New school bus law carries stiffer penalities…Deadly Rip currents along NC beaches…"Despicable Me 2" tops weekend Box Office (Monday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast:  Sun and clouds mix with an afternoon thunderstorm possible…High 86

Are you at least 17 years old (or older), weigh at least 110 pounds and in good health? Join WBFJ at the Community Serve American Red Cross Blood Drive this Tuesday at Calvary Baptist in Winston-Salem. Info: 714-5460.  Walk-ins Welcome…      www.wbfj.fm/2013/06/community-serve-and-american-red-cross-blood-drive/

First Time Blood Donors: Tips for a Successful Donation –                     www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/first-time-donors

The Salvation Army is teaming up with area Ford dealerships for its “30 Cars in 30 Days campaign”.  The goal: to collect 30 donated vehicles during the month of July. Proceeds from the donated vehicles will fund Salvation Army programs and services.  For more information: salvationarmycarolinas.org

At the Box Office:  The minions of “Despicable Me 2” leaving Johnny Depp and the new “The Lone Ranger” western in the dust over the 4th of July weekend.  Check out the latest movie reviews from Focus on the Family at www.pluggedin.com/movies.aspx

SPORTS:  Andy Murray wins Wimbledon. First win for Britain in 77 years…     

The death of a Forsyth County student late last year has inspired a new law that will impose stiffer penalties on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. Under the “Hasani N. Wesley Student School Bus Safety Act” drivers will pay a minimum fine of $500 dollars for violating school bus stop-arm laws, with higher fines for drivers who injure or kill someone.  Repeat offenders could lose their license under the bill. http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_ed5f0222-e75e-11e2-ab00-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=print

Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer?  How about a classic hit movie with the kids. Check out the Triad “affordable Summer Movie Guide” from Piedmont Parent http://www.piedmontparent.com/articlemain.php?Summer-Movies-for-Kids-1291#sthash.MPXOXyi8.dpuf

Free Admission for Active Military Personnel and their Families  – Old Salem, Sci-Works and the Reynolda House are just some of the 1,800 other museums and learning centers across America offering FREE admission this summer (thru Labor Day) to all active duty military personnel and their families. Complete list of participating Blue Star museums (local, statewide, national)    http://arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index2013.php#list

A memorial service will be held for the North Carolina judge who drowned while trying to rescue a couple off Sunset Beach last week. The service for 54-year-old Chief District Court Judge Mitchell McLean will be this afternoon at the Walker Center at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.  McLean was chief District Court judge in Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany and Yadkin counties. www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/08/3016055/service-scheduled-for-nc-judge.html#storylink=cpy    BTW: Rip currents blamed for four deaths along North Carolina beaches so far this summer.

A man who drowned in the South Yadkin River on Saturday is being called a hero by his family. WSOC TV reporting that 45-year-old Steven Tanksley of Salisbury died after he and three other people jumped into the water to rescue another man and a dog who were swept into the Yadkin River. Rescuers were able to reach everyone except Tankskey.  (He) Tanksley leaves behind a wife and five children. Funeral services have not been planned. Donations to help with burial expenses can be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church. More information?  Call (704) 433-4846. http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_34b72576-e77f-11e2-9ebd-001a4bcf6878.html

The pilot at the helm of the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco had no experience landing a Boeing 777 at that airport.  The two 16 year old girls that lost their lives were among 35 Chinese students headed to California to attend West Valley Christian School’s summer church camp.  The NTSB is still investigating the cause of the crash.  www.cnn.com/2013/07/08/us/asiana-airlines-crash/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Fox News reporting that Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition on Sunday, after showing symptoms consistent with a seizure.  BTW: Heinz Kerry heir to the Heinz ketchup company fortune is a breast cancer survivor.

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
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
Verne Hill


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