Common Core on the way out in North Carolina…Students stopped from handing out US Constitution on college campus…Restaurants still needed for Hope du Jour (Friday News)

Forsyth Tech is holding an Open House on Saturday from 9 to 1pm on their main campus.  Schedule and registration info –  www.forsythtech.edu/openhouse/

Several shredding events going on around the Triad this Saturday   http://goo.gl/VYgVW4

How long should you keep important documents? BBB list at http://go.bbb.org/1tzdykR

The City of Winston-Salem is offering FREE leaf mulch (while supplies last) over the next several Saturdays from 8am – 3pm at the Reynolds Park leaf site behind the REC Center (2450 Reynolds Park Road).    More info:  727-8000   www.utilities.cityofws.org

April is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month –  There are thousands of people on the state’s organ transplant waiting listOne organ donor can help up to 8 lives. One tissue donor up to 50 people. Find out how you can become an organ, tissue and eye donor at www.donatelifenc.org     EVENT: The 9th Annual ‘Donate Life Walk and 5K Run’ happening this Saturday morning at 8am (April 25)    www.carolinadonorservices.org

Krispy Kreme: Hero Appreciation Day this Monday (April 28)  Celebrate that special HERO in your life with a sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. BoGo: Pick up a Dozen donuts on Monday, and get a FREE original glazed dozen at participating Krispy Kreme locations.  http://www.krispykreme.com/HeroDay

Crisis Control Ministry is looking for additional restaurants to be part of their annual Hope du Jour fundraiser coming up on May 7th.  www.hopedujour.org

Green Flag racing at Bowman Gray stadium.  Saturday marks the 66th straight year of racing at the quarter mile track known as the “madhouse.”

MerleFest through Sunday on the campus of Wilkes County Community College

The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 1st… Theme: “One Voice, United in Prayer” based on Romans 15:6. Local prayer events at http://nationaldayofprayer.org/

No more Common Core in North Carolina?  Advocates for parental and local control of public education scored a major victory on Thursday.  The Legislative Research Committee on Common Core Standards is recommending proposed legislation that, if approved, would effectively remove Common Core Standards from North Carolina Public Schools. http://civitasreview.com/education/legislative-report-encouraging-news-common-core/   At least 15 states have downgraded their involvement in Common Core.  Last month, Indiana became the first state to pull support for Common Core.  http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/16/pushback-continues-states-grow-increasingly-wary-common-core/

Two students are suing the University of Hawaii for violating their First Amendment rights after a school administrator prevented them from distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution… Read more  http://news.yahoo.com/another-university-stops-students-handing-constitution-023027168.html

“Under God” harmful to students?  An unnamed family has sued a New Jersey school district, claiming that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist students and violates the state constitution’s right to equal protection. The American Humanist Association (AHA), which filed the lawsuit on behalf of the family and also has a similar case pending in Massachusetts, argues that the phrase “marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as something less than ideal patriots.”  BTW:  Students were not forced to participate. www.afa.net     http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2014/0422/Atheists-new-plan-of-attack-against-Pledge-of-Allegiance-state-courts-video

Interesting (and differing) views on same sex marriage from two CCM artists:  Jimmy Needham and Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay).   www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/43605-the-shattering-of-jars-of-clay    http://jimmyneedham.com/jimmy-needham/whats-at-stake-a-look-at-the-same-sex-marriage-question

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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)
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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