Funeral arrangements for Jacob Pettitt…Greensboro Coliseum to manage LJVM…SAT scores up for NC seniors…Early Fall color in the higher elevations (Friday News)

Early Fall Color: The leaves are already ‘turning’ in the higher elevations of the northern and western mountains. Check out Fall Color updates   http://wataugaroads.com/fall-color-report/    Estimated Peak Color map: http://biology.appstate.edu/biology/fall-color-report/fall-color-map-north-carolina

Funeral arrangements for Jacob Pettitt – Visitation with the family: Saturday from 5 to 9pm at Fairview UMC in Pinnacle. The funeral: 2pm this Sunday afternoon at the same church. **Overflow parking will be provided at Shoals Volunteer Fire Dept. with shuttle vans running to and from the church. BTW: The East Surry High student passed away last weekend after being hospitalized from injuries sustained in a car crash on September 3rd.  Jacob was just 15 years old.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials may be made to the Jacob Daniel Pettitt Fund – in care of Fairview United Methodist Church. *Hayworth-Miller is handling the funeral arrangements  http://www.hayworth-miller.com/

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has signed a five-year deal with Wake Forest University to manage ‘non-university events’ at the Joel Coliseum and the university’s  athletics stadiums in Winston-Salem.  www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_0b736a5c-26c3-11e3-9206-0019bb30f31a.html

Thursday marked ONE year in prison for Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-born American pastor, is serving an eight-year sentence.  WHY? Because of his Christian faith. Details: www.facebook.com/PrayForPastorSaeedAbedini

From this week’s ASK SAM column in the Winston-Salem Journal – Question:  One home in the area has a ‘yard sale’ sign posted most every week with an actual yard sale every weekend.  Is this ‘legal’?? Answer:  “Residents inWinston-Salem and Forsyth County are allowed to have no more than two yard sales a year. The reason: zoning regulations. Selling things at one’s home every weekend of the year is basically running a business in a residential area, which is a violation of zoning ordinances.”     www.journalnow.com 

The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) takes effect next year. The new health insurance exchanges open this Tuesday, October 1st.    More information helping to explain health plan options and prices  http://consumer.healthday.com/public-health-information-30/lack-of-insurance-news-418/obamacare-what-it-means-for-uninsured-workers-680095.html  Health Insurance Marketplace: https://www.healthcare.gov/health-insurance-marketplace/    Subsidy Calculator:   http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/

The local chapter of “Newborns in Need” is collecting new, unused infant sleepers in sizes Zero to 6 months through Monday (SEPT 30).   ALL donations stay locally, helping babies right here in the area.  Drop off locations include… Sweet Frog in Clemmons and Winston-Salem…Pfafftown Christian Church on Transou Road…State Employee Credit Union – Stratford Road at five points
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newborns-in-Need-Winston-Salem/157121347690454

Did you know: The North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund is a program that helps homeowners in hardship pay for their mortgage while they get back on their feet.  Only 13 of an estimated 21,000 qualified families apply for the assistance. Details www.ncforeclosureprevention.gov/nc_foreclosure_prevention_fund.aspx

Volunteers needed: “Meals on Wheels” in Forsyth County needs 100 volunteers over the next 100 days, to help deliver meals to the county’s 1,200 clients during the busiest time of the year. Interested? Call 721-6910   www.seniorservicesinc.org

Less than 3 months til Christmas? Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell at their Red Kettles this season. Call 245-2083    www.SalvationArmyWS.org  

Free Admission? Smithsonian Magazine (online) is offering FREE admission to participating museums around the state (including Old Salem and Reynolda House in Winston-Salem). For a list of participating museums www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/Museum-Day-Faqs.html

S-A-T scores for North Carolina high school seniors rose this year, with a drop in the number of students taking the test now that our state is mandating the rival A-C-T college admissions exam. Figures released Thursday show that the combined critical reading and math score for North Carolina students averaged 1,001 this year out of a possible 1,600, a four-point increase from last year. Read more:  The News and Observer

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