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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

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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great smoky mountain railroad

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is located in the heart of Bryson City, NC at 45 Mitchell Street, just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

They offer several different packages with different themes such as Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews, the Freedom train, the Great Pumpkin Patch Express, the Railroad Reserve, the Polar Express, the Solar Eclipse Train, and the Wizard of Oz train ride. and several themed packages such as a private caboose party.

For more information visit GSMR.COM

Triad Chevy Club 23rd Annual Hospice Benefit Car Show

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Triad Chevy Club 23rd Annual Hospice Benefit Car Show

Sponsored by the TRIAD CHEVY CLUB and BILL BLACK CHEVROLET CADILAC.

All benefits go to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro. Food, DJ, 50/50 Drawing. Pre-registration Fee $20.00, Day of show Entry Fee: $25.00 per vehicle. Special cash prizes for cars pre-registered by June 3rd. including a $300 drawing and ten $50 drawings, Car and Driver must be present to win pre-registered drawings.

Special cash prize for the entrant that drove the farthest! A club that enters the most cars wins $125 gift card for chicken wings. 37 Classes. Trophies will be awarded for the following categories: 3 Best of Show Winners, All Class Winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd), Youngest and Oldest Drivers. Limited to first 300 cars.

For event info call Troy 336-392-7649/Patrick 336-588-2444

Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft

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Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft

Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft is Cherokee’s and western North Carolina’s number one tube and raft trip with over 200 tubes in stock, which means no waiting! They have tube and raft trips designed for everyone of every age. A great experience to see the Smokies from a unique point of view. Always cool and refreshing during the summer heat, a relaxing float down the Oconoluftee River is a welcome departure from the crowds of the reservations busy summer months. A Cherokee favorite for over 15 years!

Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft is open Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week. Price is $10 per person. They ask when you arrive to park in the big grass field and report to the tubing tent to fill out your forms then you are on your way for your 2-3 hour trip. The Shuttle Bus is available nonstop to put you on the river and off in a timely manner.

For more information visit Cherokeetubeandraft.com

National Doughnut Day 2017

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Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Doughnut Lassies” who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1. Doughnuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as American soldiers who returned home with the nickname “doughboys.”

There are probably several places to get free doughnuts but since I live in North Carolina I’m just going to mention Krispy Kreme. Krispy Kreme will be giving a free doughnut to anybody who requests it. Not just your regular glazed but any doughnut they make. And what’s even better there is no other purchase required.

Gregg Allman Dies

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Gregg Allman Dies

Sure is a sad day in the music world now that one of the greatest legends of music has passed away. Gregg Allman of the Allman Brother’s band died at the young age of 69 due to liver cancer. He surely will be missed.

TwinCity Ribfest 2017

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TwinCity Ribfest

Come out and enjoy some great food and great music at the 2017 Twincity Ribfest to be held at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 27th St NW, Winston-Salem, NC.

Dates and times are Thursday, June 1, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Friday, June 2, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday, June 4, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Admission costs are 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday & Friday is Free, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM on Thursday is $5 for Adults and all other times will be $7 for Adults. Children 12 and Under will be Free. Bring a can of food to donate and they will take $2 off your admission.

For more information go to twincityribfest.net

Memorial Day 2017

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memorial day

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the military. People visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who have died in military service and place an American flag on the graves.

If you see coins left on a veterans grave each denomination has its own meaning. A single penny left means someone has visited the grave to pay their respects. A nickel means that the visitor was at boot camp with the deceased. A dime means it was left by someone who served with them. And a quarter means it was left by someone who was present when the soldier died.

Remember that Memorial Day is to honor all those women and men who has died while in uniform serving this great nation of ours and Veterans Day is to honor all who has served.

Take a moment to listen and watch this powerful speech from Ronald Reagan, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1985.

Triad Dog Games

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Triad Dog Games

Triad Dog Games will be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds 414 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, May 20 10am-4pm and on Sunday, May 21: 11am-4pm. Parking is FREE. Please enter off Deacon Boulevard and Park through GATE 5.

Yes, you are allowed to bring your own pets however they must be leashed, well-behaved and have proof of rabies vaccination.

All proceeds will benefit the Sergei Foundation

Here is a list of events
Triad Dog Games Events

For more information please visit Triad Dog Games

Net Neutrality

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Internet Defense League

Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. And it’s under attack once again.

Watch these videos to learn more what Net Neutrality is.

Be warned the below video has rude language.

Send an email to the FCC here openinternet@fcc.gov and let them know how disgusted you are with them wanting to control the Internet. Or you can write them here Battleforthenet.com

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