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

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA skyline over the interstate.

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.

Camel City Bikefest 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen , boys & girls, children of ALL ages…presenting the 1st Ever Camel City Bikefest sponsored by Smokin Harley Davidson & in association with Budweiser, Camel City BBQ, & Biker Trash Nation.

Save the date & mark this one on your calendar because it’s going to be a blast! This event will be held in downtown Winston-Salem on Liberty Street between 7th and MLK Drive.

Come on out for Bikes, Bands, Beer, vendors and more!
Hed Trip, Confuzion, White Knuckle Blackout, The Terrible Two’s, Absent Theory, Joey Nevada and more to be announced soon.
Stay tuned for updates at Ray Publishing on the Camel City’s first Bikefest!

Sign-up on Facebook – Visit us on Facebook and Sign-up here!

Big Bikes for Purple Hearts “Honor Ride”

Please save the date. Big Bike for Purple Hearts will be departing from Post 55 on June 4th. Registration starts at 9am. Kick Stands Up at 11:30. purpleheartsride

Help us support our Purple Heart Vets. Last year was a huge success. Please spread the word and come out and make this year even better. We will end this year at Triad Field of Honor. Food, Fun, Music and Honor!

To sign-up on Facebook go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1455769308085062/

Third Annual Triad Dog Games – May 14-15, 2016

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“Third Annual Triad Dog Games – May 14-15, 2016”

A fundraising event benefiting The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.

COMPETE OR SPECTATE!  

WHERE:  Winston-Salem Fairgrounds 300 Deacon Blvd Gate 5, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

WHEN: Saturday, May 14: 10am-4pm     -and-     Sunday, May 15: 11am-4pm

For specific event competition times and details, please visit the events page.PETS ARE WELCOME! (Must be leashed, well-behaved and have proof of rabies vaccination). This is a rain or shine event!  If there is lightening or severe weather, events may be delayed until it clears.

COST: Required minimum donation of $6/person upon entry (kids 10 and under FREE).  NO PARKING FEE.  All to benefit The Sergei Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization! Competitions have individual entry fees between $5 – $30.

  • ALL DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED for our sick and injured pet programs. Thank you for giving generously.

For more information visit there website at www.triaddoggames.com

Krispy Kreme Drive for 45

Let’s send some Kids to Camp! WBFJ will be broadcasting LIVE 3pm-5pm

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Tuesday April 5th, 2016 6am-9pm. Richard Petty & Kyle Petty will be on site from 9-11am. Classic car show of Old Salem Chapter AACA from 4-8pm. 

Krispy Kreme has teamed up with former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and the Victory Junction Camp for the fifth annual Drive for 45 Campaign.

Chronically and seriously ill children from across the country come to Victory Junction in Randleman, North Carolina to laugh and play and forget about being sick for a while.

That’s why Krispy Kreme is proud to team up with Kyle Petty and Victory Junction in our annual Drive for 45 Campaign. Join the Krispy Kreme family in making a difference in the lives of chronically and seriously ill children by visiting VictoryJunction.org. For more information go to http://krispykreme.com/about/Philanthropy

For All the Kids Yet to Come from Victory Junction on Vimeo.

Victory Junction Aerial Montage from Victory Junction on Vimeo.

Come and find out why they call it “THE MADHOUSE”

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NASCAR’s First and Longest Running Weekly Track – and Still the Most Exciting of Them All!

Located conveniently in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, Bowman Gray Stadium is the definition of excellence in short track racing. Each and every Saturday night in spring and summer, thousands and thousands of fans pack the stands to see the most exciting racing action found anywhere.

2015 RiverRun International Film Festival

RiverRunApril 16-26, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC

Held annually each spring, the RiverRun International Film Festival screens a wide variety of feature-length and short films from all genres, and also presents a broad range of special events, including high-profile regional premieres of significant films, celebrity tributes, family matinees and classic retrospectives as well as a mixture of panel discussions and parties. In 2015, the Festival will present 165 films from 35 countries in 11 days, bringing filmmakers and other industry professionals to Winston-Salem from around the world.

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For film lovers in North Carolina the 17th annual RiverRun International Film Festival is hard, if not impossible to beat.

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The eleven-day festival kicks off on Thursday April 16th in Winston-Salem with screenings of the French Surrealist film Reality, and a documentary on urban fashion called Fresh Dressed.

Over the ensuing days 165 films will be shown – that’s 74 features & 91 shorts, from a sampling of 35 countries. There will also be parties, panels,and Free Saturday morning cartoons for the entire family.

RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers stopped by WFDD to talk about this year’s Spotlight on Black American Cinema.

The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.

Tickets

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http://riverrunfilm.com/buy-tickets/

All regular Festival screenings are $12 for adults and $10 for students (students must purchase tickets in person and present a valid student ID to receive discounted price).  We also have special matinee prices Monday – Friday before 5:00pm for $6.

Box office information

From April 16-26, tickets for all films and events may be purchased at the main Festival box offices.  We recommend you buy tickets in advance as many screenings will sell out.  However, you may still purchase day-of tickets, if there are any available.  If there is more than one hour before the start time of a screening you can purchase your tickets at either of the main festival box offices but if there is less than one hour before the start time of the screening you must purchase tickets directly at the venue where the screening is taking place.

Pre-Festival Box Office:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945
M-F 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 3:00 – 6:00pm (phone sales only)

April 16 – 26 Box Offices:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945

Saturdays and Sunday, April 18, 19 and 25, the Stevens Center Box Office will be open for phone and walk up sales from 10:00am – 6:00pm.  During the week of April 20-24, Monday through Friday, the Stevens Center Box Office hours will be 11:00am – 6:00pm.  Sunday, April 26, the Box Office will be open 11:00am – 2:00pm.  By 2:00pm on the 26th,  all remaining tickets will have been delivered to each venue for the remaining screenings.

ACE Cinematheque Complex – UNCSA
1533 Main Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

a/perture cinema
311 W. Fourth St.
Patrons must go to RiverRun’s box office located in the lobby of the Chatham Building. Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

SECCA
750 Marguerite Drive
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Online ticket sales

To purchase tickets online, simply navigate to the page for the individual film you wish to attend and click on the “buy tickets” link next to a selected screening.

Official Website – www.riverrunfilm.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/riverrunfilm