Celebrate National Fry Day with these simple recipes — myfox8.com

Greensboro, N.C. — On this Recipe Wednesday, grab the ketchup! July 13 is National Fry Day and there’s no question, french fries are many Americans favorite side dish, as we eat an average of 29 pounds of fries each year. Shannon Smith stopped by Big Burger Spot in Greensboro where they make their fries fresh…

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Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership presents their Restaurant Week 2016


Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Restaurant Week 2016 is this week and will end on Sunday, February 28. Restaurant Week 2016 will feature a prix fixe menu of downtown restaurants.
Restaurant week is a way to showcase downtown Winston-Salem and how the food scene here is up-and-coming. For chefs, the opportunity to create something unique using fresh and local products is a challenge and a way to highlight their abilities and the resources for restaurants that exist right here in town.

To find out participating restaurants and their specials visit – www.downtownws.com/restaurant-week



Winston-Salem to begin construction of permanent skate park this summer

Winston-Salem to begin construction of permanent skate park this summer.


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem city officials say the turnout at last summer’s temporary skate park – at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds – was so good; they’re building a permanent one.

Construction on the new park, which will be built beside the fairground’s annex building, is set to begin this summer. It will be somewhere between 12 to 15 thousand square feet.

For local skaters, it’s a welcomed idea, especially when it comes to the next generation.

“Their parents aren’t just going be like, ‘Oh we’ll drop you off downtown for the day to go skate,’” said Colin Snoke, of Exodus Skate Shop in Winston-Salem. “They need a safer place to skate.”

Snoke began skateboarding at age 12 and when he got his first board, every other sport fell by the wayside.

“Skateboarding’s like endless, you can do it anywhere,” Snoke said. “There’s an infinite amount of tricks you…

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Triad Dog Games kick off in Clemmons over the weekend


Triad Dog Games kick off in Clemmons this weekend


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CLEMMONS, N.C. — At the Triad Dog Games, you can watch dogs literally jump through hoops and dive into tanks of water as they compete in a variety of events.

The Triad Dog Games are this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.

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New Hobby Lobby store opens Monday in Winston-Salem

Anybody that tries to go to the Hobby Lobby in Winston Salem, the paper got it wrong they open Friday March 13!


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. will open a store in Winston-Salem on Monday at Oxford Station Way and Hanes Mall Boulevard, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

This will be the national chain’s 20th location in North Carolina. A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting will start at 9 a.m.

Departments include floral, fabric, needle art, custom framing, baskets, home accents, wearable art, arts and crafts, jewelry making, scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies.

Store hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday. Todd Hurley is the store manager of the 55,000-square-foot store.

Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal

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Arrest Elsa! Cops seek comic relief from bitter cold

Featured Image -- 2722Arrest Elsa! Cops seek comic relief from bitter cold.


HARLAN CITY, Ky. — Know who’s to blame for this nasty, bone-chilling cold? Elsa!

That no-good Queen of Arrendale, with her “cold never bothered me anyway” mantra.

Well, it bothers the cops in Harlan City, Kentucky.

And they’ve put out an all points bulletin to arrest the Snow Queen from “Frozen.”

“Suspect is a blonde female last seen wearing a long blue dress and is known to burst into song ‘Let it Go!'” the suspect description read.

To be sure, the cops had their tongues firmly planted in their cheek. It’s a way, they say, to draw attention to something that’s no laughing matter.

This miserable cold has turned downright deadly in some cases. Ten people have died in this cold snap in Tennessee — five of them of hypothermia.

“As a reminder, do take the precautions you need to keep you, your friends, family, neighbors and pets safe during…

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In the beginning there was Thruway…

In the beginning there was Thruway…

North Carolina Collection


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Like most things, shopping centers and malls are nothing new. In ancient Greece, every city had an open space near the center known as the agora where merchants could display and sell their wares. About 2,000 years ago, the Roman Emperor Trajan built a shopping center in his forum. It was semicircular and multilevel, with vaulted ceilings and contained bars and restaurants as well as shops.


Trajan’s market center

In 1907, a group of Baltimore merchants took a step toward the modern shopping center when they established a common off-street free parking area for their customers. The first suburban shopping center in the US, Country Club Plaza, was established by J.C. Nichols in Kansas City in 1922. But by the end of World War II, there were still no suburban centers in North Carolina.


The Messick family was involved in the grocery business…

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Catching up with ‘Tattoo Joe’ — a local legend in Winston-Salem

Catching up with ‘Tattoo Joe’ a local legend in Winston-Salem.


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The photographer, thoroughly a professional, unpacked his gear slowly. Cameras, lights and a stand, each with a specific job to do, all laid out in the dining room of an apartment complex for senior citizens.

Joe Crosson, also known as “Tattoo Joe.” (The Winston-Salem Journal) Joe Crosson, also known as “Tattoo Joe.” (The Winston-Salem Journal)

One of the residents, a slight, sprite of a man named Joe Crosson, looked on quietly, studying the scene with the measured curiosity of one who had spent his life observing others and learning how to do things on his own. His clothes were nondescript, gray slacks and a long-sleeved plaid shirt buttoned to his chin. And when he first spoke, his voice tended toward the quiet side.

If not for a mane of long, flowing white hair and an unruly beard and mustache that nearly obscured his teeth, he might have gone unnoticed.

Then the photographer pointed…

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Dear Sleepy Hollow Crew. Love Sheila.

Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said if it’s renewed for a third season, “Sleepy Hollow” will move production from Wilmington following the demise of the North Carolina film tax credit program.

The Wilmywood Daily

Dear Sleepy Hollow Crew,

For months, I knew this day would come. The day we would say goodbye to a television show that employed hundreds of Wilmington, NC residents. Put money in the pockets of so many small businesses and brought so many fans of the show to this great city of ours. I’ve met many and took them around the town where they spent so many of their dollars here. I am sure many of you remember me sneaking them by and introducing them to you.

10348534_10152735410829184_8687216305793390917_n I tried my best, but even my best wasn’t good enough last year to educate the narrow minds of the North Carolina House and the Senate. My words fell on deaf ears. Some said we don’t need the incentives to keep the productions coming. Some said, it’s just not worth it, it costs the state. I urge them to ask the small businesses across…

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