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Biz Briefs 8/20/17


Three Ward Black Law attorneys ranked among nation’s best lawyers
Ward Black Law announced that three attorneys from its Greensboro law firm have earned the distinction of being named by U.S. News & World Report to the “2018 Best Lawyers in America” listing.

Janet Ward Black was named to the list for the twelfth consecutive year and is recognized for her expertise in both mass tort/class action litigation and personal injury litigation.

New to the list are Nancy R. Meyers, recognized in the area of personal injury litigation, and Afi Johnson-Parris, recognized in the area of family law.

Janet Ward Black, a NC State Bar’s Distinguished Service Award recipient, is the founder of Ward Black Law, a 40-person firm that has been selected to the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News and World Report since 2007.

Black was also awarded the Charles Murphy Award for public service by Duke Law School, the Thurgood Marshall Award for extraordinary service to the people of North Carolina and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by N.C. Governor Pat McCrory. She was the third woman president of the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers and the fourth woman president of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is only the second lawyer in history to serve as president of both organizations.

Nancy Meyers joined the firm in 2011 and has focused her practice in the areas of serious personal injury and wrongful death. She has a background in the medical field. Meyers earned a degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law.

Her credentials and experience have earned her admittance to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which allows her the privilege of representing clients who have been injured by vaccines.

In 2013, Afi Johnson-Parris joined forces with Ward Black Law, combining her existing family law practice with the opportunity to also pursue her passion for helping veterans through a veterans’ disability practice.

A North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Johnson-Parris was recently named a 2017 Legal Elite Winner for family law by Business North Carolina magazine.

Johnson-Parris is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to attending law school, she attended the University of Miami on a ROTC scholarship and later served as an officer in the Air Force. During her service, she continued in her pursuit of education, earning an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado

“We are so fortunate to have an amazing team behind us at Ward Black Law,” said Janet Ward Black. “It’s a true honor for all three of us to be recognized by our peers for the work we do to give our clients the service and care they deserve.”

“Best Lawyers” has been regarded as one of the most reliable and unbiased sources for legal referrals in the country for more than 30 years. Recipients of the “Best Lawyers” distinction have been chosen by other attorneys using confidential, exhaustive peer evaluations.

Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. The firm represents people in accident injury, workers’ compensation, defective products, family law, veterans’ disability, and other matters.

For more information about Ward Black Law, visit www.wardblacklaw.com.

Food Lion Feeds invites customers to “Leave Hunger in the Dark” on Aug. 21

On Monday, Aug. 21, as thousands of Americans gather to celebrate the total solar eclipse, Food Lion Feeds will work to highlight the thousands who struggle each day to nourish their families. All day long, the company will donate one meal to local food banks across its 10-state footprint for every Twitter post including the hashtag #FoodLionFeeds, up to 11,000 meals.

“Food Lion Feeds is proud to support this rare and exciting event by creating a social media movement and giving back to its neighbors in need as we work to leave hunger in the dark,” said Christy Phillips-Brown, director of external communications and community relations for Food Lion. “Whether shoppers plan to watch the solar eclipse in person or from afar, everyone can help those who are hungry.”

Also on Aug. 21, Food Lion will host celebrations at several stores across multiple cities along the solar eclipse’s “path of totality” as its neighbors converge to watch the sun temporarily disappear behind the moon. Customers can enjoy fun and simple eclipse-themed recipe cards, snacks, bottled water and more.

The eclipse-themed events will happen at 10 Food Lion locations across the country, including one in Wilmington.

Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has made a commitment to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Since the launch of Food Lion Feeds in 2014, the grocer has donated more than 315 million meals through in-store campaigns, in-store food rescue programs and associate volunteerism.

HoneyBaked Ham of Salisbury helps nonprofits with “Easy Fundraisers”

HoneyBaked Ham of Salisbury is helping organizations with ‘”Easy Fundraisers” this year for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

HoneyBaked fundraisers allow participants to order their ham or turkey online on the HoneyBaked Ham website — https://myhoneybakedstore.com/salisbury/1578 — with a password.

No money is collected by the organization, making the fundraiser easy for volunteers. The money raised will be mailed after the holiday is over.

Not only can nonprofits participate, but companies can partake on behalf of nonprofit agencies as a way of giving back. Flyers are provided and the product can be delivered to the location or picked up at the store.

HoneyBaked Ham owner Nader Botros and his staff are proud to help nonprofit organizations in their fundraising efforts. This program allows participants to receive discounts on the product and items are also tax-exempt through the nonprofit.

HoneyBaked will give back $10 or $5 on ham and turkey purchases.

To participate in this program, call restaurant manager Linda Sherrill at 704-633- 1110 at the new location, 120 Summit Park, which is across from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands and Dick’s. It is also near exit 74 off Julian Road.

For more information, call 704-633-1110 or email hbhamsalisbury@gmail.com.



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