Deadly 'Hit-and -Run' in Davidson County overnight (NEWS) DEC 20, 2011

FIVE more ‘windows’ to open up on your Advent calendar til Christmas…

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast Partly cloudy skies today…High 62. Showers overnight…Low 50

Deadly hit and run in Davidson County. Troopers say a man and woman were struck and killed while on foot in the southbound lane of Highway 52 near exit 92 just after 2am this morning. The couple, in an apparent ‘domestic dispute’ had abandoned a minivan with the doors open in the northbound lane of Hwy 52 just south of Welcome.  The identity of the victims who were not from Davidson County has not been released.  Fox 8 / WXII 12    http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20111220/NEWS/312209993/1005?Title=Two-pedestrians-killed-in-hit-and-run-on-U-S-52

The Outback Steakhouse in Winston-Salem is hosting a fundraising LUNCH for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina today (Dec20) from 11:30am till 1:30pm.  Proceeds will help to grant wishes for LOCAL children with life threatening medical conditions. The event is open to the public, no reservations needed.  Dine in or carry out.  Call Outback # 760-4329     www.ncwish.org

“Layaway angels’ lurking in the Triad? About a dozen individuals separately paying down the layaway balances at the Kmart store on Bridford Parkway in Greensboro.  The individuals anonymously came into the store and wanted to make payments on layaways that contained toys and clothes for children for Christmas. BTW: Kmart staff members have enjoyed making calls to the families who have had their layaways paid down or paid off just in time for Christmas.  “Layaway angels’ have paid down layaways at Kmart locations in Burlington and Charlotte recently.  www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/20/article/good_will_goes_viral_layaway_santas_visit_local_kmart

(Health) The risk of burns increases over the holidays.  But, many burn injuries are easily preventable, simply by eliminate potential dangers including:  Staying in the kitchen and being attentive while cooking can prevent most cooking fires. Keep pot holders, wooden utensils, towels, food packaging and anything else that can catch fire away from the stovetop. -When you buy an artificial Christmas tree, select one with a “fire resistant” label. -When buying a real tree, check for freshness. Also, keep fresh trees away from fireplaces and radiators and keep the tree stand filled with water. -Check new and old sets of Christmas lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed wires or loose connections, and discard damaged sets. -Don’t overload extension cords.  -Never leave candles unattended. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=659270   More information: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/securit/season-saison/holiday-fetes/index-eng.php

 Bi-Lo is buying Winn-Dixie for $560 million dollars creating one of the largest privately held grocery store chains in the South. No store closings are expected and the name Winn-Dixie will remain because of its strong brand recognition in the South.  http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/19/article/bi_lo_buys_winn_dixie

The official announcement won’t come until January, but former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory says he’s running for governor again in 2012. 

Just in time for Christmas:  Check out Consumer Reports rating of AA batteries.  Find out which batteries perform best, safety tips for batteries and find out where to recycle re-chargeables. FYI:  AA batteries are still the most widely sold battery type.  http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/december/electronics-computers/batteries/overview/index.htm

Verne Hill

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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