Former Fox 8 Sports Director passes away. Rich Brenner was 65… (News Headlines for Tuesday)

Sunny skies today (High 62).  You will need the umbrella on Wednesday…

Update: Rich Brenner former sports director and sports anchor at Fox 8 has passed away.  Brenner suffered a heart attack while attending s ‘Salute to Heroes’ event in Greensboro last night.  Brenner was 65 years old. http://myfox8.com/     FYI:  Fox 8 News broke into the Daytona 500 coverage (during a two hour caution) to announce the sad news of Rich’s passing.  Check out Rich Brenner’s last Sports commentary with Fox 8 on our Facebook page / wbfj.

Matt Kenseth winning the Daytona 500 just before 1am this morning.  An accident involving Juan Pablo Montoya and a safety truck delayed the ‘Great American Race’ another 2-hours last night. Montoya and the driver of the truck are OK www.nascar.com

Another first during the Daytona 500 last night, NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski posted messages on his Twitter account during that 2-hour red flag delay.  BK took advantage of the delay to post photos and answer questions from fans on his Twitter account.  Yes, he apparently carries his i-Phone with him in his race car. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/brad-keselowski-twitter-daytona-500-car-delay_n_1305738.html    FYI: The race leader at the time of the crash, Dave Blaney, is not on Twitter himself but his name was ‘trending’ in the US just in front of Juan Pablo Montoya.

RECALL:  Goodyear is recalling 41,000 light truck tires over concerns of partial tread separation.  The Wrangler Silent Armor tires were produced in 2009.   For more information: 1-888-327-4236   http://www.safecar.gov.

Sunnyside Ministry has been awarded a $356, 499 dollar grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.  Sunnyside provides assistance (food, clothing financial help with bills) to those in need in Forsyth and northern Davidson County.  www.journalnow.com    Sunnyside Ministry is our WBFJ ‘Ministry of the Month’ for February   www.sunnysideministry.org/

Update: A second student has died from that deadly school shooting in Ohio.  WKYC-TV reporting that 17-year-old Russell King Jr. was pronounced brain dead earlier this morning atMetroHealthMedicalCenter. Russell was among five students who were shot when a fellow student opened fire in the school’s cafeteria. Two of the students remain in stable but serious condition at aCleveland hospital.  The school shooting happened atChardonHigh School nearCleveland,Ohio.   RnR

Get a FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes at I-HOP restaurants today during National Pancake Day.  Now til 10pm tonight.  In return, you can make a ‘voluntary donation’ to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (regionally,  helping Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham). To find a local I-HOP or to donate online:  www.ihoppancakeday.com.

A Federal district judge has ordered New York City officials to allow churches in all five boroughs to continue meeting in public schools on weekends until a court case concerning the matter is ultimately resolved.  CitizenLink reporting that after the U.S. Supreme Court declined last December to hear the case of a Bronx church that had been banned from meeting in a public school,New York City officials gave all churches meeting in schools a Feb. 12 eviction notice. However, all other community groups were still allowed to rent school facilities from the city for their own purposes. The city claims that allowing Christian churches to meet in them is an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.       RnR

THE CO-CREATOR OF THE ‘BERENSTAIN BEARS’ CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES HAS PASSED AWAY.  Jan Berenstain was 88 years old. Her husband, Stan, passed away back in 2005.   The first Berenstain Bears book “The Big Honey Hunt” was published back in 1962.   RnR

 Winston-SalemDash: National Anthem ‘auditions’ will be held this Saturday (MAR 13) at Hanes Mall.  (Location: lower level near the food court from noon to 5pm).   *The first 150 registrations will get a scheduled time slot to audition. Sign up online at www.wsdash.com        

GMA Dove ‘Nominations’ have been announced.  Check out the entire list of artists and groups ww.doveawards.com/nominees.php  The 43 annual GMA Dove Awards:  Thursday, April 19 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.   

 Several area High School basketball teams will continue their title runs tonight in the NCHSAA playoffs.  Complete schedule and brackets:  www.nchsaa.org

 

Verne Hill

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