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

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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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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

27106

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.

http://www.cityofws.org/departments/recreation-parks/historic-bethabara/hbp-events-listing/apple-fest

2014 He Paid Your Fees Christian Junior Rodeo September 20th

2014 He Paid Your Fees Christian Junior Rodeo September 20th

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He Paid Your Fees Christian Junior Rodeo Sept. 20th, 2014 

Starts at 11am

*Check in will be from 8:30 to 10am on Saturday morning, Sept. 20th, NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. I’m sorry but the contestant has to be present at check in time. I know kids have alot of other things going on now days but I have to stick with this rule. We have over 400 kids enter this event so we have to keep a format or it would get out of hand. And the most important thing, kids have to be present for the church service.

*Dress code for contestants Long sleeve shirt, jeans, cowboy hat.

*You Must have a parent with you to sign a release, your parent has to show their license to prove they are you parent. You can not ride without your parent present unless you bring one of our releases that has been notarized with the official notary stamp . For a release email davisrodeo@jeromedavis.com

*Each contestant and each guest with them are ask to bring two cans of food for COATS -Community Outreach Archdale Trinity (The shelter we give this to really needs all the food they can get, their shelves are empty)

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2014 RODEO EVENTS
• Mutton Bustin 8 & under (80lbs or less)(Boys and Girls)
* Pony Bareback 7-10 yrs (80lbs or less)
• Calf Riding 9 – 11 yrs
• Junior Bull Riding 12 -15 yrs
• Senior Bull Riding 16 – 19 yrs
• Girls Goat Tying 12 -19 yrs
• Goat Undressing 11 & under (Boys and Girls)
• Chute Doggin
• Girls Breakaway
• Boys Breakaway
• Dummy Roping 11 & under (Boys and Girls)
• Team Roping (Boys and Girls)
• Pee Wee Barrels Girls 11 & Under
• Junior Barrels Girls 12 – 15 yrs
• Senior Barrels Girls 16 – 19 yrs

You may enter up to 3 events if you enter Team Roping twice then this will count as 2.Jerome DavisLocation: DAVIS RODEO RANCH

5667 Elmer Beeson Road Archdale, NC 27263

Camping is allowed Friday and Saturday night

Description: This is an open event anyone 19 & under can enter. There are no entry fees (Jesus Paid Them). Over 50 buckles given away plus 2 All-Around Saddles, Trophy Bronc Halters, Chaps, Leather Bible Covers, and more!

We ask everyone to please bring two cans of food to donate to COATS
Fun for all ages, FREE moonwalks & Games for kids!
Free Admission to everyone!!!!

Great Music & Church service with Special Guest Speakers!
Pass the word to all your churches & friends
Starts at 11am

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HePaidYourFeesOfArchdaleNc

Jerome Davis Official Website: www.jeromedavis.com

Jerome Davis on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Jerome-Davis

PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Official Website: www.pbr.com

Triad Cowboy Church: www.triadcowboychurch.com

American Cowboy Website: http://www.americancowboy.com/home

Jim Cole in Concert-Churches Reach Out to Help Others

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  • When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Where: Shallowford Square, Lewisville, NC.
  • Time: 6:00 pm

Over the years, Shallowford Square in Lewisville, NC has become a gathering place for family, friends and neighbors to enjoy plays, picnics and concerts. On September 27, 2014 at 6 pm, nationally-known Christian recording artist, Jim Cole will be in concert to benefit the Lewisville Community Assistance Program. “We at 89.3 WBFJ-FM are very excited to host this concert and welcome Jim Cole back to the area. Jim Cole sounds remarkably like James Taylor, so if you like JT, you’ll love Jim Cole. The concert is free, however, we encourage everyone to bring a non-perishable food item, plus a love offering will be received for the Lewisville Community Assistance Program,” said Kurt Myers, WBFJ-FM.

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The Lewisville Community Assistance Program provides food and financial aid to families in need in the Lewisville area and is supported by twelve churches from different denominations. Two local businesses and several churches are sponsoring the event: Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes, Lewisville Drug Company, Lewisville UMC, Lewisville Baptist, Sunrise UMC, Generations Church, Westside Christian Church and Robinhood Road Baptist Church.

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James Taylor and Jim Cole backstage at the Ryman Auditorium in the spring of 2007.

“I’m very grateful for the financial and prayer support from the community. This is going to be a great time for friends to gather and to help others in times of need. So it’s a win-win for everyone. Opening act will be Westside Worship from Westside Christian Church followed by Jim Cole. We will have food vendors offering hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, slushies, snow cones and more. We truly hope that this concert will build a sense of faith and encouragement to the community through the hope, love and saving grace of Jesus Christ,” commented Kurt.

The date of the concert is Saturday September 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Shallowford Square, Lewisville, NC.

The Lewisville Community Assistance Program (LCAP) is headquartered at Lewisville UMC and is supported by twelve local churches: Harmony Grove UMC, New Hope AME Zion Church, Lewisville Baptist, Concord UMC, Shallowford Presbyterian, Sharon UMC, Sunrise UMC, Union UMC, Shiloh Lutheran, Trinity Friends and Unity Moravian.

Story by- Carolyn Peterson http://www.forsythfamilymagazine.com/author/carolyn-peterson/

Website Links

www.wbfj.fm

www.jimcoleonline.com

www.raypublishing.org

www.triadfamilynetwork.org

www.forsythfamilymagazine.com

Triad Holiday Food Drive

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The Holiday Concerts sponsored by FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line have provided The Salvation Army with food to help feed those in need. Millions of cans of food have been collected since 1987.

This is the largest and most important food raising event of the year for The Salvation Army.  Last year, over 20,000 people where served.

For years, the Holiday Concerts have been held at the Greensboro Coliseum, Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial and in Burlington and are a proven tradition offering quality holiday entertainment. The Concerts invite families to attend an evening of music provided by the Greensboro and Winston Salem Symphony’s.  The “cost” to attend is a can of food.

In recent years, the need in the TRIAD has exceeded the cans collections at the concerts.  That is why FOX8, Old Dominion Freight Line and  The Salvation Army are reaching out to local businesses to participate in an eight week campaign culminating with the Concerts  (Winston-Salem: December 13, Greensboro: December 14, Burlington: December 19).

How your business can help:

  • Create an internal food drive – asking employees to participate and in turn provide them with special incentives if they do.
  • Choose a period of time and ask your customers to donate canned food, offering them a discount if they do.
  • The goal of each participating business should be a minimum of 15,000 cans of food or at least $5,000 which The Salvation Army will use to purchase food (3 cans of food for every dollar collected).

Examples to consider:

  • A team building event- create teams internally – be creative, set a goal and the team with the most cans wins bragging rights and an incentive (vacation day?)
  • Top Dog for a Day.  Sell tickets internally to have the winner be the Leader of the business for a day.
  • A company wide bake sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • A company wide yard sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • Host a golf tournament
  • Wine tasting event
  • Sell raffles inside your company – the winner to receive prize of your choice
  • Host an Auction
  • For retail/quick serve restaurants – ask customers to bring in canned food for a discounted offer off their purchase, include a  donation box on counters.

Exposure for the Triad Holiday Food Drive and participating businesses:

  • FOX8 will include your business on the Triad Holiday Food Drive page housed on myFOX8.com (triadholidayfooddrive.com).  This will showcase each business participating in the Triad Holiday Food Drive and how they are helping to feed the needy in our community.
  • Turn Key for your business – The Salvation Army will drop off boxes and pick up from your business if required.
  • FOX8 will create multiple announcements encouraging businesses to participate, this message will run in high profile areas on FOX8.  In addition, FOX8 will include social media posts encouraging participation.  We will include the triadholidayfooddrive.com link in all pushes.
  • In addition to the exposure on the triadholidayfooddrive.com page, each business will receive exposure on myFOX8.com and with social media; highlighting your business and all participating businesses.
  • All participating businesses will be listed in the Holiday Concerts program.  Over 15,000 programs printed.
  • At the conclusion of the Holiday Concerts, FOX8 will create one message recognizing all participating businesses.  This message will air on FOX8 and Antenna TV during December and January.

Official Website: http://triadholidayfooddrive.com/

Fox 8 News: http://myfox8.com/2014/08/14/2014-triad-holiday-food-drive/

Smitty Notes for September

smittysnotesSeptember is here. So is a bevy of festivals and conferences for the fall months. Some have been around for a while,but a few are new tothe scene. There is plenty to do before the holidays hit-and lots of news and changes around the Camel City to note. So, let’s get to the business at hand. . .

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Smittysheads Newsletter for September

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Steel beam from Ground Zero to be dedicated at Carolina Field of Honor

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Steel beam from Ground Zero to be dedicated at Carolina Field of Honor

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A special ceremony will take place Thursday morning, as the new 9/11 Memorial at the Carolina Field of Honor is dedicated.

The ceremony will dedicate the new 9/11 Memorial at 8:46 a.m.

A steel beam salvaged from Ground Zero will be on display at Triad Park in Kernersville, and serve as a tribute and reminder of a day that Americans will never forget.

The beam was donated to the War Memorial Foundation by the company DH Griffin — which helped cleaned up in the aftermath of the attacks.

Organizers say they want this to be something that resonates with all generations.

Field of Honor officials say the memorial is intended to be a place of remembrance and honor for all who have served our country.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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Winston-Salem Air Show

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In 1911, crowds gathered for the first Winston-Salem Air Show and gazed in awe as Lincoln Beachey, then the world’s greatest exhibition flyer, who commanded the sky with his signature “loop the loop” act in a rickety wood and canvas biplane. A century later, the Winston-Salem Air Show continues to celebrate more than 100 years of taking to the skies and spectators will be no less amazed at the dazzling lineup of military and civilian aircraft performing feats of aerial daring that even Beachey couldn’t have imagined.

The 2014 air show takes place September 13-14 and provided visitors a great opportunity to get acquainted with the Triad’s rich aviation history at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem. Gates Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day rain or shine.

Flag-by-Jon-HoughtalingThe Winston-Salem Air Show returns to Smith Reynolds Airport on September 13-14, 2014! The Air Show is the best affordable family entertainment in the Triad area of North Carolina. Save 40% with advance tickets online now or at select area Harris Teeter store locations starting August 27th

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Harrier Jump Jet Demo
  • Aerostars Aerobatic Team
  • School Time – Jet Bus
  • Air Power Demonstration
  • Microjet Demonstration
  • Bomb Squad Pyrotechnics
  • L-39 flybys
  • Solo Aerobatic Act
  • Stearman Demonstration
  • B-17 Bomber, A-26, B-25,  C-46
  • C-54 Spirit of Freedom, P-51, T-28,T-6,T-34

Family Activities

The Winston-Salem Air Show has the best family activities around!! Click here to see more family activities at the Air Show:

  • First In Flight Entertainment Stage
  • Winston-Cup Racing Museum Display
  • B-17 and B-25 Rides
  • Carolina Air and Auto Center Display
  • Sheriffs K-9 Demo
  • Kids Play USA / Race Cars
  • Cobra & Huey Rides
  • Little Pete’s Train
  • Antique/Muscle Car Displays
  • Charlie’s Rodeo Bull

Get Tickets for the Air Show

Save 40% off gate prices