Area hospitals announce visitor restrictions due to flu…ASU band to march in London…Bad weather hampers AsiaAir recovery…Western NC town to celebrate New Year's without LIVE opossum? (WED News)

WBFJ News:  Wednesday, December 31, 2014   

TOPIC: “Tell us about one positive event that has happened in your life in 2014”   Join the conversation on our Facebook page / wbfj

Officials in Brasstown are still planning their New Year’s Eve celebration…but without a LIVE opossum?  A LIVE opossum has been carefully lowered down and then released over the past 20 years until PETA filed a lawsuit. PETA says the lights, noise and crowd can harm an opossum’s nerves and health.  BTW: Brasstown is 2 hours southwest of Asheville…   http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/12/30/north-carolina-town-wont-drop-live-opossum-on-new-years-eve?src=usn_fb

Baptist Medical, Forsyth Medical and Cone Health are the latest area hospitals to announce ‘visitor restrictions’ because of the increase in FLU cases.  The restrictions are in place for family members 18 years and younger…but do NOT apply to those who need emergency care or to patients.  www.journalnow.com

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has bought the former Food Lion store at Loehmann’s Plaza on Reynolda Road.    Future plans include building a retail store and a workforce development center on site.  Goodwill’s attended donations center at the site will remain open.   http://goo.gl/ewwolu

The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus will hold auditions for kids ages 8 to 18 next Monday and Tuesday for their 2015 Winter/Spring Season. More info / schedule an audition time at www.wsyouthchorus.org  (336)703-0001 Auditions:  Monday, Jan 5th, between 6:00-8:00 pm at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.   Tuesday, Jan 6th, between 3:30-5:00 pm at Augsburg Community Center in WS…

The ASU Marching Mountaineers will perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade on Thursday.  ASU’s Band of Distinction is one of only 21 high school and university bands invited to perform in the London parade.   http://goo.gl/6YqfJL

Bad weather is hampering rescue efforts as more ‘remains’ have been recovered from AirAsia Flight 8501.  Debris from the commercial jet that went down on Sunday was first spotted yesterday off the coast of Borneo.   CNN

Men’s basketball (College)  Wake Forest hosting Princeton (1pm) this afternoon at the Joel…

High Point University hosting Coastal Carolina (7pm)

 

Project ‘Blue Light’: Place a ‘blue light’ in your window (or windows) to honor police officers who have fallen in the line of duty AND to support officers who continue to ‘protect and serve’ in our community.  BTW: The color blue is symbolic of peace…    http://goo.gl/4AEE4H

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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

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