City of Winston-Salem offering FREE leaf mulch (News Update)

The city of Winston-Salem is offering FREE leaf mulch (while supplies last) starting tomorrow (Good Friday)…then on each Saturday in April from 8am to 3pm.  Crews will even load the FREE mulch on your truck or trailer. Please bring a tarp or cover . All loads must covered before leaving. Location: The Reynolds Park Road leaf collection site…More info:  727-8000    www.cityofws.org

‘Dining Out for Hunger’   Participating restaurants in Davidson County will donate 10% of their gross sales TODAY (April 5) to ‘Crisis Ministry of Davidson County’.  For a listing of participating restaurants:  www.the-dispatch.com/article/20120403/NEWS/304039992

Parents at a Massachusetts elementary school were outraged after educators removed the word ‘God’ from the popular Lee Greenwood song, “God Bless the U.S.A.” from an upcoming school concert. Fox 25 in Boston reporting that children at Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham, Massachusetts were told to sing, “We love the U.S.A.” instead of “God Bless the U.S.A.”  After parents complained school officials and then pulled the song all together from the school assembly concert. Lee Greenwood released a statement to Fox News saying…“The most important word in the whole piece of music is the word God, which is also in the title ‘God Bless The USA.  Maybe the school should have asked the parents their thoughts before changing the lyrics to the song.  http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/school-removes-god-from-lee-greenwood-song.html

Chuck Colson remains in the hospital after undergoing surgery over the weekend.  The 80 year old Colson became ill on Friday while speaking at a conference in northernVirginia. Doctors removed a pool of clotted blood from the surface of his brain. They say he did not suffer a stroke.  Colson is the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/April/Prison-Ministriess-Chuck-Colson-Recovering-in-Hospital/

You can meet and greet NASCAR ‘greats’ Richard and Kyle Petty…Kyle Petty will be at the Krispy Kreme location on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem this morning from 9:30 to 11am.   Richard Petty will meet fans at the Krispy Kreme on Battleground Avenue from noon to 2pm.  Donations to ‘Drive for 45’ will help send kids to Victory Junction Camp.  www.victoryjunction.org

Time for the local ‘Boys of Summer’ to play: Greensboro Grasshoppers – home opener tonight…   www.gsohoppers.com.     The Winston-Salem Dash start their season on the road…   www.wsdash.com

 PGA:  Who will wear the Green Jacket?  Play starts at Augusta National…

 Are you considering putting a LIVE chick or duckling in your child’s Easter basket?  Well, those cute little critters could make you sick with the threat of Salmonella.  The Guildford County Health Department is encouraging hand washing especially for young children.  Young children are especially at risk for illness because their immune systems are still developing. Info: 641-7777 www.cdc.gov/healthypets/resources/salmonella-baby-poultry.pdf       

A state Board of Transportation committee has voted to rename a bridge for Capt. Jeff Bowen, a fallen Asheville firefighter, who died while fighting a fire in an office building in July.  (Asheville Citizen Times) 

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.”

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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