Friday News – SEPT 23, 2016

First official weekend of Autumn…

Mayberry Days happening this weekend in Mt Airy   www.surryarts.com

 

Praying for peace and calm in Charlotte…

Protests remain mostly peaceful Thursday night in Uptown Charlotte with a midnight to 6am ‘curfew’ added to the current State of Emergency. The curfew will last for multiple days until officials determine the emergency has passed. 

There is public pressure for police to release a ‘video’ that could resolve different accounts of the shooting of a black man on Tuesday. Police Chief Kerr Putney said that releasing the footage of the shooting could undermine the investigation.

-The NC National Guard and additional Highway patrol are being deployed to Charlotte on Thursday…         WSOC-TV:   https://goo.gl/HhmXhT

 

Ministry presence:  Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team have been offering hope and calm to downtown Charlotte over the past few days.   Photos https://goo.gl/1SzomJ     Video: https://goo.gl/QkXmj8

 

*The Carolina Panthers will play Sunday’s 1pm game at HOME. Officials had considered moving the game out of Charlotte due to ongoing unrest.

 

FALSE facebook story Floating around Social Media (Snopes)

ORIGIN: The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on 20 September 2016 kicked off protests in Charlotte.

CLAIM: Charlotte “rioters” will lose all government benefits if caught “looting” during protests…

FALSE: The Baltimore Gazette — a purveyor of fake news, not a real news outlet — published an article this past week reporting that any “rioters” caught looting in Charlotte would permanently lose food stamps and all other government benefits.  Not true…

 

Teen smoking: The CDC finding that fewer students are trying cigarettes but are showing an increase of interest in e-cigarettes. There have been NO changes in students using smokeless tobacco. Exposure to nicotine, in whatever form, during the teen years has a harmful effect on brain development. https://goo.gl/B8B0UB

 

Biggest data breach in history.  Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. The data stolen from Yahoo includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, scrambled passwords, and the security questions and answers used to verify an account holder’s identity. Yahoo is recommending that all users change their passwords if they haven’t done so since 2014. https://goo.gl/KrnGQG

 

Wanna see the first color of the season?  You’ll have to make the

‘road trip’ to our highest elevations of the Blue Ridge in early October…

 Peak Fall Foliage (timeline):

October 7 – Boone and West Jefferson area

October 14 – Asheville and Grandfather Mountain

October 21 to 28th – Foothills into the Triad    *Fall color map at the News Blog wbfj.fm

For availability of fuel in your area, check out the link to GasBuddy.com

on our Facebook page / wbfj

If you spot unusually high gas prices or price gouging, report to the NCDOJ.gov website or call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.  https://goo.gl/0u2IkI

 

Stand up for the unborn:  Be part of the 29th annual ‘LIFE CHAIN 2016’

Hanes Mall Blvd in Winston-Salem on Sunday, October 2nd (2pm)

This pro-life event is a peaceful and prayerful gathering – non-confrontational.

Details: http://goo.gl/3FBQG2

 

Less than a week til the start of the Dixie Classic Fair…

Advance tickets for the Dixie Classic Fair on sale NOW through Sept 29.  TIX: Annex Box Office, select Walmart locations in WS and www.dcfair.com

The 134th Dixie Classic Fair runs Sept 30 – Oct 9 at the WS Fairgrounds.

 

At the Movies:  ‘HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE’

The long awaited theatrical worship experience, “HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE” captures the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based band Hillsong UNITED.  A group that started as a small youth band sells out concerts worldwide.

This docu-worship film explores Hillsong’s humble beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence as an international church whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people worldwide.

The 11 members of popular, faith-based Australian band Hillsong UNITED all belong to or volunteer for Hillsong Church, which has over 100,000 parishoners, with large congregations in New York and Los Angeles. Movie site: https://goo.gl/ys5GX1

*Area cinemas showing HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE include

Wynnsong 12 (WS),  Palladium 14 (HP),  RED Cinemas (Gboro) +  TinsilTown (Salisbury)

 

 

SEE YOU AT THE POLE (SYATP) 2016 this Wednesday, September 28

The annual ‘See You at the Pole’ is a student-initiated, student-led prayer event.

Pray to God (in the name of Jesus) with your friends in middle school, high school and college – as you pray for one another and your friends, school, community, country, and world.

-One day event leading to year-round prayer and continual Bible study.

-Progressing to a moral and spiritual awakening as students seek to love and serve their schools. Details: http://www.syatp.com

BTW: Back in 1990 a group of 10 students gathered to pray at their school, and then drove to three others to do the same.

 

 Scripture Theme:  “We cry out: A generation seeking Him!”

Psalm 24:3 – 6

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