Monday News November 26, 2018 

Less than a month til Christmas

 

Today is Cyber Monday. Online spending this holiday season is expected to see a 15% increase over last year!  Want to beat the Christmas rush?

Check out KEY shipping deadlines for the holidays on the News Blog at wbfj.fm. https://clark.com/shopping-retail/online-shopping/shipping-deadlines-christmas-2018

 

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week to determine whether a class action suit against Apple can proceed. The suit maintains that prices of apps in the App Store are artificially high because the App Store is a monopoly on Apple ios.

https://www.phonearena.com/news/Plaintiffs-claim-that-prices-in-the-App-Store-are-artifically-high

 

At the Box Office: Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet brought in the second largest Thanksgiving five-day gross of all-time followed by Creed II (the latest of the Rocky movies) with the largest holiday opening ever for a live-action film.

#3  Dr Seuss’ ‘The Grinch’,  #4  Fantastic Beasts,  #5  Bohemian Rhapsody.

*Check out the latest movie and music reviews from Focus on the Family www.pluggedin.com/

 

Volunteers needed: Come on ‘Ring those Bells’ with the local Salvation Army.

Various times available-10am til 7pm Wednesdays through Saturdays til Christmas Eve

   Sign up today online: https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/winston-salem/

 

Prayer concern:  Dozens of migrants who illegally crossed the U.S. border this weekend as part of a chaotic rush at one of the boundary’s busiest entry points (in southern California) are now in custody, a senior Homeland Security official told Fox News. In Mexico, Tijuana’s Mayor announced it arrested more than three-dozen migrants for disturbing the peace and other charges related to the crossing attempt.

 

Two tornadoes caused damage in Carteret County along the Carolina coast on Saturday.  One of the tornadoes causing damage to homes on Emerald Isle.

 

Dictionary.com chooses ‘misinformation’ as word of the year. 

Misinformation: false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.

 

Hops Burger Bar is coming to downtown Winston-Salem this spring.

Hops has taken over the lease at 901 Reynolda Road from Carmine’s 901 Grill at the corner of Reynolda Road and NW Blvd. Hops has 2 location currently in Greensboro.  www.journalnow.com

 

App State clinched the Sun Belt East Division title on Saturday and will host the inaugural Sun Belt Football Championship Game this Saturday (Dec. 1) in Boone.

*The Mountaineers VS the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana. Noon kick off on ESPN.

https://appstatesports.com/news/2018/11/18/sun-belt-football-championship-game-tickets-and-parking-info.aspx?path=football

With Larry Fedora out as head football coach at Carolina, could App State’s Scott Satterfield be his replacement?

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/asu/football/with-larry-fedora-out-as-football-coach-at-carolina-could/article_6b679bab-339c-5e38-92be-c6b14f937bae.html

 

NFL: The Seattle Seahawks rally to beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday (30-27)

And, the Cleveland Browns get their first road win in 3 years!

 

TOPIC: Fresh-cut Christmas tree locations…

Do you have a favorite real-tree farm (locally)?

 

FACT:  When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water.  

Tips on Keeping your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Healthy on the News Blog at wbfj.fm.  North Carolina is the second-largest producer of Christmas trees in the nation.

http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/All-About-Trees/Care-Tips

 

Keeping your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Healthy

-If you can’t set up your tree immediately, put it in a bucket of water in a cool, shady place.

-Cut off a half inch from the base of the tree before placing it in a stand.

-Use a stand that will hold at least a gallon of water.

-Check the water levels often. A tree may take up to a gallon of water in the first 24 hours, and a quart per day after that.

-Place tree away from heat sources, such as heating vents, fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators and sunny windows.

-Check lights and cords for broken bulbs and frayed wiring.

-Do not overload electrical circuits.

-Turn off lights before leaving home or going to bed.

http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2015/11-15Christmas-tree-care-tips.htm

 

A 19½-foot tall Fraser fir from North Carolina is now decorated in the Blue Room of the White House. The ‘Christmas tree’ was grown on a farm owned by Larry Smith of Newland, North Carolina. BTW: Volunteers spent this past weekend decorating the White House for the holidays.   https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_worldl

 

 

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday…

An international day of charitable giving as we officially head into the Christmas holiday season.

Study: Being generous makes you happy–and makes your kids generous, too

Take away: Parents who give back have kids who give back.

Source: Fidelity Charitable.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90263628/being-generous-makes-you-happy-and-makes-your-kids-generous-too?fbclid=IwAR1g0j6PBsU4HPX2elLVKp-pfZxZokKFTH9QjYKGewq3cnoovlg95V8l-dk

 

 

 

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@wbfj.fm
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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) verne@wbfj.fm