Headlines: ProtiDiet High Protein Bars recalled…A&T Aggies vs Louisville tonight…Allegiant Air adds one more non-stop to Florida…Eden residents want their own Chick-Fil-A (MAR 21)

Headlines: ProtiDiet High Protein Bars recalled…A&T Aggies vs Louisville tonight…Allegiant Air adds one more non-stop to Florida…Eden residents want their own Chick-Fil-A  (MAR 21)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny, breezy and cool…High near 40      

RECALL: Certain batches of ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.   The recalled bars were distributed in 14 states including North Carolina. You can return the recalled power protein bars for a full refund. www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm344306.htm

Shred or Keep? How long should you keep those important personal documents such as bank statements, tax returns, deposit slips or even cancelled checks?   Details from the BBB:   http://cms-admin.bbb.org/storage/180/documents/BBB-Records-Retention-Schedule.pdf

March Madness: NCAA Men’s Tournament Games of area interest on Thursday)Davidson College plays Marquette @ 3pm (TruTV)…and …A&T State Aggies will play overall #1 seed Louisville @ 6:50pm (TBS).   **The four ACC teams in the Big Dance: Carolina, Duke, NC State  and Miami all play their games on Friday   NCAA brackets:   www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/brackets/viewable_men

FYI: Nearly one-third of workers will spend three or more hours watching hoops while at work during March Madness.  There will be an estimated $134 million dollars in ‘lost wages’ over the first two days of the NCAA tournament.  -annual report by outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Non-Stop Savings: Allegiant Air will soon add another non-stop low fare flight to Florida from PTI.  Service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
w
ill begin June 6 with twice-weekly flights from PTI on Thursdays and Sundays. Allegiant Air is offering a special introductory, one-way fare of $64.99. Tickets must be purchased by midnight on Thursday, March 28, for travel through Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.  For more information at PTILowFares.com.

This week is National Poison Prevention Week -  According to Safe
Kids Worldwide: Every 60 seconds a poison control center receives
a call about a potential medicine poisoning involving a child age 5 and younger…Every eight minutes, a child with medicine poisoning arrives at an emergency room somewhere in the US…EVENT: Get rid of your expired or unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications during “Operation Medicine Drop” in Kernersville this Friday (Mar 22) from 10 – 2pm at Walgreens on North Main Street. www.forsythcreekweek.org

People who live and work in downtown Greensboro have been in need of a nearby grocery store.  The ‘Deep Roots Market’ opened its doors yesterday
at its new location on Eugene Street.  Deep Roots Market, which specializes in organic, fresh and local foods, is locally owned, so all of the money stays right here in the community or to local vendors around the area. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/691993/new-deep-roots-market-grocery-store-opens-in-downtown-greensboro

The people in the Rockingham city of Eden have a craving for the ‘original chicken sandwich’.  Seriously, Eden has been working for at least six years to get a Chick-Fil-A in their city.  A public relations representative with Chick-Fil-A telling Fox 8 that North Carolina is a very strong market and that they’re always looking for new business opportunities. http://myfox8.com/2013/03/20/eden-is-craving-a-chick-fil-a/

Too much information?  CVS Pharmacy is requiring its employees to weigh up, tell up …or pay up.  According to WSOC-TV, all CVS employees who subscribe to
the company’s heath care plan, have until May 1, 2014 to visit a doctor and document their personal health details…OR pay an extra $600 a year for their health insurance. CVS said the health screenings are private and the company would never see the information.   Read more at WSOC

Practice makes perfect?  An Australian study showing that truckers that had a previous crash in the past five years…increased the trucker’s risk of another crash by 81%.  Check out the causes and risks of drowsy driving: www.cdc.gov/Features/dsDrowsyDriving/ 

Pass the caffeine –  An Australian study showing that long-distance truckers that use coffee or other caffeinated beverages to stay awake while driving were 63% less likely to be involved in accidents. But, experts suggest that the benefit provided by caffeine is only useful for a short time, and that it is just as important to have regular breaks, naps and appropriate work schedules. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=674533

Monster caffeine problem – A group of doctors and public health experts urging the FDA to take action when it comes to protecting children and teens from the possible risks of consuming large amounts of caffeine contained in those popular energy drinksIn their letter to the FDA, the group stated that energy drink manufacturers, who aggressively market their products to teens, need to do a better job on including caffeine content and warnings of abuse on their product’s label. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=674610

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