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  • October 24, 2019
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Carolina Thunderbirds Unveils Its Full Roster

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- The Carolina Thunderbirds, 2019 FPHL Commissioner’s Cup champions and proud member of the Federal Prospects Hockey League, have unveiled their full roster for the 2019-2020 season.  This roster includes returning forwards Michael Bunn, Viktor Grebennikov, Peter Panacek, Jiri Pargac and Jan Salak. Bunn was last season’s playoff MVP while Jan Salak scored the championship clinching goal in overtime of game four of the Commissioner’s Cup final against Elmira. On defense, Stan Vlasov, Jay Kenney and Dominik Fejt all return for Carolina.  The Thunderbirds return Frankie McClendon in net as well as Henry Dill who played a part of the season
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  • October 17, 2019
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2020 Winston-Salem Walk to Defeat ALS Registration is Open

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 Winston-Salem Walk to Defeat ALS. We are back at Wake Forest University’s BB&T Field tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 25! We invite you to join us again in 2020, so that together we can create a world without ALS!  We appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to another successful Walk building awareness, acknowledging our local ALS heroes, and fundraising for a cure. Your fundraising efforts help fund: Advances in ALS research for the discovery of effective treatments, and ultimately a cure Care Services (including multidisciplinary clinics, grants, and loaner
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  • October 14, 2019
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Carolina Thunderbirds Announce Full Training Camp Roster

GREENSBORO, N.C.- The Carolina Thunderbirds, 2019 Commissioner’s Cup champions and proud members of the Federal Prospects Hockey League, announced their 2019 training camp roster on Monday. “I’m excited to finally start main camp. We are looking forward to making a roster that is going to be competing into late April again, trying to win another championship,” said head coach Andre Niec. Michael Bunn(27g, 29a), Jiri Pargac (22g, 41a), and Petr Panacek (18g, 36a) headline the group of forwards for the Thunderbirds camp. Bunn was the 2019 FPHL Playoff MVP and is the longest-tenured player with the Thunderbirds in the camp. On the blue line, Stanislav Vlasov(11g,
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  • October 10, 2019
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The Arts Council Seeks Grant Applications for 2019-2020 Funding Year

 Winston-Salem, NC (October 9, 2019) – The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for its operational and programing support grants for its 2019-2020 grant cycle.  These grants are the Organization Support Grant and Annual Event and Series Grant, which serve organizations and groups that present arts and cultural programing for the Forsyth County community.  Programming must take place within Forsyth County.  Funding for these grants is supported by donors to The Arts Council’s Community Fund for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.    Deadline for both grant
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  • July 9, 2019
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FEJT SET FOR 2019-2020 RETURN

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- The Carolina Thunderbirds, defending FPHL Commissioner’s Cup champions, are thrilled to announce that Czech defenseman Dominik Fejt (pronounced ‘fate’) will be returning to the roster next season. “We’re happy to have the ‘Fejt Train’ back in Winston-Salem,” head coach Andre Niec remarked, “He was a big part of our success last year.” The Prague native will begin his third season with the Thunderbirds, having played in 67 games for the red and black, scoring six goals and logging 26 assists for Carolina. Just last season, Fejt earned 28 points for the club and was a staggering +37 on the blue
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  • July 8, 2019
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Drew Blevins Named New Thunderbirds VP of Media Relations

Winston-Salem, NC – The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud to announce they have hired Drew Blevins to be the team’s VP of Media Relations and play-by-play voice ahead of the 2019-20 season. Blevins will be responsible for the play-by-play of all Thunderbirds’ games, hosting the weekly recap/Coaches Show, sponsorship sales, media relations, team social media, and other administrative tasks. Blevins is originally from Wake Forest, NC and has a long resume in the sports media world on his way to the Thunderbirds. “Drew comes to us highly recommended for this spot. His demos are very professional and I think our fans
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  • June 26, 2019
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Walker Set to Return as Player/Asst. Coach in 2019-20

Winston-Salem, NC – The Carolina Thunderbirds are happy to announce that Beau Walker will be returning for the 2019-20 season as a player/assistant coach. “I’m honored to not only come back and play for Carolina, but to also learn the ins and outs of coaching from Andre” Walker said. “He took me in last year and I was very grateful to be able to win the Federal League Championship with the Birds.” Last season Walker split time between the SPHL and FPHL, playing nine games with the Evansville Thunderbolts before arriving in Winston-Salem. After a strong 10-game showing in Carolina
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  • June 26, 2019
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Arts Council Names ArtPop Winners

Releases Images of “Street Gallery” Billboard Art Art now displayed on five billboards in the region Winston-Salem, NC  (June 25, 2019) –The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced the winners of its 2019 ArtPop Street Gallery competition  and released photographs of the art that will appear on billboards in the region this year.   ArtPop fosters collaborations between arts organizations, such as The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County, and the private sector to promote the work of local artists on available media space — on billboards, on the sides of buses, across news racks and in airport terminals.  The
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  • June 26, 2019
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HOSPICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Evening training sessions scheduled for July 22-23 and July 29-30 LEXINGTON, N.C. (July 26, 2019) – Hospice of Davidson County is looking for volunteers 16 years-old and up to join its team. Hospice of Davidson County is currently seeking patient-family and administrative volunteers which serve in a variety of roles ranging from providing companionship for patients and families at the  Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice House, in their homes or at other facilities to greeting guests at the Hinkle Hospice House, serving meals, baking cakes, preparing mailings and more. Patient-family volunteers receive specialized training, enabling them to provide companionship and caregiver support
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  • June 19, 2019
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North Carolina Brass Band to Headline Free Independence Day Concert at Triad Park

“Letters from Home,” the Winston-Salem vocal duo that performed WWII era songs at the D Day Commemoration on Omaha Beach in Normandy, will open Winston-Salem, NC (June 18, 2019) – Triad residents are in for a super Independence Day celebration at Triad Park on Sunday, June 30, when the North Carolina Brass Band presents a free patriotic pops concert. The 28-member Triad-based band  is composed of many of the finest brass players and percussionists in the state. The icing on the Nation’s 2019 birthday cake for this Triad audience with be the opening act,  “Letters from Home.” The Winston-Salem vocal duo
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