Good News for the Winston-Salem Police and Lexington City Schools…Not So Good News for Olympic swimmers…more news for all of us…

Sunny and Hot this weekend…Highs each day around 91.

 

The first of three police district stations should have its’ initial group of officers sometime in the spring after renovations take place at the former Lucia building on Wachovia St.  The city has a plan to move patrol officers from the Central Public Safety Center on Cherry Street downtown to three district station in an effort to improve policing by bringing officers closer to the areas they serve.

An AP investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in aquatic events at the 2016 Olympics.  This presents a serious risk to athletes and spectators.  As part of the Olympic bid, Brazil promised to build eight treatment facilities….with a year to go – only one has been built.

Starting this fall, ALL 3,100 students in the Lexington City Schools will receive free lunches at school.  The district is in the process of letting parents across the district know the good news.  The move is due to the high level of poverty among students’ families.

Governor Pat McCrory is calling for a bond vote to put road projects on a faster track.  The State Senate is considering a different proposal that backer say would make more road-building money available over the long haul, but wouldn’t include a bond issue.  No matter which idea comes forward – the timetable for constructing the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway could be on the front line of impact.

The North Carolina Education Lottery has surpassed records in sales and profits kicked back to the state, bringing in $522 million for education expenses in the most recent budget year.  The lottery announced Thursday for the year ending June 30.  Ticket sales for the year totaled near 2 billion dollars.  More than half of that was given away in prizes.

Wally Decker

Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A wdecker@wbfj.fm