Take a ride on Carowinds’ Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster Official Video with Sound.

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Published on Aug 21, 2014  Ray Publishing Exclusive by Theme Park Review.

The video below was coaster that was tested on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at Carowinds-Charlotte, North Carolina

Debuting this spring at Carowinds, The Fury 325 will be the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster. The thrill ride stands 325 feet tall with an 81-degree initial drop and reaches speeds of 95 mph.  Fury 325 is part of a planned $50 million multi-year expansion at the park.

Carowinds Offical Website – https://www.carowinds.com

Fury 325 – https://www.carowinds.com/swarm

Back@Ya January 30th Johnny&Junes Winston-Salem NC

Bak At Ya

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Playing a variety of music from New Country, Old Country, Classic & Southern Rock and when the circumstances call for it, Hard Rock and Rap!!!

Band Members

  • Rodney Williams
  • Paul Benninger
  • Tom Kincaid
  • Michael Dunn
  • Tony Sealey

Upcoming shows-
Jan 30th Johnny&Junes Winston/Salem NC – www.facebook.com/johnnynjunes
Feb 6th Top of the Rock Lexington NC
Feb 7th Legends King NC
Feb 14th Southern Roadhouse Rockingham NC
FEB 20th-21st Riders in the Country Randleman NC
FEB 28th Arizona Pete’s

Bac@ya on Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/bakatyaband

Bac@ya on Reverbnation-http://www.reverbnation.com/bakatya

News around town October 25th…

Kabobs on Fourth, a new Mediterranean restaurant located at 214 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, will open in late October or early November according to owner, Nazanin Kaussari .  The restaurant is located at 214 West Fourth Street. Kabobs on Fourth will seat 70 diners and will feature counter service, sidewalk dining and an on-site bakery in the front window.  The menu features grilled beef, chicken, lamb, vegetables, ground beef and fish served with rice and salad with a typical price range of $8 to $12. The menu also includes a variety of Vegetarian dishes that are new to Winston Salem’s diners’ taste. Beer and wine are also available for purchase. Kabobs on Fourth will operate during the following business hours: Lunch Daily (Monday – Saturday) 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Dinner (Monday -Thursday) 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner (Friday and Saturday) 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

asianfusion

Xia Asian Bistro open in Liberty Plaza Building – Xia Asian Bistro is open in downtown Winston-Salem at Liberty and Third Street. Xia Lieu, who has 24 years in the restaurant industry,  used to be located on Spruce Street where Wen Hwa is currently. Contemporary chic ambiance with big city, they have 4,000 square feet with cosmopolitan decor with plenty of seating and a large bar,  expanded menu and sushi bar.  Lunch is every day from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dinner Sunday -Thursday 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Parking available in the Liberty Plaza Deck. For more information visit http://xiarestaurant.com or call 293-7925.

Sunset Flicks continues36lSunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park premieres on Sundays in October continuing until the 26th. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October features WSNC’s own B.Kin Band, Camel City Grill. October 26th they will thrill you with Hitchcock’s The Birds.S2dio Supplies will provide some artsy fun for all each Sunday.

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council!

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks?raypublishing

Smitty Notes for September

smittysnotesSeptember is here. So is a bevy of festivals and conferences for the fall months. Some have been around for a while,but a few are new tothe scene. There is plenty to do before the holidays hit-and lots of news and changes around the Camel City to note. So, let’s get to the business at hand. . .

Camel City Goods

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Smittysheads Newsletter for September

SIgn-up today for Smittysheads Newsletter

28th Carolina Blues Festival this weekend in Greensboro

28th Carolina Blues Festival this weekend in Greensboro Video. Fox 8 News.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Folks in Greensboro will get the chance to have the blues on Sunday … with Blues music that is.

Thursday on the FOX8 Morning News at 8 a.m. John Amberg and Logie Meachum talked about the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival.

It’s happening Saturday at Greensboro’s Festival Park.

For more information, visit fest.piedmontblues.org.

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Heaven is for Real the Movie

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Looking for a great movie to watch over the Easter Holy Days? Then you may want to see Heaven is for Real the Movie. Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talks about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

In heaven, Colton met his miscarried sister whom no one ever had told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared impossible-to-know details about each. Colton went on to describe the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “really big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us.

Told by the Colton’s father often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is that heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and to be ready … there is a coming last battle. ~Ray Publishing Reviewsynopsis

The Burpos are the perfect picture of a small-town Americana family: mom and dad, daughter and son. Young Colton and his dad are inseparable until an illness lands Colton in the hospital. Fearing they will lose their son, the parents cry out to God to spare him.

While Colton’s amazing recovery should lead his family back to normalcy, they quickly discover nothing will ever be the same again. With childlike innocence, Colton begins talking about having visited Heaven and his incredible experiences there … including meeting family members he never knew about.

Based on the beloved book, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL tells one family’s story about Heaven and the impact it has on their community … and the world.

ABOUT THE BURPOS

Todd Burpo is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska (Population: 2,122), where his sermons are broadcast every Sunday via the local radio station. In emergencies, Todd can be found working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter. He is also the chaplain for the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. Todd graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 1991 summa cum laude with a BA in Theology. He was ordained in 1994.

Todd and his wife Sonja,who is a children’s minister, busy pastor’s wife, mom, and office manager at a local realtor, are the parents of Colton, now an active teenager; Cassie, his older sister; and Colby, his younger brother. Learn more about the Burpo family and their Heaven Is For Real Ministries at HeavenLive.org.

ENDORSEMENTS

“What better way for us to celebrate the Easter season! We’re going to tell everyone we know: Go see this movie! Regardless of your religious beliefs, you’ll be deeply inspired.”
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, Producers, SON OF GOD

“One of my favorite books has been made into a movie and I can’t wait to take my family. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is coming out the week of Easter. I look so forward to sharing this story with everyone I love. The book and movie is all about hope, strength, and faith.”
Delilah, Radio Host

“A perfect family movie.”
Kathie Lee Gifford, Television Host

“I read Todd Burpo’s book, Heaven is for Real. It BLESSED me and brought the joy of hope alive to how bright our future in Jesus really is. The movie did a sweet job of bringing that same TRUTH to light that HEAVEN IS REAL!”
Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Copeland Ministries

See HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is now playing in theaters.

Visit the official movie website: http://heavenisforrealmovieresources.com/

Duke vs. UNC game postponed due to winter weather

Duke vs. UNC game postponed due to winter weather! #raypublishing

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The rivalry matchup between Duke and North Carolina has been postponed due to inclement winter weather.

The game was scheduled to be played at the Dean Smith Center at 9 p.m.

A strong winter storm has slammed most of North Carolina and is expected to persist into the overnight hours and into Thursday for some areas.

A makeup date for the game has not been scheduled.

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