Lent begins…Keurig K-cups only…NO Trader Joe's for Greensboro…Radio Shack to close 1,100 stores…Mt Tabor Sr runs inspite of MS (Wednesday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast   Mostly sunny…High 50

Today is Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent –  40 days before Easter (NOT counting the 6 Sundays)

Keurig, the biggest brand in the single-serve coffee market, will soon be selling coffee makers that ONLY work with the company’s own K-cups. The new K-cups, on sale later this year, will come with “interactive technology” that effectively locks out ‘imitation K-cups’. http://business.time.com/2014/03/03/keurig-coffee-makers-will-only-accept-own-k-cups/

 Don’t expect a Trader Joe’s in Greensboro? On Tuesday, Trader Joe’s issued a statement that it is no longer interested in opening a new store at Friendly Avenue and Hobbs Road near Greensboro’s Friendly Center.  Residents in that area have been protesting rezoning for the past two years.  http://myfox8.com/2014/03/04/trader-joes-no-longer-interested-in-greensboro/

RadioShack announcing that it will close up to 1,100 poorly performing stores in the US.  The company did not identify their locations, set a deadline or say how many employees would be affected. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2014/03/04/radio-shack-to-close-stores/6007317/

18 year old Kayla Montgomery, a Senior at Mount Tabor, was featured on NBC’s Today Show this morning (and in the New York Times earlier this week) for her incredible story of battling M.S., defying odds and winning races. Three years ago, Kayla, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then, she has gone on to become one of the fastest young runners in the country. In Kayla’s situation: M.S. blocks nerve signals from her legs to her brain, particularly as her body temperature increases. However, intense exercise can also trigger weakness and instability…she collapses at the end of every race. After a few minutes, she is no longer numb and she can walk away. Back in November, Kayla won the North Carolina state title in the 3,200 meters, ranking her 21st in the country. Her next competition is at the national indoor track championships next week (FRI, March 14) in New York. http://myfox8.com/2014/03/04/mount-tabor-runner-with-m-s-has-no-pain-while-running-no-feeling-at-finish-line/

Women’s ACC Tournament starts TODAY at the Greensboro Coliseum       Wake Forest women play PITT at 6:30pm http://www.theacc.com/#!/page/championship_w-baskbl

ACC Men’s basketball TONIGHT – Wake Forest hosting Duke (7pm) at the Joel ACC Men’s basketball regular season (wrapping up this week)

Men’s ACC Tournament happens next week March 12-16 in Greensboro http://www.theacc.com/#!/sport/stats/m-baskbl

An apartment fire on New Walkertown Road claiming the life of an elderly man early this morning. Officials say the fire was contained to one apartment unit. There are no other reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  http://myfox8.com/2014/03/05/74-year-old-man-dies-in-winston-salem-apartment-fire/

Get the 4-1-1 on community college – Davidson County Community College is holding an ‘open house’ this Saturday morning from 9-noon at their Davidson Campus. Learn why DCCC is an affordable option for students (of all ages) and how your teen can earn college credit while still in high school.  INFO: Call 249.8186, X-6258 or email jnfergus@davidsonccc.edu   http://www.davidsonccc.edu/events/college-fair-open-house

The HiToms will host a Free Baseball Clinic this Saturday morning – (March 8) at Finch Field in Thomasville.  The FREE clinic is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-13. Pre-registration IS REQUIRED.       http://www.hitoms.com/news/

 

Time Warner Cable ‘channel shuffle’  The new TWC channel lineup happening in Winston-Salem and western Triad areas on Thursday (Mar 6).  TWC will be grouping most of its channels by category. The standard tier of channels from 1 to 99 will remain the same.   http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_7c0dc262-8311-11e3-a3e0-001a4bcf6878.html

Donations needed:  The Salvation Army Family Store is in need of gently used items including clothing, housewares, furniture, and appliances.   Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store (Peters Creek Parkway) … or any Triad-area “A Cleaner World” location. Free pick up service is available for larger items by calling (336) 723-9952.   Even cars and boats can be donated in exchange for a tax deduction.www.SalvationArmyWS.org

 

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.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
verne@wbfj.fm
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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