Government shutdown continues…Beware of Obamacare scams…Wells Fargo eliminates 55 locally…Reward for stolen Fly Traps (Wed News)

Day 2 of the partial government shut-down: Senate rejects House’s latest spending proposal, government shutdown  continues.  The last time the government shutdown during the Clinton administration:  21 days long…   Fox News

The Greensboro City Council has voted 7–2 in favor of eliminating the teen curfew in their city.  The curfew was put in place back in July after several disturbances involving teenagers broke out downtown. http://myfox8.com/2013/10/01/greensboro-city-council-eliminates-teen-curfew/

Wells Fargo is closing its Personal and Small Business Insurance location in Winston-Salem, eliminating 55 jobs. Back I September, Wells Fargo announcing that over 200 employees in its Home Mortgage Refinancing business (based in Charlotte and Raleigh) would be let go.  http://myfox8.com/2013/10/01/wells-fargo-laying-off-55-in-winston-salem/

Technology did what House Republicans could not – Slow down Obamacare?  Lots of problems with the government’s new healthcare marketplace website, www.healthcare.gov due to heavy online traffic.

Consumer experts are warning us to be extra cautious when sorting through all this new healthcare stuff online – scammers are setting up fake websites claiming to be legitimate and advertising a cheaper rate.  And, if anyone calls you, claiming to be from the government and asks for your personal information, it’s not legitimate.  BTW: The government already has ALL of your personal info. According to the Better Business Bureau:  The only official government site is healthcare.gov.      Experts suggesting to NOT be too quick to sign up, but DO YOUR RESEARCH on which option is best for you.  www.healthcare.gov

TODAY:  Allegacy Federal Credit Union is hosting a Health Insurance Marketplace Open House TODAY from 4:30 – 7:30pm at their corporate headquarters on Westbrook Plaza Drive in Winston-Salem. 774-3400

The Salvation Army has started the application process for those who will need a little extra assistance during Christmas. Sign-ups are happening this week in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Asheboro and Stokes County. More information about applying for assistance with your local Salvation Army including times, dates and locations:  http://myfox8.com/2013/09/30/salvation-army-taking-christmas-assistance-applications/

“Unstoppable” the movie:   LIVE nationwide simulcast from Liberty University. The event is hosted by Kirk Cameron.  The documentary sets to answer the question: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”   http://unstoppablethemovie.com/

DOT: Dozens of new traffic cameras will be added by the end of this week, a new project includes upgrading the region’s traffic camera network. Workers have installed 76 new cameras making 168 total cameras around Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. All traffic cameras will go offline on Wednesday and Thursday while the upgrade is completed.

It’s not quite an open and shut case. Still police in Brunswick County are looking for a thief who took an estimated 10,000 “Venus fly trap” plants from a local grower. The plants are valued at about $65,000 dollars.  Authorities say the plants were taken from the greenhouses at Fly Trap Farm sometime overnight last Friday.  The growers are offering a $1,000 dollar reward.    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NC_FLY_TRAPS_STOLEN_NCOL-?SITE=NCWIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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