Public meeting tonight in High Point regarding the likely rate increase by Duke Energy (NEWS) Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mostly sunny and breezy…High 75. Major ‘cool down’ coming for Friday through the weekend.

Duke Energy is holding a public meeting TONIGHT (Oct. 27) at 7pm at High Point City Hall. It is one of several meetings being held across the state to get input on the proposed 17% rate increase for Duke Energy customers. FYI: Your Duke Energy power bill could go up $20 dollars (extra) a month on average. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-duke-energy-rate-hike-meeting-scheduled-for-high-point-20111019,0,7174159.story

Two new cases of E. coli have been confirmed in Wake County.  WRAL-TV reporting that seven children and two adults have now been infected with E. coli.  The common link so far in eight of the nine cases, they recently attended the N.C. State Fair.  Health officials say that it could take several days before the source of the E.Coli outbreak is determined.  Three of the infected children have been hospitalized.

Calling all bell ringers!!   The Salvation Army of High Point needs volunteer bell ringers at the Red Kettles this holiday season.  Bellringing starts November 11 through December 24 (and like Chick-Fil-A…NO bell ringing on Sundays). Contact information: www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/highpoint     (336) 881-5400

An experimental psoriasis drug performed significantly better than the commonly prescribed medication meth-o-trex-ate in a new clinical trial.  ‘Bri-a-KIN-u-mab’ reduced psoriasis symptoms by at least 75 percent in nearly 82 percent of those taking it, compared to just 40 percent of those on methotrexate. But beware of serious side effects. The study was funded by the drug’s manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories. Learn more about psoriasis treatments from the National Psoriasis Foundation.  www.psoriasis.org/treatments        http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658239

 SPORTS:  Wash out:  Last night’s scheduled Game 6 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St Louis Cardinals…tonight.  Rangers have a 3 – 2 lead.  http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp   

Good News: Looks like fewer people attending the High Point Market this week, but many sellers are reporting an increase in sales. (FOX 8)  Read more about Chris Warren, the owner ofMayland CourtinMitchellCounty, just one of the vendors in the “Made inAmerica” pavilion at this year’s market. http://www.journalnow.com/business/2011/oct/27/wsmet01-high-point-market-puts-spotlight-on-americ-ar-1543124/

A 5-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Hendersonville will close for repair of a bridge over Interstate 26.  The road work starts Nov. 1 and should be completed by Dec. 5.  http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/10/26/article/part_of_blue_ridge_parkway_closing_for_repair

Have been on a diet and successfully shed some pounds only to gain the weight back again within a year, you can blame it on ‘hunger hormones’. Australian scientists found that after overweight and obese patients followed a low-calorie diet for 10 weeks, their appetite and hunger hormone levels changed. While some hormone levels increased and others went down compared to before they dieted, nearly all of the changes favored the body’s efforts to regain the lost weight. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658270

Verne Hill

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
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