Friday News, October 19, 2018

33 days til Thanksgiving… 66 sleeps until Christmas

Winter prediction from the National Weather Service…
Wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing according to NOAA Weather, the government weather agency.
*”No place in the US is expected to be colder than normal”
-Mike Halpert, with the government’s Climate Prediction Center.
https://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/wet-and-mild-warm-winter-predicted-for-much-of-the/article_8d1211a6-bcdb-5673-aebe-31e1b5a78be8.html

41 annual Woolly Worm Festival happening in Banner Elk this week
The winning woolly worm ‘predicts’ the upcoming winter weather for the High Country. Tune in Monday morning for the results  http://www.woollyworm.com/

Stronger together. The Better Business Bureau in Winston-Salem is looking to merge with the Better Business Bureau of Central North Carolina in Greensboro. Members of the BBB in Greensboro will vote Wednesday on the merger. If approved, the merger would be finalized Dec. 1. The combined corporation would be called BBB of Central and Northwest North Carolina.
https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/better-business-bureau-in-winston-salem-votes-to-merge-with/article_da40ddf2-be49-5c5e-a9f2-dac97ffc9587.html

2018 Mid-Term Election: One Stop Early Voting continues through NOV 02, 2018.
General Election Day is Tuesday, NOV 06th, 2018 https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html
*View YOUR sample ballot
Search Early Voting Sites in YOUR county on the News Blog
https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/ https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/

North Carolina’s most popular Halloween candy?
According to candystore.com, M&M’s is now the most shipped to NC.
For years, Reese’s Cups has been tops for Halloween, until now.
NC: #1 M&Ms…#2 Reece’s Cups…#3 Candy Corn
How about our neighboring states:
South Carolina still loves candy corn
Virginians choose Snickers
Tennessee = Tootsie Pops
Georgia has a preference for Swedish Fish?
http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triad/Halloween/2017/10/30/reese-s-cup-dethroned-as-north-carolina-s-most-popular-halloween-candy

Gordon Robertson with CBN speaks with Pastor Andrew Brunson and his wife Norine on TODAY’s 700 Club daily program…
Turkish police arrested the North Carolina pastor back in October 2016, three months after a failed coup attempt.
Christians around the world continued to pray, and on October 13, 24 hours after his release, Pastor Brunson knelt in the Oval Office and prayed for the president who helped win his freedom.
BTW: The Brunsons served there for more than 20 years in Turkey, where they established Izmir Resurrection Church. They openly shared Christ and also helped Syrian refugees – some of them Kurds.
http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/october/freed-pastor-andrew-brunson-and-wife-norine-to-appear-on-fridays-700-club

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)
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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