Headlines: TSA to loosen some carry on restrictions…'Candy' ban proposed for Wake County schools…Expect discolored tap water in parts of Forsyth County (Wednesday)

It’s OK to drink the water?  Starting today, tap water in homes and
businesses on the western side of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County may appear
discolored for a few days.  According to Utilities officials, while the discoloration does not pose a health threat, but you may NOT want to wash clothes while the water is discolored.  You can report any discolored water by calling 727-8000 (or CityLink at 311) – this will help Utilities workers that will be ‘flushing’ water lines in the affected area.   http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_807b53e6-8547-11e2-89f5-001a4bcf6878.html

‘The Bible’ miniseries premier on the History Channel delivered ‘divine’
Nielsen ratings on Sunday night.  
The two-hour cable network premiere
was seen by +13.1 million viewers.    That’s more viewers and a higher demo rating than any show on the major broadcast networks Sunday night and ranks as cable’s most-watched entertainment telecast this year, so farhttp://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/04/bible-ratings/  In April, The Bible series will be available Blu-ray and DVD with hours of exclusive special features.  A book series by Mark and Roma is currently available in stores.

No candy for you? The Wake County School Health Advisory Council is recommending that the school board change its district policy to ban the sale of unhealthy foods at school fundraisers. The unhealthy to healthy food policy would also include sales at concession stands for athletic events, which rely on the sale of candy bars, doughnuts and other ‘junk food’ to help pay for athletic programs. “They are restricting my ability to raise funds for the athletic program,” said Greg
Weaver, president of the booster club at Broughton High School in Raleigh. “People
aren’t going to buy celery sticks to watch a soccer game.” www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/04/2725186/group-wants-to-end-sale-of-candy.html#storylink=cpy

TSA changes coming: The Transportation Security Administration announcing that small pocketknives (with stipulations) and select sporting equipment – banned from aircraft cabins in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks — will once again be allowed on a US plane. ***The changes will take effect April 25, and bring the US into alignment with international air travel rules.  http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/05/travel/tsa-carry-on-changes/index.html?hpt=hp_bn10

Since 1967, Camp Seven Springs has been home to Girl Scout gatherings of every kind, but a recent consolidation has left the council with more camps than it can fill. The council is selling three of them in Greensboro, Gastonia and Davie County. The 57 acre camp in Davie County features a lake, a lodge and even a wagon covered village. With a listing price of $560,000, the April 13 is sure to attract some bidders. Location: 118 Alder Ln (off Pineville and Famington Roads) near Mocksville, NC http://myfox8.com/2013/03/05/girl-scout-camp-for-sale-in-davie-county/

Will Wednesday be another ‘record’ day on Wall Street? The Dow Jones industrial average reached a record high on Tuesday, climbing more than 125 points to close at more than 14,200, topping the prior mark set in back in October 2007.  http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/06/investing/premarkets/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after an 18 month bout with cancer.  The Obama administration was cautious in its response, releasing a statement expressing support for the Venezuelan people and interest in “developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government.”   BTW: Venezuela is the 4th largest exporter of oil to the US. www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2013/March/Venezuelan-President-Hugo-Chavez-Has-Died/

So, where’s all the snow???  Well, north and west… A late winter storm is dumping heavy, wet snow from our northern mountains to New England.  19 states will be affected by winter weather today. Experts are saying it could be the biggest snowfall of the winter. Federal offices are closed  in DC today. Five plus inches of snow is predicted to come down inside the Capital Beltway. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2013/March/Late-Winter-Storm-Barrels-Down-on-Mid-Atlantic/

Women’s ACC Tournament (Greensboro)   Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida State earn first round byes on Thursday

 

 

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 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