Relay For Life of Winston Salem May 9-10, 2014

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Relay For Life of Winston-Salem May 9-10, 2014 6:00 PM-7:00 AM
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

For more information:
Contact David Frye – Event Chairman at dfrye@dhgriffin.com

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CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

Walgreens will host a Corn Hole Tournament during Relay for life. This will be a bracket style tournament. Entry to tournament is $20 per team(Cash only)—all proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
Sign-up until 9pm on the day of the event. Payment due on day of event.

Sign-up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/241504816053225

Official website at www.RelayForLife.org/winstonsalemnc

Ride for Relay website at www.rideforrelayws.blogspot.com

SCHEDULE
Time Event
6:00 PM Relay for life begins
9:00 PM Registration closes for tournament
9:30 PM Corn hole tournament begins

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6:00 PM

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Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas CreekParkway, Winston-Salem

  • Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community

Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

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What Makes a Relay Event Special?

Many moments create the unique Relay experience. Event details vary by location, but all events have key moments in common:

 

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Survivors Lap

During the Survivors Lap, all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while cheered on by the other participants who line the track. Relay For Life events also recognize and celebrate caregivers, who give time, love, and support to their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers facing cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony

The Luminaria Ceremony takes place after dark, so we can remember people we have lost to cancer, honor people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues. Candles are lit inside of personalized bags and are placed around the Relay track as glowing tributes to those who’ve been affected by cancer. Learn More »

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Fight Back Ceremony

This emotionally powerful ceremony inspires Relay participants to take action. The Fight Back Ceremony symbolizes the emotional commitment each of us can make in the fight against cancer. The action taken represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer year-round and to commit to saving lives.

History of Relay For Life

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In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.

 

Kernersville police seize 1.5 tons of marijuana worth up to $6.5 million

Kernersville police seize 1.5 tons of marijuana worth up to $6.5 million

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Kernersville Police seized nearly a ton and a half of marijuana last Friday in a significant drug bust.

Detectives won’t say where the drugs were found, but believe it was intended for “a couple hundred mile radius.”

Kernersville police Chief Scott Cunningham said they received information on May 2 about a possible warehouse that may contain large amounts of marijuana. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the NC ALE helped obtain a search warrant.

Detectives seized 2,593 marijuana bricks hidden within commercial products and boxes on approximately 30 pallets. The bricks weighed over 2,800 pounds.

Investigators said the marijuana is worth up to $6.5 million.

The warehouse is approximately 30-40 feet wide and 70 feet deep. Investigators did not say where the warehouse is located.

No suspects were inside the warehouse when the drugs were seized. Officers did not disclose suspect information because the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Cunningham called the bust one of the…

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Triad Buying Co-op Open House

Triad Buying Co-op Open House

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Come meet us tomorrow! Get to know the Triad’s Food Buying Co-op. 

The Triad Buying Co-op is a member-owned and operated food buying co-operative offering an alternative to commercial profit-oriented business. We are committed to supporting our local communities, farms and businesses by practicing and encouraging sustainable practices.

Located in West Salem Square near Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, we distribute produce, dairy and bread every Tuesday and offer the complete line of products once every four weeks.

Open house

We are hosting three open houses in the coming weeks. Please stop by to meet with members and ask questions, see the ordering process in person, and tour the facility on any of these days:

  • Saturday, May 3rd, 2-6 pm
  • Tuesday, May 6th, 3-7 pm
  • Saturday, May 10th, 2-6 pm

Becoming a member is easy!

  1. apply online
  2. take a tour
    • ask all of your questions
    • see how it works
  3. begin ordering

Working and non-working memberships are available; work shifts are 3-4 hours per month.

Triad Buying Co-op, 1001 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 

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Find Us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/TBCoop

Visit our Official Website @ www.tbcoop.org

Boutique cigar and pipe lounge focuses on cigar culture

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Just off Stratford Road on a recent afternoon, several men sat on the front porch of a rustic, wooden building, chatting among themselves and watching life go on around them.

Cigar smoke drifted along on a gentle breeze.

The men were customers at Twin City Cigar Co., a boutique cigar and pipe lounge on Mill Street, just off Stratford. John Anetrella opened the business, which focuses strictly on pipe tobacco and cigars, in January 2013. The lounge is housed in a building that was part of the mill village of Hanestown.

“This whole place is about the culture of cigars,” Anetrella said of Twin City Cigar.

Anetrella, who lives in Winston-Salem and is a cigar smoker, also runs a technology company called Causa Technologies. He had previously visited a cigar lounge in Greensboro before deciding to open his own lounge.

He said he wanted to create a…

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North Carolina could end film incentive program

North Carolina could end film incentive program

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Some people in the film industry are afraid the General Assembly will cut North Carolina’s film incentive program, which would discourage Hollywood to come here.

Later this month, lawmakers plan to discuss whether or not to renew the program, which works as tax credit for filmmakers.

Without the 25 percent tax credit, movies like “The Hunger Games” and “Iron Man 3” would not choose North Carolina for filming, according to Piedmont Film Commission Executive Director Rebecca Clark.

On May 14th, lawmakers plan to decide whether or not to renew the 25 percent film incentive, set to end January 2015.

Film makers have to spend at least $250,000 to qualify.

Nearly 4,000 people rely on the production jobs the film industry brings to the Triad.
On average, one to $8 million is spent in the local economy when a movie comes to town.

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