Monday News, November 12, 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas:

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights…

-Locally, we received a call from Pfafftown around 9:30am about flurries?

 

Traffic Alert: The planned closure of Business 40 is this Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6am.

The planned (18-month) closure covers a 1.2-mile section of Business 40

through downtown Winston-Salem between Peters Creek Parkway and Hwy 52.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-31-business-40-closure.aspx

 

A Greensboro policeman lost his life in a wreck on South Elm-Eugene Street on Saturday night.   Officer Jared William Franks was just 24 years old…

https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/greensboro-police-officer-dies-in-wreck-while-on-duty/article_6d89bddd-e6fd-5305-b07f-8e690fac345a.html

 

Do you take fish oil or vitamin D supplements?

Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. *Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D.  *But higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil slashed heart problems and heart-related deaths among people with high tri-gly-cer-ides. *Up to 10% of U.S. adults take fish oil . Even more take vitamin D…Results were revealed by the American Heart Association and published by the New England Journal of Medicine.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/big-studies-give-mixed-news-on-fish-oil-vitamin-d/article_3cc36e68-583c-5932-973d-a439ea324c96.html

 

Starting Jan. 1, the garbage collection areas currently served by Waste Management in Forsyth County’s unincorporated area will have new franchise holders including North Davidson Garbage and Recycling Service.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/new-service-providers-to-start-garbage-and-recycling-pickup-now/article_8cf92276-6792-5128-848b-52495512d755.html

 

Update: Pastor Rick Warren, the lead pastor of Saddleback Church in California was hospitalized Thursday and underwent immediate surgery for an intestinal condition.

He is still in the hospital but is recovering.   The best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life was informed that he will need a second surgery after Christmas. 

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/november/rick-warren-shares-update-on-his-recovery-in-email-to-saddleback-congregation

 

FDA: Youth vaping is up 75% over last year.  The FDA is placing a ban on convenience store and gas station sales of specific sweet electronic cigarette flavors.  Stricter age-verification requirements are also planned for online sales of e-cigarettes.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2018/11/09/fda-ban-flavored-electronic-cigarettes-vaping-teen-epidemic-menthol-tobacco/1940957002/

 

NASCAR:  Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr – will fittingly race each other for the championship race next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region_ap/kyle-busch-sets-up-showdown-with-kevin-harvick-for-the/article_fffd1004-e3d5-56e7-999c-58f5509a0561.html

 

The state High School football playoffs are set and the Northwest Piedmont is well represented. The area has 24 teams, including three No. 1-seeded teams —

East Forsyth in Class 4-A West, Ledford in Class 2-AA East, Mount Airy in Class 1-AA West.   The first round set to start on Friday. East Forsyth (11-0), which just won the Central Piedmont 4-A gets a ‘bye’.  The playoffs will carry over five weeks, with state championships scheduled for Dec. 14-15 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh and Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham. BB&T Field in Winston-Salem won’t be in the rotation this year because of a scheduling conflict

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/prepzone/football/east-forsyth-ledford-mount-airy-receive-no-seeds-in-nchsaa/article_532e32f6-744b-5645-baca-759a6f876d09.html

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