Tractor-trailer fire closes I-85/I-40 west near Greensboro
— Westbound lanes of I-85 South/I-40 are closed in Burlington at Exit 143, NC-62/Alamance Road after one tractor-trailer hit another and burst into flames. The road is expected to reopen by 7 a.m. Drivers are advised to take Exit 145, NC-49 and turn left on Maple Avenue. Turn right onto Anthony Road. Turn right onto NC-62 North. Turn left onto Grand Oaks Boulevard. Turn right onto Kirkpatrick Road. Turn left onto Longpine Road. Turn right onto Huffman Mill Road. Reaccess I-40 West / I-85 South near Exit 141.
Which college or university in NC has the best on campus food? No, this is not a joke. I’d really like to hear your opinion. For years college cuisine has taken a bad rap for its starchy and stale predictability. But times are changing and NC State University is leading the pack when it comes to fine food for freshmen and upperclassmen. I had the pleasure of helping judge the second annual Chef’s Challenge at NC State. Chefs from four residence halls on campus went head to head in a cooking competition. Each team worked with different recipes for grouper. The competition was fierce and the results were incredibly close. Fountain Hall won out with a tasty Cajun filet that made my mouth water with delight. And here’s the neat thing. The winning dish will be served at the campus dining halls on a later date. I enjoyed working with an elite panel of judges including Daniel Scott Shurr, executive chef for the Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern in Raleigh, Bob Passarelli, a chef consultant for US Food Services and former gubernatorial chef, James Hallett, a culinary instructor at Wake Technical Community College and NCSU’s executive chef Bill Brizzolara. So the next time you visit a college campus don’t turn up your nose at the school’s dining hall. You might be pleasantly surprised that campus cuisine has kicked it up a notch.