Kville names new police chief…Yow in critical condition after accident…Forsyth commissioners consider prayer letter support…airlines get two thumbs up (Friday News)

Today is the Official start of SUMMER – making it the longest day of the year – giving us about 14½ hours of daylight…

Prayer concern: Former Guilford County Commissioner Billy Yow is in critical condition after being injured in a well-drilling accident on Thursday.  Fox 8 reporting that Yow was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with head trauma…

 The town of Kernersville has a new police chief.  Scott Cunningham, the former police chief in Winston-Salem, will replace former Kernersville police Chief Kenneth Gamble, who resigned in March. Cunningham will start his ‘new’ job on June 30th. http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_6512cb18-d9d2-11e2-b38c-001a4bcf6878.html

Over 50% of American workers leave vacation days on the table each year. On average, 11 vacation days are unused. Reasons: Workers feel they have too much work or they couldn’t afford to travel. BTW: The UK requires employers to give at least 28 vacation days. In Finland, France and Greece, the minimum is 25 days. In Germany and Japan, it’s 20 days.          Survey by Kelton Research. http://myfox8.com/2012/05/18/study-many-americans-dont-use-vacation-days/

Prayer support in writing:  Forsyth County commissioners have been asked to send a letter of support to Greece, New York – the town that is arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall over the issue of prayers that include references to Jesus or a specific Deity before government meetings. Forsyth County faced a similar ‘prayer’ challenge back in 2007. If the Supreme Court sides with the town of Greece, the ruling could once more allow ‘sectarian prayers’ to be given before governmental meetings around the nation including here in Forsyth County. www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_51010618-da12-11e2-8d43-001a4bcf6878.html

 NOT who they appear?  EnergyUnited is warning area residents to be aware of scammers posing as Energy United employees or contractors in an effort to gain access to their homes.  Several EnergyUnited members have recently reported receiving phone calls from people trying to set up in-home energy audit appointments…something that EU is NOT currently doing. You can report any suspicious activity toll-free: 1-800-522-3793     www.energyunited.com.

Congratulations: Darrin Hartness, superintendent of Davie County Schools, has been named the 2013 Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium.  Hartness is now in the running for N.C. Superintendent of the Year, which will be named in November. Hartness said in a statement, “This award is really about the people who surround me each day; a talented staff who works tirelessly to ensure the success of our students…”  http://www.journalnow.com/journal_west/news/article_63d5d29c-d868-11e2-93c2-001a4bcf6878.html

Old School fundraiser?   After two postponements, the alumni football game between Davie County and West Rowan has been re-scheduled for this Saturday evening (7pm) at Davie County High School. The game is organized by Alumni Football USA, which sets up high school alumni games around the country. Davie High has 500 tickets for pre-sale. Half of the $10 cost for the pre-sold tickets will go to benefit the high schools’ athletics department. The tickets are available at Smith Grove Fire Department and Miller’s Restaurant in Mocksville. http://www.journalnow.com/journal_west/news/article_b6967554-d868-11e2-893c-001a4bcf6878.html

Earning their wings? Airline passengers are more satisfied with their flight experience than at any point in 15 years according to a survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Delta Air Lines, the most-used carrier at PTI, scored higher in the ACSI survey than any other traditional “major” carrier followed by American, US Airways and United.  The so-called “low-cost” carriers JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines outscored the major airlines by a wide margin.  Other Airline Trends…      The good: Flights are ‘taking off and arriving on time’ more often than in past decades.   (based on U.S. government data).     The Bad: The trend of steadily shrinking legroom for passengers in coach.     The Reality: Customers still rate airlines LOWER than most other products,  but air carriers have steadily narrowed the gap since 2008. http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/morning-edition/2013/06/airline-customer-satisfaction-hits.html

 

 

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

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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