Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Election 2014: Early voting in North Carolina is underway for the mid-term Elections. Election Day is November 4th. Check out informative ‘Voter Guides’ and a sample ballot (by county) on our Social Media sites. http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/
Independent investigation at UNC:
Students NOT attending classes (yet graduating) and automatic A’s and B’s are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The cover-up lasted nearly 20 years and involving over 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes. At least nine UNC employees were fired or being disciplined…for being caught?
What will the NC-AA do? Penalties could range from fewer scholarships to vacated wins. Most of the athletes were football players or members of the school’s cherished basketball program, which won three of its five national titles during the scandal (1993, 2005, 2009). http://goo.gl/8hBJGc
Making a stand: Kansas, Montana and South Carolina are NOT allowing same- sex marriages without a specific court order directing them to do so.
Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.
The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at employee desks or offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers. Indoor smoking areas will be available for smokers. The use of smokeless tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, moist snuff and pouches will be allowed. http://goo.gl/Om8Vkm
‘Formal apology’ needed? Law experts in North Korean are requiring a formal apology and formal request from Washington to secure the freedom of two Americans (Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae) who remain in jail in North Korea. A third American – Jeffrey Fowle – was ‘freed’ by North Korea earlier this week after being detained for six months for leaving a Bible in a nightclub. http://goo.gl/7mEqHR
ALERT: Largest stroller recall ever? Graco Children’s Products is recalling 2 million strollers following several infant deaths associated with the strollers. The recall applies to Graco Quattro Tour and Metro-Lite stroller and travel systems sold from November 2000 to December 2007 at various retailers
Consumer Reports http://goo.gl/ZF6oXM
RECALL Expanded: If you own a car listed on the latest ‘Defective Air Bag’ RECALL, you need to act immediately. The recall covers certain vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. Problem: Inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed.
Details and a list of vehicles in the Recall… http://goo.gl/2yRynb
The World Series is all tied up: The Royals over the Giants in Game Two last night…7 – 2
Does your child love to sing? The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus is gathering students (3rd through 5th grade) for their five week ‘Fall Forward’ chorus.
No audition is required, just a love of singing!!
Registration DEADLINE is this Friday, Oct 24.
www.wsyouthchorus.org Phone: 703-0001
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 4 – 4:45pm at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem beginning Oct 28.
Great sermons are meant to be SHARED, not subpoenaed!
Find out why Christian pastors and ministry leaders around the nation are sending their sermons (even Bibles) to Houston Mayor Annise Parker…
**Details on our Social Media sites (including our Facebook page / wbfj.
High Point Home Furnishings Market wraps up today…clean up and packing up through the weekend. *Expect heavier traffic through downtown High Point along Main, Commerce and Greene Streets…
Reminder: It’s ‘DEER’ season…
FYI: Deer are on the move this time of the year at dawn and dusk
Nearly half of all animal-related crashes in North Carolina take place in the months of October, November and December. Most are collisions with deer….
With the largest number of crashes between 5am to 8am….and 6pm to 10pm
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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