Friday News, October 12, 2018

Fall-like temperatures for the weekend

40 days til Thanksgiving…  

73 sleeps until Christmas

 

Happening this morning:

Numerous Roads Closed due to flooding, along with downed trees and powerlines…

Wide spread power outages across the Piedmont Triad…

 

Update: Hurricane Michael has now claimed at least 11 lives, including one fatality in Iredell County on Thursday. *Authorities said a driver died after his car was struck by a tree on a highway east of Statesville.    WXII 12

 

The 2018 Mid-Term Election Is Almost Here     https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html

Today (Oct 12) is the last day to ‘mail’ your voter registration.

NOTE: You can also register in person during the early voting period starting

OCT 17 –  NOV 02, 2018.   General Election Day is Tuesday, NOV 06th, 2018

 

Breaking News: After two years of prison and detention, North Carolina Pastor Andrew Brunson has been released after one final Turkish court trial Friday morning. The Trump Administration ‘brokered’ a deal to secure Pastor Brunson’s freedom…  Read more…

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2018/october/white-house-reaches-deal-with-turkey-to-free-jailed-us-pastor-andrew-brunson?cpid=EU_CBNNEWS

 

One devout Buffalo Bills fan (83 year old Lee Merkel) took one final dig at his team recently.Mr Merkel passed away Sunday at his home in Raleigh (NC).

The native New Yorker was described as a “sports enthusiast” with a “religious-like devotion” to the Syracuse Orange and his beloved Buffalo Bills.”

Per his obituary,  “Mr Merkel has requested six Buffalo Bills players as pallbearers so they can (QUOTE) “let him down one last time…”  J

*The Bills have made four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, resulting in no wins. They currently are 2-3 this season.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/buffalo-bills-fan-takes-jab-from-the-grave-requests-six-players-as-pall-bearers-so-they-can-let-him-down-one-last-time

 

The cost of mailing a card or letter could be going up…

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents (to 55 cents) to help offset mounting debt.

The proposed increase – if approved by regulators – would take effect in January.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/postal-service-proposes-cent-increase-to-first-class-stamp/article_c7af68d3-ce62-5c7a-b712-0d52c06987c4.html

 

FACT: Over 80,000 vehicles travel Business 40 daily. 

When Business 40 shuts down in downtown Winston-Salem for 18 months in mid-November, you will likely need to find another route into work or school.

**Another Public info meeting is set for Oct 16 at the Milton Rhodes Center (4 – 7pm).

*NC DOT representatives will share info on what to expect.  www.ncdot.gov

 

Traffic Alert in Wallburg

Road Closed with Detour now through next Friday, Oct 19.

NC DOT: Bridge Repair along Highway 109 between Gumtree Road and Wallburg Road. A detour is in place.    For a detour map, click here

https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=546717

 

 

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
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