Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast Sunny skies. Below normal temps…High 83
Reminder: School buses are back on the roadways. Remember to slow down in school safety zones and watch for students at the bus stop.
FREE “Drive-Thru breakfast” – The congregation at Sunrise United Methodist Church in Lewisville helping ease teachers, parents and students back into their ‘school routine’ this week. Krispy Kreme doughnuts, fruit, coffee and juice will be served during their annual “Drive-Thru breakfast” all this week from 6:30am to 9am. The church’s location: 11-11 Lewisville-Clemmons Road in Lewisville www.sunrise-umc.org
Guilford County Schools: By the numbers: Collectively, over 600 buses…will travel about 54,000 miles…making about 38,000 stops…in order to take more than 42,000 students…to 126 schools in Guilford County. http://triad.news14.com/content/news/698835/school-busses-hit-the-road-as-summer-break-comes-to-a-close#sthash.6V1dbkNc.dpuf
How do you get kids motivated about going back to school? Here are some helpful tips… Set an Example: Connect with your kids over breakfast. Be positive and upbeat when the conversation gravitates toward school, their friends or after school activities. At dinner, remember to check in with them again. Go the Extra Mile: Encourage your kids to do more than just go to school and come home. Encourage extracurricular and after school activities. That’s where they will likely discover their talents and interests. Customize Lunch or snacks: Remember to always pack a favorite snack or dessert to give your kids something to look forward. Add in a card or Bible verse on an index card to give that extra encouragement…and smile. (StatePoint)
Meet our NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest – tonight! A town hall meeting happening this evening (starting at 6pm) at Forsyth Tech’s West Campus Auditorium (1300 Bolton Street). The event is free and open to the public. FYI: Forest will provide a brief overview of the recently concluded General Assembly session then take questions from the audience. ww.ltgov.state.nc.us/News/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?newsItemid=1167
The ‘Educator Warehouse’ in Winston-Salem is a place where area teachers can “shop” an assortment of donated teacher supplies. You can help… They need donations for Back to School. The ‘Educator Warehouse’ at Diggs Latham Elementary School in Winston-Salem is open to teachers from 3:30 to 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9am to 11am on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Karel Chandler 817-1673 wsfcs.k12.nc.us Check out a list of the ’12 Most Needed School Supply Items” for the Educator Warehouse. www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_46f28a7a-0b9a-11e3-8148-001a4bcf6878.html
A small 2.9 magnitude earthquake rattled residents in the Northern Mountains (south of Boone) around 4pm Sunday afternoon. No injuries or damage were reported according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Publix Super Market chain will be opening a store on Miller Street in Winston-Salem in 2015. The future Publix store site will be located across the street from Whole foods on Miller Street. www.journalnow.com
One can of RAID won’t do it? No. it’s NOT a horror movie, over a million cockroaches have escaped from a farm in China. And you may be wondering: Why on earth would someone intentionally be raising cockroaches? The reason: For medical purposes… The cockroaches were being used in traditional medicine applications like cancer and inflammation treatments. http://gizmodo.com/a-million-cockroaches-escaped-from-a-chinese-farm-and-a-1198104698