Health warning: Real Easter chicks or ducklings could bring sickness (News)

Ninety-two of the state’s 115 school districts applied for and received a waiver and will NOT be extending their academic calendar this fall. Most school districts inNorth Carolinasaid they can’t pay for the additional 5 days that lawmakers mandated last summer. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/655572/many-n-c–schools-won-t-add-five-more-school-days

A cheating scandal involving dozens of school students on Long Island, New York has prompted officials with the SAT and ACT to require students to provide a photo ID when they sign up for the college entrance exams.  The new photo ID requirement will start this Fall. www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/education/after-cheating-scandal-sat-and-act-will-tighten-security.html?_r=1

Davidson County Community Collegeis holding an Open House this Saturday (MAR 31) from 8:30am to 2pm on the Davidson Campus. You can find out more about programs offered, admissions, financial aid, even tour the campus.  There’s even some “Special sessions” for homeschool families during the Open House at DCCC.  You can pre-register here: www.davidsonccc.edu/openhouse.htm 

For the past 15 years, Richard Norris of Hillsville, Virginia has been living as a recluse after a gun accident disfigured his face.  Last week, Norris received a new face.  Physicians at the University of Maryland performed one of the most extensive face transplant surgeries ever done last week.  Norris is recovering after last week’s surgery, and he is beginning to ‘feel’ his new face.  www.cbsnews.com/8301-501367_162-57405419/virginia-man-injured-in-gun-accident-gets-new-face/

Are you considering putting a LIVE chick or duckling in your child’s Easter basket?  Well, those cute little critters could make you sick with the threat of Salmonella.  The Guildford County Health Department is encouraging hand washing especially for young children.  Young children are especially at risk for illness because their immune systems are still developing.  Info: 641-7777 www.cdc.gov/healthypets/resources/salmonella-baby-poultry.pdf       

The Market Shoppes, the year-round building at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market off Sandy Ridge Road in Colfax, is holding an open house this Friday from 10am to 3pm. www.ncfarmfresh.com/FarmMarketDisplay.asp?FarmID=674

Local baseball at BB&T Ball Park:   Tonight’s Game:  South Stokes vs Starmount  (MAR 28)  Friday:  Gospel Light vs Oak Level Baptist (MAR 30)  Several area High School and amateur baseball teams are getting the opportunity to play at BB&T Ball Park, the home of the Winston-Salem Dash. First pitch at 6:30pm.   www.wsdash.com      

Traffic updates in Winston-Salem…

 52 southbound near Liberty Street is currently down to one lane Wednesday morning. Crews are still making some emergency repairs to the RIGHT lane…

 52 NB at Waughtown Street will be down to one lane Wednesday morning between 9am until noon.   The right lane will be closed.

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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…

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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