News for 4-15

News for 4-15

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast:   Showers this morning before 11am, turning to clouds … High 62

Today is the TAX DEADLINE:
US Postal Service has some suggestions…
Plan to mail your tax returns earlier on Monday
Post Offices in the Triad will NOT be open beyond their normal operating hours on Monday…     www.journalnow.com

  Can’t make the deadline TODAY? You can file for a six-month extension.
          The ‘extension’ deadline is October 15, 2013.    www.irs.gov
The IRS offers a three-year window to file your federal return.
North Carolina has over $21,000 in unclaimed refunds from 2009…
That’s more than 26,000 people who either did NOT file or they didn’t take advantage of available tax credits.
            http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/692821/thousands-of-dollars-in-unclaimed-tax-refunds-available

Finally some GOOD NEWS for energy customers:
The NC Supreme Court overturned the rate hike proposed by Duke Energy on Friday. An approved increase was approved by the state utilities regulators in January, but the State Supreme Court ruled the utilities commission did not adequately consider the negative impact on consumers.
Duke Energy wanted to raise rates by 7.2 percent.

http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/692871/nc-supreme-court-overturns-duke-energy-rate-hike

Ever waited a long time for something? How about 45 years?
After waiting a considerable amount of time, Vietnam Vet Dockie Brendle from Asheville was presented with his third Purple Heart yesterday. In 1968, Brendle was hit by the blast from a rocket-propelled grenade. The now 68-year-old Bryson City resident was supposed to have received his third Purple Heart award shortly after the incident, but the Army misplaced his paperwork.

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/NC-vet-awarded-medal-45-years-after-injury/-/10622650/19746690/-/i3cgrvz/-/index.html#ixzz2QWRQZ7L7

Time to get about your spring cleaning… Maybe for the state!
The state Department of Transportation started it’s project to rid North Carolina’s roadsides of litter on Saturday.  Last year, more than 1.7 million pounds of roadside litter were removed with the “Litter Sweep” project. Also, if you find a unique piece of litter, you could win a cash prize in the Keep NC Beautiful Unusual Litter Contest.
Interested in Volunteering? You should contact your local DOT county maintenance office.. Litter Sweep concludes April 27.

Job Alert:  Love children? Have a ‘Perfect’ driving record? 
Wanna travel the Triad while being the driver of your own bus?
The Winston-Salem / Forsyth County school system is needing bus drivers.
Morning and afternoon shifts available.
More info Call 794-2401 or online: www.carolinaplacementinc.com  

Lover of the Golden Arches? Today is McDonald’s Day!
April 15, 1955 is dated as the when the first franchised McDonald’s restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois.
BTW: More than 33,000 restaurants around the world in 118 countries.

SPORTS: Australian Adam Scott Won the Masters Golf tournament yesterday.. beating An-hell Cabrera on a second playoff hole

WS Dash beat up on the Carolina Mudcats 15-2… The Dash are on the road to start the week Taking in Myrtle Beach – Return Home on Thursday to take on Wilmington.

April is National ‘Donate Life’ Month – Did you know:  There are currently over 3,000 people on the state’s organ transplant waiting list…
-One organ donor can help up to 8 lives…
-One tissue donor can improve the lives of up to 50 people…
Find out how you can become an organ, tissue and eye Donor at              
             www.CarolinaDonorServices.org             
***Find out more on Sunday @ 5 this Sunday on WBFJ        www.donatelifenc.org
EVENT: 8th Annual “Donate Life Walk-Run” happens Saturday morning, April 20
                     WEB:  www.carolinadonorservices.org    Phone: (336) 774-4450

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About Jeff Foster

Production/Web/On-Air

After 8 years, the broadcasting road finally led to Trade Street. I graduated from Liberty University in 2003 with a degree in Audio Broadcasting. Found myself working with 5 different radio stations, including 2 in Winston-Salem, and 1 in Maryland, before ending up here at WBFJ. God has amazing timing.

jeff@wbfj.org

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