Cooler weather on the way…BIG tobacco mergers…Walker / Brannon big winners in run-offs…USA #1 in oil production? (Wednesday News)

Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem- FREE ‘Summer Movie Mornings’ for Kids (and parents) this Wednesday and Thursday  This Week’s movie: ‘TURBO’ (movie starts at 10am…) Kid Size Popcorns and Sodas will be available for $1.00     www.facebook.com/MarketPlace250Cinemas

Rumors have swirled for months about Cracker Barrel coming to Mt Airy.  WXII reporting that Jim Keller (Cracker Barrel corporate spokesman) stated that “We are interested (in Mt Airy) but nothing is finalized yet.” However, several local, independent sources saying that Cracker Barrel is in the process of acquiring a site along Hwy 601 near the 52 intersection for the construction of a restaurant around the end of this year???? BTW: Cracker Barrel has 630 restaurants in 42 states 38 restaurants in NC… http://www.wxii12.com/news/cracker-barrel-says-its-interested-in-mount-airy/26880296#ixzz37dCNRyjx

Big tobacco deal(s) making headlines: Reynolds American has agreed to acquire Lorillard for $27.4 billion dollars. Reynolds American also has reached an agreement with Imperial, the fourth-largest international tobacco company. Imperial will purchase Kool, Salem, Winston, Maverick and blu eCigs brands for a total of $7.1 billion in cash. http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2014/07/15/reynolds-american-buys-lorillard-for-27-billion/12663399/

Election News: Mark Walker and Josh Brannon…the BIG winners last night.
Mark Walker defeated Phil Berger Jr. in the 6th congressional district GOP runoff. Walker will face Democratic primary winner Laura Fjeld in November. Josh Brannon defeated Gardenia Henley in the 5th congressional district Democratic runoff. Brannon will face Republican incumbent Virginia Foxx in November. http://myfox8.com/2014/07/15/live-blog-results-from-the-6th-district-gop-runoff-between-berger-jr-walker/

MLB: All-Star game: The American League over the National League 5-3
The AL champion will have home-field advantage for the World Series thanks to Miguel Cabrera

Dreams do come true: Mike King recently fulfilled a promise he made to his father years ago – a ’57 Chevy on his dad’s 57th birthday. When Mike was just 8, he promised his dad (Roger) that he would buy him a 57 Chevy Bel-Air on his 57th birthday. So, two years ago, Mike traveled from his home in Kentucky to New Hampshire to pick up the vehicle. The son, who worked overtime at his factory job to afford the car for his dad, was not been able to fix up the classic car as much as he wanted to, but his father is retired and will have plenty of time to work on the car. Last month, on Roger’s 57th birthday, Mike delivered.
Check out the video posted on YouTube.  http://myfox8.com/2014/06/06/son-gives-dad-a-57-chevy-on-his-57th-birthday-fulfills-promise-he-made-when-he-was-8-years-old/

Open Casting Call – The TV show ‘Shark Tank’ is making a stop in Greenville, NC next Thursday (July 24). Details and application info at www.sharktankopencall.com

A Chicago company limits bathroom breaks to 6 minutes a day??
The Teamsters local 743 has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming WaterSaver Faucet company unfairly disciplined 19 workers in June for “excessive use” of washrooms.
The company’s human resources department described “excessive use of the bathroom as 60 minutes or more over the last 10 working days,” according to the affidavit. Do the math and it works out to 6 minutes a day.
The controversy goes back to last winter when WaterSaver installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor.
The company said it had little choice because some employees were spending way too much time in there, and not enough time on the manufacturing line.
The company has a three step disciplinary process that starts with a verbal or written warning, which can then lead to a suspension, and finally a termination.
The union said monitoring bathroom time is an invasion of privacy.
“No one is stopped from going to the bathroom,” he said. But he believes workers might be spending time on their phones in the bathrooms.
http://myfox8.com/2014/07/16/company-limits-bathroom-breaks-to-6-minutes-a-day/

July is National Ice Cream month
President Ronald Reagan (back in 1984) declared July as National Ice Cream month…

Going to the movies this week? Check out ‘Plugged in’ from Focus on the Family for the latest movie and media reviews http://www.pluggedin.com/movies.aspx

The world’s biggest oil producer: It’s NOT Saudi Arabia or any other Middle Eastern country — it’s the United States. America has taken over the #1 position, according to a report from Bank of America. One key reason: Fracking, a controversial process used to extract oil from shale rock formations.
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/finance/2014/July/US-Edges-Out-Saudi-as-Worlds-No-1-Oil-Producer/

The annual NC Peach Festival happening this Saturday in Candor.  Enjoy all kinds of peach products: Peach ice cream, jams and dumplings. Candor – located half way between Asheboro and Rockingham – is known as the “Peach Capital” of North Carolina… https://www.facebook.com/NcPeachFestival

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