Wednesday News, September 26, 2018

The Dixie Classic Fair opens this Friday morning…
Save now: Advance tickets are on sale now thru this Thursday, Sept 27th

Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools Board of Education updates…
Nov. 21 (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) will NOT be as a makeup day
The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to remove NOV 221as a possible makeup day for one of the two days missed on Sept. 13 and 14 for Hurricane Florence.
Also, the school board approved a one-time net bonus of $300 for each teacher in the school system. Source: Winston-Salem Journal

Praise: CCM artist Lauren Daigle made history this week by becoming the first Christian singer to top all five of Billboard Magazine’s Christian charts, while also beating out top artists like Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj and Drake.
Daigle’s latest album, Look Up Child, took first place on the Top Christian Albums Chart by a long shot. The singer also placed third in the all-genre Billboard 200 category, ranking well-ahead of the world’s top rappers and pop stars.
*The New Yorker recently reported that half of the 20 most popular rock songs of 2017 where by “bands whose members have espoused the Christian faith.”
http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2018/september/lauren-daigle-tops-music-charts-beating-ariana-grande-drake-nicki-minaj

Seahawk Strong: UNC-Wilmington update…
Faculty and staff make a voluntary return to campus TODAY (Wed, Sept. 26).
Confirmed: Classes will resume for students on Monday, October 1
*Most students can move back into their residence halls Sat morning. Unfortunately, due to critical ongoing work in Galloway Hall and Cornerstone Hall, those buildings will not be ready for students until Saturday, Oct. 6

Seahawks, we promised you we'd post some FAQs this evening, and here they are…but with a disclaimer of sorts: This is…

Posted by UNCW on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Praying for our students: “See you at the Pole”, the annual student-led prayer event happened earlier this morning. Thanks for your ‘SYATP Poll Reports – calls, posts and pics – to WBFJ from Oak Grove High School, North Davidson Middle, North West Elementary, Lewisville Elementary, Sheets Christian, Forbush Elementary, Pinebrook, Wallburg, Shady Grove Elementary and Glenn High…even Forsyth Tech!
*Check out the “Claim Your Campus” App available for students, equipping and encouraging them to pray and fellowship together while staying in the Word. www.syatp.com

Grand Re-opening: Tanglewood Park Golf Course will be re-introduced to the public in October after a much needed facelift. Tee times will be available on Oct 13th
Festivities are set for October 20th. Hosted by the Forsyth County Parks and Rec.
Activities and demonstrations start at 9AM www.forsyth.cc/parks
BTW: Tanglewood Festival of Lights opens November 16th!

Novant Health will hold a grand-opening event for its $28.3 million dollar rehabilitation hospital off Stratford Road this afternoon (at 2:30pm).
The hospital on Hillcrest Center will begin serving patients on Oct. 8.
The hospital is geared toward serving patients who have experienced debilitating illnesses and injuries, such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries + hip fractures.
. https://www.journalnow.com/business/the-briefcase-novant-plans-grand-opening-for-rehabilitation-hospital/article_98ce9d75-40ce-5fc3-bb25-a5f633950f65.html

Supreme showdown? The stakes are high for Thursday’s Capitol Hill hearing, pitting Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault — an accusation Kavanaugh has denied — when they were both in high school more than three decades ago.
*Americans Deeply Divided By Gender: An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows a tight contest for credibility between assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But 42% are unsure who is telling the truth.
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/26/651647131/poll-nearly-6-in-10-to-closely-watch-kavanaugh-ford-hearing-many-undecided-on-tr?utm

Tips: Tire Pressure Safety
Proper tire inflation is one of the most important car maintenance activities,
but the least done. Some tips…
-Check your tire pressure monthly. Tires lose roughly 1 pound per square inch of pressure per month and 1 psi per 10 degrees of outside temperature.
-Know your specs. It’s a common misconception that the correct tire pressure is listed on the sidewall of the tire; that figure is actually the maximum pressure the tire can handle and its way higher than the pressure you should be using. Newer cars list the tire pressure on the driver-side doorframe, or you can check your owner’s manual.
-And yes, check that spare to see if it needs air!
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sponsor-story/cars-dot-com/2018/09/21/tire-pressure-101/1380401002/

“Caving to PC pressure”
Azuza Pacific University, (APU) the first Christian college on the West Coast, has reversed its policy on banning public LGBT-Q relationships on campus after caving in to pressure from activists.
The university has removed language from its student code of conduct which “prohibited public LGBTQ+ relationships for students on campus.” In addition, APU will also work to provide a safe space for LGBTQ students on campus.
At the same time, Azuza Pacific University maintains that it still professes to adhere to a Biblical interpretation of human sexuality – the belief that “sexual union is intended by God to take place only within the marriage covenant between a man and a woman.”
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/september/noted-evangelical-university-abolishes-ban-on-public-lgbtq-relationships-on-campus

A section of Business 40 through downtown WS is closing in November.
There are 80,000 vehicles on Business 40 daily.
When Business 40 shuts down for 18 months, drivers will go to I-40, Hwy 52 and other roadways to get into downtown.
NOTE: Public info meetings are set for Oct. 9 and Oct 16 where NC DOT representatives will share what the detours will look like!
www.ncdot.gov

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150

QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm