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2008-07-27 06:00:30

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 27--Tuesday Foster-care meeting: The Children's Home Society of North Carolina will have a free informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at its center, 604 Meadow St., Greensboro, for people interested in learning about the foster-care process. For more information, call (800) 632-1400, ext. 353. Wednesday Holocaust lecture: Hank Brodt, who survived five different Nazi concentration camps during World War II, will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. at Forsyth...

2008-07-27 06:00:23

By Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 27--The musicians in the Percussion Ensemble at the Enrichment Center on Marshall Street make money from performing and from recording. They exemplify how the center has made its mark, namely empowering people with developmental disabilities by engaging them in various artistic enterprises. The Percussion Ensemble has played in several local venues and made three CDs. It has been a well-known part of Winston-Salem's arts scene for several...

2008-07-25 15:00:54

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 25--Robert Steel, the recently hired chief executive and president of Wachovia Corp., bought 1 million shares of the bank's stock Tuesday. The bank reported in a regulatory filing Wednesday that Steel spent about $16.1 million on the stock purchase, paying a range of $14.80 to $17.06 each for the shares. "I believe in the core strengths of the organization," Steel said. Wachovia's share price has risen 19 percent overall in the three days of...

2008-07-24 06:00:38

By Ed Bumgardner, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 24--The Anderson family of Winston-Salem, led by husband Joseph and wife Gail, exemplify peace and harmony in every sense. "We have been blessed, as a family, with talents, and we try to share our blessings with the world through our music, which is a mix of traditional African music, drumming, storytelling -- and some of our own songs," said Gail Anderson. "It's hard work, but it is something we enjoy and believe in. It binds us...

2008-07-24 06:00:29

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 24--Q. When I was going to the beach the other day, I noticed empty highway-patrol cruisers every few miles on Interstate 40 in the Triangle. I assume it is to stop speeders. Is it effective, and how do they go about setting it up? -- C.V. A. Empty patrol cars are frequently used on major highways in construction zones and during holiday times in high visibility areas, said Lt. Everett Clendenin, a spokesman with the N.C. Highway Patrol. The patrol...

2008-07-17 06:00:32

By Ed Bumgardner, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 17--Since forming in 2000, The Lascivious Biddies, an all-female quartet from New York, has been steadfastly touring, recording and otherwise tirelessly promoting the band's highly entertaining mix of jazz, pop and cabaret, cut through and through with smart humor. The group has released a concert DVD, Live In New York City; three albums or EPs -- Biddy-Luxe!, Get Lucky and Love You Mean It -- and is working on a holiday CD for release...

2008-07-17 06:00:00

By Lisa O'Donnell, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 17--CLEMMONS The Clemmons Village Council learned Monday that it will soon get a historical marker at the site of the Wachovia Tract. The N.C. Highway Historical Marker Advisory Committee informed Mayor John Bost on July 7 that it had approved the village's request for the marker, which will be put up on the north side of U.S. 158 between Bryn Mawr Lane and Wade Frye Lane. The inscription will read: "On Dec. 27, 1752, survey for...

2008-07-16 06:00:00

By Michael Hastings, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 16--When I first heard about Zeer.com, I thought it was simply a Web site full of food-product reviews by typical consumers -- kind of the supermarket equivalent of the Zagat restaurant guides. That sounds like a decent idea. So many new products come out every year that it's impossible for one person to keep up with them. I'm sure I'm not alone when I see new products in the store and wonder if they're any good. But I'm reluctant to...

2008-07-15 12:00:16

By Bertrand M. Gutierrez, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 15--A global manufacturing company with a plant in Winston-Salem might buck the job-loss trend that has hit the Triad. Amphenol Corp., a maker of fiber-optic connectors that go into electronics such as cell phones, cable TVs and computer motherboards, is considering a $5.5 million investment to upgrade its plant in Winston-Salem and hire 54 employees, city officials said yesterday. The possible addition of manufacturing...

2008-07-13 06:00:13

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 13--Winston-Salem police have made an arrest in the robbery Friday of a branch of First Citizens Bank on University Parkway Leon Clarence Hundley, 50, was charged with common-law robbery. He was being held last night in the Forsyth County Jail. His bond has been set at $45,000. About 2:10 p.m. Friday, a man approached a teller at the bank at 6005 University Parkway and demanded money, police said. The man did not display a weapon and received an...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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