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Community Briefs Huffington Post columnist premieres local radio program Syndicated columnist and author Byron Williams will bring his political and social commentary to Winston Salem State University's WSNC 90.5 FM radio weekly every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a new hour ? ?11?I 44TV.LI'_ If !!*-.?> long program caneu ruuni. iviuiamy. Williams, who recently moved to Winston-Salem from San Francisco, writes for the Huffington Post, is the author of "1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility," and is a contributing colum nist to a local newspaper. "We will talk about issues that mat ter on this show,'* said Williams. "One of the first topick will be North Carolina's history of eugenics and how the state is making amends for the men and women steril ized against their will in the mid-20th century." Williams Triad McDonald's launches All Day Breakfast Menu All 91 locally owned and operated Triad McDonald's restaurant locations will begin inviting customers to expe rience McDonald's breakfast all day. All Day Breakfast is the number one request from customers. In fact, more than 120,000 people tweeted McDonald's asking for breakfast throughout the day in the past year alone. "We are proud to answer an ongoing request from our fans," said Triad McDonald's Owner/Operator, Johnny Tart. "We appreciate and value customer feedback, and we're looking forward to offering them the ability to enjoy items like our famous scratch made biscuits no matter the time of day." While breakfast would normally end at 10:30 a.m., the following menu items can be enjoyed along with McDonald's World Famous Fries and other iconic favorites, such as the Big Mac and Filet-O-Fish despite the time of day: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit; Sausage Biscuit with Egg; Sausage Biscuit; Hotcakes with Sausage; Hotcakes; Sausage Burrito; Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait; Fruit & Maple Oatmeal; and Hash Browns (available breakfast items vary by location). Cookie for a Cure Campaign benefits Susan G. Komen Northwest NC Susan G. Komen Northwest NC announced that Subway restaurants across the Triad area would participate in the Cookie for a Cure program. All October long, local Subway restaurants will serve a special raspberry cheese cake cookie and donate a percentage of those cookie sales, up to $6,000, to Komen Northwest NC. During the month-long program, local breast cancer survivors are being featured on a calendar - on display in participating Subway restaurants - sharing their personal stories of courage and hope. "Our Faces of Breast Cancer survivors are thrilled for the opportunity to help promote Cookie for a Cure. Many from this group of survivors serve as our Ambassadors for an entire year. They are inspirational, committed and pas sionate fighters," said Diana Parrish, executive director of Komen Northwest NC, which serves 11 counties and will be expanding to include an even greater area in 2016. It has invested more than $5.7 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects. Seventy-five percent of funds raised by Komen Northwest NC stay in the local community and the other 25 percent supports breast cancer research. For more information on Susan G. Komen Northwest NC visit http://komennorthwestnc.org/ WSSU Wellness Center received $900,000 grant Winston-Salem State University's Wellness Center has been awarded a three-year $900,000 federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) grant to fund programs that use research proven interventions to reduce substance abuse, occur rences of AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Winston-Salem community. The WSSU Wellness Center will reach the community through an effort called Programs Addressing Substance Abuse, STIs, and AIDS through Guidance and Education while providing Solutions (PASSAGES). The specific goals of the grant are to reduce the inci dence of substance abuse, the transmission of HIV, Viral Hepatitis (VH) and related disparities among at-risk minor ity/ethnic youth and young adults by integrating mental health services, primary care and complementary health therapies. PASSAGES seek to identify participants through testing and assessment; directing them to a contin uum of community care services; intervention services; and reduction of high-risk activities in the target population. WSSU along with its community partners will deliver researched-based nationally approved interventions target ing minority /ethnic youth and young adults (ages 18-24). The program employs education, assessment, testing, inter ventions and prevention strategies focusing on recovery from substance abuse, behavioral health counseling, HIV and VH. Hypertension control consortium receives award The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control, headquartered at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control will receive up to $15.8 million to provide technical assis tance support to help equip clinicians in the Southeastern network region with tools, information, and network sup port needed to improve quality of care, increase patients' access to information, and spend health care dollars more u/iejilv " IJVIJ . For more information on the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, please visit: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Transforming Clinical-Practices/ Bank of North Carolina adds Southcoast Bank BNC Bancorp ("BNC," NASDAQ: BNCN), the hold ing company for Bank of North Carolina, has acquired all of the common stock of Southcoast in a stock transaction valued at approximately $95.5 million, based on the closing price of BNC common stock. Southcoast Bank, headquar tered in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, operates 10 branches in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Moncks Corner, Johns Island, Summerville, Goose Creek and North Charleston, South Carolina. Rick Callicutt, President and Chief Executive Officer of BNC, said, "We are pleased to announce the combina tion of BNC and Southcoast. This partnership will allow us to expand our presence in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the Southeast, the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina markets." Scholarship night The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools will hold a scholar ship night, a workshop on scholar ships and paying for college today (Oct. 29) at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Education Building, located at 4801 Bethania Station Road. High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to attend this dis trict-wide event. The featured speak er will be Tom Benza, the associate' director of merit scholarships and financial aid at Wake Forest University. For more' information, contact Marjy Lambeth, mlam beth @ wsfcs Jc 12 .nc .us. Trick or Treat Gym Jam Carl H. Russell, Sr. Community Center and William C. Sims, Sr. Recreation Center is having its Trick or Treat Gym Jam today (Oct. 29) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Carl H. Russell, Sr. Community Center, located at 3521 Carver School Road. The activities will be cakewalk, games, food and entertainment. Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks, Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc sponsored this event, and Renee Vaughn of 97.1 WQMG. For more information, please contact Ben Piggott at 336-727-2580 or Kenell Caesar at 336-727-2837. Backyard chicken meeting The Forsyth County Cooperative Extension is hosting a Backyard Chicken meeting on today (Oct. 29) at 6:30 p.m. at the County Agricultural Building at 1450 Fairchild Road. Topics covered include Biosecurity, keeping your flock safe. Avian influenza, and small flock preparedness. The pre senter will be Dan Campeau, North Central District Area Specialized Poultry Agent. There will be light refreshments. For more information, call 336-703-2850. Clothing drive The Big 4 Alumni Association will have their clothing drive on Friday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Urban League, located at 201 W. Fifth St. This project was selected as the association's response to the critical need of proper clothing for people who have been out of work and lack the financial resources to purchase appropriate clothing for job interviews. For further informa tion, call 336-725-5614 or visit big4fc.org. Autumn Leaf IVain excursion The annual Autumn Leaf Train Excursions by the North Carolina Transportation Museum will run on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1. The trips will be from Spencer, to Asheville, and Spencer to Charlottesville, Virginia, to return the same day. For more information, go to http://www.nctrans.org. Human Beans festival Carly Williams of imagiNATION21 Communications and neighbors in the Easton commu nity are hosting a Human Beans Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Easton Park, 3599 Tyler Drive. There will be food, live music, voter registration and activities for children. There will also be door prizes of gifts and cash in exchange for food donations to the First Baptist Church food pantry. For more information, email cwilliams.ic21 @gmail.com. Cooperative Extension work shop There will be a workshop on dealing with uphill neighbor's runoff on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. Experts from NC Cooperative Extension will discuss small-scale solutions to water issues like divert ing water from driveways or away from the foundation, common gutter issues, rain gardens, slope stabiliza tions and more. Then participants will walk the property and install matting and plants to fix an erosion problem on-site. Be prepared for uneven terrain and walking on a slope. For more information and tc register, contact the Forsyth Count) Cooperative Extension office at 336 703-2850. Halloween concert The Winston-Salem Symphony i< presenting its first "Discover) Concerts for Kids" performance ol the 2015-2016 season on Saturday Oct. 31 at 3 pjn., at the Reynold: Auditorium at 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets are $7 for childrer ages 3-12 and $18 for adults. Kid: aged two and under are free. Foi more information and to purchase tickets call the Symphony Bo> Offree at 336-464-0145, or go te WSsyphony.org. Yadkin Heritage Book deadlint The final deadline to submit arti cles and photographs for the thin K volume of "The Heritage of Yadkin County, North Carolina" is on Saturday, Oct. 31, as well as the deadline for pre-publication orders of the book itself. All submissions and book orders can be made at the Tulbert House, located at 216 N. Van Buren St. in Yadkinville, on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 336-679 2702 or email yadkincountyhistori firstname.lastname@example.org Carmina Bur ana concert The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Symphony Orchestra and Cantata Singers, the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale and the Winston Salem Youth Chorus for will perform Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 3 p.m., at The Stevens Center located at 405 W. Fourth Street. Based on a set of medieval poems, Carmina Burana begins and ends with O Fortuna, widely used in trailers for feature films. Lees said there are other rec ognizable tunes in the collection. Tickets are $22 and $18 student with valid ID. For more.information and to purchase tickets, go to www.UNCSAevents.com, or by call ing the box office at 336-721-1945. "Remembering John Biggers" Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, presents, " Remembering John Biggers " an exhibition of prints and drawings by Dr. John T. Biggers, an African-American muralist, painter and educator, Nov. 3 through Jan. 30 at the Delta Arts Center, located at 2611 New Walkertown Road. The exhibit will feature works from Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts' per manent collection and the works from private and public collections across the state. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 336-722-2625 or visit www.DeltaArtsCenter.org. Senior Democrats meeting The Forsyth County Senior Democrats will meet on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Golden Corral, located at 4965 University Parkway. NC Attorney General, a candidate for Governor of NC, will address the Forsyth County Senior Democrats. His topic will be "Getting out the vote". Members and guests wanting the breakfast buffet and/or beverages will be able to enter the restaurant beginning at 8:30 am. For more information, contact Jim Shaw at 336-767-0860, 336-287-5053 or email JamesWShawSrl@gmail.com Voter rights forum There will be a voter rights forum on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westover Recreation Center, located at 267 Bonanza Drive in Fayetteville. The forum is free and open to the public. Publishers will engage in messaging and outreach in order to ensure that all who wish to get involved with the task of protect ing and expanding voting rights will know how to get involved. For more information, go to greaterdiversity.com/voter-rights forum-to-take-place-in-fayetteville protecting-and-expanding-voter rights/. College admissioas The Johnson C. Smith University Winston Salem Area Alumni will hold a college admissions session on Saturday Nov. 7 at 10:15 a.m. at Southside Library, located at 3185 Buchanan St. The topics of discus sion will include JCSU admissions process, scholarship award criteria university overview and more. The guest speaker will be Mr. James Burrell Director of Admissions al Johnson C. Smith University. The session is open to all interested stu dents, parents, friends and others wishing to learn more about JCSU For more information, go tc i www.facebook.com/JCSUWinstonS i alemAlumni. i Veterans' Day parade ? There will be a Veterans' Da) ' parade on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m in Winston-Salem. The parade wil start at Fourth and Broad streets, tc Liberty St. and then to Business 40 Any veterans, businesses or non i political organizations are to contac t Walter Emery, parade coordinator a F 336-766-8087 or emai , email@example.com. > Veterans' claims clinic i The U.S. Department of Veteran: i Affairs (VA), Winston-Salen r Regional Office, and Goodwil ; Industries are hosting a walk-in clin i ic, resource center, and Town hall fo ) Veterans, family members and the public to provide assistance with V/ claims. Loan Guaranty, Vocations e Rehabilitation and Education bene Fits. This all will take place oi 1 Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to t pjn., at Goodwill Industries on 2701 University Parkway. This includes a town hall meeting with the regional office director, veterans' choice program training and appeals training. Unlimited parking is avail able at the LJVM Coliseum, and public transportation is also avail able. Be sure to bring copies or med ical documents to submit for claim support. Food and drinks will be available or purchase. For more information, contact Kori Mabe at 336-251-6493. Play workshop Award-winning script writer, filmmaker, creative writing and spo ken word educator Nathan Ross Freeman will conduct a Ten-Minute Play workshop: Structure, Approach and Adaptation, on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Authoring Action, 624 W. Sixth St., Winston-Salem, where Freeman serves as artistic director. The work shop, sponsored by Winston-Salem Writers, will kick off the Ten-Minute Play competition which opens Nov. 15. The contest closes in January and the winning plays will be performed in a staged reading in April. The workshop is free and open to the public. To register or for more infor mation, contact Susan Williamson at swilliamson@ wswriters .org or visit www.wswriters.org. Book festival The High Point Public Library will host a book festival for local authors on Saturday, Nov. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at 901 N. Main St. in High Point. Traditionally published and self-published authors from High Point will be invited to showcase their work at the festival. The library will also accept published authors from other parts of Guilford County as space allows. Authors will have space to sell and showcase their work. Also Jim and Joyce Lavene, bestselling mystery authors, will host . a workshop entitled "Tall Tales: Myths and Lies About Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing" from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or authors interested in participating, contact Nancy Metzner at 336-883-3650 or email nancy.metzner@highpointnc .gov. Annual Scout Day Old Salem Museum and Gardens will host Boys and Girls Scouts from North Carolina for its annual Scout Day on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 600 S. Main St. Each year scouts explore Old Salem and learn about its rich history. Activities will include play ing a Native American game, color ing a German Fraktur, Germanic style cooking and more. Discounted Scout ticket prices of $9 per child and $14 per adult are available with advance reservations and prepay ment through Oct. 30. For further information, go to w ww.oldsalem .org. 'Evening of Whimsv' Book marks is hosting "An Evening of Whimsy", to celebrate to 150th anniversary of the publication of "Alice in Wonderland", by Lewis Carroll on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Millennium Center at 101 W. Fifth St. As part of the event, Bookmarks will feature England based international bestselling author, Gregory Maguire, on one of his few stops during the 11 days he is in the United States. Maguire is the author of Wicked (the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name) and his ! newly released book, After Alice, a ! retelling of Carroll's classic. Book sales will be on site by Bookmarks. . Tickets are $55 per person and $100 for two people. For more information > and to purchase the tickets, go to http://www.brownpapertickets .com/e vent/1628535 or call 1-800-838 3006. 'The Boxcar Children' 1 Twin City Stage presents, "The > Boxcar Children," opening on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the HanesBrands Theatre, located at 209 t N. Spruce St. Additional performanc j es will be on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Based on the book classic series by Gertrude Chandler Warner, orphaned * and in danger of being sent to difTer 1 ent foster homes, the four Alden sib lings run away and make their home r in an abandoned railroad boxcar. e Pursued by the authorities and a mys ^ terious stranger, the children discov er the rewards and perils of life on n the run, as well as the joy of keeping 2 their family together. Tickets are $ 15.