Armed robber demands prescription narcotics from Walgreen's

"Today at approximately 3:28pm, Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 3634 Reynolda Road, on a reported Armed Robbery. Store personnel reported that the suspect entered the business and proceeded directly toward the rear of the business to the Pharmacy.  The subject then displayed a firearm and demanded prescription narcotics from personnel in the Pharmacy.  Once he obtained the prescription narcotics, he then left the business and fled from the area in an unknown dark-green Sport Utility Vehicle. 

Subject is described as: A White male, 5'10"-5'11" in height, wearing a long sleeve light-brown sweatshirt, a white bandana or t-shirt covering his face, and sunglasses.  The subject was armed with a firearm.  He was possibly operating a dark-green colored Sport Utility Vehicle.

This case will be referred to the Criminal Investigation Division for follow-up investigation.

The Winston-Salem Police Department is asking for anyone with any information regarding this incident, to please call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800."

-A Police Report

Triad March of Dimes announces lead chef for Annual Signature Chefs Auction

 "The Greater Triad Division of the March of Dimes is proud to announce the Greensboro Signature Chefs Auction will take place, Thursday, October 2 at the Empire Room in downtown Greensboro. As part of this special event, Chef Chris Russell of B. Christopher’s will serve as the Lead Chef of the event.

   This event features approximately 12 area chefs, along their respective restaurants and catering companies that provide guests with a delectable variety of dishes to sample. Guests are able to vote and select the best dishes and ultimately favorite chef of the event. The event also features premiere dining packages available for bid during an exciting live auction, provided by the participating restaurants and caterers and silent auction items that range from vacation packages, concert tickets and more.
B. Christopher’s opened in downtown Greensboro at 201-A N. Elm Street in January and features locally-raised beef and chicken. “Having been a part of this wonderful event for more than eight years I am truly honored to be this year’s Lead Chef,” stated Russell. The steakhouse has also been featured in Southern Living magazine.

   Every year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely, and more than 120,000 babies are born with serious birth defects. With the support of volunteers and corporate partners, the March of Dimes has been able to reduce the rate of premature birth. However, there are still too many babies born too soon or sick.

   For information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets to this prestigious event, contact March of Dimes Community Director, Jonathon Garrett, at (336) 231-3766 or
For more March of Dimes information, please visit

   The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit or Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter."

- A Press Release

COMPANY AUDITIONS FOR THE SNOW QUEEN Performing Arts Studio Hosts Auditions for 2014 Fall Production

"Artistic Motion School of Arts announces Company Auditions for the 2014 production of The Snow Queen.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for dancers AGES 9-adult. The Artistic Motion Dance Company is designed to offer students the chance to work with advanced choreography, expand knowledge of dance and drama, increase performance experience, and become acquainted with the life of a professional performer. Artistic Motion is looking for motivated performers who are willing to commit their time and energy into becoming an integral part of a performing group. Company rehearsals are held on Saturdays from 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm. Rehearsals also occasionally occur on Sunday afternoons closer to production time.

Artistic Motion produces full-scale staged productions, with professional costuming and sets.  “Twice a year we bring our dance, drama, and music students together in full productions featuring original choreography and scripts,” says Natalya Davison, Artistic Motion Executive Director. “This provides our students with the opportunity to be a participant in a true theatrical experience and provide the community with quality entertainment.”

Artistic Motion School of Arts, founded in 2000, is firmly established as one of the top performing arts studios in the Triad.  The studio boasts an internationally acclaimed faculty including alumni from Russia’s Moscow State University of Dramatic Art and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Dominican Republic’s Acadamia de Ballet Santo Domingo, England’s Royal Academy of Music, The Republic of Georgia’s Music Academy, and the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts.  Instructors are veterans of the stage and have danced professionally with the Bolshoi Ballet, the National Ballet of the Dominican Republic, the National Ballet of Armenia, Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Maryland Ballet. 

Artistic Motion is committed to providing its students with a positive and professional performing arts experience beginning as young as 3-years-old and continuing through adulthood. Classes and private lessons are available for performing arts training from recreational to pre-professional levels in all disciplines including dance, music, drama, and acrobatics. Recreational classes and private lessons are also available in yoga, Zumba, and martial arts. Additional information can be found at"

- A Press Release

Greensboro College Art Exhibit "Crochet Jam" Opens Wednesday, Sept. 17

"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The opening reception for the art exhibit "Crochet Jam" will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Anne Rudd Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries in Cowan Humanities Building, where the exhibit will be housed.

The reception and exhibit are free, and the public is invited. The event is part of ArtsGreensboro's annual 17 Days arts and entertainment festival.

"Crochet Jam" will feature the work of crochet artist Ramekon O'Arwisters and his creative collaborator, Carlo Abruzzese, in collaboration with Associate Professor Jim Langer and Assistant Professor Ted Efremoff of the Greensboro College Department of Art.

They will organize crocheting events with individuals from different communities under O'Arwisters's direction to create large, interactive rag-rug tapestries.

Abruzzese creates paintings based on demographic information from the US census specific to the site where he is working -- in this case, paintings that will represent the racial and ethnic makeup of greater Greensboro.

"The [crochet] work involves traditionally under-valued crafts skills once relegated as 'women's work,' which, since the feminist revisions and activism in the art world in the 1970s, have become strongly associated with building communities of artists and underrepresented minorities in the usual art venues," Langer says.

The public is invited to take part in public sessions of rag-rug making from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 18-20, in the galleries. There is no charge.

The exhibit will open be up through Friday, Oct. 17. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. For more information, contact Langer at 336-272-7102, ext. 361, or

Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release


"Authentic NC Goods, a specialty gift store in High Point, has recently opened offering original products exclusively made in North Carolina. The store will hold a grand opening event located at 1701 North Main Street on September 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and September 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Authentic NC Goods offers unique North Carolina creations “From Here, Found Here” that includes items such as jewelry from Artist by Jay, soap and lotions by Donna’s Delights, pottery, food, hand-woven cloth, recycled metal sculptures, gift baskets and even natural dog treats made locally by handicapped children.

“We’ve already seen a great response to our opening,” said Annie Murphy, Owner at Authentic NC Goods. “I’ve personally selected each item available in our store by traveling across the state meeting every person who has merchandise in the store. I hope our North Carolina local residents appreciate and come out to support local people and their products.”

For the grand opening event, Authentic NC Goods is planning on offering a taste-testing of several local products including Bertie’s peanuts, rosemary caramel popcorn, Moravian cookies and moonshine jam. Also, Authentic NC Goods will offer up a chance to win a one-of-a-kind North Carolina gift basket that includes items such as pottery, food, candles and more.

To learn more about Authentic NC Goods and the products “From Here, Found Here” please visit, call 336-870-5076 and find them on Facebook at"

- A Press Release

Greensboro College Faces Guilford College in Charity Football Game

"Greensboro College will visit crosstown rival Guilford College Saturday, Sept. 6, for a football game to benefit Greensboro Urban Ministry.

The 18th Annual Gate City Soup Bowl begins at 7 p.m. at Guilford's Armfield Athletic Center. Admission to the game is free with two cans of nonperishable food.

Both colleges also are holding canned-food drives on their respective campuses. The food will be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministry.

In 2013, the Soup Bowl and on-campus drives collected 7,091 cans of food for Greensboro Urban Ministry. Since the Soup Bowl's inception in 1997, the annual event has gathered almost 70,000 cans of food for Urban Ministry and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

Although Guilford's football program is more than 100 years older than Greensboro's, the series has remained close. Overall, Guilford leads 9-8. The Quakers defeated the Pride 31-28 in 2013.

Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

-A Press Release

Washington Monthly ranks N.C. A&T in 2014 National Universities list University maintains No. 2 spot for Social Mobility

"For the third year in a row, North Carolina A&T State University ranked No. 2 in the nation for social mobility in Washington Monthly’s 2014 National Universities Rankings.

Social mobility measures how well a university performs as an engine for improved social status.
By using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System Survey, Washington Monthly compares the percentage of Pell Grant recipients to the predicted graduation rate, the actual graduation rate and other factors. While 57 percent of North Carolina A&T students receive Pell Grants, a figure the magazine uses to determine the school’s commitment to educating lower-income students, graduation numbers soar to 41 percent—well over the predicted graduation rate.

Overall, N.C. A&T ranked No. 49 with a score of 66 out of 100, an improvement from last year’s place at No. 53. In addition to social mobility and overall placements, Washington Monthly ranked the 277 colleges and universities listed in research and service.

N.C. A&T was ranked at No. 19 for ROTC programs in the service category. In the service category, N.C. A&T came in at No. 189 for federal work-study funds spent on service, No. 172 for community service participation hors and No. 174 for service staff, courses and financial aid support.

N.C. A&T was listed at No. 215 for science and engineering PhDs awarded, No. 189 for faculty receiving significant awards and No. 157 for faculty in national academies in the research category.

To view the rankings click here. "

- A Press Release

Dance Tons to Raise Funds The Enrichment Center increases goal for 5th Annual ZESTY Zumbathon® Fundraiser to aid clients with disabilities more

"WHO: To benefit developmentally and intellectually challenged adults of The Enrichment Center, a Triad-based non-profit arts-based agency located at 1006 S. Marshall Street. Zumbathon® participants can be any age, at any fitness level. They do not have to participate in the entire event.

A 2 ½ hour Zumba® Latin dance fitness-marathon fundraiser, organized by Cortney H. Wilson, founder of FiF Element (Fitness is Fun!)® a mobile fun-fitness company, and hosted by Salem College’s Campus Activities Board. The Zumbathon® will be led by nine licensed Zumba® fitness instructors from within and around the Triad. A Vendor Hop, showcasing over 20 local health and fitness vendors. Participants can circulate the Vendor Hop for a chance to win prizes. Overall, participants can enjoy door prize giveaways, healthy snacks and beverages.

Friday, September 12th; 7-9:30pm / Vendor Hop, 5pm; Doors/registration open at 5pm.

The Zumbathon® will be held on the soccer field of Salem College. Entrance into Salem College’s soccer field is off Salem Avenue, across from the Winston-Salem Employees Credit Union, 711 Salem Avenue. Registration and the Vendor Hop will be held in Bryant Hall, and can be accessed also by the soccer field.

Proceeds will support transportation costs for clients getting to and from activities that will enhance their health, overall wellbeing and socialization skills.

Zumbathons are a fun and healthy way to raise money for a cause and raise community awareness about The Enrichment Center. This year’s 5th Annual Zumbathon® will be led by nine licensed instructors: Greicy Barahona, Noni Fuller, Jamila Greer, Helen Naples, Katina Rice, LaQuinta Sanchez, Whitney Summers, Sonja Wallace and Cortney Wilson. This year’s monetary goal is to raise $5,000. Proceeds raised will help offset the non-profit agency’s transportation costs for getting clients to and from activities that will enhance their health, overall wellbeing and socialization skills. To help the Center raise more money, the Center has added a pledge-collecting component, allowing participants and non-participants an opportunity to collect money and help the agency meet, or go beyond, their goal of $5,000.

COST: Advanced Online:
Individual-$12.  Groups of 10-$10/person.  Purchase on line at
At the Door: $15/adults, $5/12 and under.

For more information: Lauren Davis, The Enrichment Center’s Director of Development/Fundraising at 336-837-6827 /; Cortney Wilson, founder of FiF Element Fitness, Zumbathon® coordinator, 704-516-8268 / Visit or for event details."

- A Press Release