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Owner of Ray Publishing Interactive Media. We have designed many websites for local music artist, radio stations, churches, photographers and offer online advertising. Retired from RJ Reynolds, Reynolds American in 2014. Served as Local support for Machine Instrumentation Evaluation, Manufacturing Execution System's, Served on Quality Engagement Team, Manufacturing Diversity Council, Production Associate Trainer in new software and programs in Making & Packing operations. Background Actor Marty Siu Casting. Former Payed Background Actor in Nicholas Sparks-The Longest Ride. Background Actor on Under the Dome, Bikers Live.

Spring Ride and Play for Veterans

When: Saturday April 8, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Kickstands Up at 10:00am
Where: 314 E Center St, Lexington, North Carolina 27292

Come celebrate Spring and honor our veterans and their life changing service dogs!

We will have a motorcycle ride through scenic Davidson county with kickstands up at 10am. Cost is $10 a motorcycle.

There will be food, games and a 50/50 Raffle. Lots of prizes from our sponsors too! We already have (2) family passes to Kaleideum and (2) Day passes to US National Whitewater Center as raffle prizes. Stay tuned for more!

Hot dogs will be on the menu courtesy of Cardinal Wings. Gunny Smitty’s will be on site selling his famous Kettle Corn and Fresh Lemonade!!!!

Thank you to Cardinal Wings – NC M – Salisbury for putting this ride and fun together! Please contact Diane Davis at 704-202-9556 or Brigette Parsons 336-406-4177 if you would like to know more about the event.

Spring Ride and Play for Veterans on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812214202328608/
Saving Grace k9’s on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sgk9s/
Saving Grace Official Website: http://savinggracek9s.com/

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Grand Re-Opening of Saving Grace K9’s

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WHEN:
Saturday, March 4th
Ribbon Cutting at 11:00am
Event from 9am-6pm

WHERE:
Saving Grace K9’s
314 East Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292

Saving Grace K9s and Hound’s Tooth Academy for Dogs would be honored to have y’all come out and see our new digs!!!! Our volunteers and sponsors really outdid themselves!

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Gunny Smitty’s Hot Dogs will be selling gourmet dogs. And what goes better with food??? Well, wine and beer, of course. Tastings Wine and Beer (our new neighbor) will be opening their doors wide open celebrating with us.

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Red Donuts, Lexington’s only donut shop will be donating 6 dozen donuts. Please go visit them at 5 East 1st St. and buy some donuts. I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed. Their donuts are fantastic and better than Krispy Kreme!

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We are pleased to announce that a representative from The Department of Veterans Affairs out of the Winston Salem NC office will be set up and ready to answer questions from 10am to 2pm! And get dog kisses too of course.

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For more info visit their websites:

Facebook Sign-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/387556268273226/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sgk9s/

Website: http://savinggracek9s.com/index.html

Upcoming Events: Spring Ride For Veterans

6TH ANNUAL KOCC CHILI COOK-OFF

chilicookoff2017We’re cooking for the Kids of Childhood Cancer for the 6th Annual KOCC Chili Cook-Off. Entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the contest.  Cook up two gallons of your best chili and come on out.

Set up begins at 9:30 and Judging starts at 11 and goes until 2. You can be a Judge for $10 and you get to taste all the chili.  With that you will also get 3 votes to use for the People’s Choice Award.  Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice,, Most Money Raised and cash prizes for the top 3 as judged by our celebrity Judges.

There will also be a bake sale.  All proceeds from the day will go to the Kids Of Childhood Cancer. You must supply your own powerstrips, extension cords, propane, etc.  To pre-register go to www.chili4ourkids.org or you can call 336-722-3106 for information.

Source: 6TH ANNUAL KOCC CHILI COOK-OFF

Winston-Salem, Greensboro ranked among 100 best places to live in America

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Winston-Salem, N.C. — Several popular North Carolina destinations, including Greensboro and Winston-Salem, are ranked among the top 100 places to live in the United States, according to U.S. News and Report.

The list ranks the country’s 100 most populous metropolitan areas based on the job market, value, quality of life, desirability and net migration.

Raleigh took the No. 7 spot, Charlotte is No. 14, Winston-Salem is No. 37 and Greensboro is listed at a solid No. 51.

“Winston-Salem, referred to by locals as just Winston, is a region with an upward trajectory that still maintains its Southern roots. But while the population is traditionally Southern in its friendliness, it’s also comprised of cultures from around the globe,” the publication says. “The metro area celebrates its diversity during an array of festivals and through a variety of cuisines. You’ll find restaurants serving everything from traditional North Carolina barbecue to Indian curries and Greek pastries.”

Writer Brent Patterson describes Winston-Salem as having a “small-town feel while allowing for improvements.”

Michele Hartle’s Greensboro description is just as endearing, describing the city as being a “short jaunt to and from all major cities in North Carolina.”

“Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of those places that’s big enough to have everything you need, but small enough for you to regularly bump into people you know,” she writes. “People who live here love it and say they have no reason to leave. Those who do leave will often return home to Greensboro to raise their families.”

The top 10 cities include:

  • Austin
  • Denver
  • San Jose, California
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Seattle
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
  • Boston
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Salt Lake City

See the entire list here.

6th Annual Petty Museum Polar Ride

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Smokin’ Harley-Davidson is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s 6th Annual Petty Museum Polar Ride on Saturday, January 28th. It’s an opportunity to get on your bike for a Winter Blast to the Petty’s Garage and Petty Museum in Randleman to meet Richard Petty, Kyle Petty and Dale Inman. You can pre-register now at Smokin’ or register the day of from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. $35 per person includes lunch and T-shirt. We will leave Smokin’ promptly at 10:30. All proceeds to benefit the Petty Family Foundation.

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Directions: Richard Petty Museum, 309 Branson Mill Rd, Randleman, NC 27317

Volunteers are needed January 25th, 2017

The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Homeless Council, helps determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data collected is used to plan services for the homeless throughout the year.
Volunteers are needed to help with the identification and counting of people who are sleeping outside on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. Volunteers will be organized into groups of four or five and in two shifts, 9pm-12am and 1am-4am.
Organizers will be assembling bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and are seeking donations of winter hats, scarves, hand warmers, individual tissue packets, sun screen, bottled water, canned foods with pop-tops or pre-packaged food, and plastic utensils.
To register to volunteer please visit: www.forsythunitedway.org
For more information contact: Kathleen Wiener at Kathleen.Wiener@uwforsyth.org or 336.721.9378.

Greg Olsen wins Walter Payton Man Of The Year Charity Challenge

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From becoming the first player at his position to ever post three-consecutive 1,000 receiving-yard seasons to being named an All-Pro for the second-straight time, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has made quite an impact in 2016. His most important achievement, however, didn’t come until after the final snap of the campaign. At midnight on Monday, Olsen is the winner of Nationwide’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Charity Challenge. Thanks to fans, the 10-year veteran has earned $25,000 for his foundation, Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation.

Olsen’s organization strives to help support hospitals, doctors and families better treat children and loved ones with congenital heart disease and cancer. As one of the charity’s two initiatives, “Receiving Hope” was created in 2009 following his mother’s battle against breast cancer. “The HEARTest Yard” fund would then be established in 2013 soon after his unborn son T.J. was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

Olsen, as one of the league’s nominees for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, topped 31 other NFL players by receiving the most votes on social media with the hashtag #OlsenWMPOYChallenge from Dec. 12 to Jan. 8. Despite trailing San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith heading into the contest’s final weekend, he would receive a heap of support from a few friends in clinching him the comeback victory.

Help my guy @gregolsen88 win the Walter Payton Man of the year challenge!
Tweet/retweet !! We need everyone!!

Everyone add the hashtag to your tweets for the next couple hours