Crews continue storm debris pick up…NC native among 19 Arizona firefighters killed…Another black bear sighting…Happy 110th birthday to Crayola (News for Tuesday)

Crews continue storm debris pick up…NC native among 19 Arizona firefighters killed…Another black bear sighting…Happy 110th birthday to Crayola (News for Tuesday)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast:  Showers and thunderstorms High 78. Flash Flood Watch continues…

Clean up continues: City crews in Winston-Salem are working extended hours picking-up the piles debris from last month’s storm. Straight line winds that brought down many trees in the northern portion of the city especially near Pfafftown.  Fox 8 reporting that as of Monday, city officials had collected over 2,000 tons of storm debris. To avoid getting behind with other pick-up schedules city crews are also trying to pick-up brush debris and bulky item’s along with storm debris.

Happy 110th Birthday to Crayola:  During a recent contest, Crayola invited fans to re-name its eight classic hues (or colors).  See if you can guess the name with the color:  Ladybug, Night Owl, Freshly Squeezed, Freckle, Sunny Side Up, Jalapeno, BeYOUtiful Blue …and Peace, Love and Purple.  Facebook/parademag

(Update) One of the 19 firefighters killed in Arizona on Sunday while battling a massive wildfire grew up here in North Carolina (actually in Ashe County).  44 year old Eric Marsh attended Ashe County High School and graduated from Appalachian State. John Marsh, Eric’s dad, telling the Jefferson Post that Eric moved to Arizona eight years ago to help organize the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite team of firefighters trained to battle wildfires. Eric’s parents moved to Prescott, Arizona from Ashe County five years ago to be near Eric…their only child.  Eric Marsh was married, but had no children.

Another black bear sighting in Winston-Salem over the weekend.  Police getting reports that a small bear was seen in the area of London Lane and Ebert Road on Saturday afternoon.  Wildlife officers suggesting that if you see a bear, leave it alone…

The Salvation Army is teaming up with area Ford dealerships for its “30 Cars in 30 Days campaign”.  The goal: to collect 30 donated vehicles during the month of July. Proceeds from the donated vehicles will fund Salvation Army programs and services.  For more information:

Just in time for the 4th –   The Statue of Liberty will re-open to visitors this Thursday (Independence Day) after being shut down due to damage suffered during Super Storm Sandy.  Actually Lady Liberty was spared, but Liberty Island took a beating.

Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer?  How about a classic hit movie with the kids.  Check out the Triad “affordable Summer Movie Guide” from Piedmont Parent.

WGHP, based in High Point, is changing hands for the second time in 5 years.  The Triad’s local FOX affiliate is being sold to Tribune Company in a multi station deal worth $2.7 billion dollars. The purchase will give Tribune 42 stations, including superstation WGN America, to create what it is calling the largest U.S. commercial TV owner.

Former GM of WXII-12 “Rennie” Corley passed away Monday afternoon in Greenville, S.C.   He was 75.  Corley managed WXII from 1979 to 2000 before retiring after more than 40 years in broadcasting.  Corley was preceded in death by his wife, Carolee, in 2012.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is expected to be sworn in as the next Transportation Secretary later today.  Charlotte council member Patsy Kinsey has been appointed as interim mayor for the remainder of Foxx’s term, which ends in December.

Free Admission for Active Military Personnel and their Families  Old Salem, Sci-Works and the Reynolda House are just some of the 1,800 other museums and learning centers across America offering FREE admission this summer (thru Labor Day) to all active duty military personnel and their families. Complete list of participating Blue Star museums (local, statewide, national)

 Triad Traffic: Davie County (Bermuda Run area):  I-40 EB near Highway 801.  One lane closed due to Bridge work through Wednesday afternoon

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