Sunny and Breezy. Cooler temperatures…High 58. Please NO outdoor burning today. There’s an increased ‘Fire Danger’ today due to dry, breezy conditions.
Are you still in need of help with your Federal and State tax preparation? Several organizations including the Forsyth Working Families Partnership are offering FREE tax preparation for low-income working families. FYI: Forsyth Working Families Partnership is a group of community agencies working together to help low-income working families earning up to $50,000 dollars a year (individuals earning up to $24,000) get their maximum tax refund, save their refund dollars while learning to spend and invest wisely. www.forsythfreetax.org BTW: You must send in your tax stuff on or before this Tuesday, April 17th
The Davidson County Tax Coalition: Six Davidson County locations helping low to moderate income individuals and families. Call 474-2651. Assistance in Spanish is also available…(Contact: Bill Gilleland )
H&R Block and Jackson-Hewitt at Wal-Mart stores: www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/jan/09/free-simple-tax-prep-offered-wal-marts/?latest
Strawberry season is here. Local growers picked their first strawberries over Easter weekend. To find a ‘fresh’ strawberry site near you check out our Facebook page or blog. www.ncfarmfresh.com/Directory.asp?product=51&county=region®ion=2&SearchType=farms&submit=Search
The Winston-Salem / Forsyth County school board has voted to ‘tweak’ the school system’s policy on the Pledge of Allegiance after several months of discussion. The long-standing requirement was that students could opt out of saying the Pledge of Allegiance for ‘religious reasons’. Now, students can opt out at will. BTW: State law requires schools to display the U.S.flag and schedule the Pledge of Allegiance each day, but also says no one should be compelled to say the pledge. http://myfox8.com/2012/04/11/forsyth-school-board-votes-to-change-pledge-of-allegiance-policy/
Republican RICK SANTORUM has suspended his campaign for President. Santorum’s announcement that he was ending his campaign came just hours after his young daughter Bella was released from her latest hospital stay. FYI: Registered voters inNorth Carolina are still urged to go to the polls on May 8th. Remember to vote ‘YES’ for the Marriage Protection Amendment to the state Constitution in support of ‘Traditional, Biblical Marriage’. More details on our website at wbfj.fm. www.voteformarriagenc.com
THE TEEN BIRTH RATE HAS DROPPED. A Federal report showing that the actual number of teen births in 2010 (in all race categories) was the lowest in almost 70 years. BTW: Birth rates for teens tended to be highest in the South and Southwest and lowest in the Northeast and Upper Midwest.
A massive 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia earlier this morning. A new tsunami warning has been issued in theIndian Ocean after a series of smaller earthquakes including an 8.2 aftershock. www.cnn.com/2012/04/11/world/asia/indonesia-earthquake/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
SOLD: The Grove Park Inn – Resort & Spa has been sold to a private equity company for an undisclosed amount of money. K-S-L Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in travel and leisure, plans a $25 million dollar renovation as part of the resort’s 100th anniversary next year. The Grove Park, which opened back in 1913, was built of granite stones and overlooks the city of Asheville.
No injuries after a car rear-ended a school bus earlier this morning in Yadkin County. Fox 8 reporting that the accident happened on around 7:30 a.m. on Highway 601 between Speer and Reece roads. Bus #1 serves Starmount High and Middle schools.
Forsyth Tech will hold an Open House this Saturday (April 14) from 1 to 4pm at their Main Campus on Silas Creek Parkway. More info: 723-0371. www.forsythtech.edu/
Got voter ID? Check out this investigative report from Project Veritas. A video released yesterday from the nonprofit organization Project Veritas may not change Attorney General Eric Holder’s opinion, but it definitely got his attention. In it, a young white man walks into Holder’s own voting precinct in Washington, D.C., asks if there’s “an Eric Holder” on the list, gives Holder’s home address to the worker — and is promptly offered Holder’s ballot on primary day, no identification required. Read more: http://www.citizenlink.com/2012/04/10/project-veritas-video-imposter-can-vote-as-attorney-general/
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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