Ask a reporter: Why can I not laminate my social security card? | Local
Ask a reporter: Why can I not laminate my social security card?  |  Local

Ask a reporter: Why can I not laminate my social security card? | Local

Questions: The new Social Security card I received recently had instructions included that said, “Do not laminate.” Why can I not laminate it? It will not be confused, torn or cluttered, like my last.

Reply: Put it in a plastic cuff and you should be okay.

The Social Security Administration says not to laminate your card because lamination “prevents the detection of many security features. However, you can cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card.”

Another thing you should not laminate? This COVID-19 vaccine card. That card has extra room for future shots. Laminating the card would mean that your vaccine provider could not update it.

Q: Why do we not have productions at the UNC School of the Arts Stevens Center that they have at the Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro?

ONE: Wiley Hausam, Executive Director of Performance Facilities at UNCSA, explained what’s going on at the Stevens Center – and plans for the future:

As the largest ‘classroom’ and primary venue for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the Stevens Center regularly presents a variety of student productions, including operas, symphony orchestral concerts, dance performances and, of course, an annual presentation of “The Nutcracker,” as our Winston-Salem community can enjoy.

“In addition, the Stevens Center is home to partner organizations such as the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Piedmont Opera and the National Black Theater Festival, which regularly present events.

Before the pandemic, UNCSA presented Broadway tournaments and more as part of a series that began in 2018, including the sold-out production of “Kinky Boots” in 2019.

“Unfortunately, future scheduled shows were canceled due to COVID-19’s impact on Broadway and the inability to hold personal events out of concern for the safety of our audience.

“UNCSA recently received funding from the state that will enable the university to move forward with Phase 1 of the much-needed renovation of the Stevens Center.

“Plans for event programming after renovation have not yet been determined, but it is our hope to have a wide range of events and offers in the newly renovated space that will improve our community.”

Q: I saw a wild ruthless driver on the highway recently. Who should I have called? How can we alert the NC Highway Patrol or the local police? Is there a number?

ONE: If you are on a highway or interstate or encounter someone driving recklessly, you can call * HP to connect to the nearest Highway Patrol communications center.

If you are on a city or county road, call 911.

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