An Olympian from Oneida County has been given the highest honor at the opening ceremony. Erin Hamlin has been selected as Team USA’s flag bearer for the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang tonight. Hamlin made history in the last winter games in 2014 when she was the first U.S. athlete to ever win a Olympic singles luge medal. It’s the 4th Olympics for the 34 year old, and maybe her last. Opening Ceremonies begin at 6am tomorrow morning here in the US and are rebroadcast on NBC friday night at 8pm. More on this story here: Syracuse.com
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While some had snow days and worked from home, the US Postal Service was in full motion. We just want to give a shout out to all our local mail carriers for doing their job even in harsh conditions, like yesterday storm. The Postal service wants to thank everyone who cleared a path for them on sidewalks or a path to their door. They have a tough job, and we appreciate everything they do!
A forgotten lottery ticket worth 100-thousand dollars was found in a glove box. James Wright of Virginia bought the ticket and stuck it in his glove box, totally forgetting about it for more than three months. Then when he was cleaning out his truck he found it, checked the ticket and discovered he won $100 thousand dollars. He and his wife plan on using the winnings to pay bills and make home improvements. More here: KTVU
A youth group put together welcome packages for troubled kids. Members of the Boy and Girls Club of Morgantown, West Virginia made the packages which include things like night lights, snacks, and games for the kids to take to their new homes. The Boys and Girls club plans to continue making them in the future. More here: The Dominion Post
A brand new app lets restaurants customers feed the hungry while dining. The Gift-A-Meal app already helped provide more than 100,000 meals to people in need. When a user of the app visits a participating restaurant, all they have to do is take a photo and a donation is made to an area food bank. If the photo is shared on social media, the donation can be doubled and even tripled! It’s a win win for both the restaurant and food bank. The restaurant gets social media attention and your local food bank gets a donation. Get the app here: https://www.giftameal.com/
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