Below normal temps through next week…Postal rates go UP on Sunday…Live grenade found at local Goodwill…The Mac turns 30 (Friday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast Sunny, breezy and COLD…High 26  (Wind Chill in the single digits).  Below normal temperatures through next week?

Time to pick up some ‘Forever Stamps’ at the Post Office. First class postal rates go UP on Sunday (Jan 26th)   A First Class Stamp is going up 3 cents to 49 cents. Mailing a post card will cost you 34 cents (a 1-cent increase)  FOX

The Apple ‘MAC’ turns 30 today: It all started with a dream and a 60-second Super Bowl ad back in 1984. The first Macintosh (The Mac 128K) weighed 16.5 pounds and introduced a new 3.5 floppy disc external storage feature. The first Mac was the first successful personal computer to incorporate a graphics interface and a mouse to do stuff.  No more punching in ‘code’ to complete an operation.

30 things that turn 30 in 2014  Original movies released: “Karate Kid” and ”Footloose”. The Cosby Show began, Transformers hit the toy shelves, pop singer Katy Perry was born all while Advil, Kashi foods and Papa John’s Pizza hit the market. Check out the complete 30  www.wxii12.com/30-things-turning-30-in-2014/-/9678472/23868862/-/7q17f/-/index.html

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Davidson County Senior Services is looking for volunteers to deliver meals in the Denton community.  If you can spare just 1-2 hours a month please call.      474.2754.

Consumer advocate Clark Howard has some tips to help keep  our homes warm and save us some money at the same time

-Use natural sunlight for heating when available.

-Make sure your vents are not blocked by furniture.

-Try zoned heating. Close off rooms and vents in rooms that are not in use.

-Close off your fireplace and the flue on your chimney.

-Use a humidifier. Adding moisture helps to make it feel warmer inside…

-Put plastic film over windows.        More tips on the News Blog   wbfj.fm

www.clarkhoward.com/news/clark-howard/environment-energy/12-quick-diy-ways-save-your-energy-bill/ncfPf/

 Praise:  The volunteers with Hope Homes of Davie County will be gathering together Sunday afternoon (2pm) for a special  ‘dedication’ of their 13th home built for a special family in need in Mocksville. Hope Homes of Davie County was started back in 2006 after a prayer request from a local minister.  Learn more about “Hope Homes of Davie County” our WBFJ Ministry of the Month for January…on our website at www.wbfj.fm

An unexpected ‘find’ at the Goodwill store on Waughtown Street in Winston-Salem…a hand grenade? The grenade was discovered in a collection box by employees. Personnel with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Hazardous Device Unit responded and later determined the grenade was indeed ‘live’. The grenade was properly detonated and rendered safe.     773-7700       Fox 8

Time Warner Cable has announced a channel shuffle for digital customers. In March, TWC will be changing the channel numbers and grouping channels by category for instance…  Entertainment channels as A&E, Comedy Central and BBC America will be put together in the 100s.   News channels such as Fox News and CNN will be in the 200s.   The local broadcast channels will move from the 100 block to the 1200 block but will also still be available in the lower tier on channels 2 to 16.  The standard tier of channels from 1 to 99 remains the same.  The new lineup will be sent out in two phases.  Greensboro, High Point and eastern parts of the Triad will begin March 4.  Winston-Salem and western parts of the TWC market will start March 6.  http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_7c0dc262-8311-11e3-a3e0-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=print

National School Choice Week  (January 26 – February 1)  The goal of National School Choice Week is to highlight effective educational options including traditional public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.   www.schoolchoiceweek.com

‘NC Opportunity Scholarships’ will be available for the upcoming  2014-15 school year starting February 1st   Up to $4,200 dollars per student. **Applications will be accepted starting Saturday, February 1     Check out the scholarship criteria at www.schoolchoicenc.org

Last year – the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Act was passed by lawmakers in Raleigh, creating scholarship possibilities for low-income and working-class families with students (K-12)

 

GOT TALENT?  NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” is holding an open casting call in Greensboro on January 29 ( WED).  The casting call is open to all ages and every type of performer.  Interested? Pre-register online at www.americasgottalentauditions.com

 Click on the “Greensboro” banner and filling out the registration information.      Details: Greensboro Marriott Downtown on Green Street on Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 from 8am to 7pm…

January is “Sanctity of Human Life’ Month  –  Find a Pro-Life Pregnancy Care Center in your area       www.wbfj.fm

 

 

 

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