Monday News, Sept 18, 2017   

Peaceful transition from summer to autumn begins Friday, Sept 22.

 

Today is National Cheeseburger Day:  Cheeseburger deals abound today at Sonic, McDonald’s and Hwy 55 Burgers

 

NEW: Two ‘public meetings are planned this week to discuss the two upcoming phases of the Business 40 improvement project in downtown Winston-Salem. The public meetings will take place on Tuesday (Sept 19), one at noon and one at 4 p.m., at the Old Salem Visitors Center.   State highway representatives will be on hand to explain the project and answer questions.

The Bus 40 project is designed to make travel on the downtown freeway easier and safer by eliminating some of the interchanges and providing the ones that remain with longer ramps. Beautification efforts are also planned. https://goo.gl/pBkk6c

 

HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK today along the NC + SC Coastal areas from Wilmington down past Myrtle Beach due to the passing of Hurricane Jose moving north in the Atlantic.  Timeline for Jose: Rain and gusty winds could brush parts of the coastal mid-Atlantic from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Long Island today.

The Weather Channel    https://goo.gl/x6oH5X

 

Update: Hurricane Maria has become a major Category 3 hurricane

The storm is expected to move through the Caribbean over the next few days, likely intensifying to a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday into Thursday.

*Hurricane watches and warnings are now in effect for both the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Barbuda and St. Maarten.

*Maria’s path toward the US is still uncertain thru early next week.

The Weather Channel   https://goo.gl/1as92d

 

Sending Relief: Church leaders along with the city of Winston-Salem are hoping to send 100 volunteers to Houston, Texas.   Area volunteers will travel from Winston-Salem to Houston, Texas, on Sept. 24 to provide aid and cleanup assistance in the wake of the devastation. The trip is sponsored by Houston’s First Baptist Church. *Only 100 seats are available on the two charter buses that will travel to Texas and those interested can sign up online ministersconferencewsv.org  or contribute monetary donations.

Source: The Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem And Vicinity

 

‘Shelly Island’ growing?  That newly formed island off North Carolina’s Outer Banks is now connected to land. Shelly Island (as it’s known) now connects at low tide to Cape Point, which belongs to Cape Hatteras National Seashore. NASA satellite images show the island that began forming last November is just short of mile long and 450 yards wide, totaling 27 acres. https://goo.gl/EKRSCL

 

Diaper Bank of North Carolina is working with communities across the state to raise awareness AND provide diapers for low-income families in need through Saturday (SEPT 30).      Details at www.diaperbank.org

Congrats to Robert Strickland, the winner of Winston-Salem’s Pier Catfish Tournament at Salem Lake Park on Saturday.  Strickland landed a whopping 38-pound, 8-ounce catfish and there ARE pictures to prove it!  J  This Saturday (Sept 23), the city is hosting the Boat Catfish Tournament at Salem Lake. Cost is $60 per boat.  https://goo.gl/yiDxEE

 

 

Area Sports…

High School Football: Glenn remains undefeated at 5 -0, first time since 2007.

 

NFL: The Carolina Panthers are on a roll with that home win over the Buffalo Bills (9-3) to remain unbeaten. The Panthers had three sacks, two by Julius Peppers in his first home game since re-signing with them.

 

Rivalry Resurrected…

App State hosting Wake Forest this Saturday (Sept 23) in Boone.  The game is sold out but you can catch it on ESPN3. Kick off at 3:30pm.  https://goo.gl/TjFdNv

*App State and Wake Forest played 22 times from 1975-2001. The Mountaineers won three of the last five matchups. WFU beat ASU at home in 2001, their last meeting.

The Mountaineers will return to BB&T Field in Winston-Salem on Sept. 12, 2020.

 

 

Protecting your ‘identity’. 

Given that half of North Carolinians and Americans may have had their personal data hacked, financial experts suggest that realistically – your personal data has likely been compromised. Most financial institutions serving the Triad and Northwest N.C. say they are talking with Equifax to determine how many customers have been affected so they can begin the process of issuing new debit and credit cards.

-Debit cards do not have the same protections as credit cards since debit transactions withdraw funds directly from your bank account.

*Customers should keep a close eye on all accounts and credit reports for irregularities and fraudulent activity.

One way to do that is at www.annualcreditreport.com.

Another is to request that credit reporting agencies Equifax (888-766-0008), Experian (888-397-3742) and Transunion (800-680-7289) place a free 90-day fraud alert on your credit line.

BBB: Placing a freeze on credit is another line of defense. Taking that step does not affect your credit score. However, it does mean consumers can’t apply for new credit unless they request a temporary lifting of the freeze for a specific company to access your credit report. That action could take three business days to complete.

For more information, click on go.bbb.org/creditfreeze or ncdoj.gov/creditfreeze.

The state Attorney General’s Office said state law allows North Carolinians to request a credit freeze for free.     https://goo.gl/T97irQ

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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