1963 March on Washington turns 50…US Warships in the Mediterranean near Syria…Early Voting continues in Forsyth County…How heavy is your child’s back pack? (Wednesday News)

1963 March on Washington turns 50…US Warships in the Mediterranean near Syria…Early Voting continues in Forsyth County…How heavy is your child’s back pack? (Wednesday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible later today…High 88

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the historic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the March on Washington, DC back in 1963.   A special event later today at the Lincoln Memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary: President Obama and former Presidents Clinton and Carter will deliver remarks. Natalie Grant, BeBe Winans and Wintley Phipps are scheduled to perform.   www.mlkdream50.com

You might be surprised to learn that Dr. King was unaware that his remarks were being recorded, and later to be sold against his will. In addition, the phrase “I have a dream” was never originally a part of King’s prepared remarks? Read more  www.christianpost.com/news/martin-luther-king-jrs-i-have-a-dream-speech-turns-50-surprising-facts-about-mlks-historic-remarks-103144/#O2D7Y0Y75XY6xfqG.99

Job Expo:  40 employers will be on-hand TODAY from 10am til 3:30pm at the lower level of Four Seasons Town Center.  The Job Expo is hosted by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Companies will be accepting resumes and doing on-site interviews.

Pray for peace in the Middle East. U.S. officials are all but telling U.N. inspectors in Syria “to get out of the way”.  A National Security Council meeting was held at the White House last night while US Warships armed with cruise missiles are in the Mediterranean near Syria.   http://myfox8.com/2013/08/28/u-s-intervention-looms-after-reported-syrian-chemical-weapons-attacks/

How heavy is your child’s back pack? Those bulky book bags are causing back pain  and strained muscles.  Experts suggest that students need to keep their packs light, no more than 10 percent of their total body weight.   For example: a 100 pound child should only be carrying about 10 pounds?   BTW: Buy a backpack made of light material and one that has wide shoulder straps.  http://triad.news14.com/content/news/698912/physical-therapists-warn-against-heavy-backpacks#sthash.MYZe3AYk.dpuf

Winston-Salem municipal primary elections:  Early Voting continues at the Forsyth County Board of Elections office on North Chestnut Street.  Voting will be available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sept. 2, when the office will be closed for Labor Day. The last day for early voting is Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  www.forsyth.cc/elections/    www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=14

Downtown Winston-Salem: Fifth Street between Trade and Cherry streets will be closed (9am – 3pm).  Crews are installing new water and sewer lines. Expect delays thru Thursday

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