Headlines: Distracted driving one of causes in increase of auto accidents in 2012…College film students replace model trophie holders at Oscars…new CCM releases this week (News for Monday)

Headlines: Distracted driving one of causes in increase of auto accidents in 2012…College film students replace model trophie holders at Oscars…new CCM releases this week (News for Monday)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast Mostly sunny…High near 50.  Another round of ‘icy’ weather expected for Surry and Wilkes.  Winter Weather Advisory for the Mountains and Foothill communities overnight through noon Tuesday.

Over 36,000 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents in 2012 - the first increase in 5 years.  According to the National Safety Council, an increase in total miles driven and ‘distracted driving’ were likely contributors to the higher number of traffic fatalities.  www.nsc.org/Pages/National-Safety-Council-Estimates-First-National-Increase-in-Traffic-Deaths-Since-2005-.aspx

Winston-Salem is turning 100:  Find out how your organization can participate in the Winston-Salem Centennial Parade set for Saturday, May 11th. More details and applications at www.ws100years.com  BTW: The Centennial Committee has extended the ‘Float Competition’ application deadline until end of business today (Monday, February 25).

AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS LAST NIGHT…‘Argo’ winning the Oscar for “Best Picture”.  FYI: “Argo” tells the story of the rescue of six Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis. Other winners included Daniel Day Lewis for “Best Actor” as President Lincoln in the movie, “Lincoln”…and Jennifer Lawrence for “Best Actress” in the film “Silver Linings Playbook”.   RnR      http://oscar.go.com/nominees

Did you know:  Those tall, blond models that normally carry the Oscar trophies so the stars can present during the Academy Awards were replaced this time by aspiring
filmmakers. Six college students from across the country who won a contest actually participated in last night’s Oscar Awards show. The co-producers of this year’s Academy Awards developed a contest directed at college students that asked: How will you contribute to the future of film? More than 1,100 students submitted essays and videos – six were chosen.  All six winning students received a makeover and formal tuxedo or gown for the event as well (plus, they got to hold an Oscar for two minutes).  http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/entertainment&id=9001177

A NUMBER OF ARTISTS ARE RELEASING NEW ALBUMS ON  TUESDAY …including, Newsong, Salvador, Kutless, Hillsong United and Plumb.  You can WIN the latest from Plumb all this week with Chick-Fil-A Nugget on the family Friendly Morning Show.

Just a reminder for area Homeschool families:  If you have a homeschooler that is graduating in May, and you want to be part of the NCHE graduation on Saturday, May 25th…you have until March 1st to fill out and send in your application.  Full details:  http://conference.nche.com/?page_id=248    NOTE: Families must be ‘members’ of NCHE at the time the student graduates. FYI: The Annual NCHE Homeschool Conference and Book Fair will take place May 23 – 25 at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem. The final
event of the conference is senior graduation. 

The “Goodwill Professional Center” is having an ‘Open House’ this Wednesday (FEB 27) from 10 – noon. Location: 450 West Hanes Mill Road (next door to Sci-Works).  The Goodwill Professional Center offers FREE job coaching, help with your resume and online employment assistance. Open to the public.   776-6822

SPORTS:  Congratulations:  Wesleyan Christian Academy and Vandalia Christian School Boys Basketball teams winning State basketball Championships over the weekend.  

Tickets for this year’s Winston-Salem OPEN will go on sale to the public on March 5th.  The Winston-Salem Open is set for August 18 – 24 at the  Wake
Forest Tennis Complex next to BB+T Field.
  www.winstonsalemopen.com  758-6409

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson winning his second Daytona 500 on Sunday. Poll winner Danica Patrick coming in 8th. Actor James Franco skipping the traditional Daytona 500 opening phrase of “Gentlemen, start your engines,” (that didn’t really work with Danica Patrick in the pole position).  Franco actually said “Drivers and Danica, start your engines.”

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