Where to find Veterans Day deals and freebies

Veterans Day is Saturday and restaurants, stores and other establishments across the country and the Piedmont Triad will be offering discounts, free meals and special deals to veterans and members of the military.

Be sure to bring a valid military ID to take advantage of all of the deals. It is recommended you call specific locations to make sure they are taking part in the promotions, compiled by Journal news partner Fox 8.

Restaurants
Outback Steakhouse: Will offer military members a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage with their order on Saturday. In addition, from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, military members will receive 20% off their check, and beginning Nov. 17, military, fire and police will receive 10% off their check.

IHOP: Veterans can grab a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes on Friday.

Boston Market: With a coupon, veterans can buy one individual meal, get a second free Friday through Sunday. Only good at participating restaurants.

The Traveled Farmer: Giving away a free lunch entree to active, inactive and retired military personnel with valid military ID from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Complimentary order of wings and a side of fries to veterans and active-duty military.

Burger Warfare: Giving away a free lunch entree to active, inactive and retired military personnel with valid military ID from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Darryl’s Wood Fired Grill: Giving away a free lunch entree to active, inactive and retired military personnel with valid military ID from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Texas Roadhouse: On Saturday, all active, retired or former military members can choose one of 10 free entrees, two made-from-scratch sides and a choice of any Coca-Cola product, iced tea or coffee during lunch.

Starbucks: Veterans and active-duty service members along with military spouses can get a free tall brewed coffee. Starbucks will also contribute $5 to support programs assisting service members for every.

World of Beer: Holding a Veterans Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1310 Westover Terrace Suite 112. Veterans will receive a free classic burger or bratwurst from the outside grill or $5 off their check inside the tavern. Veterans’ family members will be offered a discounted rate of $5 for a classic burger or bratwurst from the outside grill.

Zoe’s Kitchen: Offering a free entree to all veterans and active military members. A military ID must be presented at checkout.

Red Robin: All veterans and active-duty military can get a free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Saturday.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Retailers/services
Great Clips: Veterans and current military members get a free haircut on Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Non-veteran customers who get a haircut Saturday receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

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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.

Triad Holiday Concerts

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The 2016 dates for the annual FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts have been announced. All of the concerts will feature Christmas music.

The Burlington concert will feature music by the Greensboro Symphony and will be held at Williams High School Auditorium on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Greensboro concert will feature music by the Greensboro Symphony and will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Winston-Salem concert, featuring music by the Winston-Salem Symphony, will be held at LJVM Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

FOX8’s Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen will once again host this year’s concerts in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.  New this year, the Greensboro and Winston-Salem concerts will feature revamped formats to include more music, more performers, and an intermission break.  The new format promises to make the experience even more fun for attendees of all ages, while maintaining the traditions of more than 25 years of Triad Holiday Concerts.

As always, admission and parking are free for all three concerts with your donation of canned food items to benefit The Salvation Army.  Last year’s FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts raised more than 500,000 cans of food.  The FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts serve as the single largest provider of food for the hungry in the Triad, and help stock the shelves of The Salvation Army for more than half the year.

AMSOIL Arenacross Greensboro Coliseum

1931682016 AMSOIL Arenacross season that is poised to be one of the most intense in the history of the sport, as the series travels through a total of 13 different states while racing inside some of the country’s most prominent NCAA and NHL arenas. This highly anticipated championship battle comes on the heels of an incredible 2015 season that featured a fight for the title that came down to the final race in Las Vegas and packed venues at virtually every stop on the schedule.

Date

Time

Saturday, January 30 – Professional Racing Track Party — 5:00 PM
Doors Open — 6:00 PM
Show Starts — 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 31 – Amateur Day Doors Open — 8:00 AM
Show Starts — 12:00 PM

Ticket Level

Price

Saturday, January 30 – Professional Racing
Front Row $40
VIP $35
Lower Level & Club $22.50
Upper Level Sides $15
Upper Level End Zones $10

Sunday, January 31- Amateur Day
General Admission $10
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*Additional fees may apply. All tickets $2 more day of show.
Ticket Information
Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-845-3000. 
Track Party Fueled By Monster Energy
Track passes are $10 at the box office or bring an empty can of Monster Energy with a paid tickets for entrance to the track party for FREE!
Parking Instructions
The Greensboro Coliseum has over 6,000 on-site parking spaces. Parking fees range from $5-$20.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 – 7:00pmSunday, January 31, 2016 – 12:00pm

AMSOIL Arenacross
GREENSBORO COLISEUM
1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27403

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2015 FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts

triad-holiday-concertsThe 2015 dates for the annual FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts have been announced.

The Greensboro concert will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 11. at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Winston-Salem concert will be held at LJVM Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Burlington concert will be held at Williams High School Auditorium on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The concerts are free with the donation of nonperishable food to the Salvation Army.

Last year, the FOX8/Old Dominion Holiday Concerts collected nearly 500,000 cans of food for needy families.

FOX8’s Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen will host this year’s concerts in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

FOX8’s Tom Britt, Shelley Roupas and Chad Tucker will host the holiday concert in Burlington.