Monday, Sept 26, 2011: News stories

Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon…High 80

Gas prices down slightly in the Triad with the average for regular unleaded at $3.48 a gallon.  http://www.northcarolinagasprices.com/index.aspx 

 

Disney’s 3D re-release of The Lion King remains #1 at the Box Office over the weekend, beating out Brad Pitt’s baseball drama Moneyball and family friendly movie Dolphin Tale. FYI:  “Courageous” hits theaters nationwide (and in the Triad) this Friday. Courageous is the latest movie from Sherwood Pictures, makers of Facing the Giants and Fireproof. www.courageousthemovie.com

Check out movie reviews from Focus on the Family’s Plugged In…

Dove Award-winning solo artist Rachael Lampa (and her a cappella group called “The Collective”) will be competing TONIGHT (Sept 26) on NBC’s a cappella singing series “The Sing-Off”.  BTW: “The Collective” is comprised solely of Nashville-based musicians who have each had individual music-making success.   (8pm Monday nights on NBC) Read more:  http://www.crosswalk.com/culture/music/rachael-lampa-takes-on-i-the-sing-off-i.html

Rachel Lampa’s new CD project “All We Need” hits stores this Tuesday. www.rachaellampa.com

Rachel Lampa’s FALL Tour will include Group 1 Crew, Shonlock and Rapture Ruckus.

 “See You at the Pole” (Wednesday morning) See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event…where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. BTW: “See You at the Pole” began in 1990 in Texas as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school.  Call or click your SYATP experiences this Wednesday morning.

Questions?  www.syatp.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=37

A hero’s homecoming for 21-year-old J.B. Kerns of Ararat, Va. on Sunday. The young marine lost three of his limbs earlier this year after an I-E-D blast in Afghanistan. The Ararat community has raised more than $50,000 dollars to help the family with medical bills.   (Fox 8)

A dead body was found on a school bus in High Point early this morning.
High Point police said a bus driver discovered the body of a 56-year-old man on a bus at High Point Central shortly before 6 a.m.  Police said the man likely left a homeless shelter near the school and got on the bus. Officers said that the man was likely homeless and died from natural causes.  The man has not yet been identified.  http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-body-found-school-bus-highpoint-110926,0,7495486.story

 Safe at home.  Amos Richards, 64 year old from Concord, is currently recovering at home after breaking his leg and crawling four days across the Utah desert during a solo hike a couple of weeks back. Without cell phone service and only two protein bars to eat, Richards began crawling back to his car. National Park rangers found Richards four days after he fell 10 feet in Little Blue John Canyon on Sept. 8. A helicopter spotted Richards — who used the flash on his camera to catch the pilot’s attention — only a couple of miles from his car Richards told WBTV in Charlotte.
Richards was treated for the broken leg and dehydration before returning to NC.

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, most people say they wouldn’t miss their local newspaper if it went away, but many couldn’t live without them? People said they turn to newspapers first for everything from community and crime news to arts and culture.  Newspapers also tied with the Internet for news on housing, schools and jobs, and with TV for local political news. FYI: TV is still the most popular source of news for most people. Surprisingly, though, an old-fashioned source of information – word of mouth – turned out to be the second most popular way to get news, after TV.

People under 40 are much more likely to turn to theInternet for local news, weather, traffic reports, job listings and information about events, restaurants, and social services. Those over 40 tend to look to theInternet mostly for information on local businesses such as restaurants.  #1 item people want to know about?  The weather…followed by breaking news, local politics and crime.  .      http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110926/D9PVVJIO2.html

 SPORTS: (NFL)  Win number one for the Carolina Panthers yesterday.           Panthers over the Jacksonville Jaguars…16 to 10

 High School Football:  A handful of make up games tonight…

Parkland vs Glenn

East Forsyth vs Ragsdale

Other teams playing tonight include Central Davidson, West Davidson and Thomasville

 

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

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