Friday News, Sept 08, 2017   

    “Fall-Like” weather this weekend…

Less than a month til the start of the Dixie Classic Fair (20 days)

 

Hurricane update…

Traffic Alert:  Mandatory coastal evacuations to start this Saturday morning in South Carolina and Georgia ahead of Hurricane Irma.   The Triad will likely feel the effects of Irma early next week…  The Weather Channel https://goo.gl/aAeqF8

 

As of Friday at 8am, Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 mph. ‘Irma’ will likely stay at CAT 4 storm when she makes landfall in South Florida over the weekend. National Hurricane Center https://goo.gl/8CoeHG

 

Samaritan’s Purse: A cargo plane left PTI in Greensboro this morning with supplies and volunteers to assist the residents of St Maarten that were devastated by Hurricane Irma on Thursday.  The Christian relief organization based in Boone is sending shelter plastic, hygiene kits, & blankets to help over 5,000 families in #StMaarten.  https://goo.gl/6hSh9y

 

NEW this morning: Deadly 8.1-magnitude earthquake shaking the coast of southern Mexico overnight.  Multiple aftershocks have been reported. This is the strongest earthquake in Mexico in 100 years.  https://goo.gl/28NR5Z

 

Alert: Personal information ‘breach: Seems that hackers have gained access to potentially 143 million Americans in a cyber-security incident involving Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies.  Update: http://templatelab.com/equifax-breach-potential-impact/

 

Event: “Cops on Top” @ Chick-Fil-A (Friday + Saturday)

Officers from the Kernersville Police Department and community leasder encourage you to come together to support the Special Olympics of North Carolina. The event is from 9-6pm on Friday and 9 – 2pm on Saturday, at Chick-fil-A located at 1110 S. Main St. in Kernersville. Cash + Credit Cards are accepted.  T-shirts are available. *Donations will go directly to the Special Olympics NC.

 

Local: The annual “Bookmarks Festival” in downtown Winston-Salem.

There are paid and free happenings through Sunday.  The ‘Free festival’ is 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, from 638 W. Fourth St. to 251 N. Spruce St.

 

National Folk Festival happening in downtown Greensboro

The three-day celebration (Fri-Sun) is FREE! No tickets needed!

Make sure you download the festival’s app on your phone. You can use it to schedule your day and locate the closest food truck, bathroom or act.

https://goo.gl/2anjxE

 

This Sunday is Grandparents Day

Marian McQuade, from West Virginia, actually founded grandparent’s day.

Miss Marian wanted Grandparents Day to be a day…all about family.

BTW: Miss Marian had 43 grandchildren of her own.

Do you have a “Home Inventory?”

Experts suggest that without a home inventory, filing an insurance claim would be the toughest memory test you’ll ever face. Imagine losing everything in a disaster, then having to list all of your possessions to file an insurance claim — every plate, holiday decoration and piece of clothing for starters.  Bottom line: Forgotten items could cost you in the form of a lower insurance payout.

A home inventory is a list of all your belongings and ideally includes photos or video of everything and receipts of big-ticket items, such as furniture and TVs, to back it up. It’s a handy resource: After a disaster, an insurer doesn’t cut a check for the amount of coverage on a homeowners, renters or flood insurance policy. You have to describe on the claim the items damaged or destroyed

Check out the News Blog on developing a ‘home inventory’. https://goo.gl/8iqhY8

 

Ways to Help Hurricane victims in Texas and Louisiana

Fleet Feet Sports in Winston-Salem –  collecting athletic shoes and gift cards for Houston through Saturday.  www.fleetfeetwinston-salem.com

 

College Park Baptist Church in Winston-Salem

The church is collecting emergency relief supplies this weekend for Texas residents hit hardest by Harvey.  Donations will go DIRECTLY to specific churches hardest hit in Texas. Contact College Park Baptist Church

(336) 768-5870.   *Location: 1701 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Tentative plan: The Relief truck to leave this Monday, Sept 11, for Orange, TX.

 

Pray, Give, Volunteer
American Red Cross   https://goo.gl/fm4qfM

The Salvation Army: https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/

Samaritan’s Purse    https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-harvey/

           *Samaritan’s Purse needs Volunteers in Texas  https://goo.gl/y9Q56t

God’s Pit Crew: https://www.godspitcrew.org/hurricane-harvey-response/

Details at the News Blog…

 

 

“God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.

 Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!”

Psalm 46:1-3   (NLT)

**Comforting verses based on today’s news…

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

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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