Monday News, OCT 01, 2017      

Education Day at the Dixie Classic Fair for Elementary school kids and their teachers

(WED) WBFJ Grand Stand Concert forecast: Clear + cool. Temperatures in the 60s J


“Parking with a Purpose”   When you come to the Dixie Classic Fair, consider parking in the ‘Senior Services’ parking lot at the corner of Deacon Blvd and Shorefair Drive.  Cost is $5.00 per vehicle.   All money raised supports the Meals-on-Wheels program. *The lot is convenient and secure police officer will be on duty in the lot, which is gated and well lit.


“An act of pure evil”

*The mass shooting is now being called the deadliest shooting in US history…

What we know:  A (lone) gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino opened fire on an outdoor music festival, killing over 50 people and wounding more than 500.  *Officers confronted the suspect, Stephen Paddock  – a local resident – on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Reports suggesting that the shooter killed himself. Concert-goers reported hearing what they described as automatic gun fire during the shooting.  *Flags have been ordered to be flown at half-staff.  The President will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.  President Trump, reflecting on last night’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, quoted Psalm 34:18, offering the nation comfort… NPR:

“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted (and saves the crushed in spirit)”


UPDATE: GoFundMe page has been created for victims of the that ‘mass shooting’ at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas last night.  According to the crowdfunding campaign, all donated money “will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families…”


Update: ESPN has reversed its decision – the network will televise the national anthem prior to tonight’s “Monday Night Football” game after the tragic events that unfolded overnight in Las Vegas. The network will air the national anthem followed by a planned moment of silence at Arrowhead Stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs host the Washington Redskins.        Fox News


NFL: The Carolina Panthers are now 3-1 this season after defeating the New England Patriots (33-30) on Sunday.


(Local) Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson spoke with law enforcement in Las Vegas (Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lambardo) expressing condolences to the police department and Las Vegas community, saying that they are all in “our thoughts and prayers…”

NOTE: Thompson indicated that Winston-Salem police “will have sufficient police presence in place” at the Dixie Classic Fair to ensure the security of fairgoers.

In a media statement: The police department will deploy its typical force of officers to maintain “a strong presence” across Winston-Salem to handle 911 calls and other calls for service.   The police department is reviewing its protocols for future upcoming events to ensure public safety. Winston-Salem Journal

FedEx plans to add 800 seasonal positions at its Kernersville facility.

The local openings include package handlers and other support positions. Applicants can go to for more info,

FedEx said there will be other hiring opportunities during and after the holiday season.


UPDATE: A Celebration of Life service for former North Davidson softball coach Mike Lambros will be held Saturday (OCT 14) at 11am at Faith Church of Midway. The address: 1077 Gumtree Road in Midway 27107.

Lambros passed away last Friday (Sept 29) after a 14-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  Following the service, the family will accept friends. To watch a livestream the service go to and click the livestream link.

In lieu of flowers, the Lambros family would like donations sent to North Davidson High School, Mike Lambros Scholarship Fund , 7227 Old U.S. Highway 52, Lexington, N.C. 27295.  Winston-Salem Journal:


“Tragic”: Deadly crash in Greensboro over the weekend involved a stolen car.

Five people are dead after a car (trying to out run police) ran a red light then slammed into a passing car, killing everyone in both vehicles. Police say an Acura had been stolen two weeks earlier from a Greensboro apartment complex.


Another ‘Breach’?  Whole Foods says the credit and debit card information of customers who bought meals or drinks at its in-store restaurants or bars were exposed to hackers. The data breach did not affect Whole Foods main checkout registers or any shoppers.  Whole Foods was recently acquired by Seattle-based online retailer Inc.


True or False: Are your moisturizers really “hypoallergenic” and “fragrance-free”?

A new study from Northwestern University revealing that moisturizers that claim to be free of fragrance and allergy-causing additives …are NOT.

The study examined the ingredients of the top 100 best-selling moisturizers sold by Amazon, Target and Walmart.

*Nearly half (45%) of the products in the study that claimed to be “fragrance-free” actually contained some form of fragrance.

*And the vast majority (83%) of products labeled “hypoallergenic” contained a potentially allergenic chemical.

Bottom line: The vast majority of moisturizers that are best-sellers “have some form of potential skin allergen”.

FYI: When a product is labeled “dermatologist-recommended” it doesn’t mean much because there’s no way of knowing how many dermatologists are recommending it, or who they are. The FDA considers moisturizers cosmetic and barely regulates them. There are some labeling requirements, but they can be easily avoided by companies that claim the ingredients are “trade secrets,”

  SOURCE: Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine  NPR:





Rocker Tom Petty in serious condition?  CBS / TMZ reported that emergency workers rushed Petty to the hospital from his Malibu home where sources said he was put on life support.


The faith-based documentary “STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON” will have 2 more encore presentations – Tuesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 19.

Steve McQueen truly is an American Icon.

One of America’s most intriguing movie stars, he “is still the King of Cool” according to Esquire Magazine—50 years after the peak of his career! The coolest thing about him, Steve McQueen was a believer in Jesus Christ.  Narrated by Gary Sinise.

Produced by Pastor Greg Laurie


A new restaurant app is being test-marketed in Winston-Salem

The ‘Neighborz App’ was started by two recent Wake Forest Grads

A local company – Small Footprint – was hired to to develop the software.

The Difference: All the entrees and appetizers on the site feature photos.



If you have a student who will be attending college in next fall (fall of 2018), you can start applying for financial aid. This is the second year that students have been able to start on their FAFSA applications early. In the past, they had to wait until the first of the year to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA.

On Oct. 28, FAFSA Day will be held at campuses throughout North Carolina. FAFSA Day provides an opportunity for students to get in-person help from financial aid administrators and financial aid specialists.

This free event is offered by College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the State Employees’ Credit Union.

A few campuses will be offering FAFSA Day on an alternate date:

NC Wesleyan College on Oct. 21and Winston-Salem State University on Nov. 4.

For the nearest site and to register, go to In addition, the State Employees’ Credit Union will offer FAFSA completion assistance in November. Call local branches to schedule an appointment.


Here’s how to submit a FAFSA:

Both the student and one of his or her parents will need a Federal Student Aid Identification, or FSA ID, to access the FAFSA form. To obtain an FSA ID, go to

Students and parents should use their 2016 tax information. Most filers are able to use the Data Retrieval Tool and will be prompted on the FAFSA. If those tax forms are unavailable, it is a good idea to have 2016 1040 tax forms, W-2 forms, or other income and asset documents available.

Parents will need to sign the completed FAFSA form with their FSA ID before submitting it.

Bill Wells, the director of financial aid at Wake Forest University, said that FAFSA asks about the past, meaning 2016 income; the present, including the value of cash, savings, checking accounts, and other real estate and investments; and the future, meaning family size and the number of people in college during the 2018-19 school year.





Your Member of Congress needs to hear from you! Please call him or her at (202) 224-3121 and urge him or her to vote FOR the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) this week!

After you’ve called, you can also email him or her by following this link.


Human babies in the womb have “the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks.”

Let that fact sink in a bit.  This week on Tuesday, October 3, the House will vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), which would save over 13,000 human lives each year. This bill would prohibit brutal abortions on unborn babies after 5 months post-fertilization, who feel excruciating pain as they are ripped apart in the womb.

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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

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)