Back to School: Students in Yadkin, Surry and Mt Airy City started classes this week (NEWS for Thursday)

Mix of clouds with sun. An isolated thunderstorm possible…High 90

Is summer break REALLY over? Back to class for students in Yadkin County schools on Thursday.  Students in Surry County and Mount Airy City Schools made the first bus trip to school on Wednesday. BTW: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Guilford County Schools begin the school year on (MON) August 27. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/662077/surry-co–schools-begins-new-academic-year

It’s always nice to be recognized by your peers, except when you are Roy Williams?  According to a poll conducted by CBS Sports, 100 college basketball coaches have chosen the Head basketball coach at UNC quote “the most overrated coach in men’s college basketball”. Roy’s Accomplishments: Coached teams to
seven Final Fours and two national championships. Seems like that’s not enough? An anonymous quote about Williams: “He’s won at Kansas and UNC. But who couldn’t do that …besides Matt Doherty?”   http://blogs.newsobserver.com/uncnow/roy-williams-most-overrated-coach-according-to-peers#storylink=cpy

The Summer Games in London:  Team USA taking Gold (and Silver) in Beach Volleyball. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings winning their third straight Olympic gold in beach volleyball.  Also, American sprinter Allyson Felix won the women’s 200-meter race.

Coming up today…Men’s 200-meters:  Usain Bolt eye-ing Gold…Women’s Soccer:  Team USA vs Japan (for the Gold)…Women’s Water Polo: TeamUSA vs Spain http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/09/sport/olympics-five-things-to-watch/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

A Virginia man said it was a “life-defining moment” when he was kicked off of one of his favorite roller coasters at the Kings Dominion theme park last year. Nat Ambrose weighed 300 lbs. when park workers told him in 2011 that the harness required to safely ride the Volcano roller coaster would not fit him. “It was embarrassing,” Ambrose told WTVR-TV. “I came home and said to my wife, ‘This is it… This is crazy. I can’t fit on a ride at an amusement park.’” After that, Ambrose said he began watching his diet and started making regular trips to the gym. Nine months later, Ambrose said he had lost 105 lbs. FYI: Ambrose said he returned to Kings Dominion after losing the weight and enjoyed a ride on the Volcano.

OMG: For his second year in a row, 17 year old Austin Wierschke has earned the title of ‘fastest texter’ in the USA after competing in the sixth annual LG National Texting Competition in NYC.  Austin is saving his $50,000 dollar prize money to help with college.  Practice makes perfect: Austin sends an average of 500 texts – daily – to his friends.  The competition tested levels of speed, accuracy and dexterity.  CNN    (Austin is from Rhinelander,Wisconsin)

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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

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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