WBFJ NEWS: Tuesday, JULY 08, 2014
“Abnormally DRY” The state ‘Drought Council’ has classified parts of Stokes, Rockingham, Randolph and Montgomery Counties in the “Abnormally Dry” category due to the lack of rain. The website www.ncdrought.org cautions residents to be “prepare for impending drought conditions.”
How do you get rid of those pesky fruit flies? (ASK SAM)
Gather two or more fruit juice glasses. Fill glass almost full with a mixture of water, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. Then drop one or two drops of (vegetable) oil onto the top of mixture. The oil should spread across the top of the vinegar and sugar. The fruit flies will be attracted to the vinegar and sugar…the oil will trap them. www.journalnow.com
Wal-Mart moving into Clemmons? Though Wal-Mart officials could not be reached for confirmation by the Winston-Salem Journal, applications for sign permits and a grading permit have been filed with the Forsyth County Inspections Office – necessary steps for any new business. The sign application specifically calls for signs that read “Walmart” to be placed at 3633 Clemmons Road, the site of the old Bi-Lo supermarket in the Clemmons Village Shopping Center.
Also, Wal-Mart recently announced plans to renovate the old Kroger store on University Parkway in Winston-Salem. http://www.journalnow.com/journal_west/news/walmart-appears-headed-to-clemmons/article_59eaf1d0-0699-11e4-970d-001a4bcf6878.html
SCAM Alert: Since July 1, several Forsyth County residents have received phone calls by individuals claiming to be members of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The caller explains to the victim that they have missed jury duty, are in ‘contempt of court’ and to avoid being arrested…you will need to transfer a specified amount of money within the next two hours.
Bottom line: The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office does NOT resolve matters (like missing jury duty) by phone. Call 917-7001 Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
UNC-Wilmington Seahawk statue is missing…
Police say someone ‘removed’ the famous bronze Seahawk statue from in front of the Warwick Center on the UNC-W campus…sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning. The statue also was taken in 2003, but, was found several days later in a stairwell of an apartment complex. No one was charged…
FYI: The university hired sculptor Joe Orlando to make the 3-foot, 75-pound statue in 1998…at a cost of around $37,000.
Want to clean your clothes at a fraction of the cost?
Several Homemade Laundry Detergent recipes were put to the test…
Going to the movies this week? Check out ‘Plugged in’ from Focus on the Family for the latest movie and media reviews http://www.pluggedin.com/movies.aspx
Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem – FREE ‘Summer Movie Mornings’ for Kids (and parents) every Wednesday and Thursday through the summer Details on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
Kid Size Popcorns and Sodas will be available for $1.00 www.facebook.com/MarketPlace250Cinemas
Retail giant Costco is removing all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from its stores nationwide by July 15. FYI: ‘America’ sold 4,915 in the first week (June 20) and 5,592 in the second week (June 27) but mysteriously was kept OFF the New York Times bestseller list…
-Washington Examiner http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/costco-removing-dsouzas-america-from-shelves/
22 passengers on the Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain near LA got the ride of their lives yesterday after a tree branch fell on the tracks…and derailed the roller coaster…leaving part of the ride dangling off the track.
Four people were injured
Looking for a NEW name? AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile founded ISIS – a mobile wallet service kinda like Pay Pal – back in 2010. The smartphone-based service ISIS will now be rebranded so there’s no confusion with ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a terror group. There’s no word yet on what the new name will be. BTW: One of the world’s leading centers for physics and life sciences research is located in the U.K. also called Isis. No rebranding for this ISIS as of yet. http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/07/technology/isis-rebranding-iraq/?nbd=5_things
The remains discovered last Thursday morning in a wooded area of southwest Charlotte have been identified as Bianca Tanner, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Bianca’s longtime boyfriend – Angelo Smith – has confessed to killing Bianca. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/angelo-smith-court-monday-after-charges-killing-gi/ngZ9W/
Praise: Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by the Nigerian terror group ‘Boko Haram’ recently escaped from their captors and returned to their home village. The hostages were seized from their village in northern Nigeria on June 18. BTW: Boko Haram is still believed to be holding over 200 girls they abducted on April 14. The terror group is trying to impose strict Sharia law across Nigeria. CNN
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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