Friday News, September 14, 2018

FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the Triad through Sunday evening.

 

14 days til the start of the Dixie Classic Fair.  Save now: Advance tickets are on sale now thru Thursday, Sept 27th

 

Florence moving very slowly. The Category 1 storm made landfall Friday morning a few miles east of Wilmington, according to the National Hurricane Center.

*Good News? Florence made landfall as a Cat 1 storm, having been down-graded from a Cat 4 storm earlier in the week. *Bad News:  Florence is barely creeping along, still drawing energy from the warm waters of the ocean.

*Biggest threat for the coastal areas of North and South Carolina will be gusty winds and life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland…

https://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/florence-brings-life-threatening-storm-surge-as-it-makes-landfall/article_57532288-5442-5713-8a0e-02fd8cf0f600.html

BTW: Behind Florence in the Atlantic… Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Olivia

 

Critical need for blood donors: Call 1- 800 – RED CROSS

Find a donation location:  https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

 

Gas Buddy.com

Live updates on fuel availability and gas station outages in states affected by Hurricane Florence including North Carolina.  Download the fuel app on the News Blog

 

Shelter from the storm.   The Joel Coliseum remains open as an official ‘evacuation center’ for individuals fleeing Florence.  Wanna volunteer? www.redcross.org/volunteer

 

Because of the threat of heavy rain over the weekend…

New date for the annual Apple Festival @ Historic Bethabara Park is October 27th!

 

(Postponed)  Free Movie Night showing of the movie ‘Coco’ at BB&T (DASH) Ballpark has been moved from Saturday night to Sunday, OCTOBER 28.

Sponsored by the Winston-Salem Dash, in support of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation.  Details:  www.wsdash.com

*Planning ahead: Non-perishable food items for Second Harvest as well as blankets to be given to area homeless through the Winston-Salem Police Foundation  – will be collected at October’s Free movie night!

 

Waiting to help…

The NC National Guard has mobilized forces (personnel and resources) to assist areas affected by Hurricane Florence.  A BIG shout out to men and women National Guard Armory Staging locations in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Lexington, Thomasville, Asheboro, Mocksville, Mt Airy, Elkin and North Wilkesboro.

 

Fall Job Fair, hosted by the Winston-Salem Journal

This Wednesday, Sept 19th from noon til 4pm

Location: Bridger Field House at BB&T Football Field

*Job fields include Transportation, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Protective Services, Healthcare, Professional Careers, Skilled Trades, IT / Digital. www.journalnow.com

 

 

 

Mobile phone carriers including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile are offering waived and / or free services to those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Details on the News Blog at wbfj.fm

Verizon: Free calling, text and data in the areas most impacted by the storm.

Sprint will waive call, text and data overage fees for customers in the affected areas from Sept. 12 – Sept. 25.

T-Mobile AT&T plans to provide unlimited talk, text, and data for wireless and PREPAID customers in areas most affected, and the same for T-Mobile customers.

T-Mobile is also offering “Text to Give” to help those impacted by Florence…

To donate $10 to the American Red Cross, text FLORENCE to 90999

http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triad/news/2018/09/14/cell-phone-carriers-and-hurricane-florence

 

 

Tips: Wind-proofing your deck or patio furniture

Some practical tips beyond stacking your chairs + turning over the patio table

Staking down your outdoor stuff

Bungee Cords and nylon cords

(Unique) Museum or Earthquake Gel?

Best: Bring the Patio Furniture Indoors

https://learn.livingdirect.com/wind-proof-patio-furniture/

 

College Football: Wake Forest falling to Boston College at home Thursday nite.

The Demon Deacons remain at home, hosting Notre Dame (Sept. 22), Rice (Sept. 29) and Clemson (Oct. 6) all at BB&T Football Field.

https://wakeforestsports.com/news/2018/1/17/Wake_Forest_Announces_2018_Football_Schedule.aspx

 

NEW /  ACC Basketball: The Deacons will play their first ACC game at Georgia Tech on Jan. 5, part of an 18-game league schedule.

 

Intern gets Dream Job

After weeks of tossing and turning, Mattress Firm has named

Juliane Nguyen as the Company’s first Snoozetern.

As an in-house bed tester, Mattress Firm wanted to ensure the Snoozetern position went to someone who has a passion for sleep. After all, this is a dream job.   https://pilotonline.com/business/jobs/article_1da01f7b-f00f-593c-afd7-0609dcaa8984.html

 

 

UPDATE: ‘Providence Kitchen at BB&T’ opens this Wednesday, September 19th.

In conjunction with Second Harvest’s ‘Providence Culinary Training’ (formerly Triad Community Kitchen), ‘Providence Kitchen at BB&T’ offers a new breakfast and lunch option for downtown Winston-Salem.

Location: 200 W Second Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Providence Culinary Training
Second Harvest’s Providence Culinary Training (formerly Triad Community Kitchen) offers a 13-week, hands-on training experience, culminating in a one-week internship with one of Providence’s employment partners.   Culinary students who graduate through ‘Providence Culinary Training’ go on to work for local restaurants or join the residency programs at Providence Restaurant and Catering or now at Providence Kitchen at BB&T.  Learn more: https://www.hungernwnc.org/how-we-work/tck.html

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.”

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verne@wbfj.fm
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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