Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast Showers with gusty winds…High 52
Gas prices continue to hold steady in the Triad. The average price for regular unleaded is $3.17 a gallon. Less than $3 dollars a gallon at two locations in Greensboro…http://gasbuddy.com/Gas_Prices/North_Carolina/index.aspx **New state ‘Gas Tax’ will raise fuel prices 4 cents a gallon starting January first.
Over a third (41%) of donations given to charities and non-profit organizations annually are received over the last few weeks of December thatr’s according to a survey by Charity Navigator.
Interesting: 79% of us still write ‘checks’ to cover financial donations to our favorite charity. However, online fundraising is growing. Donate to WBFJ online at www.wbfj.fm
Representative Howard Coble should be released from the hospital in Greensboro later today. The 80 year old representative was admitted to a DC hospital back on December 13 because of an upper respiratory illness. www.wxii12.com/politics/30049147/detail.html#ixzz1hjeO65HM
In less than a week (starting in January), the city of Greensboro will start referring unpaid parking tickets and in-active water bills (older than 45 days) to a collection agency. Residents have until this Friday (DEC 30) to contact the Collections Division in Greensboro and make their payments…before having them turned over to the collection agency. Those who owe money can call the City of Greensboro at (336) 373-2489. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-greensboro-revises-collection-efforts-on-unpaid-fines-and-fees-111215,0,6951696.story
One federal agency calling for a nationwide ban on using cell phones and text messaging devices while driving . Currently in North Carolina, a law banning text messaging by all drivers went into effect back in December 2009. Drivers caught texting while driving will face a fine of $100 plus court fees. The violation will not add points to your driving record. www.drivinglaws.org/ncarolina.php
Consumer Reports rating of AA batteries. The longest-lasting lithium battery: Energizer Advanced lithium (809 digital photos were taken before dying). The best performer: Energizer Advanced, costs $5.40 per pair but just 33 cents per 50 shots. The top alkaline battery: Duracell Ultra Advanced, costs $3.65 per pair but ends up costing 70 cents per 50 shots.FYI: Lithium batteries took more photos than the other types, so they don’t need to be changed as often. More battery info: AA batteries are still the most widely sold battery type.
December is Customer Appreciation Month at Subway. Subway is now offering $2 dollar, six inch subs throughout the month of December. The deal is good on the Meatball and cold cuts subs only. BTW: December is typically slower for fast-food restaurants. www.subway.com/subwayroot/Freshbuzz/customerappreciation/default.aspx
SPORTS: Frank Spencer Holiday Classic (WS) High School Basketball tournament: Today’s semi-final games at the Joel Coliseum
Winston-Salem Prep vs Mt Tabor (7pm)
Reagan vs West Stokes (8:30pm)
Consolation games at Mt Tabor later this morning …
Reynolds vsNorth Forsyth(11am)
East Forsythvs Glenn (12:45pm)
College Bowl action (area teams)
Independence Bowl… OUCH!! The Tarheels getting hammered by Missouri last night…41-24
NC State hosting Louisville in the Belk Bowl (tonight 8pm on ESPN)
Wake Forest vs Mississippi State this Friday night in the music City Bowl
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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