Rain keeping Honey bees in hives…GM recalling Chevy Cruze models…Greensboro Urban Ministry serving meals again (Monday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Showers (even a thunderstorm).  High near 75   (90%)

UPDATE: Greensboro Urban Ministry is re-opening their Potter’s House kitchen, thanks to Johns Plumbing for making a temporary fix.  *Lunch meals were temporarily served at Shiloh Baptist Church due to a busted sewage pipe at the homeless shelter on Lee Street last weekend.  Crews are working to repair tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Wanna help? Go to the ministry’s website:  www.greensborourbanministry.org

The annual HanesBrands Community clothing sale continues through Saturday at the Joel Coliseum – Education Building in Winston-Salem. You can pay with cash, credit and debit cards. NO Personal checks.  *A portion of the proceeds benefits the United Way. Hours:  Aug. 19 through Aug. 23:  9am to 6pm.    SAT: Aug. 24: 9am to 2pm.  Details on the News Blog.  http://ymcanwnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/8-5-x-11-Sample-Sale-Ad2-new.pdf

If you haven’t seen many bees buzzing around lately, there’s a good reason. The weather? Actually all this rain stops the bees from leaving the hive, but it also slows down the honey-making process.  When the bees aren’t making honey, they’re eating honey.  http://triad.news14.com/content/news/coastal/698572/wet-weather-slows-down-honey-production-for-bees#sthash.wSN4v80H.dpuf

The Food Lion on S. Main Street in Lexington will be closing its doors at the end of the month.  Food Lion says it’s working with those employees to transfer them to another location.  Good News: There are four other Food Lion locations throughout Lexington. Also, a lot of items are marked down 25%, and the discounts will increase. http://triad.news14.com/content/news/698574/lexington-food-lion-prepares-to-close-its-doors#sthash.eGhJa5Kn.dpuf

 RECALL: General Motors is recalling nearly 300,000 Chevy Cruze cars (model years 2011 and 2012) due to a problem with the brake assist systems. http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/16/autos/chevrolet-cruze-recall/index.html?iid=HP_LN&hpt=hp_bn1

Traffic Alerts: Winston-Salem (Weather Permitting):  Crews will be re-paving Healy Drive, Ashley Brook Lane and Westbrook Plaza Drive in Winston-Salem.  Mon – Wed:  7am to 4pm 

Winston-Salem Open Pro-Tennis Event (thru Aug 24) happening at the Wake Forest University Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Football Field off Deacon Blvd.  FREE parking.  The early rounds scheduled for Mon – Wed (August 19-21) Weather permitting. Quarterfinals: Thursday, Aug 22, Semifinals: Friday, Aug 23 and finals: Saturday, Aug 24.  FAQ: www.winstonsalemopen.com/faq/

Winston-Salem will be one of five stops for the “American Idol Audition Bus Tour” happening next Monday (Aug. 26) …specific location T-B-A. Registration and auditions are on a first come, first serve basis. BTW: Singers can also audition at www.americanidol.com by submitting an audition video online. Visit their website for submission rules and terms and conditions.        www.americanidol.com

Back to school ‘shopping’ for teachers – The ‘Educator Warehouse’ in Winston-Salem is a place where area teachers can “shop” an assortment of donated teacher supplies   The ‘Educator Warehouse’ at Diggs Latham Elementary School in Winston-Salem    is open to teachers from 3:30 to 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9am to 11am on the first and third Saturdays of each month. For more information about shopping or donating:   wsfcs.k12.nc.us

A former Lexington mayor’s Ferrari convertible sold for a record $27.5 million dollars at an auction over the weekend in Monterey, California. Eddie Smith Sr.’s 1967 Ferrari 275 Spider received the highest price ever paid for any road car at auction. All of the proceeds from the Ferrari sale will go to charity, according to former owner Eddie Smith Jr. His dad, Eddie Smith Sr. passed away back in 2007 at the age of 88. He reportedly bought the rare car brand new for $8,000. The 1967 Ferrari is one of only 10 such cars ever made…NOT bad for a kid raised as an orphan at what is now the American Children’s Home. As an adult, he founded National Wholesale Company, a mail-order hosiery firm.         The Lexington Dispatch

Pre-Wedding video goes wrong?   The bride and groom are laughing (now) about a pre-wedding photo shoot that didn’t quite go as planned. An (un-named) wedding photographer was attempting to use a quad-copter equipped with a small camera to get the perfect shot. “This was two days before the wedding at their bridal shoot…I had done one successful fly by and I brought it around for another pass to make sure it was smooth. I underestimated the needed lift time and the quadcopter struck the groom in the side of the face. He had a cut on his cheek and and the side of his head. I felt horrible. Luckily the bride and groom were able to laugh about it after and we continued the shoot. At the request of the bride and groom I put the video online…”  http://myfox8.com/2013/08/16/quadcopter-hits-groom-in-head-after-photoshoot-fail/

 *Patrick Reed winning the Wyndham (His first win on the PGA Tour)

 

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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