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  • A love for history has already taken George Boyan to faraway places like Europe and China. Next fall will find him traveling to Turkey to teach school as a Fulbright Scholar. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2015 edition.
  • In 2010, an earthquake that registered a magnitude of 7.0 devastated Haiti, destroying residences, lives, and families. The THaKO orphanage was prompted by that earthquake to house some of the children who had lost their families during the disaster. Several members of Bunker Hill UMC will be going on the next mission trip to Haiti. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2015 edition.
  • Linda Gallina was recently named the Newcomers Club president. She is looking forward to getting more involved with the community and bringing in more members, including those new to town, For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2015 edition.
  • Erythromelalgia is a rare neurovascular peripheral pain disorder in which blood vessels, usually in the lower extremities or hands, become swollen and inflamed. “It feels like there’s a gremlin in my bones that’s trying to break them with a jackhammer and a blow torch,” explained Angela Bodford, who has lived with Erythromelalgia for the past 20 years To help Bodford defray some of the costs of medical treatment, her friends and family are sponsoring the Fat, Happy, and Kinda Dancey Benefit Blowout at the Empourium in Kernersville on May 9. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2015 edition.
  • During their Monday night meeting on April 27, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved providing Herbalife with $150,000 in economic incentives to expand the Los Angeles based company’s new distribution facility off Union Cross Road. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2015 edition.