Area Trunk or Treat events should remain dry this evening…World Series Champs, Boston Strong…Early voting continues…HHS Sebelius grilled on Capital Hill over healthcare.gov glitches (Thursday News)

Trunk or Treat forecast: Mostly cloudy and breezy …Highs in the low 70s.  Looks like the rain is going to hold off til Friday…

Check out the Big list of family friendly Trunk or Treats, Harvest parties and Fall festivals.  Look for the Big ORANGE pumpkin (here)   www.wbfj.fm/2013/10/halloween-alternatives/

Dress up for some DEALS TODAY (OCT 31)  Krispy Kreme: Wear a ‘costume’ and get a free doughnut…Food Lion: One free cupcake to kids dressed up as a lion…Wendy’s:  Jr. Frosty Halloween coupon books are a $1 – 90% of sales go to the Dave Thomas Foundation.    Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Boston Market, Chipotle also have deals.   For a list of participating restaurants.  www.wbfj.fm/2013/10/dress-up-for-some-deals-even-freebies-this-thursday-oct-31/

Chocolate is big business and Halloween is its biggest holiday.   FACT: Over 70% of all ‘candy spending’ this week will be chocolate.  The top 10 best-selling chocolate brands are OWNED by either Hershey or Mars  – according to the National Confectioners Association. Halloween is a $6.5 billion holiday, second only to Christmas. The average US family will spend $75 dollars to celebrate All-Hallows-Eve. -National Retail Federation        www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/27/most-popular-halloween-candy-in-usa/3274967/

The Energy Star Tax Free Weekend (NC) starts Friday – Sunday  (NOV 1-3) –       Appliances and other home related items including: washers,  refrigerators, even AC systems will be TAX FREE this weekend.  The complete list of items:   http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/energystar_holiday.html

World Relief of High Point is moving and they need some help!!  The refugee assistance organization  has outgrown their space.  Calling all area youth groups or those simply willing to help this Friday and Saturday.  If you are able and willing to help on either of these days or can help provide trucks for transportation Their NEW office location: 155 Northpoint Ave   Suite 102   High Point, NC 27262.  http://worldreliefhighpoint.org/

 Sign-ups for the Salvation Army’s ‘Christmas assistance’ program: Thursday is the FINAL day to sign up in High Point and Mt Airy… (Oct 31) Stokes County through Nov. 15   http://myfox8.com/2013/09/30/salvation-army-taking-christmas-assistance-applications/

Early voting continues through this Saturday at 1pm (NOV 2)   Details about Early Voting sites in your area: One-stop early voting sites for 11/5/13 elections and runoffs  The upcoming General Election is this Tuesday, Nov 5th

BTW: Until 2016, most voters will NOT be required to show any form of ID when you vote.   Beginning in 2016, voters will be required to show a photo ID when they go vote in person.   http://www.ncsbe.gov/Default.aspx?s=0

World Series champs: ‘Boston Strong’ at Fenway Park last night  – Game 6 going to the Boston Red Sox ( 6 to 1 over the St Louis Cardinals)   *Boston captures its third title in past 10 years…

NBA:  The New Orleans Pelicans losing 95-90 to the Indiana Pacers in front of a sellout crowd last night.   BTW: Pierre the Pelican” New Orleans’ new NBA mascot making his regular season (and Twitter) debut

Nearly a month after the launch of HealthCare.gov, it’s still riddled with technical problems, despite advance warnings. How’s this for bad timing.  Yesterday when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was being ‘grilled’ by Congress vowing to get the Obamacare website fixed – the site www.healthcare.gov was still partially shut-down. Sebelius apologized during her 3½-hour congressional grilling yesterday saying “Hold me accountable for the debacle.” Republicans are calling for Sebelius to step down…   CNN

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.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
verne@wbfj.fm
Verne Hill

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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