(10am) High Point: Around 1,000 Duke Energy customers without power in High Point mainly along Skeet Club Road and Sandy Ridge Road this morning. Reason: Vehicle hit a utility pole overnight. *Could be 4pm until power is restored. https://outagemap.duke-energy.com/#/current-outages/ncsc
Federal investigators are still searching the site of an Amtrak train that derailed in north-central Montana on Saturday afternoon. There were 3 fatalities with dozens injured. https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/september/at-least-3-dead-following-amtrak-train-derailment-in-montana
Trinity Elementary School has temporarily transitioned to remote learning through October 8 due to a positive COVID-19 cluster detected on Friday. https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/trinity-elementary-school-to-remote-learn-through-oct-8/
Pfizer booster shots are a go for people 65 and older, those with a high risk of severe illness with Covid-19 and those at high risk of exposure at work. The booster shot recommendation is for those who got their last Pfizer dose at least six months ago. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/health/covid-boosters-5-things/index.html
It takes ALL of us to help slow the spread of Covid-19…
As COVID-19 transmission continues to surge, please practice the 3W’s…
Wait 6 feet apart. Wear that face mask, And Wash your hands!
*Helpful Links about vaccination sites on the NEWS BLOG at wbfj.fm
‘Food stamp’ recipients will get a 25% increase beginning October 1st.
More than 1.6 million North Carolinians benefit from the program.
For more information, go to www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/low-income-services/food-nutrition-services-food-stamps. North Carolina individuals and families can apply at epass.nc.gov.
‘Scientists at Purdue University have created the world’s ‘whitest paint’.’
Painting buildings and houses with the Purdue ultra-white paint is capable of cutting back or eliminating the need for air conditioning by reflecting sunlight.
The paint reflects roughly 98% of solar radiation thus absorbing less heat from the sun.
than it emits. The result: The painted object will cool below the air temperature and
College Football: Wake Forest and NC State in the Top 25
Google turns 23 today.
Google was officially established as a company on Sept 27, 1998.
Google is the most widely-used search engine globally with billions of searches daily in more than 150 languages.
In the beginning, Google’s first server was housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks. Now, Google ‘servers’ are housed in more than 20 data centers globally.
Headline of the Morning
“Harley-Davidson: Vintage-inspired electric bikes are going on sale”
These are ‘electric bicycles’ and Harley-Davidson is only making 650 of them.
Just a reminder:
Enrollment for Medicare opens October 15 (and ends Dec 7) for coverage in 2022.
And open enrollment period for health care – through the ACA Marketplace – opens November 1 and continues until December 15 to enroll for 2022.
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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