Going to see the ‘leaves’ this weekend? The forecast is going to be perfect to check out the ‘peak color’ in the mountains…lots of sunshine with highs in the 70s. Check out the Fall Foliage page at www.visitnc.com
The Dixie Classic Fair continues this weekend and Wake Forest has a ‘home game’ on Saturday hosting Florida State at BB and T Field, right across the street from the fair. The Dixie Classic Fair opens at 9am Saturday morning with Kick off for the Wake – FSU game at 12:30pm.
Traffic Alert near the Joel Coliseum: Due to the extra traffic, a shuttle service will run from 9am until 5pm from WS First (formerly First Assembly of God) on University Parkway to a drop-off point in front of the Joel Coliseum near BB&T Field. Parking will be $8 dollars. Shuttle service is FREE. www.ljvm.com
It’s a great time to refinance. Mortgage rates dropped to a record low 3.94 percent for a 30-year fixed mortgage rate this week. The average rate on a 15-year fixed loan dropped to 3.26 percent (also a record).
Kids of Childhood Cancer is hosting a benefit concert to benefit children and families battling cancer at Brenner Children’s Hospital’s pediatric oncology ward. “Bowzer and the Stingrays” (yes, that’s Bowzer from the group Sha na na) will perform Saturday evening at 7pm at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem. “Rocky and the Rollers” as well as vocal groups from Mount Tabor and Reynolds High schools will be performing. Details at www.bowzersockhop.com
FYI: Vinny DiGerolamo is 8 years old and he’s spent much of his life at Brenner Children’s Hospital fighting cancer. Read about Vinny’s story (and his chance meeting with Bowzer from Sha na na) in the Winston-Salem Journal. www.journalnow.com/news/2011/oct/06/2/kernersville-boy-connects-with-his-hero-bowzer-of–ar-1472173/
Fortunate Sons, a group of 18 active-duty Marines, are hiking the entire 1,000-mile North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail” (MST) in what they are calling “the journey for injured Marines.” The 42-day journey began on Sunday (October 2nd) at Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smokey Mountains and will end at Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks on Veterans Day weekend, November 13. All funds raised will be given to the Injured Marines ‘Semper Fi Fund’. More details at www.SemperFiFund.org (Select “Fortunate Sons” as the event name on the donation form).
Hurricane Irene hit the North Carolina Coast on August 27. But, we don’t hear much about the continuing clean-up along our coast. Many people in Pamlico County are still dealing with storm damage. Learn more about the relief efforts in Pamlico County, NC from Scott Fitzgerald, Pastor of Bayboro Baptist Church this week onSUNDAY @ 5 on WBFJ. FYI:Scott’s church has become a ‘command center’ connecting relief organizations like Samaritan’s Purse and the North Carolina Baptist Men with those in need. Ways you can help, on our website www.wbfj.fm (look for the link to Sunday @ 5).
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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