Scam targets Duke Energy customers

I guess it is that time of year again…. Watch out for people …

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“Wire money right now or your electricity will be shut off.” That’s the threat from scam artists pretending to work for Duke Energy.

FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter tracked down the thieves.

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10 spooky Halloween movies filmed here in North Carolina

I believe this may be my plans for Halloween!

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Here’s a look at 10 spooky Halloween horror movies that were filmed here in North Carolina.

You may have seen some of these, as several were quite successful.

Happy Halloween!

Cabin Fever (2002)

“Cabin Fever” follows a group of college students vacationing in a cabin in the woods. They begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. The movie was a big hit, mixing horror and comedy. It was filmed in locations including High Point, Winston-Salem, Mount Airy and Mocksville.

Priddy’s General Store in Stokes County also played a role in the movie. “There isn’t a month that goes by when I’m not talking to a customer about the movie,” Owner Jane Priddy Charleville told the Winston-Salem Journal in 2011. “I always know when it’s been played on the Syfy Channel.”

Cabin Fever also has a sequel that was filmed in North Carolina.

The Conjuring (2013)

“The Conjuring,” a horror movie filmed in North Carolina, was a big hit. “The Conjuring,” a…

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Forsyth Co. schools to screen for Ebola; new students, employees to be asked about travel

Wow! So when is it considered too far? I mean I understand being scared but is it going to get to the point of checking and screening all students….. Are they going to start screening everyone? Think about it.. They on some networks tell you there is nothing to worry about…. Well if it is true why are we all freaking out…. What are state governments are feeling the need to start this…. What is really going on here?

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system this week began asking new students and potential employees if they have traveled recently to countries in West Africa in response to the Ebola outbreak there, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

When enrolling new students, district officials will ask if they have traveled to the Ebola-stricken countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea in the last 21 days. The same question will be posed to any new employee, current employee or student who has been absent for extended periods of time.

Theo Helm, spokesperson for the school system, said Ebola has not been an issue, but the school system is being proactive and putting a plan in place to keep students and employees safe. The district has a handful of students from the region.

Should anyone coming into the schools have traveled to one of the affected countries, Helm said the…

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Growing Pains I guess….

Here recently I have noticed that I am changing. I am guessing it is for the better but not really sure. See there was a time in my life where writing a blog would not really matter. I was always looking to party. Some other reason and excuse to get fucked up. Hell it was a daily thing. I used to get dressed up to the nines and head out to see what trouble I could get into or a on the prowl so to speak for my next whatever. I am not sure when things changed for me. But they have. And in a big way. Funny cause a few years ago I would have never thought that I of all people would be where I am right now. Sitting in this room alone and nothing to do really. I am constantly invited out but I always make an excuse not to go. And after a conversation I had earlier I am seeing why I really do it.
My circle is very small today. I maybe only really speak to two or three people daily. I get to hear about others lives and all the drama and crap that I just am better alone. It could be that I spent all that time in solitary confinement . Not sure but it is something. I mean I am okay not being around the music, the drinking and the bullshit that comes along with that. I mean to sit in my house and tell someone- “I just want to stay home”.. It is quite new. I guess it could be a trust thing too. See I sit back and I see that not many people even see life the way that I do. See I know first hand that not everyone that smiles in your face is your friend. I also know that if you have too many people in your business soon everyone gets in your business. I care for a lot of people but I do it from a distance. With the fact that this week has been one of the harder weeks for me. I am okay with the situation the way it is. If I leave everyone alone eventually they will or should leave me alone. Life and people are tricky like that. Granted at 34 I probably should be having some fun. But I feel like when I look at my life.. I have had enough “fun” for everyone.
It is hard to let anyone in when you don’t trust people any more. Again it may have been the 9 and 1/2 months and two days in the hole. But whatever it is- I have noticed it. I am thinking that this is part of growing up. I mean if I were married I can’t say it would change. But me being single about the only thing anyone may think is I just do not have a life. I do – I have my son , my school , and my family and friends. And in this life I am not and will not give any of that up for anyone. No matter how much they talk about me and try and put me down. Have I gained weight- Yep sure have- I am not using any more. I know that if I wasn’t supposed to be here -God would have taken me by now. So to the ones who talk about me and feel the need to bring up pictures from 2008.. I say this… Nice try if you can find something today and you can take that much time out of your day to think about me.. You are the one with the issue. Not me. See I have gotten through a lot. I have grown a lot. I am single by choice and I have priorities now. I like knowing I have a roof over my head, food in my mouth and a stability I need. I love the fact that today I can be with my son.. And see him grow into a great young man. I know that I can spend time with my family and they get to know me. It has taken me years to get where I am. And there is no one on this planet worth me losing all of that over…
I guess I just needed to vent but this is my venting place… Hope all have a great day!

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Just a thought

Here lately I have been going through a lot of personal issues and been thinking about this thing we call life as a whole. Each of us made up of the same things with different parts. We all have loved, hated, felt pain, experienced death, see sickness and happiness joy and grief. Every single one of us is affecting each other. If you were to go around in this life and not experience any of these things then you would not be alive. See no matter what is going on in the world around us. We as a human race have to go through all of this. You may live in a completely different part of the world as me but at one time or another have felt the same thing. I look at the news and I see all the things that are going on in the world and I look out my window and yet none of it is there. I see all the death, destruction, mayhem and unjust – I see all of this and wonder how it effects me. As I sit in this small town in rural North Carolina- I wonder HOW this all effects me and the ones I know and love. We walk around this town and we only know if it effects us if someone in the community is effected. A friend of a friend of a friend type thing. But everything that does happen does affect us. See in this world we are all brothers and sisters to each other. In the real world we are all family. So what affects one affects all. All of the pain that this world has is directly part of our own lives. We live in a world of fear and anger towards each other. Envy and greed are parts of everyday life. And yet we as a community are defenseless to all of it. We kill each other, infect each other, blame each other and take no responsibility for anything. It is never enough. When do we as a people figure out that none of us are better than each other. That we as a whole can become one if we really wanted too. But we don’t we want to continue this road of selfishness and forget that we are one. No matter your race, religion, sex or sexual preference… We are one… It takes all of us to be what we are. We have to have one for the other a tit for tat type thing. Yet we are too blind to see that.. So when do we wake up?

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Woods of Terror billboards bring controversy

I have to agree with the owner.. It is not recommended for children 8 years old ..

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Highway billboards promoting the Woods of Terror, a haunted trail popular during Halloween, is being called too violent for the public.

“I thought, that’s kind of disturbing,“ said 8-year-old Russell Thomas, who first noticed the billboard last week on Interstate 40 near the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. “Kind of one of those things that keeps on going through your mind and it’s kind of disturbing.”

The billboard, which can be found throughout the Triad, shows a young woman screaming, with part of her face missing.

“Some people might want to go see that haunted house but not everybody wants to look at a bloody face while driving down the road,” said Russell’s mother Jennifer.

The Thomas family says they enjoy Halloween but not violent depictions of women.

“I don’t want to see violence against women so for me that was something that stood out,”…

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Start Your Day Right With This Orchestra’s Cover Of Rage Against The Machine

This is pretty awesome!

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The other day we received an email from a gentleman named Nick Proch with a link to the above video of a “full, professional orchestra” performing Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.” Needless to say… CLICK. As you can see, this isn’t just some random group of flautists and whatever they call a person who plays the oboe jamming out to an old favorite for the sake of said clicks, as these talented musicians really delivered a hell of a Rage cover, from the violins to the heavy brass. And there’s something really understated-yet-awesome about hearing “F*ck you, I won’t do what you tell me!” played by trombones.

It turns out that Proch, who arranged and conducted this performance, has launched a Kickstarter to make an entire album of cover songs like this one. Entitled “Tantamount,” it will (hopefully) include songs like Pearl Jam’s “Black” and My Chemical…

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News anchor delivers Ebola message everyone needs to hear

listen to his words….

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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith took three minutes of his show on Wednesday to calm fears about Ebola.

“We do not have an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. Nowhere,” Smith said. “We do have two healthcare workers who contracted the disease from a dying man. They are isolated. There is no information to suggest that the virus has spread to anyone in the general population in America. Not one person in the general population in the United States.”

Click the video above to listen to his entire message.

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