Slight risk of SEVERE WEATHER overnight into Wednesday morning (NEWS) Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011

Scattered showers with an isolated thunderstorm possible.  Breezy. High 72.  Slight risk of SEVERE Weather possible overnight… 

‘Feeding the 5,000’ happening today.  Two Greensboro churches are providing FREE traditional Thanksgiving meals to those in need today. Members at Lawndale Baptist Church will be handing out the pre-packaged ready to cook meals to the first 1,000 families (1 box per family) this morning while they last. (Lawndale Baptist is located on Lawndale Drive, just off Pisgah Church Road in Greensboro).  Williams Memorial Church in High Point will be distributing FREE food boxes and care packages from 3pm-6pm this afternoon.  A pre-Thanksgiving service happens at 6:30pm this evening. (Williams Memorial CME Church is located on 3400 Triangle Lake Road in High Point)  Phone: 883-7330    http://www.williamsmemorialcme.org/wmcme/events.htm

Thanks to everyone who packed a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child this year.  Over 30,500 shoeboxes were collected in the Triad for OCC this year! (+700 more than last year)!  You can still ‘build’ a shoebox…online. More details here: http://www.wbfj.fm/2011/10/operation-christian-child-2011/

The AAA holiday forecast predicts a 4% increase in travel compared to last year over the long Thanksgiving weekend, which starts Wednesday. According to AAA, more than 42.5 million people are expected to travel 50 or more miles away from home between Wednesday and Sunday with the majority of people  expected to drive. FYI: Wednesday is typically one of the busiest travel days of the year. Weather is a major factor on whether you will reach your destination on time. www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/21/2513214/roads-skies-will-be-crowded-this.html#ixzz1eRhGQfpF

A third victim of the deadly shootings around Pleasant Garden on Sunday has died.  Hanna-leigh Suttles was 8 years old. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating why Mary Ann Holder shot six people and then turned the gun on herself. 3 other victims are in critical condition. www.digtriad.com/news/article/200225/57/Sheriffs-Office-Investigating-Possible-Motive-For-Shootings

Several businesses along Main Street in Lexington are planning a FREE Thanksgiving lunch for the recent tornado victims and their families (and friends).  Shoto Japanese Steakhouse is hosting the traditional Thanksgiving meal from noon to 2 p.m. this Thursday. RSVP to Jimmy Huynh (with Shoto) at 225-0882 or Lori Copeland (American Red Cross) at 225-0684.

You can help financially to the ongoing relief efforts in Davidson and Randolph counties by contacting the local American Red Cross chapter at 885-9121.  Checks can be made out to the American Red Cross (with Disaster Relief Fund in the memo line) and sent to 815 Phillips Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262.

A benefit concert will take place Saturday evening on the stage above Shoto Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood in Lexington. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the tornado relief efforts of the American Red Cross. (alcohol will not be served all day on Saturday at the restaurant). www.the-dispatch.com/article/20111121/News/311219987/1005?p=1&tc=pg

The oldest male elephant at the Asheboro Zoo is re-cooperating after undergoing eye surgery.  A team of veterinary specialists from N.C. State University performed the four-hour medical procedure last week on C’sar, a 37-year-old African elephant. Removal of the cataract will leave the elephant with better vision but slightly ‘farsighted’. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-eye-surgery-111116,0,7584883.story

Traffic Update:    A new section of Bridford Parkway ( from Swing Road over I-40 to Hornaday Road near Wendover Avenue )  is now open in Greensboro…six months ahead of schedule. 

Watch your speed!   The Highway Patrol enforcing “Click It or Ticket It” thru Sunday. 

 

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.”

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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