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Archive for October, 2011

Budget Bites – Appetizing hours

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Spend those happy early afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m. bellied up to bar. No, I’m not telling you to start day drinking (even though it is 5 o’clock), rather do some early bird eating.

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Historic silver items stolen from NC plantation

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

COOLEEMEE, NC (AP) — Silver spoons that may have been crafted by Paul Revere are among the items taken during a break-in at a historic plantation in Davie County.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that jewelry, dishes, silverware and tea sets also were taken during the break-in Sunday night at the Cooleemee Plantation.

The house was built in the 1850s and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Owner Peter Hairston often opens the house to groups, including school children.

Among the items taken was a tea set that a slave named John Goolsby hid in the woods when Union troops passed through the area during the Civil War. Hairston says a dozen spoons had the well-known “PR” hallmark, indicating they were made by the family of Paul Revere.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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MyReporter shares the history of railroad powerhouse Champ Davis

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Long hailed as “Mr. Coast Line,” Champion McDowell Davis (1879-1975) spent more than 60 years working for the Atlantic Coast Line railroad, 15 of them as president.

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Volunteers speed vision screenings for students

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

School nurses oversee the exams, but for the past 15 years, about three dozen volunteers have been the extra hands that the nurses needed during the fall vision-checking season.

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NC promotes walk-to-school effort across the state

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina is encouraging students across the state to walk to school to promote regular physical activity and other benefits.

The state Department of Transportation says about 66 schools in North Carolina are participating in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday.

Events range from one-day observations to monthlong programs focused on pedestrian and bicycle education as well as safety awareness.

The agency says that motivation for taking part varies from community to community. Some promote regular exercise, while others use the opportunity to draw attention to making streets safer and reducing traffic congestion.

The department is also asking drivers to be especially cautious Wednesday, as there may be higher than usual numbers of students on bicycles or walking to class.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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