New Mini-Walmart opens in Greensboro…New Alzheimers research…Online scammers put up fake Rick Warren sites (Wednesday News)

A new mini-Walmart in now open at the corner of Wendover Ave. and Penny Road.  The 42,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market is a quarter of the size of a Walmart Supercenter but will still feature a grocery section, fresh produce and a pharmacy. FYI: A new mini-Walmart is also building in Greensboro on High Point Road at the old Borders Bookstore location.  (FOX8)

New Alzheimer’s Research suggesting that gummed-up synapses — not plaque — may be at the root of aging brain diseases.  A protein that accumulates in healthy aging brains could prove to be the culprit behind the natural forgetfulness that comes with growing old as well as advanced neuro diseases such as Alzheimer’s.   BTW: More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to rise significantly as the baby boom generation ages.  More information on the News blog U.S. National Institute on Aging.

The annual HanesBrands Community clothing sale starts this Friday (Aug 16) through next Saturday (Aug 24) The ‘combined sale’ will be held over an extended nine days at the Joel Coliseum – Education Building in Winston-Salem. The majority of merchandise will range from $2 to $6. You can pay with cash, credit and debit cards. NO Personal checks.  *A portion of the sales proceeds will benefit the United Way.  http://ymcanwnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/8-5-x-11-Sample-Sale-Ad2-new.pdf    Hours: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 through Aug. 23, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24.

Back to school ‘shopping’ for area teachers: The ‘Educator Warehouse’ in Winston-Salem is a place where area teachers can “shop” an assortment of donated teacher supplies.  ‘Educator Warehouse’ is open from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at Diggs Latham Elementary School in Winston-Salem.   For more information about shopping or donating visit wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

Scammers are preying on the good will of others, by way of Pastor Rick Warren, of Saddleback Church.  Facebook and Twitter followers have alerted Warren that imposters are soliciting money from people who think they’re following the real Rick Warren. The real Rick Warren sending out a statement: “179 of over 200 FAKE Rick Warren Facebook pages created by scammers to make money on my son’s death have now been shut down. We’re still working on (shutting down) the rest.” Following the suicide of the Warrens’ youngest son, Matthew, back in April, the family established a way for people to make an online tax-deductible donate to The Matthew Warren Fund for Mental Health.  Internet scammers looking to make a profit off of the newly founded nonprofit organization created fake social media accounts posing as Warren and solicited unsuspecting followers for donations. http://www.christianpost.com/news/rick-warren-becomes-target-of-internet-scammers-looking-to-profit-from-his-sons-death-101961/

 

 

 

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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.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm