Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Breezy…High near 70.
Traffic Alert: ‘Operation Stop-Arm’ is going on all this week. Law Enforcement will be following school buses and patrolling school zones for violators. Passing a stopped school bus could cost you up to $200 dollar fine and a 5-point violation.
Traffic Alert: Winston-Salem (Road Construction) – SB 52 at Liberty Street will be down to one lane for the next several weeks. Expect delays from Akron Drive to 25th street…through Nov 19.
Traffic Alert: Downtown High Point – The Fall Furniture Market in High Point runs through this Thursday (Oct 18). Expect more traffic and more pedestrians. www.highpointmarket.org
You may have heard that YOUR ‘mission field’ starts at your front door. According to an article in Mission Society magazine, the U.S. is one of the fastest
growing Christian mission fields in the world. The big reason: a continual influx of refugees from various nations…and foreign students coming to the US for college. Seriously, the least-reached people group may very well be your neighbor. RnR
NASA has agreed to work with a pharmaceutical company to produce a nasal spray for motion sickness to the general public. Since many astronauts suffer
from motion sickness while training for a mission, NASA has formulated a motion
sickness nasal spray that has been shown to work faster and more reliably than
the oral form currently on the market. RnR
Extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner has become the first man to break the sound barrier without a plane or spacecraft…just a specially made space suit and a parachute. “Fearless Felix”, performed the record-breaking 24-mile jump from the edge of space back to earth on Sunday. The total time from jump to landing: nine minutes and three seconds. BTW: Sunday was the 65th anniversary of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier flying an experimental rocket… RnR
FYI: If you have filed a tax-extension with IRS, TODAY (Oct 15) is the tax extension deadline. www.irs.gov
Election Day – Tuesday, November 6th – is just over 3 weeks away. If you miss
Friday’s voter registration deadline, you can still register (and vote) at the
Early Voting site in your county starting Thursday, October 18. BTW: Early voting period begins next Thursday, October 18. www.ncsbe.gov/ Various
Voter Guides are available on the News Blog (Look under ‘Election 2012’)
Elon University’s Student Government Association has voted to dump Chick-Fil-A from its campus. The decision will ultimately be up to Elon’s administration. BTW: Duke University and Davidson College decided to remove Chick-fil-A restaurants from their campuses last month after the restaurant chain’s President, Dan Cathy, made comments in support of traditional marriage. The administration at ASU will keep CFA on their campus in Boone. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/665287/elon-student-body-against-chick-fil-a-on-campus
And the nominees are… Jeremy Camp, Newsboys and tobyMac are nominees in the American Music Awards Favorite Artists -Contemporary Inspirational category.
Online voting will determine the winner. Go to AMA Vote-dot-com to vote for your favorite. The American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, November 18th at 8pm on ABC. BTW: Last year’s winner: Casting Crowns. www.amavote.com
NC State Fair in Raleigh runs through this Sunday (OCT 21st) www.ncstatefair.org
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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