Teens and summer jobs: A thing of the past? (News for Wednesday)

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Teens and summer jobs:  A thing of the past??? For many teens, getting a job over the summer has become more difficult. Some of the reasons:  Jobs usually filled by teens are now taken by older workers and even college grads. Also, teens are spending summers in school, music or learning camps or other activities geared for college.  Fewer than 3 in 10 teens hold down a summer job.    www.journalnow.com

Pat McCrory, GOP candidate for Governor, had a Mayberry moment of ‘mistaken identity’ on Tuesday.  After wrapping up a speech at a meeting on Tuesday, a white-haired gentleman with bushy eyebrows came up to greet him. “It’s a real honor sir,” McCrory said, shaking the man’s hand.  McCrory went on to tell how he’d met Andy Griffith 20 years earlier. In return, the man told McCrory that he really liked one of his political ads about how people in the state needed to work together. McCrory thanked him and said maybe they could get together sometime in the future. After McCrory walked away, someone whispered in his ear, that “Griffith” was actually Art “Almost Andy” Fettig, an Andy Griffith impersonator from Hillsborough who had performed at the event before McCrory spoke…Oops.    BTW:  Back in 2008, Andy Griffith, a stanch Democrat, made a commercial for Democrat Bev Perdue who was running against McCrory.  http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/06/13/article/dont_that_beat_all_mccrory_falls_for_andy_griffith_impersonator

A Superior Court judge in Massachusetts has ruled to keep the phrase “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance for local students in Middlesex County. A couple with three children in the school system wanted the phrase removed because they claimed it was discriminatory to atheists and humanists. According to the Christian Post, the judge said that the phrase is designed to “promote patriotism”.   rnr

 

 

Winston-Salem is the most affordable place to live and do business in the US.  According to Mercer – aninternational financial advising company. The annual Cost of Living rankings took a look at 214 major cities worldwide and compare things like the cost of housing, food, entertainment, transportation and education.  To the other extreme: New York City -the most expensive city in the US. Tokyo- the world’s most expensive city.   http://myfox8.com/2012/06/12/winston-salem-called-americas-most-affordable-city/

Fun article in the Winston-Salem Journal today about Hot Dogs.  Did you know: Americans eat roughly 7 billion hot dogs each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Last year, we spent more than $1.7 billion dollars on Hot Dogs (that’s according to the Hot Dog and Sausage Council). Find out what hot dog brand was the best, according to Michael Hastings and a few other staff members at the WS Journal:   www.journalnow.com/lifestyles/2012/jun/13/wsfood01-good-dog-bad-dog-ar-2351754/

Traffic Update:  Downtown Winston-Salem:  The Third and final phase of the Hwy 52 Improvement Project is underway.  Crews will be working in that area OVERNIGHT over the next several days to remove the Greyhound Court Bridge over Hwy 52 just north of the intersection with Business 40…Expect a detour onto MLK during the night-time hours along Highway 52 from Business 40 to Fifth Street.  Crews will also be adding a third traffic lane (both directions) along Highway 52 from Business 40 to Fifth Street.  Two exit ramps along Highway 52 at Third, Fourth and Fifth Streets were  permanently closed this past weekend.    

The Department of Transportation has recommended reducing Peters Creek Parkway from 6 lanes to 4 lanes from Business 40 to Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem.  Experts say that by reducingPeters Creek Parkway to 4 lanes would make the area safer for pedestrians and drivers, plus the extra space could be used for bike lanes and additional sidewalks.  This proposal is just in the talking stages. 

 Help needed:  The Shepherd’s House, a homeless shelter based in Mt Airy since 2003, is in critical need of financial support.  Due to a loss of grants and a reduction of funding, the Shepherd’s House has enough funding to keep its doors open through August.   More information and ways to donate online at wbfj.fm (news).  www.gmamh.org

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