AAA Carolinas: Triad gas prices lowest in the state. Click It or Ticket through the weekend… (News for Wednesday)

Cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms mainly this afternoon into this evening…High 80.  Sunny and HOT for the Memorial Day Weekend.

You may want to ‘fill up’ your mini-van before you head out of town.  Gas prices in the Triad are the lowest in the state…averaging below $3.50 a gallon for regular unleaded.  Triple A of the Carolinas estimating that gas prices should continue to ‘fall’ through the beginning of June.   

Buckle Up and Watch Your Speed: ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign continues through the Memorial Day Weekend.

Even with all of the recent rainfall, the Triad is still ‘dry’.   More that half of the state is either in an ‘abnormal’ to ‘moderate’ drought.    (NC Drought monitor)

The inventor of the TV remote has passed.  Eugene Polley died on Sunday.  He was 96 years old.  Polley invented Zenith’s “Flash-Matic” wireless remote control, which was introduced in 1955. The first of its kind used a flashlight-like device to activate photocells on the television set to change channels.  www.cnn.com/2012/05/22/tech/innovation/tv-remote-inventor-dies/index.html

Gently Used Evangelism?  Christian publisher Zondervan will donate 40 pallets of gently used Bibles and books to World Vision and Biblica for distribution in several countries including Uganda, Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador and India.  Scott Macdonald, President and CEO of Zondervan said that “It (felt) wasteful to throw out products (like Bibles) that have been returned to their warehouses,” RnR

RECALL:  Harris Teeter is recalling five flavors of its HT Traders brand of Sorbet.  There’s a possibility of milk protein in the Sorbet…but it’s NOT listed in the ingredients.  Serious stuff if you have a ‘milk allergy’.   Details: www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/11129896/

Harris Teeter will not be open 24-hours at most of its Triad locations following a string of robberies.  Here is a list of seven Triad Harris Teeter stores that now have reduced hours of operation:  www.news-record.com/content/2012/05/22/article/harris_teeter_reduces_hours_after_robberies

The state’s largest gathering of homeschoolers:  The NCHE Homeschool Conference and Book Fair starts this Thursday (May 24) and runs through Saturday (May 26)at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.  BTW: Several FREE workshop sessions will be offered Thursday afternoon (between 3pm and 4pm)including:  “Give Me ONE Good Reason to Homeschool”, “Toddlers, Tweens and Teens…Oh My!” and “The Struggling Reader”.  New this year: Workshops for the parents of pre-schoolers.  Conference and Book Fair information on the News Blog   www.nche.com   

FYI: Homeschooling enrollment is exploding:  Nationwide: Some 2 million students are taught at home.  North Carolina: More than 83,000 students were homeschooled in 2011. BTW: If current trends continue, homeschooling inNorth Carolina will move ahead of private school enrollment over the next five to 10 years.

Pop star Justin Bieber is bringing his “Believe” tour to the Greensboro Coliseum on January 13, 2013.  Ticket prices: $50.65 to $93.80 (fees NOT included).   Bieber’s fan club pre-sale will begin at noon today (May 23) www.bieberfever.com     American Express also will offer a presale Thursday through May 31.   Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday (May 26) at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.  Ticketmaster outlets at select Walmart locations and the Greensboro Coliseum advance box office. BTW: A dollar from each ticket will be donated to Pencils of Promise, a charity which works to build schools and boost education opportunities in the developing world.  www.pencilsofpromise.com

Historic voting:  Egypt’s first presidential elections going on TODAY after the fall-out of the violent Arab Spring and former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in January 2011.   A run-off is expected. RnR

Is your town the ‘most interesting town’ in America???  You can enter the Reader’s Digest ‘America’s MostInterestingTown’ contest through May 31st.   Share personal stories and photos that illustrate what makes their town special.  You could win a $1,000 dollars and have your special town featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine.   www.readersdigest.com/america

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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