At the Box Office: #1 “How to Train Your Dragon- 3”
*Also, the Tebow brothers faith-based film ‘Run the Race’ landing at #10 during its first weekend in theaters. https://www.christianpost.com/news/5-christian-films-coming-to-theaters-in-2019.html
(Another) Pro Life Victory: The Trump administration has delivered a blow to the abortion industry, finalizing a rule that redirects Title X family planning funds away from groups like Planned Parenthood, which is America’s biggest abortion provider.
Under the new rule, health clinics must be “physically and financially” separate from abortion providers in order to receive Title X family planning grants. To get those grants, women’s clinics also won’t be permitted to refer clients to other places to get an abortion. Moreover, clinics will not be allowed to promote abortion as a family planning method.
Coke debuts its first new flavor in more than a decade.
Say hello to Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero. According to Coke’s blog: the new flavor “is reminiscent of the creamy orange popsicles we grew up loving, but in a classically Coke way.”
The people voted, but a liberal judge calls foul? A Wake County judge has ruled that the latest voter ID and the lower income tax cap amendments are unconstitutional. The voter ID amendment passed with 55% of the vote while the amendment to cap the state income tax received 57% of the vote. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article226652589.html
*Experts suggest that there are over 24 situations that require an official photo ID.
Check out the list on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
Former Governor Pat McCrory will not join the race in the 9th Congressional district. On his radio show, McCrory said that he felt he was making a difference in his position teaching at UNC Chapel Hill. McCrory hasn’t ruled out a future run in the US Senate or even governor.
Governor Roy Cooper will deliver his “State of the State address” later this evening to a joint session of the General Assembly in Raleigh.
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will sit down for their second summit in less than a year, this time in Vietnam…
Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Venezuela’s opposition leader
Hands Free Bill? A bipartisan group of state House legislators is making another attempt at banning the use of cellphones and other wireless communication devices while driving. House Bill 144 was submitted late last week. Current law prohibits texting by all drivers that became NC law in 2009 plus a ban on cellphone use by drivers under age 18 and school bus drivers.
New research may indicate that eating a diet heavy in ‘carbs might’ could to a longer life? British scientists trying to uncover the “elixir of life” found that residents on Japan’s O-kin-a-wa Islands, where the average life-span is 100 or more, tend to live off a carb-heavy diet, according to BBC.com. The study says that while Okinawans do eat a diverse diet, they consume an abnormally high ratio of carbohydrates to protein. In fact, research suggests they get the majority of their calories from eating sweet potatoes.
Researchers do stress the importance of a balanced diet.
Check out the list of “good” and “bad” carbs on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
‘Early Bird Registration’ for the annual NCHE Homeschool convention in
Winston-Salem continues through Feb 28. Conference dates: May 30-June 1, 2019
What’s your favorite BBQ restaurant? Reader’s poll from USA Today
You can vote for your favorite (out of 19 choices) once per day until voting ends on Tuesday, Feb 26 at noon. Local choices include Lexington #1, The Barbeque Center, Smiley’s BBQ and Stamey’s (Greensboro). The 10 winning BBQ spots in NC will be announced on Friday, March 8. https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-bbq-in-north-carolina/
I-40 CLOSED NEAR TENNESSEE STATE LINE
I-40 is closed in both directions between Exit 20 (US-276) and Exit 451 in Tennessee, due to a rock slide. The road is not expected to reopen til Saturday. Follow the Detour signs…
Monday Morning Grocery Grab / $50 dollars in FREE groceries
Thanks to Welcome Home Realty
The slogan for Feb 25: “Mmm. Mmm Good”
That’s the long time slogan for Campbell Soup since the 1930s, when the company entered radio sponsorship. Some of the most popular flavors: Tomato, Chicken Noodle and Cream of Mushroom. BTW: Americans consume about 2.5 million bowls of these three soups each year. Some of the brand names under the Campbell label: Pepperidge Farms, Franco American, V8 vegetable juices, Swanson broths and Godiva Chocolates. http://www.mvlsun.com/article.php?viewID=6968
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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