Flash Flood Watch for Foothills…Closing arguments in Zimmerman trial…Randy Travis suffers stroke…Are diet sodas healthier? -Thursday News

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Showers and thunderstorms likely through Friday morning…High 84.  Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning: Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Davie and Wilkes counties

Friday is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A – Come dressed as a ‘cow’ and get a free Chick-Fil-A food…the more cow you wear, the more free food you’ll get!  Learn more about Cow Appreciation Day at www.chickfil-a.com/     FYI: Download and print the Cow Starter Kit to get a free entree, side item and beverage.  

Country music singer Randy Travis underwent surgery last night to relieve pressure on his brain after suffering a stroke on Wednesday.  The stroke is “a complication of his congestive heart failure”.  Travis is still listed in critical condition after being admitted to the hospital on Sunday. http://myfox8.com/2013/07/10/randy-travis-suffers-stroke-in-hospital-according-to-publicist/

The waiting game continues?  It’s a royal bonanza – but for Britain’s souvenir makers, also a royal headache. The upcoming birth of Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child is a golden opportunity that comes with a mystery: the name and gender of the baby. While merchants have known for months that the future heir to the throne is due in mid-July, factories are holding off putting finishing touches on, royal baby memorabilia.  http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130711/DA7F4SVO1.html

BTW: What is Prince William’s last name? Answer: Mountbatten-Windsor. However, it is not common for a member of the Royal Family to use a last name. Traditionally, kings and princes go by the names of the countries over which they rule; for instance, Prince William is better known as Prince William of Wales.  (Ask.com)

Are diet beverages a healthy choice when it comes to managing weight? According to a Purdue University report, recent scientific studies over the past five years confirming that consuming diet soda is NO better than drinking regular soda, when it comes to better health. The American Beverage Association has dismissed the report saying that low-calorie sweeteners as an effective tool in weight loss.   http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/696342/study-finds-diet-soda-ineffective-in-helping-to-manage-weight#sthash.IRnGrRYY.dpuf

Krispy Kreme turns 76 years old on Saturday,  and you are invited to the birthday celebration. “Fan-fest” takes place this Saturday morning from 9am to noon at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and Winston Square Park in downtown Winston-Salem.  Free doughnuts and coffee, plus family friendly entertainment and activities for the kids.  ALSO…at participating Krispy Kreme stores: Buy a dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts and get a second dozen for 76 cents. www.krispykremefanfest.com/

Closing arguments are planned today in the George Zimmerman Trial.  Police in Florida are on high alert…and preparing for civil unrest once the jury delivers their decision.   http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130711/DA7F76U83.html

A low-cost rabies vaccination clinic will be held this Saturday morning from 9 to 11am at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter.  The cost is $5 (cash only). FYI: All dogs must be on a leash, and cats and ferrets must be in carriers. http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/animalcontrol/?StoryID=18626

Over 50% of American workers leave vacation days on the table each year. Reasons: Workers feel they have too much work or they couldn’t afford to travel. BTW: The UK requires employers to give at least 28 vacation days. In Finland, France, Greece, Germany and Japan- the minimum is 20 days. Survey by Kelton Research. http://myfox8.com/2012/05/18/study-many-americans-dont-use-vacation-days/

Wanna keep your skin from aging too quickly?  Apply sunscreen… Researchers from Australian finding that regular daily use of sunscreen appears to significantly slow the process of skin aging among  middle-aged men and women.  BTW: Ladies, there’s NO replacement for true sunscreen. Moisturizers with UV protection give brief sun protection, while sunscreens last much longer and provide more durable protection.  http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=677029

Looking for a way to beat the heat or rain this summer with the kids?  Check out the Triad “Summer Movie Guide” from Piedmont Parent. http://www.piedmontparent.com/articlemain.php?Summer-Movies-for-Kids-1291#sthash.MPXOXyi8.dpuf

Traffic Alert: Downtown Winston-Salem – Expect delays along First Street between Liberty and Cherry streets. Crews are repairing a storm water drain pipe.The work is scheduled to be completed by July 24 (WED), weather permitting.

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.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
verne@wbfj.fm
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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