No More Sales Tax Holiday??? Say it ain’t so ?!?!?!?!? (News for Fri July 5th)

No More Sales Tax Holiday???  Say it ain’t so ?!?!?!?!?  (News for Fri July 5th)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast  Today: Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorms Likely This Afternoon… High 84…

North Carolina’s Popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday could be eliminated in 2014, according to WTVD. The State Senate passed a Compromise Tax Reform Plan on Wednesday, which includes the Provision that Could Eliminate the Tax Holiday Next Year – A Weekend that’s become Quite the Annual Ritual of Back-to-School Shopping. The State HOUSE’S Tax Reform Plan does NOT include the Provision. The 2013 Sales Tax Holiday is set for August 2nd through 4th.


Greensboro City Council Voted 8 to 1, Wednesday Morning to Keep Everyone 17 and Under Out of Downtown from the Hours of 11:00pm to 6:00am… after as many as 500 People under the age of 20 gathered on Elm Street, last Saturday Night, where a number of Fights broke out… 11 People between the ages of 16 and 20 Years Old were Arrested. The Current Curfew will Be in Effect for 60 Days. Offenders who are 16 and 17 face a $200 Fine and Possible Confinement, while Offenders 15 and Younger will have to go through Juvenile Court. A Motion to make the Curfew Citywide Failed in a 6 to 3 Vote.

Friends and Acquaintances of Wilkesboro Judge Mitchell McLean were certainly shocked to learn he’d passed away Wednesday, but they not shocked to hear how it happened. McLean, 54, went out into the Atlantic Ocean at Sunset Beach in Brunswick County to help a couple that was struggling in the surf. The man survived, but McLean and the woman drowned. “It doesn’t surprise me that he died trying to help somebody,” said McLean’s close friend and golfing buddy Dennis Joyce. “He died the way he lived.” Judge McLean leaves behind his wife Beth, sons Finn and Jack, and his mother. (Our Prayers certainly go out to his Family). ATTENTION: RIPTIDES!!!

Two Thomasville Police Officers will be Honored after Helping a 4-Month-Old Baby Regain his Pulse! Officers Joshua Wolfe and Brent McDowell found Hunter Hockett Without a Pulse, and Not Breathing at a Home on Kendall Mill Road on June 12, according to Police. The Officers performed CPR for Six Minutes, and Hunter Regained his Pulse and Started Breathing Just Before Davidson County EMS Crews arrived. The Baby was Treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Released. Parents Eric and Mindy said that Hunter is doing fine.

Reminder: “Operation Firecracker” Continues Through Sunday… Law Enforcement will be Out in Force keeping You and Your Family Safe over the Holiday Weekend! FYI: D-W-I Checkpoints Will be Set Up… Especially near Boating Areas! The Following Streets in the Ardmore area will be Closed starting this coming Monday, July 8th, for the Repair or Replacement of Water and Sewer Pipes: Queen Street between Miller and Melrose Streets… Melrose Street between Cloverdale Avenue and Queen Street… and, New Drive between Cloverdale Avenue and Queen Street… Detours will be Posted.

WBFJ Family Station Forecast   Today: Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorms Likely This Afternoon… High 84… Tonight: Thunderstorms Likely until after Midnight, then Partly Cloudy… Low 70… Saturday & Sunday: Partly Sunny to Mostly Cloudy with a Chance of Thunderstorms … Highs Mid to Upper 80’s…

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About Wally Decker

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Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what's that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15...have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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