Monday News, MARCH 06, 2017

Today we celebrate the Oreo Cookie. Though the chocolate chip cookie is mighty popular, the Oreo is the best-selling cookie in America.

 

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina

  A statewide Tornado Drill set for this Wednesday (March 8) at 9:30am

Today’s focus: Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

-North Carolina experiences about 40 to 50 ‘thunderstorm days’ per year.

https://goo.gl/3tktBq

North Carolina averages 26 tornadoes each year

-Most tornado-related casualties occur during the spring (March to May), with a peak in April. With a secondary peak in in November

http://www.weather.gov/rah/2017ncswpw

 

At the Movies…

“Logan”, the final installment of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine franchise lands at #1 during its opening weekend at the Box Office.

*Solid opening weekend for the movie adaptation of the ‘The Shack’… #3

The Shack is based on the self-published novel by Canadian author William P. Young published in 2007.   Review: https://goo.gl/p6Px8N

Check out the latest MOVIE and music reviews from ‘Focus on the Family’

 

Did you catch the 4-year old worship leader from Greensboro?

Last night on Season 2 of Little Big Shots, host Steve Harvey chatted with

Caleb Serrano – a 4-year old worship leader at New Hope Baptist church on south English Street in Greensboro.    **Watch the video  https://goo.gl/yuXSFT

 

UNC-G one game away from going to the ‘Big Dance’…

Top-seeded UNC-Greensboro (25-8) will take on third seed East Tennessee State (26-7) in the championship game of the Southern Conference tournament tonight (Mar 6) at 7 p.m. in Asheville.  BTW: If victorious tonight, UNC-G will earn a spot in the NC-AA tournament for the first time since 2001.  Upperclassmen Diante Baldwin, R.J. White, Marvin Smith and Jordy Kuiper were in elementary school the last time UNC-G won the SoCon tourney.     Greensboro News / Record: https://goo.gl/bxaNvq

 

The ACC Tournament starts Tuesday at the Barclays Center

                         in Brooklyn, New York. 

*N.C. State plays Clemson Tuesday at noon.

*Wake plays Boston College at 2pm Tuesday afternoon (WFMY / News 2)

*Duke plays the State / Clemson winner on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

*North Carolina has earned the #1 seed going into this week’s ACC tournament.

The Tarheels get a double-bye and will play the noon game this Thursday.

*The ACC Championship Game this Saturday evening (March 11) at 9pm

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc

Brackets: https://goo.gl/sFOcBn

How to catch your favorite team: http://www.theacc.com/page/acc-network-tv

 

 

 

 

Prayer concern: Compassion International is leaving India?

After 48 years, the child development ministry will cease operation in India on March 15. That means shutting the doors of 589 Indian-staffed development centers caring for more than 145,000 children.

*The closure comes after India changed its Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (2011) so that it could regulate NGOs it disagrees with philosophically. The move was seen by many as another step toward Hindu nationalism.

Since 2014, attacks on Christians and Muslims have increased. India is now #15 on Open Doors’ list of countries where it’s ‘hardest to be a Christian’, up from #31 in 2013.

*Almost 40% of the local Indian churches that Compassion partnered with are still working with the children, albeit without the financial support.  *The local (Christian) church is not going away. They were there before us; they’ll be there after us.

*This isn’t the first time Compassion has been forced to leave a country.

In 1985, Compassion pulled out of Indonesia for 3 years. Compassion returned in 1988, and “some of the ‘students’ in the programs had become Christian pastors  of the churches that helped bring them back.  SOURCE: Christianity Today     https://goo.gl/fsSxUq

 

 

Fact: One-in-six families (on average) will be making a major medical payment sometime this year. Economists say the average payment will be over $1,100, taking most households over a year to recover from the unexpected expense.   https://goo.gl/awIfxu

BTW: Financial advisor Dave Ramsey suggests an emergency fund

– a reserve of three to six months of expenses that you set aside to cover any sudden costs such as a car wreck, hospital visit or leaky roof.  www.daveramsey.com/blog/

 

 

Dermatologists: “All-Natural” and “For Sensitive Skin” can be mis-leading when purchasing skin care products. NOTE: The FDA does not regulate descriptions on skin-care product labels. That means terms such as “for sensitive skin” or “hypoallergenic” are no guarantee that a product will not irritate or cause an allergic reaction.   https://goo.gl/eLUmXh

 

 

Does your family have an emergency kit?   An emergency kit is a container of items that your family may need in or after an emergency. Most of the items can be found in your house….  Plan now: https://goo.gl/E5NONl

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