Good chance of rain tonight through Saturday night. High temp today will be 53 degrees.
Americans United for Life (AUL) has released its annual Pro-Life report, and 2011 was a banner year for the pro-life movement all across the country. A majority of states (47) considered 460 pro-life bills, ultimately adopting more than 70 of them. Some of the states that were ‘High’ on the Pro life list include Louisiana,Oklahoma,Pennsylvania,Nebraska and Arkansas. Least pro-life states: Vermont, Washington state, California and Hawaii. Most improved: Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Utah and North Carolina. (Citizen Link / Focus on the Family)
This Sunday, January 22 is the 39th anniversary of the 1973 Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision that ‘legalized’ abortion in America. The third Sunday in January is National Sanctity of Human Life Day, a day designated to celebrate LIFE by President Ronald Reagan back in 1984. Learn more about local Pregnancy Care Centers in our area at www.wbfj.fm
Vote to protect traditional marriage in North Carolina. What You Need to Know about the Marriage Protection Amendment: http://ncfpc.org/pdffiles/Talkingpoints.pdf
Storyteller Jim Weiss is coming to River Oaks Community Church in Clemmons this Monday (Jan 23). THREE one-hour performances by Jim on “Stories fromAmerica’s Past” will be held at 11:30am, 2pm and 7pm. Two 90-minute storytelling workshops will also be conducted by Jim. $5 dollars per person (at the door). Hosted by Forsyth Home Educators www.ncfhe.org/ ****GREAT family fun, and you will learn something, too!! I’ve seen him in action several times at the annual state Homeschool convention. Jim is a must see…and hear! – Verne
Great time to refinance?? Mortgage rates the lowest since the 1950s. 30 year fixed rates have fallen to 3.88%. 15 fixed rates are holding at 3.17%
The WS Journal is reporting that the Target store in Winston-Salem on University Parkway north of downtown is expending. The Target will triple its grocery section and add a Starbucks coffee bar. Grand opening on March 25th. In the Triad, other Target stores getting a facelift this year include the Target on Hanes Mall Blvd and K-Ville.
Canadian Free-style skier Sarah Burke who was critically injured during practice last week in Utah has died from her injuries. The six-time “X Games” gold medalist passed away yesterday “surrounded by those she loved”. Sarah was planning to compete in the upcoming (2014) Winter Olympics. She was 29 years old. Her wishes were to have her organs donated… RnR
What was that college basketball score?? Western Carolina thrashed Taccoa Falls College…141-39 on Tuesday night. That’s right: a 102 point margin. Western Carolina set school records for most points scored in a game and largest margin of victory. http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/western-carolina-sets-records-again-with-a-102-point-win-over-division-ii-toccoa-falls/2012/01/18/gIQAXpO98P_story.html
NFL Playoffs: AFC and NFC Championship games this Sunday: Ravens vs the Patriots (3pm CBS)…Giants vs the 49ers (6:30pm FOX). No Tim Tebow or Drew Brees in this year’s Super Bowl.
Only four candidates remain in the GOP presidential nomination race going into Saturday’s South Carolina Primary. Texas Gov. Rick Perry suspended his campaign and has endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. A three-judge panel is considering whether to postpone our state’s May Primary – to July. A lawsuit is challenging the states new redistricting maps. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/652680/three-judge-panel-to-discuss-delay-of-may-primary
New technology has helped solve the nearly 25-year-old ‘cold case’ of 6 year old Nicholas Loris who died back in 1987 off Friendship-Ledford Road in Forsyth County. The official cause of death: a dog attack. After more than two decades, investigators named the boy’s mother Betsy Watkins as a prime suspect in the case. Her name was cleared yesterday. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/652666/forsyth-co–closes-murder-case-from-1987
A NATO HELICOPTER WITH SIX U.S. MARINES ON BOARD HAS CRASHED IN AFGHANISTAN. The helicopter reportedly crashed in Helmand Province.
College hoops: (Saturday games) FSU at Duke…Wake at BC
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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