The 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan 2nd? True. The “Never on Sunday” tradition has been in effect since 1893. Why? The Tournament wanted to avoid frightening horses that would be hitched outside churches and thus interfering with worship services so the events were moved to the next day, January 2. https://goo.gl/HYUAmR
First Triad birth of 2017, happened at Women’s Hospital in Greensboro
Little Kayleigh Anderson arrived just 20 minutes into the New Year. Her parents (Jessica and Mark) say she wasn’t due until January 4th. J https://goo.gl/xOL7zZ
New Year’s Eve wedding. NASCAR style? https://goo.gl/xLg1Vl
Dale Earnhardt Jr. married Amy Reimann at Childress Vineyards on Saturday.
Terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly New Year’s attack at an upscale Istanbul nightclub in Turkey. At least 69 people were hospitalized, including one American. https://goo.gl/nfgccC
William Christopher, best known as Father Mulcahy /the chaplain on the TV hit M*A*S*H, passed away Saturday morning. He was 84.
The actor had been diagnosed with non-lung, small cell carcinoma about 18 months ago but his health started to decline a few weeks ago. *Carcinoma is one of the most common types of cancer in adults. Even though he played a Catholic priest on MASH, in real life Christopher was a Methodist. https://goo.gl/cpBX6J
Where is WXII-TV 12 on DirecTV? Negotiations are on-going between WXII’s parent company Hearst Television and DirecTV to reach a new contract. DirecTV stopped carrying WXII at midnight Dec 31. www.hearsttelevision.com
*Get FREE local TV broadcasts including WXII with a simple ‘digital’ TV antenna. Details at http://www.antennaweb.org/
North Carolina Gov. elect Roy Cooper took his oath of office minutes after midnight early Sunday morning, getting an early start on his duties.
*Dale Folwell was sworn into office as the state’s 26th treasurer just after midnight Sunday morning. Falwell is the first Republican elected as state treasurer since 1876.
Check out a candid interview with outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory about…
His post-election loss to Roy Cooper, HB-2, and what’s next for McCrory.
Source: TWC News 14 Carolina https://goo.gl/qOmHUC
President Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on next Tuesday (Jan 10) from his adopted home city of Chicago.
BTW: Chicago is where Obama got his start in politics after graduating from Harvard Law School. The first family called Chicago home before moving to the White House. The Obama presidential library will also be located in Chicago.
BTW: George Washington penned the first Presidential ‘farewell address’ to the American people over 220 years ago. https://goo.gl/8I3VRC
“Missed opportunities” seems to be the theme for the Carolina Panthers this NFL season. Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay 17-16 means the Panthers are done for the season, and NO Super Bowl return in February… L.
After a remarkable 16-year NFL career, former Carolina Panthers great Steve Smith has retired. The 37-year-old Baltimore Raven retired on Sunday.
National College Football Championship Game: Clemson vs Alabama
Next Monday, January 9 at 8pm
Re-match of last year’s championship game. Alabama won
Recycle your OLD Christmas tree (Forsyth County)
The City of Winston-Salem is collecting old Christmas trees to turn into mulch.
Tree recycling continues through Jan. 31. Check out the list of disposal locations on the News Blog at wbfj.fm https://goo.gl/bEiDZd
(BTW: Residents in single-family homes inside the Winston-Salem city limits can put their Christmas trees at the curb for pick-up during the regular city brush collection.)
NOTE: All lights, decorations, stands and nails must be removed from trees.
Most popular New Year’s Resolutions for 2017…
- Eat healthier and exercise more (63%)
- Focus more on my personal happiness (59%)
3. Lose weight (56%)
4. Set up a budget or savings plan (55%)
5. Spend more time with family (43%)
6. Procrastinate less (41%)
7. Improve my relationship with my parent, spouse, or kids (37%)
8. Deepen my current romantic relationship (34%)
9. Be a better spouse, parent, daughter/son, or friend (33%)
10. Travel more (31%)
Only 20% of Americans say they are able to create ‘permanent change’ in their lives with their New Year’s resolutions. The rest of us drop those resolutions within 2 months. SOURCE: Pollfish www.pollfish.com
At the MOVIES: “Rogue One” – the latest Star Wars film – is still #1 for the third straight week, followed by the animated film “Sing”. https://goo.gl/Qa3i
Check out the latest movie and music reviews from ‘Focus on the Family’ on the News Blog at wbfj.fm https://goo.gl/xds4GL
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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