WBFJ News Monday, November 19, 2018 3 days til Thanksgiving… 5 weeks til Christmas (35 sleeps) Your National Weather Service Forecast Today: Clouds to sunshine…High 60 Tonight: Partly cloudy…Low 43 Tuesday: Mostly sunny…High 57 Wednesday: Sunny…High 53 Thanksgiving Day (Thursday): Sunny skies…High 50 Black Friday: Mostly sunny and cool…High 45 Early morning LOW will be 29 degrees Reminder: A one-mile section of Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem is CLOSED between Peters Creek Parkway and Hwy 52. Sad News: Clyde Fitzgerald the former head of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina passed away on Sunday morning. He was 74. Fitzgerald retired as CEO of Second Harvest in June after 10 years. Arrangements are pending. www.journalnow.com Sad News: A Winston-Salem State football player died in a car wreck on Saturday afternoon. Johnathan Gilmore had gone home to Fayetteville see his high school team’s playoff game on Friday. A memorial service is being planned for this weekend. https://www.journalnow.com/sports/wssu/football/wssu-football-player-dies-in-crash-johnathan-gilmore-had-gone/article_c76d475b-f1dd-54ea-bc34-fd0ba63b9d30.html Fire crews in Northern California continue to battle wildfires, and now battling strong wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. A little good news: Rain is forecast for midweek, which could help firefighters but also complicate the search for remains. President Trump toured fire devastated areas of California on Saturday. Recount Ends in Florida: Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson concedes Republican Governor Rick Scott on Sunday, ending Florida’s tense and sometimes turbulent recount. CBN News NASCAR: Joey Logano winning his first Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. At the Box Office… 1 Fantastic Beasts 2 2 Dr Suess’ The Grinch 3 Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury documentary) *Box Office MoJo Good News as we head into the extended Thanksgiving holiday… *Gas prices will be lower! North Carolina is the second-largest producer of Christmas trees in the nation. *When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. Tips on Keeping your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Healthy on the News Blog at wbfj.fm Black Friday is almost here! Many retailers like Walmart, Target, Costco and Best Buy have released their Black Friday ads for 2018, and the deals are hot. Clark Howard has listed the top / best Black Friday deals so far on the news blog… https://clarkdeals.com/black-friday/best-black-friday-deals-so-far/ NO PARKING ZONE? Both directions of the travel lanes and shoulders of HWY 52 from Exit 105 thru Exit 115 in Winston-Salem is now considered a No Parking Zone. *Unattended vehicles will be subject to immediate tow. https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/RegionSummary.aspx?co=34 FREE COFFEE GIVEAWAY (courtesy of the WS Dash & Footnote) WHEN: Monday morning at 9am… With the closing of Business 40, the Dash and Footnote are providing FREE coffee (while supplies last). Pull off Peters Creek Parkway into the Flow Club parking lot located behind home plate at BB&T Ballpark. Joe Weil – Winston-Salem Dash The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro has adopted a wild polar bear and it needs a ‘name’. *Voting continues through this afternoon (Nov 19 at 4pm). The winning name will be announced on Tuesday. “Yuri,” which means “one who is beautiful” “Ta-pee-sa,” which means “Arctic flower” The other choices are “Carolina,” ”Hope” and “Sa-kar-i,” which means “sweet.” www.nczoo.org/news/help-us-name-our-wild-polar-bear Officials in an Alabama County have a financial mess to correct. The local sheriff’s department mistakenly ordered 24,000 extra rolls of toilet paper. WAFF-TV reports the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office mistakenly spent $22,000 dollars on toilet paper and another $9,000 dollars on 450 cases of trash bags. BTW: That’s double the department’s entire janitorial supply budget for next year. *Negotiations are underway to resolve this situation, with county commissioners suggesting they’ve got the department’s back (side). *Officials are still trying to figure out where to store two years’ worth of TP. And they’re also working to get to the bottom of how this happened.
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)