Free Movie Night postponed until Friday, November 7

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Free Movie Night postponed until Friday, November 7  

Enjoy The Lego Movie on the videoboard at BB&T Ballpark

 Due to a chilly, rainy weather forecast, the free showing of The Lego Movie originally scheduled for Saturday, November 1, has been postponed.

 This Movie Night, presented by Allstate Agent Eric Tang, will now take place Friday, November 7. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6 p.m.

 Both admission and parking are free, and concession stands will be open for food and beverage purchases. Moviegoers may not bring their own food or beverages into the facility. Fans are welcome to sit on the field or in select areas of BB&T Ballpark. Lawn chairs are not permitted.

The Lego Movie was released this February and became an overwhelming success at the box office. This animated film features the voices of Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and many other entertainment stars.

 For more information on this free Movie Night, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287.

The Winston-Salem Dash and Allstate Agent Eric Tang will host a free Movie Night this Saturday, November 1, at BB&T Ballpark. Attendees will enjoy the Warner Bros. Pictures’ hit The Lego Movie on the videoboard in right-center field.

Gates will open at 6 p.m., and The Lego Movie is set to begin at approximately 7 p.m. Both admission and parking are free, and concession stands will be open for food and beverage purchases. Moviegoers may not bring their own food or beverages into the facility.

Fans are welcome to sit on the field or in select areas of BB&T Ballpark. Lawn chairs are not permitted.

The Lego Movie was released this February and became an overwhelming success at the box office. This animated film features the voices of Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and many other entertainment stars.

For more information on this free Movie Night, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287.

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News around town October 25th…

Kabobs on Fourth, a new Mediterranean restaurant located at 214 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, will open in late October or early November according to owner, Nazanin Kaussari .  The restaurant is located at 214 West Fourth Street. Kabobs on Fourth will seat 70 diners and will feature counter service, sidewalk dining and an on-site bakery in the front window.  The menu features grilled beef, chicken, lamb, vegetables, ground beef and fish served with rice and salad with a typical price range of $8 to $12. The menu also includes a variety of Vegetarian dishes that are new to Winston Salem’s diners’ taste. Beer and wine are also available for purchase. Kabobs on Fourth will operate during the following business hours: Lunch Daily (Monday – Saturday) 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Dinner (Monday -Thursday) 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner (Friday and Saturday) 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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Xia Asian Bistro open in Liberty Plaza Building - Xia Asian Bistro is open in downtown Winston-Salem at Liberty and Third Street. Xia Lieu, who has 24 years in the restaurant industry,  used to be located on Spruce Street where Wen Hwa is currently. Contemporary chic ambiance with big city, they have 4,000 square feet with cosmopolitan decor with plenty of seating and a large bar,  expanded menu and sushi bar.  Lunch is every day from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dinner Sunday -Thursday 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Parking available in the Liberty Plaza Deck. For more information visit http://xiarestaurant.com or call 293-7925.

Sunset Flicks continues36lSunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park premieres on Sundays in October continuing until the 26th. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October features WSNC’s own B.Kin Band, Camel City Grill. October 26th they will thrill you with Hitchcock’s The Birds.S2dio Supplies will provide some artsy fun for all each Sunday.

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council!

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks?raypublishing

What’s Happening Events and Concerts for October

Halloween at BB&T BallPark with The Dash and Peppercorn Theater in October

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Come out this October to see the BB&T Ballpark “Field of Fears,” a special event for the entire family. Activities include making your own scarecrow,hayrides, mazes and “face your fears” exhibits. A “dark room” will be set up for kids 12 and older.

Pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and decorate it right at the ballpark. There is something for the entire family. The promotion runs from October 16-9, 23-26 and 30-31. For times and more information,please go to http://www.wsdash.com

The Winston-Salem Dash and Peppercorn Theatre will present a new special event, Field of Fears – A Fall Festival for All Ages, for 10 days in October at BB&T Ballpark. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various Halloween-themed family activities at the home of the Winston-Salem Dash.

This special event features a “Face Your Fears Walk,” where participants of all ages will interact with exhibits to conquer their fears. These experiences will consist of live reptiles, bugs, clowns, dogs and much more. In addition to the “Face Your Fears Walk,” Field of Fears will include hay rides, a spider web maze and Dash inflatables. Attendees can also build scarecrows and decorate pumpkins.

Field of Fears will begin on Thursday, October 16, and will be open every Thursday through Sunday until Halloween. The full schedule, which includes the hours of operation, is available below:

Thursday, October 16: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 17: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 18: 12-9 p.m.
Sunday, October 19: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 23: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 24: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 25: 12-9 p.m.
Sunday, October 26: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 30: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 31: 4-9 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can purchase your tickets online here or by calling (336) 714-2287. Admission is $11 if purchased in advance or $14 when making day-of purchases, while children two and under can attend for free. These prices already include the North Carolina Entertainment Tax, but processing fees may apply. Parking is free for all 10 dates. Food, beverages, pumpkins and scarecrows will be available for purchase.

For more information on Field of Fears or the Dash’s 2015 season, call (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com. Peppercorn Children’s Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization that showcases emerging professional artists and produces original theatre works to introduce live performance art to the families of Winston-Salem and surrounding communities. To learn more, please call (336) 745-0853 or visit www.peppercorntheatre.org.

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31st Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival – Saturday, October 25 

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Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 31st Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 25 in Uptown Lexington.

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The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information,  email info@barbecuefestival.com or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com

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Date: Oct 28 2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 2200 Reynolda Road – Winston-Salem  Get Directions
It’s Free / Love Offering
(336) 721-1560

Listen to Aaron Shust @ Spotify https://play.spotify.com/artist/0oM8RWZXhJYSnzGdepP7fM

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ROCK 92 CONCERTS

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Motley Crue

with Alice Cooper
October 22nd, 2014
Greensboro Coliseum
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Paul McCartney

Ocotber 30, 2014
Greensboro Coliseum
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Under The Dome Returns to Wilmywood for a 3rd Season!

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Great News for North Carolina Film Makers. Under The Dome Returns to Wilmywood for a 3rd Season!

Originally posted on The Wilmywood Daily:

Yep!  It’s official.  After months of consideration and some really hard work from a few folks, Under the Dome will be returning to Wilmywood after all.  WECT confirmed the information with EUE/Screen Gems Vice Prez Bill Vassar less than an hour ago.

CBS made the announcement earlier today that there was indeed a Season 3.

From the press release from EUE/Screen Gems Studios:

“We are thrilled to host ‘Under the Dome’ at our studios for 2015,” Vassar said. “We extend our gratitude to North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker for helping make this possible.”

“Retaining the production of “Under the Dome” provides economic stability for hundreds of North Carolina film workers and several hundred of Wilmington’s small businesses. Renewal of this production was critical to our local area,” Vassar says.  SEE MORE

It’s not 4200  jobs, but at least we can know some of our Wilmington families will be working…

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North Carolina ‘American Idol’ Caleb Johnson to perform at Lexington Barbecue Festival

North Carolina native and winner of the 13th season of “American Idol” Caleb Johnson will perform at the Lexington Barbecue Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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The 2014 ‘American Idol’ winner, Caleb Johnson (right), clinks wine glasses with Linda Saintsing during a Fine Swine Wine toast to the upcoming 31st Annual Barbecue Festival at the festival kickoff luncheon Tuesday at the Richard Childress Racing Auditorium. Johnson will be performing on the Grandstand during the festival Oct. 25.
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Kicking off the announcements, Naset unveiled the Grandstand performer for the 12:15 p.m. slot, Caleb Johnson. A native of Asheville, Johnson is known for winning season 13 of television singing competition “American Idol.”

“Just getting to be able to come to this event and perform for the amazing people, it’s a huge honor,” Johnson said after the luncheon. “I have heard so much about Lexington, its barbecue and this particular festival, but I’ve never been able to come down here.”

Johnson just completed a national tour and released his debut album, “Testify,” on Aug. 12.

Dixie Classic Fair 132nd Anniversary October 3-12, 2014

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Set-up is underway! Fair opens at 11am this FRIDAY. Featuring Unlimited Ride Promotion day and Demolition Derby – Don’t miss out! #DCFair

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Why buy Advance Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair? Enjoy the Tradition of Food, Fun and Competition at a discounted price! Advance Tickets now available online and at the locations below! Buy now, save now and enjoy more at the 2014 Dixie Classic Fair!

Advance Ticket Prices
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $7
Children (ages 6–11) – $3
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Up to 25% savings with advance purchase.

Advance Ride Card Prices
Strates Shows Fun Cards – $10 for 30 credits
Up to 50% savings with advance purchase.

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Dixie Classic Fair History and Facts

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The scrambler ride at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1960.

The Dixie Classic Fair Winston Salem is generally held at the beginning of October. It is a ten-day event. The Dixie Classic Fair is an annual fair held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The fair takes place every autumn on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Forsyth County Fairgrounds), which is part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex; the grounds are located adjacent to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 371,219 attended the 2007 Dixie Classic Fair, which was a new attendance record. This attendance record elevated the Dixie Classic Fair to the 50th largest attended Fair in North America.

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Joe White and Jim Dalrymple, at left, examine heads for the baldest man contest at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1967.

The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882 (2007 was the 125th anniversary). In 1897, the Piedmont Tobacco Fair was started and shortly thereafter the two events merged to form the Winston-Salem Fair. The fair moved to its current fairgrounds in 1952 and changed its name to the “Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina” in 1956. Today, the event is most commonly known as just the Dixie Classic Fair.

There is a wide variety of entertainment and activities that are suitable for the entire family. Rides, games, livestock competitions, wine tasting, and arts and crafts workshops are just a few of the reasons why Dixie Fair 2014 will be better than ever. ~Scott Ray

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2014 Dixie Classic Fair Schedule

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Every day is a brand new day at the fair. A Tradition of Food, Competition and Fun!

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Promotions and events you don’t want to miss.

Friday, October 3
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Sunday, October 12

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Featuring one heart-racing, toe-tapping event after another.

All Grandstand events are FREE with paid Gate Admission to the Fair.
All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our 2014 Grandstand Entertainment Schedule has been finalized! Can’t wait to see all these amazing events!

Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm:
Concert: Parmalee sponsored by WPAW 93.1 The Wolf

Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm:criagcambell
Concert: Craig Campbell presented by Q104.1 New Country

Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm:dixieclassicfair
Concert: Jamie Grace and Colton Dixon sponsored by WBFJ Your Family Station

Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 pm:
OTTPA Tractor Pull

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Top Spin Fun at the Dixie Classic Fair

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Top Spin rated the best ride at the Dixie Classic fair. Scary!

Dixie Classic Fair Official Website: www.dcfair.com

Dixie Classic Fair on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dcfair

Body of missing real estate agent found in shallow grave

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Sad News. I pray that justice will be served!#godsnotdead #raypublishing #myfox8

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arron Lewis, the suspect in the abduction and slaying of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, told reporters Tuesday that he pleaded not guilty to the charges only because his lawyer told him to.

He said he wanted to plead guilty because he just wanted “this to be over with.”

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Beverly Carter, Arron Lewis

Carter’s body was found in a shallow grave near Cabot, about 20 miles northeast of central Little Rock, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office said early Tuesday.

As Lewis was escorted out of court Tuesday, he told reporters, including CNN affiliate KARK, that he wanted to plead guilty to the charges of kidnapping and capital murder, adding, “I just want this all over with.”

Asked if he would have pleaded guilty even facing the death penalty, which the sheriff’s office said prosecutors will seek, he nodded in agreement.

“I’m just…

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Celebrate ‘National Coffee Day’ with a free — or cheap — cup of joe

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Celebrate ‘National Coffee Day’ with a free — or cheap — cup of joe

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

Isn’t every day national coffee day?

Well, yes. But Monday is “National Coffee Day.”

If you play it right, you can get a free — or cheap — cup of Joe.

One of the nation’s largest coffee chains, however, may not be participating. As of Sunday night, Starbucks had yet to announce its plans.

Here are some local participating joints around the Triad:

KANGAROO EXPRESS

At any Kangaroo Express location, get a hot, fresh cup of Bean Street Coffee for just one-cent between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 (one per guest, while supplies last)

DUNKIN’ DONUTS
On Sept. 29, guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant across the country and receive a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee, with a limit of one per guest.

KRISPY KREME
Krispy Kreme wants you to celebrate National Coffee Day on Monday, Sept. 29. You can…

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15th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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When: Sept. 27, 2014
Where: BB&T Ball Park in Winston-Salem, NC
Time: The event starts at 8 a.m.

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Come join us for the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen Northwest NC Race for the Cure® at our new location and date! The Susan G. Komen Northwest NC Race for the Cure® will be held in Downtown Winston-Salem with pre- and post-Race celebrations at the BB&T Ballpark.

For the past 14 years, Susan G. Komen® Northwest NC has been hosting the annual Susan G. Komen® Race for the Cure.  For 14 years it was held in the same place and in the same month, but this is a big year.  This will be year 15 of our iconic Race, and we’ve got some very exciting news.

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This year, the Susan G. Komen® Northwest NC Race will be held on Sept. 27, 2014, at the BB&T Ball Park in Winston-Salem.  The change was spurred by the hope of kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the right foot.

Race is more than just a 5k walk and run…it’s a celebration of breast cancer survivors, fighters, co-survivors, pre-vivors (BRCA positive men and women) and dedicated advocators who want to see the world rid of breast cancer.  However, registering for the Race is only half the battle.  Komen Northwest NC takes donations throughout the year and from Race and uses them for a variety of reasons, such as community grants and to help provide underprivileged women receive education materials, proper treatment and preventative care.

For more information and to register for the Race, go to our website: www.komennorthwestnc.org/

Sign-up on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1451400265092623/

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Komen-Northwest-North-Carolina/128425510541665

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So what does this mean for you?  It means you need to fundraise.

Fundraising is so important and every penny helps.  Don’t be afraid to go door-to-door or to host dinner party for friends and family – you can have each person pay for a plate of food, and then take a portion of that for a donation. For more unique and creative fundraising ideas, visit 101Fundraising Ideas.

When you decide to register for Race, remember that this is more than just a celebration of the strong and courageous individuals who have overcome breast cancer.  It’s more than just a remembrance of those who bravely fought cancer but lost their battle.  Race is a beacon of hope that radiates throughout the nation that boldly states, “We envision a world without breast cancer, and we won’t stop until we can make it happen.”

Currently, Race registration is $25 for adult non-timed and $30 for adult timed racers.  Starting April 1, registration prices go up to $30-$35.  To register for Race or to activate a team from last year, click here.

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Apple Fest- Happening Now

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Apple Fest Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Come celebrate apples, cider, pies, and more food again this year with main-stage American Heritage musicians, vendors, down-home entertainment, orchards selling new and heirloom apples, hay wagon rides, children’s games and colonial re- enactors demonstrating old-time apple cooking and crafts.

Location:

Historic Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Road

Winston-Salem, NC

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Apple Fest crowd

  • Herr Kater and the Apple Tree Puppet Show
  • Triad Scottish Fiddlers and Friends
  • Hogway Speedway – The Official Racing Pigs – Sponsored by Mr. BBQ

Fried apple pies, apple cider and other apple products will be featured but the event will also offer much, much more. The crowds of around 9,000 people will also enjoy music, dancing, children’s games and activities, book signings, craft vendors, colonial re-enactors and more.

The day will consist of several music concerts as well as dancing by Pat Adkins and the South Fork Cloggers. Also, guests will be able to pick their winner at the “Hogway Speedway: The Official Racing Pigs.” Historical interpreters will demonstrate spinning, pottery, and basket making.

Apples from local orchards will be available for purchase along with a variety of food and drinks..

Admission is free but there will be a charge for crafts, food, and drinks

Main Stage Music 

10:30 – Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness
11:30 – Molasses Creek
12:30 – Company Store Band
  1:30 – Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness
  2:30 – Molasses Creek
  3:30 – Company Store Band

These are the participants for this years event:

Anna’s Sweet Treats
Cindy Poindexter Baskets
Creasman Farms
Dennis & Marie Nodine
Dewey’s Blue Ridge Ice Cream
Freedom Farm Soaps
Handcrafted Originals by Peri
Inga’s Apples
J’s Corn
KBL Art
Levering Orchard
Lumpy’s Ice Cream
Mrs. Pumpkins
Museum of Anthropology
Paddy’s Italian Ice
Pfafftown Animal Hospital
Rawhide rancher
Ricky Byerly
Shade Lane Apiary
Tin Creations
TLP Pottery
Woodcarving from Orchard Grove

Apple History at Bethabara Park

Bethabara is the 1753 site of the First Moravian settlement in North Carolina

When Moravians arrived in Bethabara in 1753, they almost immediately set about planting apple trees from seeds brought from Europe. According to records, it was recommended to plant six apple trees for every family member.

Within a few years, all the hills around the Park were filled with apple orchards. It is estimated between five and eight acres, according to the maps the Moravians kept.

Apples were among Bethabara’s biggest products, probably not far behind cattle. The settlers also probably traded grafts from apple trees to pioneers who passed through Bethabara on their way our west.

Historically, apples were a big part of American life. In the Piedmont, people mostly dried apples but the Moravians built root cellars where fresh apples could be kept for a long time.

Apples were used the same as today – dried apples in pies, apple cider to drink, as a side dish and as vinegar.

We celebrate Apple Festival with a tribute to the Moravian way of life on this day.

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