If you're near Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston Salem this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., don't be alarmed if you see a lot of emergency vehicles. August Vernon, Operations Manager for the Forsyth County office of Emergency Management, says it's a full-scale disaster drill all airports are required to do every three years.
Vernon says these activities are necessary because they help responders be ready when real emergencies happen.
James Mabe has lived in the same small, one-story home on Ricks Drive since he was a grade-school boy in the 1940s. Back then the village he grew up in off Stratford Road had unpaved streets, outside bathrooms and a company store run by the Hanes Company. Hanes built the homes in the early 20th Century for employees of its spinning mill next door. Now the community called Hanestown is a neighborhood in flux.
This week's business report is a roundup of several topics. Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin to discuss Obamacare, housing markets and regional cooperation.
This week on StoryLine, we hear from Jean Spencer. Born and raised on the farmlands of Des Moines, Iowa, Jean recently moved to Winston-Salem after the passing of her husband. She talks with her daughter, Rosemary Van Schooten, and shares wonderful memories of her life on the farm.