Rainy night for High School Football Play-offs…Healthcare fix or flop…20-somethings putting lives on delay…WSSU Rams go for 3rd title…Thanksgiving Day is the new Black Friday?

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast:  Increasing Clouds with rain this evening…High 58.  Grab your rain gear (and some HOT chocolate) if you are heading out to the bleachers tonight for week one of the State High School Football Play-offs…

Well, your current healthcare policy ‘might not’ be cancelled? President Obama back tracking with a last-minute ‘fix’ that would allow people to keep their current insurance policies for another year, even if their coverage doesn’t meet the minimum requirements under the Affordable Care Act.  www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/15/rumors-obamacare-fix-president-to-address-concerns-at-1135-am/

Ever wanted to try out for Wheel of Fortune? The mobile Wheel Mobile will be in our area this weekend: Alamance Crossing in Burlington this Saturday (Nov 16) from 1pm to 5pm… Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem this Sunday (Nov 17) from 1pm to 5pm… www.digtriad.com/life/wheeloffortune/

Traffic Alert in Kernersville this weekend: Both directions of Business 40 between Highway 66 and I-40 will be CLOSED late tonight (Fri) through early Monday morning. Follow the DETOUR signs…   *Construction at the Macy Grove Road – bridge.    NOV 15 @ 10pm til NOV 18 @ 5am http://tims.ncdot.gov/TIMS/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=430764

Update in Winston-Salem: The new ‘Motor Road extension’ connecting Motor Road and Carver School Road is NOW open.  The extension should help traffic congestion at the Rural Hall and Old Walkertown intersection. 

 Stay Focused:  A survey conducted by State Farm showing more motorists are looking at their smartphones instead of the highway. About one out of four drivers are distracted by surfing the web or checking social media.

Thankfully Tasty: The cost of cooking / serving a Thanksgiving dinner is slightly DOWN from last year. The average cost: $49.04…to feed up to 10 people a meal of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, rolls, pumpkin pie (with whipped cream, plus tea, water or coffee.  Yum…  What a bargain!!

Move over Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day is quickly becoming the ‘official start’ of the holiday shopping season? If you are looking for a seasonal job during the holidays, several retailers in our area are hiring.  Check out the list – www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_2d97da0c-4ccd-11e3-83fc-001a4bcf6878.html

Much-needed humanitarian aid is slowing arriving in the Philippines.  Ways to donate on our News Blog at wbfj.fm

GO RAMS: C-I-AA championship game between Winston-Salem State and Virginia State this Saturday afternoon at Bowman Gray Stadium. Kick-off at 1pm

 George Hamiliton IV was a teen idol in the late 1950s but later switching to country music in the 1960s, then gospel music later in his career. Did you know? George Hamiliton IV was born in Winston-Salem…Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1960…Nicknamed the ‘International Ambassador of Country Music’…Toured with Billy Graham during his UK mission in the mid-80s…Won a DOVE Award in 2004   “Best Bluegrass Album of the Year”…Inducted into the NC Music Hall of Fame in 2010…*** George Hamilton IV will be in concert at Good Shepherd Moravian in Kernersville this Saturday evening (7PM).    FREE  

They’re making snow in the northern mountains.  The slopes are now open at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in Banner Elk.       www.skisugar.com/

Generation Wait? Based on new Census figures, mobility for young adults has fallen to the lowest level in more than 50 years. Burdened with college debt or stuck in low-wage jobs, 20-something adults are delaying careers, marriage and having children.  www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_f94defa4-4dab-11e3-bf39-001a4bcf6878.html

 

 

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

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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