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

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


Winding roads, spectacular scenery, the Blue Ridge Parkway , live music and a chance to win up to $100,000. All that and more is on tap during the Run to the Ridge Bike Fest, July 26-28, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Mount Airy .

The main event is a poker run open to all bikers, as well as drivers of pre-1979 cars and trucks. Participants have up to 10 stops to choose from at their leisure, and can spread them out over the three days or hit a full slate in a single day. The stops are interspersed between the Yadkin Valley wine region, Blue Ridge Parkway , and the highlands of Virginia, and the historic “Mayberry” town.

There will be two prizes in the poker run – best and worst hand. Best hand wins $4,500 and worst hand wins $500. Both winners will cut a deck of cards to see who advances to a special drawing. The winner with the highest card drawn then has a chance to win $95,000 cash in the grand prize drawing.

Entry fee for the poker run is $60 per person which includes one poker run hand, all gate admission for 3 days, and 3 day pass for all the concerts. If a rider (passenger) does not want to play a poker hand they may purchase a three day park pass for $40.00.

In addition to the poker run, a free rat rod and bike show is Saturday at Veterans Park . There will also be vendors displaying and selling crafts, L.E.D. lights, sunglasses, food, leather goods, laser graphics, and various other motorcycle vendors. There will also be a”hog” cook off with as many as ten smokers firing up on Friday night.

The entertainment is booked and the excitement is building! Three of the most iconic voices in rock history will rock our stage this year! This is a three day event you won’t want to miss! Kicking off Friday July 26, 2013 will be Boston for mer lead singer Fran Cosmo. Saturday July 27, 2013 will be Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe. And for the finale on Sunday, July 28, 2013 we present Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri! Come hear these iconic voices sing all the greatest hits! Tickets for concerts are $15.00 per day or $40.00 for a three day pass into all concerts. Kids under 12 free and as always this is a family friendly event!

Run to the Ridge is a charity event with a percentage of the proceeds going to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina . For information, call Ric Marshall at (336) 918-2480, or go to www.runtotheridge.com or visit us on our Facebook page Run to the Ridge.

Casting Call for local Texas Pete commercial: No acting experience is necessary




“Real North Carolinians” needed.  No prior acting experience is necessary.
A Texas Pete hot sauce commercial will be filmed in Winston-Salem and organizers said they’re looking for actors. An open casting call is set for this Thursday at Altair Casting (703 Coliseum Plaza Court) in Winston-Salem.
A large number of people are needed, including two kids, between 8 and 15 years old, who look like siblings. They must be active and be able to ride a bicycle.  Interested?  Children should come between 12 and 3 p.m.   Adults from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.    Participants are asked to bring a current photo and should be available for callbacks on Saturday with the director.  Participants will be paid for their roles. Casting officials said the commercial is planned to be shot the week of July 22 and participants must be available to work 12-hour days.
Questions: Email… thecastingofficesubmissions@gmail.com








4th annual Tomato Festival this weekend in Greensboro

4th annual Tomato Festival this weekend in Greensboro

20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway closed due to large crack in road

20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway closed due to large crack in road

Krispy Kreme is having a hometown birthday celebration this Saturday morning.


You’re invited to our 76th birthday on July 13 at the Milton Rhodes Center / Winston Square Park in downtown Winston-Salem.  Park in downtown Winston-Salem. Free doughnuts and coffee. Details at www.krispykremefanfest.com/ ~via WBFJ Verne Hill


Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the newly renovated sanctuary at Centenary UMC!
The Lake Junaluska Singers, directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, are a 16-voice professional ensemble, which serves as the Ambassador choir for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The group began in 1954 and has performed nationally and internationally for conferences, dignitaries, and major events. Their music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk and musical theatre styles.
Free Admission~A Love Offering will be taken

Centenary United Methodist Church
646 W. Fifth Street , Winston-Salem NC



Come out to the ballpark on Friday July 12th to give blood, and save a life. The drive will take place in the parking lot of the ballpark from 11-3:30. For more information, or to make an appointment, call Hillary Brown at (336) 331-3742.

Click here to visit the official WInston-Salem Dash Website

30 Cars in 30 Days: Your Car Donation

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30 Cars in 30 Days: Your Car Donation and Area Ford Dealers Help to Reverse Summer Trend

More than at any other time of the year, the summer months bring a slowdown in the charitable contributions which fund the life-changing programs and services provided to your community through The Greensboro Salvation Army. This July, with the help of participating Ford dealers in the Triad area, we will try to counter this trend by collecting “30 Donated Cars in 30 Days.”

Here’s how proceeds from the donated vehicles will help!

  • $500 can help 5 individuals or families keep the lights on in their home for a month through The Salvation Army’s Emergency Assistance program.
  • $1,000 can send 10 children to summer camp for a week at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club this summer.
  • $1,500 can provide 800 meals to be served from The Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchen in the midst of a local, regional or national disaster.
  • $2,000 can provide 160 nights of shelter at The Salvation Army Center of Hope for someone experiencing homelessness.

Your car donation can be made during the month of July at participating Triad-area Ford dealers, or directly to The Salvation Army at any other time during the year. Vehicle donations, including boats and RVs, are tax-deductible.

For more information call (336) 273-5572.

SAVE THE DATE:  Join us for our Community Luncheon on the third Tuesday of every month to learn more about your Greensboro Salvation Army’s programs and services including volunteer opportunities.  Contact

carole.whisnant@uss.salvationarmy.org for additional information and to 


  Participating Area Ford Dealers

Asheboro Ford,

1602 East Dixie Drive

Asheboro, NC

Crescent Ford

100 Old Winston Road

High Point, NC

Green Ford

3800 West Wendover Avenue

Greensboro, NC

Parkway Ford

3150 University Pkwy &

2104 Peters Creek Pkwy

Winston-Salem, NC

Stearns Ford

602 Alamance Road

Burlington, NC

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Beats WSNC is a new lunchtime experience


Beats WSNC is a new lunchtime experience for people looking for a midday escape from their office routines. Get ready to dance through the month of July as the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts hosts the best DJs and delicious eats from local food trucks – all during your lunch break start this Thursday, July 11th and every Thursday through July 25.

Food trucks on hand will be: Camel City Grill, Bandito Burrito, King Creole. Music July 11th by DJ Dichotomy hosted by WSNC 90.5 FM; July 18th by DJ HEK YEH! hosted by 88.5 FM WFDD; and DJ SK hosted by Relish

Beats will be from 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Center For The Arts located at 251 N. Spruce St. – Downtown. Admission is free