Showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon into Saturday. High this afternoon will be in the mid-60s. Slight risk of ‘severe weather’ early Saturday morning.
Celebrating Dr. Seuss: Read something today. “Read Across America Day” is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 (Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s birthday). Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! www.seussville.com/ www.catinthehat.org/history.htm
For first time in 20 years, Michael Hayes, the Winston-Salem man who killed four people and wounded five others in a 1988 shootout on Old Salisbury Road, is no longer under any court supervision. In January, Forsyth Superior Court Judge Steve Balog signed an order terminating the conditions after determining that Hayes had complied with all of them for the past year. Balog had consulted with prosecutors and they agreed it would serve “no useful purpose” to extend the conditions of Hayes’ release. Hayes was sent to Dorothea Dix Hospital in 1989 after a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity. www.journalnow.com/news/2012/mar/01/1/for-first-time-in-20-years-michael-hayes-is-free-o-ar-1992677/
NOTE: Adam Hull was just 8 years old when he and his family were victims of the Michael Hayes shootings on old Salisbury Road back in 1988. Adam has a tremendous ministry where he shares his past and the freedom and deliverance that he experienced through Christ. More info: www.bedelivered.org
Is Bank of America looking to add another monthly fee to its customers? The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the bank wants to charge customers for not banking online. Bank of America is not planning to increase fees with our existing customers. Since January 2011, Bank of America has been testing checking account options for new accounts only, in Arizona, Georgia and Massachusetts. Less than six months ago angry customers across the country pressured Bank of America to abandon its fee on monthly debit cards. Dig Triad.com
100 and going strong. All Triad area Girl Scouts are inviting you out to a 100 birthday celebration at the Dixie Classic Fair grounds tomorrow between 10am and 4pm in Winston-Salem. WBFJ News
“Oh, say can you sing? The Winston-Salem Dash will hold National Anthem ‘auditions’ this Saturday (MAR 13) from noon to 5pm at Hanes Mall. The first 150 registrations will get a scheduled time slot to audition. Sign up online at www.wsdash.com Location: lower level near the food court…
Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart passed away unexpectedly yesterday from natural causes. He was only 43 years old. Breitbart helped launch the Huffington Post. He has worked for the Drudge Report and wrote several books. He launched Breitbart.com in 2005, to counter what he saw as ‘liberal bias’ in the media. Drudge Report
A new line of storms stretching from Illinois to Louisiana will bring the threat of tornadoes and severe weather on Friday to the battered Midwest. Ways you can help storm victims… www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/impact.your.world/?hpt=hp_t1
Details about Friday’s visitation and Saturday’s funeral to remember longtime FOX8 sports director Rich Brenner. Both events are open to the public. Brenner passed away on Monday evening. He was 65 years old. Visitation will start 5pm Friday afternoon at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home at 6000 High Point Road in Greensboro. The funeral will take place at Aycock Auditorium on the campus of UNC-G at 1pm Saturday afternoon. FYI: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of three charities: the Carolina Field of Honor with the war memorial Foundation, Victory Junction and the UNC-G Rich Brenner Scholarship Fund.
ACC Basketball: (Men’s) Big game on Saturday: UNC at Duke (7pm ESPN)
ACC basketball: Women’s ACC Tournament through Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum. Traffic Alert: Expect more traffic volume around the coliseum before and after the games through the weekend.
Traffic Alert: I-85 North near Highway 150: Two new lanes of NB I-85 North in Davidson County will be open this weekend. Expect some delays along this section of NB I-85 overnight. FYI: DOT crews will temporarily close the ramp from I-85 North to N.C. 150 Friday night into Saturday morning. Detour route: Union Church Road to Highway 29/70 to Old Salisbury Road to Belmont Road and follow the entrance ramp back to I-85 North.
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)