Average gas prices have fallen 7 cents over the past 2 weeks. Further price cuts could happen with the switch to cheaper “winter grade” gasoline. https://goo.gl/BNytdN
National Weather Service: Seems that a tornado did touch down in western North Carolina about 10 miles southeast of Morganton yesterday around 5:30pm.
A tornado warning had been issued for parts of Wilkes, Watauga, Cleveland and Burke counties. Power lines and trees are down in Wilkes County. https://goo.gl/3XyZ6k
Several tech companies are proposing disaster response ideas, most aimed at getting phone and internet service up and running in Puerto Rico. https://goo.gl/6wsDm5
NFL: The Carolina Panthers move to (4 and 1) with their win over the Detroit Lions.
Star Wars fans, are you ready for some football?
The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will debut during halftime of tonight’s Monday night’s matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.
And after the game, tickets for the next Star Wars installment will go on sale online at sites including Fandango. The Last Jedi picks up where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off. https://goo.gl/ZYT4E2
NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr winning yesterday’s ‘Bank of America 500’ at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex was emotional in Victory Lane reflecting on the absence of his long-time girlfriend, Sherry Pollex who is battling ovarian cancer once again. Sherry has a chemotherapy treatment today (MON). The Charlotte victory guaranteed Truex a spot in the Round of 8 portion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. https://goo.gl/51Xo56
Surplus auction: Forsyth County is in the middle of its annual ‘surplus auction’ sale. The county will include vehicles and larger equipment on Nov 4 starting at 10 a.m. (conducted by Mendenhall Auction). Some of the vehicles for sale are fleet cars, pickup trucks and dump trucks. To post a bid starting Oct. 9, go to www.govdeals.com, then search at the top of the page for Forsyth County. GovDeals Inc. charges buyers a 5 percent premium based on the sales price. Bids on the majority of items will start at $6. https://goo.gl/yDmGJg
Sign Ups continue: Salvation Army Local Christmas Assistance 2017
Forsyth County registration Dates: October 10, 11, and 12th Locations:
Area Command; 901 N. Cleveland Ave. from 9AM until Noon, 1PM until 4PM
Washington Park Corps; 1411 S. Broad St. from 9AM until Noon, 1PM until 4PM
Kernersville Corps; 770-D Park Centre Drive from 9am – Noon, 1PM until 4PM
Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club; 2100 Reynolds Park Rd. from 9AM until 1Pm
International Boys & Girls Club; 2850 New Walkertown Rd. from 9AM until 1PM
During the month of October, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm,
Application requirements on the News Blog at wbfj.fm https://goo.gl/3ykckV
Walmart will make it easier to return items purchased online
Walmart understands that returning items can be a hassle, and now it claims to have a fix. The retailer on Monday announced a new initiative it calls “Mobile Express Returns,” an update to its app that will allow customers to start the returns process on their phones before continuing the process in stores. The company is hoping to allow customers to fast-track the returns at customer service by allowing those who use the app to jump into a special “Mobile Express Lane.” Walmart says refunds will be credited as soon as the next day.
The new returns process starts in November for products purchased and shipped online from Walmart.com. https://goo.gl/ZYT4E2
Encore presentations: The faith-based documentary “STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON” will be shown 2 more times in local theaters:
This Tuesday, October 10 + Thursday, October 19. Narrated by Gary Sinise.
Based on the book by Pastor Greg Laurie www.stevemcqueenmovie.com/
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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