Wednesday, November 28, 2018
When the cool breezes begin to blow, we know that it's time to plan a trip with our best friends. We've gathered a few girlfriend getaway ideas that are packed with personality—and plenty of great food, shopping, and entertainment. While just being together is enough to make a trip unforgettable, you and your besties will love what these Southern destinations have to offer, from the coast to the mountains and from the bustling cities to the serene small towns. Don’t forget to pack a scarf, because these girlfriend getaways are perfect any time of year…but especially during winter. If you’re still on the lookout for destinations, check out our favorite fall girlfriend getaway destinations and the South’s most charming walkable girlfriend getaways too. And if you’re on the road at Christmastime, explore our picks for the best small towns for Christmas in the South—perfect locales to visit during the holiday season with your friends and family. Depending on where you’re headed on your wintertime getaway, you may need flip-flops instead of boots, but we trust you’ll be ready for anything. Take lots of pictures, and let us know where you and your girls are planning to visit during the colder months.
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Friday, July 20, 2018
Ground-shaking helicopter flights rattle residents with low flights over Forsyth, Davidson counties late Wednesday
Helicopters swooping over parts of the Winston-Salem area at low elevation with ground-shaking power Wednesday night were part of a military training exercise, Winston-Salem police said.
The U.S. Army had notified the police department beforehand, a police communications supervisor said, but he was given no further details about the military exercise.
The police department was inundated with calls from concerned residents with reports of up to six helicopters that were flying with their lights off at about 11 p.m.
“One flew right over the house, no more than 20 to 30 yards above the ground,” Ardmore resident Roy Doron posted on Facebook. “I have a big oak tree in my backyard. The chopper was skirting the top of the tree.”
Puzzled residents of Ardmore likened the noise to an earthquake and said the noise shook their homes. One resident reported it gave her dog a seizure.
“Scared the living daylights out of me,” Mary Ann Hauser wrote on the Ardmore neighborhood Facebook page. “I thought one of the copters heading towards the hospital was crashing.”
A representative from Fort Bragg said no further details were available on the training exercise or whether it would be recurring.
The helicopters were also reported over Davidson County and other parts of Forsyth County.
“They came over our house off 150,” Susan Beane Gordon posted on Facebook. “It shook the entire house and sounded like they were right above the trees.”
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