mayor of Rabbit Hash

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Rabbit Hash Mayor

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky where the mayor is a really good girl and has four legs. Yes, you read that right, she has four legs because Rabbit Hash’s mayor is a dog. A pit bull to be exact. Her name is Brynneth Pawltro.

Rescue of Spring and her babies

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Spring and her babies

Visit Hopeforpaws.org for other videos or to donate.

Emerald Village

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Emerald Village

Emerald Village is open every day from March 24th through October 31st. Hours:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM April, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM May, September, and October and 9:00 AM – 6:00 Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

There are many things to do at Emerald Village which includes the NC Mining museum which is a self-guided underground mine tour and costs $8 for adults.

The Gemstone Mine which is located in a real mine and they guarantee that you find a real gem and prices start at $10.

Gold Panning prices start at $10 and according to their website, there is gold in every bucket.

Other available tours are Dig Your Own at Crabtree Emerald Mine, Mineral Collecting On the McKinney Mine Dumps and the Night-time Black Light Tour. Prices vary.

Emerald Village is located in western North Carolina, midway between Asheville and Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

They are located near the Village of Little Switzerland, NC, their street address is 331 McKinney Mine Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Visit their website at www.emeraldvillage.com for more information.

Winston Salem Business 40 Upgrade

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Business 40 Shutdown

Construction for the Business 40 upgrade should begin in the Fall of 2017. According to their website, the timeline for construction should follow the following schedule.

CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT A: Fourth Street Bridge and Peters Creek Parkway Interchange Fall 2017 – Fall 2018*
CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT D: MLK Jr. Boulevard and Academy Street improvements Summer 2018 – Fall 2018*
CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT C: Business 40 West of The Strollway to East of Church Street Fall 2018 – Fall 2019*
CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT B: Business 40 West of Green Street to East of Cherry Street Fall 2019 – Summer 2020*
PROJECT COMPLETE Late 2020*

The main impact of the project, the full closure of Business 40, is expected to start in late 2018 or early 2019 only after the Peters Creek Parkway section is completed and opened to traffic. Business 40 is not expected to be closed more than two years.

For more information visit their website at Business40NC.com

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