Monday News, March 02, 2020

Today is “Read Across America Day”

Connected with the birthday of Theodor Geisel (aka Dr Seuss).

FOCUS:  Motivating children and teens to read.

 

It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina

Monday’s focus: Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes

A Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday (March 4) at 9:30am…

 

Food News: McDonald’s proclaiming today as Egg McMuffin Day.

Wendy’s launches its breakfast menu nationwide today…

Panera is offering an unlimited coffee subscription plan for $8.99 a month.

https://www.today.com/food/mcdonald-s-giving-away-free-egg-mcmuffins-1-day-only-t174833

 

Election 2020:  Surprise announcement?  Pete Buttigieg and Tom Styer both suspending their campaigns over the weekend. Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary on Saturday.  https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2020

 

Super Tuesday: Primary Election Day in North Carolina is tomorrow (March 3)

      Polls will be open from 6:30am til 7:30pm    https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/

*View your Sample Ballot + Get your Voter precinct information on the News Blog

 

The latest on the Coronavirus:

A second person has died in Washington state and New York reported its first patient on Monday.  The two deaths in the US, both men with existing health problems, had been hospitalized in Washington state. https://www.usatoday.com/news/

Surgeon general: “…those flimsy facemasks will not protect against the virus!”

 

CDC: Simple things you can do to help keep you and others healthy

*Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

*Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

*Regularly clean surfaces (counter tops, Keyboards and doorknobs) with a disinfectant.

*Stay home when you are sick.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-stop-fear.html

 

Historic meeting: The US signed a peace agreement with the Taliban on Saturday in an effort to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan and allow US troops to return home.  The remaining US forces would pull out within 14 months.  The complete withdrawal of troops would depend on the Taliban meeting their obligations to prevent terrorism.  https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2020/february/us-taliban-sign-peace-agreement-to-withdraw-troops-from-afghanistan-and-end-war

 

College Hoops: Winston-Salem State University capturing the (CIAA) Men’s Basketball tournament title on Saturday.  The Rams earn the CIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Championship and improve to 19-10 overall.   https://theciaa.com/news/2020/2/29/winston-salem-state-rallies-late-to-defeat-fayetteville-state-63-62-to-win-the-ciaa-mens-basketball-championship.aspx

 

Headline of the Morning:  “Eggplant lowers high blood pressure”

Japanese researchers agree… Read more from the ‘People’s Pharmacy’

https://www.journalnow.com/lifestyles/home-garden/people-s-pharmacy-eggplant-lowers-high-blood-pressure/article

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
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