Fainting Goat Spirits Named 2017 NC Distillery of the Year

Distillery of the Year with the introduction of two Inter-Nationally recognized spirits; Tiny Cat Vodka and Emulsion New American Gin Greensboro, N.C. (2017): Fainting Goat Spirits was named North Carolina Distillery of the Year for 2017 at the New York International Spirits Competition for producing award winning spirits in their 1st year of production. Their initial product; Tiny Cat Vodka, introduced last fall won multiple awards in 2017, including the Gold Medal at Denver International Spirits Competition, Silver at the New York International Spirits Competition and Bronze at the American Distilling Institute Spirit Competition. With Tiny Cat’s smooth, buttery taste, it is an exceptional vodka meant to be appreciated alone in a martini or complimented in a cocktail. Fainting Goat Spirits released their second product just before last Christmas; Emulsion New American Gin. Emulsion was named one of the best gins in the world at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition winning a Gold Medal through a blind tasting. Emulsion was recognized again with another a Gold Medal at the New York International Spirit Competition, a Silver Medal at Denver International Spirit Competition and Bronze at American Distillers Institute Spirit Competition. Emulsion’s unique blend of botanicals, with notes of cardamom, lemongrass, and lavender, pair with the spice of cloves and grains of paradise to create this one of a kind gin. Emulsion is the first gin made by Fainting Goat Spirits located in downtown Greensboro. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is prestigious and the most sought after Gold Medal in the industry. Their Competition Guidelines read: “Products awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. They are near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category. They are products that set the standard for all others of their type”.  This was the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition; it was founded in 2000 as a way to recognize exceptional products in the spirits industry and the medal winners repre-sent some of the finest spirits from around the world Andrew Norman Bill Norman Master Distillers 336.273.6221  The 2017 Competition was the biggest in its history, featuring more than 2,100 entries  The SFWSC is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world  The 43 judges of the 2017 Competition are established spirits-industry experts, including:  Anthony Dias Blue (Executive Director), author, editor, publisher, and one of the most influential food, wine, and spirits writers and lifestyle personalities in the U.S.A.  Tony Abou-Ganim (Director of Judging), the Master-Mixologist, one of the leading pioneers of Ameri-ca’s craft cocktail movement  David Wondrich, James Beard Award–winning author and longtime Spirits Writer for Esquire Magazine  Julie Reiner, the renowned bartender who has brought New York’s Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club rave reviews and top rankings among the best bars in the world  Jeffrey Morgenthaler, of Clyde Common at Portland’s Ace Hotel, named America’s Bartender of the Year and the country’s Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer at the 2016 Spirited Awards About Fainting Goat Spirits: Fainting Goat Spirits is a family owned business and Greensboro’s only distillery, making the finest of spirits from Grain to Glass. Bill Norman, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, views the distillery as a large commercial kitchen and is responsible for grinding the grain daily for freshness and cooking the mash. He ensures they get the most sugars out of their grain during the fermenting process by feeding the yeast several times a day. Andrew Norman is the master distiller. He is responsible for capturing all the best flavor profiles of a distillation process and he’s credited for developing the award win-ning gin recipe. Together they develop the mash bills for each product line. In addition to the Tiny Cat and Emulsion, Bill and Andrew are bourbon connoisseurs at heart and have been distilling and barreling bourbons and whiskies since their first week of production in June 2016. FGS Bourbons will begin to be released in 2020, Straight Rye Whiskey will be released in Dec of 2018 and an American Single Malt Whiskey will be release this holiday season.

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Little Brother Brewing opens up Hamburger Square

The low-key crooning and strumming drifted out the open windows behind the makeshift stage, causing passersby to pause mid-stride and look inside. A couple wandered in; the new corner space downtown is well lit and open enough that it’s easy to size up from across the street. That hasn’t always been so. For months, people […]

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The Guild of the Family Service of High Point Wins Award

  High Point, N.C. Nov. 20, 2017 – The NC Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has named The Guild of the Family Service of High Point as an Outstanding Philanthropic Organization in the Triad. The award recognizes organizations that are “Changing the Triad with a Giving Heart”. Meredith Covington, President of the Guild of Family Service of High Point, accepted the award today on the Guild’s behalf at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. Several additional members of the Guild were on hand in honor of this recognition. This year marks the 25th anniversary of these awards that honor both organizations and individuals throughout the Triad who show a true spirit of philanthropy. “It is with our hearts that we give and while it is good to be blessed, it is even better to be a blessing,” said Covington. “Family Service of the Piedmont is a blessing to hundreds of adults, children, and families in our community.  Their impact is witnessed through funding and support of issues addressing domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability.  This is why, as Guild members, we give of our time, talent and treasure.” Beachy Allen and Nancy Amos, longtime mentors for The Guild of Family Service of High Point, also received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the NC Triad Chapter of the AFP. The Guild of Family Service of High Point, established in 2008, promotes the welfare of families and children in High Point as the friend-raising and fundraising arm of the Family Service of High Point Foundation. Members commit their time and talents to promoting the agency and raising awareness in the community, volunteering and garnering financial support for the programs of Family Service in High Point. Throughout the year, the Guild holds several fundraising and awareness events on behalf of the Family Service of the Piedmont. # # #  About Family Service of the Piedmont – Family Service of the Piedmont is a private nonprofit agency providing quality support services, advocacy and education for children and adults dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability. By providing support services and resources to people experiencing these issues, they are better able to live healthy and productive lives, thereby creating safer and healthier families.  Information about Family Service of the Piedmont can be found at  

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20-Year-Old Man Wanted for Greensboro…

GREENSBORO – Greensboro police are looking for a 20-year-old man wanted for murder and robbery in connection with a shooting death from October.

Jmal Rashad Townsend is wanted for shooting and killing 22-year-old Brandon Frye. Frye was killed on Oct. 3 on the 2000 block of S. Holden Road in Greensboro.

Townsend might be driving a mid-2000s silver Chrysler Sebring with a black convertible top and gray duct tape on the back window. Townsend is wanted for First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. He is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000 or text keyword BADBOYZ and your tip to 274637.

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‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in deadly Greensboro shooting

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are searching for a 20-year-old man in connection with a deadly shooting on Holden Road in Greensboro on Oct. 3, according to Greensboro Crime Stoppers. Police went to Stonesthrow apartments on South Holden Road at 4:52 p.m. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, police found 22-year-old Brandon Maurice Frye suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified Jmal Rashad Townsend […]
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Feeding The 5000

GREENSBORO, N.C. – It’s a Thanksgiving tradition.

On Tuesday, Lawndale Baptist Church will host its “Feeding The 5000” event in Greensboro.

It includes Thanksgiving meal giveaways, live music, and gospel service.

The church plans on giving boxes of food to families in need for the holiday.

The boxes come with traditional Thanksgiving food items, including turkey, stuffing, green beans, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and apple pie.

Each box will feed a total of five people.

The church will hand out the boxes of food to the first 1,000 families in line.

The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:45 a.m.

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Groundbreaking Set For HP Stadium

HIGH POINT, N.C. – In less than two weeks, a big undertaking begins in North Carolina’s furniture capital. The demolition of old buildings will begin December 1st, the first of many steps to make room for a downtown baseball stadium.

This is many months in the making – with a lot of big players investing time and money to bring a boost to downtown and the local economy.

In the last couple years, the City has come a long way to make all of this happen. Back in March 2016, city council approved a downtown catalyst project: something that would create 500 jobs, add dozens of shops, restaurants, and places to live, all nestled around a central gathering space.

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