Morning briefing: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014


It’s Friday, folks, which means that you’ve simply got to get down.

Do people still say that?

It’s also the last day of February, which ought to count for something.

  • If I had all day to burn, I’d probably head over to the Sawtooth Gallery in Winston-Salem, where Fiberworks, an installation of artists executing “stylistic expression through fiber,” according to the presser, runs for about another week.
  • Not sure why my Facebook event feed is telling me this, but there’s an awesome estate sale in High Point’s Cherokee Hills today at 919 Flicker Lane, with a bunch of classic toys, some high-quality furniture and what looks to be a domestic, late-model, four-door sedan with just 18,000 miles on it. High Point, you never let me down.
  • In the early evening, Wake Forest University steps up with “River of Coal: Heartbreak on the Dan.” The presser says it all: “Representatives from the Dan River Basin Association, Yadkin Riverkeeper, and Appalachian Voices will share first-hand knowledge of the coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s Dan River Power Station, which turned the ancient Dan River the color of ash beginning February 2. This spill, the third largest in U.S. history, has released tens of thousands of tons of coal ash and millions of gallons of polluted water into the river.” The event, which begins at 5:30p.m., is at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center and is free and open to the public.

And a shout-out to my friends Matty Sheets and Rae Alton, who allowed me a few minutes on “Avant on Air” last night to try to suck all the oxygen out of the room.