Goodwill employee doesn’t let pain slow him down

Goodwill employee doesn’t let pain slow him down.

Tony Gilmore has a highly technical job of trouble-shooting, correcting and getting computers up and running at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina.

“I like working on different brands of computers,” Gilmore said.

He also gets to do another job he loves — interacting with customers who want to buy or need information about refurbished computers.

Gilmore has a large customer following at various Goodwill stores.

“He has a lot of customers who come here specifically because of the stuff that he builds,” Andrew True, Goodwill’s transportation and E-Cycle manager, said of the Goodwill on Peters Creek Parkway.

Thomas Royal, a multimedia public relations specialist for Goodwill, said that it’s wonderful to watch Gilmore interact with customers.

“People will come in and they’ll just wait until Tony is available to talk to them because he’s patient and he explains things,” Royal said.

Gilmore wasn’t always focused on computers and electronics.

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Novant Health to Offer Free Heart Screenings at Macy’s – Wendover


Novant Health to Offer Free Heart Screenings at Macy’s – Wendover

What:  Free Heart Health Screenings

When:  Saturday, January 18, from noon – 4:00pm.

Where:  Macy’s – 5410 Hornaday Road, Greensboro, NC – GET DIRECTIONS

Heart disease is a growing problem, and early detection can be the key to saving lives.

That’s the message from Joanne Allen, President of Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, and this year’s chairwoman of Guilford County’s Go Red for Women campaign.

“We evaluated data and health assessments from the Guilford County Health Department, and what we found is that heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death among men and women in Guilford County,” said Allen.  “That’s why we’re teaming with the American Heart Association to offer free screenings such as the one at Macy’s Wendover location in Greensboro on Saturday, January 18, 2014.”

‘Pit Stops for Poverty’ raises awareness for child hunger

‘Pit Stops for Poverty’ raises awareness for child hunger.

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Richard Childress Racing pit crew members are braving the rainy cold weather without food or shelter to raise money and awareness for child hunger in North Carolina.

It’s called “Pit Stops for Poverty.”

Event organizer Ray Wright, who works in the Sprint Cup Series of NASCAR, says it allows him and the crew to put themselves in the shoes of children who are less fortunate and don’t always have access to a nice meal.

More than 30 Pit crew members set up camp near the RCR Complex in Welcome, North Carolina, Thursday at 5 p.m. and will go 24-hours without food or shelter.

Cash and food donations benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

You can donate online here: or stop by the RCR Complex at 236 Industrial Drive in Welcome, where the pit crew will be until 5 p.m. Friday.

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Big Eat Tuesdays

The Big Eat Has Returned.  Join us in Downtown Winston-Salem, January: 7,14, 21, 28.
Back for its sixth year, the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and participating downtown restaurants are proud to present the return of “The Big Eat.” Every Tuesday night, beginning January 7 until January 28, more than 30 great downtown restaurants will offer 50 percent discounts off of their signature dishes.

There has been such a positive response to the Big Eat promotion since its inception 2009, that it was a no-brainer to bring back the event in 2014. The Downtown Partnership received numerous e-mails and phone calls from people who participated in the last five years and who were asking to bring it back for 2014.
A list of participating downtown establishments as well as the signature dish for each Tuesday can be found at