FOUR more ‘windows’ to open up on your Advent calendar til Christmas
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Breezy with showers…High 63. The record HIGH today is 65 degrees set back in 1984.
Hundreds of Fort Bragg soldiers are back on American soil. Planes carrying close to 400 paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne touched down at Pope Army air field late last night (Tuesday night). The soldiers spent the past seven months inIraqand were the last Army unit inBaghdadto leave. About four dozen airmen who served in Afghanistanwere scheduled to return home today. www.myfox8.com/news/sns-ap-nc–troopsreturn,0,4190945.story
Toys are a major part of children’s fun and excitement during the holidays season, so make sure that you read all warning labels carefully before buying a toy. Always consider the child’s age, interests and skill levels. Some other safety tips: For children under age three, choose toys that are at least one inch in diameter and two inches long so they will not lodge in the child’s throat or mouth. Be careful with toys that require button batteries. If swallowed, these batteries can become lodged in the esophagus, resulting in serious injury. -Keep older kids’ toys away from younger children. More information: Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/281.html SOURCE:Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center(news release)
A Christian flag will fly over Veterans Memorial in King for 47 out of 52 weeks next year. A total of 58 applications were submitted in the city’s second annual ‘flag lottery’ on Tuesday. No flag will be flown for four weeks, and the Buddhist flag will fly the week of November 12, 2012. The city ofKingwas thrust into the national spotlight last year after the ACLU threatened to sue the city, arguing the town’s flying of a Christian flag at the Memorial was unconstitutional. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-christian-buddhist-flags-to-fly-at-king-vets-memorial-in-2012-20111220,0,5079911.story
SPORTS: The University of North Carolina has declared their top football receiver Dwight Jones ineligible for the Independence Bowl, after Jones allowed his name and photo to be used on a flyer promoting a party at a club in his hometown of Burlington. The Tar Heels play Missouri in Monday’s Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-unc-dwight-jones-20111220,0,540419.story
“Layaway angels’ lurking in the Triad? About a dozen individuals separately paying down the layaway balances at the Kmart store onBridford Parkway inGreensboro. The individuals anonymously came into the store and wanted to make payments on layaways that contained toys and clothes for children for Christmas. BTW: Kmart staff members have enjoyed making calls to the families who have had their layaways paid down or paid off just in time for Christmas. “Layaway angels’ have paid down layaways at Kmart locations nationwide and locally in Greensboro, Burlington and Charlotte. www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/20/article/good_will_goes_viral_layaway_santas_visit_local_kmart
Just in time for Christmas: Check out Consumer Reports rating of AA batteries. Find out which batteries perform best, safety tips for batteries and find out where to recycle re-chargeables. FYI: AA batteries are still the most widely sold battery type. More details: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/december/electronics-computers/batteries/overview/index.htm
An Orange County jury found Laurence Lovette guilty yesterday of first-degree murder and other charges in the 2008 death of UNC student body president Eve Carson. WXII 12 reporting that Lovette will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.
Fatal plane crash yesterday morning near Morristown, New Jersey taking the lives of a couple with strong ties to the Triad. Jeffrey and Corinne Buckalew and their family lived inNew York City but the couple grew up in thePiedmont. Jeffrey attended RJ Reynolds High School. Jeffrey was piloting the plane, bound forAtlanta, when it went down. The couple and their young children were among five people on board. FYI: After a normal takeoff, Jeffrey had a routine conversation with air traffic controllers about potential icing conditions. Fox 8 / WXII 12
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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