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Fore the Love of Beer coming to Warrior Club

The Warrior Golf Club in China Grove will celebrate the love of beer and stage a battle of North vs. South with an event it’s calling Fore the Love of Beer.
The event starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 22.
Organizers promise “a beer tasting like no other,” feature the Sam Adams Barrel Collection vs. Sierra Nevada, which is now brewing out of North Carolina.
For $18 per person — age 21 and older only — participants will receive a complimentary glass for tasting and light appetizers.
Come out and try beers that are not available in your local retail store. Every guest will receive a complimentary glass for tasting and light appetizers. There will be raffles with amazing prizes that you don’t want to miss!!!
To sign up, email Bstaton@warriorgolf.com by Tuesday, June 17.
Richard’s Bar-B-Q featured in June issue of Our State magazine
Richard Monroe has been doing things the same way for all 35 years he has owned Richard’s Bar-B-Q on North Main Street, he told a writer for Our State magazine. “I even have the same cleaver.”
Our State barbecue correspondent — really — Daniel Wallace has a spread in the June issue of the magazine about Monroe and his restaurant. It sounds as though the visit was a spiritual experience.
“The restaurant feels like a church,” Wallace writes, “where you know who’s sitting in the pew behind you, only at Richard’s, it’s not a pew but a booth, and there’s no pulpit here, just the sacred fire pit.”
Changing eating habits, slim wallets hurting McDonald’s sales
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald’s says a key sales metric slipped again in the U.S. as it faced “ongoing broad-based challenges” in May.
The world’s largest hamburger chain said U.S. sales declined 1 percent at locations open at least 14 months. The fast-food chain has been struggling to boost sales amid heightened competition and changing eating habits. Many of its core customers are also struggling financially, which has forced McDonald’s to intensify its focus on value.
Philadelphia library cooks up culinary plan to boost literacy
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — What’s cooking at the Philadelphia public library? Plenty, now that it has a million-dollar kitchen at its main downtown branch.
The library has whipped up an unusual culinary program designed to improve the city’s low literacy rate. Some courses will use recipes and nutrition labels to teach language and math, while others are geared toward immigrant restaurant workers learning English.
About 500,000 Philadelphia adults don’t read above an eighth-grade level, according to library president and director Siobhan Reardon.
“We’re looking to raise the bar on the library’s approach to dealing with this confounding literacy issue in this city,” Reardon said.
The gleaming new kitchen, built with public and private funds, occupies a corner of a floor reserved for meetings and special events. It includes three ovens, a walk-in refrigerator, 16 burners and video equipment to display overhead views.

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