WBFJ News Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The State Board of Education could receive the first set of recommendations for changing North Carolina’s academic standards this spring. The Academic Standards Review Commission wants the state to ditch the integrated math courses that were rolled out three years ago as part of the state’s transition to Common Core. The commission, charged with recommending replacements for all of the math and English standards, is likely to discuss the issue again next month.
N.C. A&T is Part of a New Federal effort to improve the nation’s defense against cyber attacks.A national initiative announced last week will provide $25 million over the next five years to support cybersecurity education. A&T’s share of the grant will be $1.6 million. http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/n-c-a-t-signs-up-to-thwart-hackers/article_5f5819fe-45ac-575b-8e2f-66dc4b4dd449.html
Keeping Seniors Safe when Sidewalk and Road Conditions are bad during the Winter is a concern for many families caring for an elderly loved one. Davidson County is trying to make sure Seniors Stay Safe whether Walking OR Driving, by expanding its Walking Program from Two to Five Days a Week, allowing Seniors to go for Inside Walks. The County is also trying to partner with the AARP which offers Driver Refresher Classes to Seniors and hosts “We Need to Talk” Seminars which help families discuss whether or not it’s still safe for a loved one to drive. http://myfox8.com/2015/01/19/program-keeping-seniors-safer-during-the-winter-in-davidson-county/
JANUARY is “SANCTITY Of HUMAN LIFE” Month – If you go to website – WBFJ.FM – You’ll be able to find a Large Listing of Pregnancy Care Centers throughout our region.
Need A Job? – Facebook has more than 1,000 Positions to fill. Facebook has 1,159 job openings listed on its corporate site, as the social network company continues its aggressive growth plans. Many of the job openings on the company’s site are for advertising sales. There are 126 Ad Sales Jobs listed, as well as a need for Recruiters, Human Resources – and – one of the Biggies – in an effort to have drones provide Internet access to different parts of the globe has the company looking to hire aerospace mechanical technicians, avionics engineers and a flight test manager. http://myfox8.com/2015/01/19/need-a-job-facebook-has-more-than-1000-positions-to-fill/
Members of the First Wesleyan Church in Kernersville are mourning the loss of a fellow member who was killed in a crash in Florida Sunday. Darrell Scruggs, 68, of High Point died after police said his SUV overturned when a van slammed into it. His wife is in critical condition… He was a former Pastor in Asheboro and Mount Airy, in the Wesleyan Church for 34 years, and ministered at Neighbors Grove Wesleyan Church in Asheboro from 1988 to 1994.
No One Likes Getting Bills, but One Bill has a family completely shocked. 5-Year Old Alex Nash was invited to a Friend’s Birthday Party at a Ski and Snowboarding Facility. Alex’s parents responded to the invitation and said Alex would attend. Later they realized they already had other plans for that day and, so Alex Didn’t attend – but, there was No Contact Information to inform the Party Giver. Several days later, Alex came home from school with an invoice from the Birthday Boy’s Mother for a $24.00 “Child’s Party No Show Fee.”
Alex’s parents initially thought the bill was a joke. However, the birthday boy’s mother apparently threatened to take them to small claims court. Alex’s parents are trying to resolve the situation via Facebook. The birthday boy’s parents have not commented publicly.
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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