Monday News, July 15, 2019  

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Breaking News this morning…

Elevation Church buys Gateway YWCA property in downtown Winston-Salem

The Gateway YWCA property near downtown Winston-Salem has been bought for $3.15 million by Charlotte / Matthews based Elevation Church that has been holding services at the facility.  The property consists of the YWCA building and 8.26 acres.

Elevation has 19 locations, primarily in North Carolina. Read more…


(New) Job Opportunities at America’s ‘favorite Fast food Restaurant’

A group of 24 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Triad will conduct interviews from

8 to 11am and 2 to 6pm this Tuesday (July 16) with a goal of hiring up to 500 full-and part-time employees combined.

The participating restaurants include six locations in Winston-Salem (Hanes Mall Boulevard, Hanes Mall, Peace Haven, Peters Creek, Stanleyville and Thruway) along with locations in Clemmons, Kernersville, Lexington, Mount Airy, High Point and Greensboro.  BTW: Each Chick-Fil-A location offers flexible hours, competitive pay and benefits, hands-on training and mentoring, as well as opportunities for leadership growth and college scholarships.


Traffic Update: The new Liberty Street Bridge over Business 40 is now open!

The bridge opened on Saturday, July 13, one day earlier than the scheduled opening date. *The official detour for the Marshall Street closure will continue to use Broad Street, but the opening of Liberty Street now offers a very good alternative to Brookstown Avenue (south of Bus 40).

Source: The Business 40 Improvement Project in downtown Winston-Salem


Safety First:  Several Davidson County agencies and volunteers from the American Red Cross will head out into neighborhoods this weekend (starting July 20), checking in with residents to see who has smoke detectors and providing free ones to those who don’t.  The canvassing is one of several house fire safety events in which the Lexington Fire Department partners with the American Red Cross for each year.


Here’s a to-do list for preventing dementia, new research suggests…

Ditch red meat, take a brisk walk to the grocery store, do the Sunday crossword and stick to one glass of wine at dinner.  A study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles found that combining five lifestyle habits – including eating healthier, exercising regularly and refraining from smoking – can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 60%.

*The report was compiled by the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.


TRAFFIC ALERT near downtown Winston-Salem

Lane closures are in place through early October

Business 40 between Cloverdale Avenue and Peters Creek Parkway

Expect delays during your morning and afternoon commutes.



 ‘Barry’ has been down-graded to a tropical depression, but forecasters are still warning of a continued threat of heavy rains in parts of Mississippi, Alabama and western Tennessee. Good News: No reports of weather-related fatalities so far.


Questions still remain why parts of New York City went DARK Saturday evening.

Utility company Con Edison said in a statement that customers along 30 blocks from Times Square to the Upper West Side lost power. Good News: Power was finally restored just before midnight after being out close to 6 hours.


Postponed: Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-anticipated public testimony – planned for July 17 before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees – has been postponed for one week to allow more time for both committees to question the former special counsel.


Fact: The Apollo 11 moon landing was made possible by 400,000 workers.

With four simple words by Neil Armstrong, “The Eagle has landed,” a nation’s determination came to fruition as humans touched down on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. While the stories of the Apollo 11 crew – Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins – were written into the history books, what shouldn’t be forgotten are the stories of the 400,000 workers who made the moon landing possible.


Pizza chain in New Jersey selling what some will say is the BEST part of the pizza – the crusts? Villa Italian Kitchen will start selling a box full of crust.  Starting at $2.75, the crust meal comes in a triangular, slice-shaped box!


Prayer requests following accidents overnight…

A 60-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run while he was walking across East Cone Boulevard in Greensboro Sunday night. The vehicle failed to stop at the scene. The man died as a result of his injuries on scene.

Also a person died after the car they were driving crashed into a building on West Gate City Boulevard across from the Coliseum in Greensboro Monday morning.


RECALL:  Nearly 180,000 battery-powered smoke detectors from ‘Universal’ have been recalledThe problem: A misaligned internal switch is causing the alarms to not activate properly.  *The white smoke alarms (5½ inches in diameter) with “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” printed on the front cover of the alarm. The label on the back of the alarm lists the model number and date code.

NOTE:  The recall suggests consumers inspect their smoke alarms to determine if they will activate properly by pressing the test button. If the alarm sounds, no further action is required. If it does not sound, consumers should contact Universal Security for a replacement.   The recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10-year battery operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11.

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.”

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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)