News Headlines for Tuesday

 August 04, 2015       

Building community: Neighborhoods throughout the Piedmont Triad are joining thousands of communities nationwide this evening during the 32nd Annual National Night Out for crime and drug prevention. Make an effort to spend the evening outside with neighbors (friends and family) and local law enforcement between the hours of 6 and 9pm.   Most Piedmont Triad Cities are participating later today   https://natw.org/map

 

Do you have a picky eater at home?  Well, you’re not alone.  Duke University School of Medicine research study of kids and their eating habits  finding that 1 in 5 children likely have a ‘picky eating’ problem. Based on the child’s eating habits, the researchers labeled them as normal, moderate, or severe picky eaters, also called selective eaters. Good news: Normal picky eaters have typical dislikes, such as refusing to eat broccoli. But in extreme cases picky eating could be a warning sign of a bigger issue with anxiety and depression.  http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20150803/kids-picky-eating

 

 

Advance tickets for the Dixie Classic Fair are on sale NOW. Advance tickets are also available at the Annex Box Office (no service charge). For the first time, advance tickets will also be available in the ‘electronics depts’ at select Walmart stores. Advance tickets will be on sale through Oct. 1.  *The Dixie Classic Fair – Oct. 2 – Oct. 11 at the WS Fairgrounds.  Details about the Dixie Classic Fair and our Grandstand concert on Wednesday October 7th go to wbfj.fm.   Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children. Packs of 30 credits for rides are $10. Unlimited wristbands are available for $25.

 

A Senate bill to strip Planned Parenthood of its $500 million in federal tax payer funding fell short of the 60 votes needed to stop a Democratic filibuster against the de-funding measure. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. President Obama (who supports Planned Parenthood) said he would veto any defunding measure.
Prayer: Please remember the friends and family of 9 year old Kaiser Carlile,  a “well-loved” team member of the Liberal Bee Jays, a summer league team for college players in Kansas. The 9 year old was accidentally hit during his team’s National Baseball Congress World Series game Saturday in Wichita.  He was wearing a helmet, witnesses say, when he was struck while retrieving a bat.     NPR    http://goo.gl/7PksQQ

 

Traffic update about that huge ‘water main break’ in Lexington.  Good News: The water main has been repaired. But, Hillside Road near West Center Street Extension is still closed for road repairs. Residents are urged to conserve as much water as possible over the next 24 hours. Expect a ‘discolored’ appearance AND very low water pressure

Are you ready for some football?  Saturday was the first day that High Schools in NC were allowed to practice.  BTW: First scrimmage will be August 11th with August 21 – the start of Friday Night football!!     www.journalnow.com

Back to School already? To capture those ‘back to school’ Tax Free deals, you will have to make a road trip to Virginia or South Carolina this weekend (August 7-9).  Experts suggest reading the fine print to be sure what is eligible for tax savings. http://goo.gl/SPJwLx

BTW: North Carolina is NOT having a Tax Free Weekend again this year. 

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