The Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” came through High Point Thursday morning, as Part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is the Largest Fundraiser FOR The Special Olympics. Thousands of Officers from All 50 States participate in the event Every Year. Officers from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and Greensboro Police handed the torch off to the High Point Police Department, who then handed it off to officers from Kernersville. http://myfox8.com/2013/05/23/local-police-pass-the-torch-for-special-olympics/
When Bombs Brought the Boston Marathon to a Halt, last month, the World Watched in Horror. Fourth Graders at Archer Elementary in Greensboro did More than just Watch–THEY JUMPED Into Action!
Now they’re picking up where So Many of the Runners left off, and Finishing the 6,295 Miles that So Many Runners Never got the chance to. They hope to reach their goal by June 3. http://myfox8.com/2013/05/23/fourth-graders-in-greensboro-run-for-boston-marathoners/
The Sky Became a Cause of Concern for Many residents of the Piedmont area Last evening, as Dark Clouds began to literally Roll Across the sky from SW of Clemmons to as far North as the NC State Line Above Eden, and Beyond… You can see some of the Scary, but Great Pictures of what took place by checking out http://myfox8.com/2013/05/23/severe-thunderstorm-warning-for-surry-co-until-8-p-m/
Wanna be a Trained Weather Spotter? The National Weather Service is offering Basic and Advanced SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training Tomorrow Morning at the ForsythCountyCooperativeExtensionBuilding on Fairchild Road in Winston-Salem. The Training Is Free. NOTE: The training will include how and why buildings fail in high winds; thunderstorm development and severity; recognizing storm and cloud elements; anticipating storm motions, intensity and severity based on cloud structure; and lightning dynamics and threats.
The Aquatic Center at Tanglewood Park opens Tomorrow…The Aquatic Center will be open from Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day holiday. You can Save Money with a season pass. However, Children ages 2 and under are FREE. More information: www.tanglewoodpark.org or call (336) 703-2502. FYI: The AquaticCenter contains a winding tubing river (LazyRiver) perfect for a relaxing lounge, diving boards and spiraling slides, plus a splash pad playground fit for the youngsters.
A Local Veterans Group Needs Volunteers interested in taking part in the upcoming Memorial Day service this Monday evening at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem. Junior ROTC and Scouting groups are needed to participate in demonstrations, presentation and flag-folding ceremonies. Church choirs, singing groups and hand bell groups that would like to sing or play patriotic songs before the service, are welcome. Call Walt Emery at (336) 766-8087 http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_3414e1de-c020-11e2-96c9-001a4bcf6878.html
Check out a list of several well-known relief organizations on the ground assisting Tornado Victims in Oklahoma on Facebook/wbfj and the News Blog at wbfj.fm…https://www.wbfj.fm/2013/05/several-relief-organizations-already-on-the-ground-assisting-tornado-victims-across-the-midwest/
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast
Today: Slight Chance of Showers… High 70
Tonight: Clear… Low 43
Saturday: Sunny… High 72
Mostly Sunny for both Sunday, And Memorial Day Monday, with Highs in the Mid 70’s
MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A