National Dance Day celebrated in Greensboro

National Dance Day celebrated in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — People all over the country are moving their feet to celebrate National Dance Day, and the Boys and Girls Club didn’t want to miss out on the fun.

Carolyn Woodruff is a volunteer and has spent hours helping the participants perfect their routine.

They headed to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Greensboro to create a dance video on Saturday.

The group hopes they’ll have a chance at being featured on the FOX show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

The children wore masks of Nigel Lythgoe – a judge on the show.

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3rd Annual Run to the Ridge set for July 26, 27, 28, 2013 in Mount Airy , NC



Dixie Classic Farmers Market to hold corn-shucking and salsa-recipe contests

Dixie Classic Farmers Market to hold corn-shucking and salsa-recipe contests

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(Winston-Salem Journal) — The Dixie Classic Farmers Market at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds will hold a corn-shucking contest and a salsa-recipe contest.

The corn-shucking contest, held in conjunction with Samaritan Ministries, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. It is open to adults and kids 12 and under.

A cash prize will be awarded to the winning adult and child. Corn shucked will be donated to the soup kitchen at Samaritan Ministries.

The deadline to enter is noon Friday.

The salsa-recipe contest will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 3. Winners will be announced at 10 a.m.

Winners will receive cash prizes, including $100 for first place, and the Winston-Salem Journal will publish the winning recipes.

The deadline for entries is July 31.

High Point Cycling Classic starts today

High Point Cycling Classic starts today

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — On Thursday during the FOX8 Morning News, Shannon Smith is in downtown High Point where organizers are preparing to kick off the High Point Cycling Classic.

The 4th annual event begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

For more information, visit

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Security footage shows Spain train crash that killed 77

Security footage shows Spain train crash.

MADRID, Spain — An express train derailed as it hurtled around a curve in northwestern Spain on Wednesday, killing at least 77 people and injuring more than 100, officials said.

At least 73 people died at the scene, and four others died while hospitalized, said María Pardo Ríos, a spokeswoman for the Galicia regional supreme court. In Spain, judges typically record deaths that take place outside of hospitals.

Judicial teams are still at the crash site and expect to find more bodies, she said Thursday morning. There is no word yet on the nationalities of those killed.

More than 20 victims remained in critical condition early Thursday, said Agustin Hernandez Fernandez of the Galicia infrastructure ministry.

Flames burst out of one train car as another car was snapped in half after the crash. Rescue crews and fellow passengers pulled bodies through broken windows and pried open doors as stunned survivors…

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Our new Carolina SciQuarium is North Carolina’s only center-of-state aquarium. It’s a 22,000 square foot, LEED designed aquarium with a focus on science education, hence the name SciQuarium!





The SciQuarium offers a complete immersion experience. Visitors can engage with animal keepers and educators to learn about the different species of animals and fish. In addition, behind-the-scenes tours and educational SciPods focus on the science of animal care, husbandry and water quality management.


African Penguins, Sharks, Otters, Fishing Cats, Stingrays, Moray Eels, Anaconda, and many more species are featured in our newest attraction!


Naming rights and sponsorship opportunities are available for the Carolina SciQuarium and its exhibits. Please contact Lindsey Zarecky at 336-288-3769 x1385 or to learn more how you or your company can be a part of this amazing new endeavor.



“Teen JamFest” at Festival Park July 27

SNL Hosts “Teen JamFest” at Festival Park July 27
Come out and see the “best of the best” local high school bands. Vendors will be available for you to purchase food.
The Summer Night Lights program for teens ages 13-18 presents “Teen JamFest” on Saturday, July 27 from 7-10 pm at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., in downtown Greensboro. Admission is free. Hosted by the City Arts Music Center of Greensboro Parks and Recreation, the concert features two local bands: Lo & Behold on stage from 7-7:40 pm and The Chasin’ Fame from 8-10 pm.
For more information, contact The Music Center at 336-373-2549 or via e-mail.
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Where are all those Bicycle Riders coming from?


Tour to Tanglewood training ride – Clemmons Bike Shop

  • Saturday, July 20, 2013

    8:00 AM

  • Clemmons Bicycle Inc

    2703 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC (map)

  • Local Bike Shops will hold training rides for anyone interested in the Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood.  The hosting bike shop will provide a short and long option at each ride with a marked route, cue sheet, rest stops and SAG.  Yes, these rides are FREE!
    Check in starts at 7am, and the ride starts at 8am.

    Mileage options: 10, 27, 35 and 50

    We will also be providing Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis breakfast, reststops / sag support, free on site post ride massages from My Massage of Clemmons and of course everything in the store will be on sale.