The face of poverty: 1 in 4 children in Forsyth County live in poverty (NEWS) Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Today – Thursday: Sunny skies…Highs in the 60’s

One in Four:  A new report showing that one in four children in Forsyth County younger than age 18…live at or below the poverty line.  The non-profit organization ‘Forsyth Futures’ will host a community roundtable at 5:30 p.m. today at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. Other stats from ‘Forsyth Futures’…On average, the per capita income of white residents in Forsyth County is two times higher than black residents, and three times higher than Hispanic residents. An estimated 47% of renters are unable to afford a two bedroom home at fair market rent. www.journalnow.com/news/2011/nov/01/wsmain01-forsyth-futures-issues-report-showing-one-ar-1559769/

Candy ‘buy-back’ happening today and Wednesday at Spangler and Rohlfing Pediatric dentistry in Winston-Salem.  They will ‘buy back’ up to 5 pounds of your Halloween candy (a dollar a pound, up to $5 dollars).  The candy will then be donated to our troops through Operation Gratitude. Spangler and Rohlfing is located at 15-44 N Peace Haven Road in Winston-Salem. Stop by from 8:30am til 4:30pm today and Wednesday. http://happykidssmiles.com    (336) 768-1332

 A Friendly Family Feud?  NBA star Chris Paul and his family will appear on an episode of “Family Feud” tonight at 7pm WXLV ABC 45.  Chris, his brother C.J., his mother Robin; his father Charles and Aunt Rhonda will appear. I guess Chris Paul has a lot of extra time on his hands because of the NBA strike.  🙂

More than one and a half million people are still without power after that snowstorm that hit the Northeast over the weekend. At least 13 deaths are blamed on the storm.  Most schools remain closed due to downed trees and power lines.   (FOX News)

Fill a bag with books for $2 dollars. The Jonesville Public Library is hosting a used book sale through November 9th.  Call 835-7604

SPORTS:  A small jet carrying NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, and his wife Linda, crash landed at a Key West, Florida airport last night.  The couple, plus the pilot and co-pilot, were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Tony La Russa, the manager of the World Series Champs St. Louis Cardinals, is retiring.  The 67-year-old skipper ranks third on the all-time wins list as a manager.

State Sen. Jim Forrester, a physician and social conservative, passed away yesterday after years of declining health.  He was 74.  Forrester secured a legislative victory just weeks ago with a constitutional referendum next spring in support of traditional marriage.  http://www.civitasreview.com/politicians/sen-jim-forrester-r-stanley-passes-away-at-age-74/

A California university has been given the OK to purchase church property of Crystal Cathedral, ending its $50 million bankruptcy crisis.  The Crystal Cathedral filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last October. www.christianpost.com/news/crystal-cathedral-hopes-for-miracle-at-11th-hour-59828/

Calling all bell ringers!!   The Salvation Army of High Point needs volunteer bell ringers at the Red Kettles this holiday season.  Bell ringing starts November 11 through December 24 (and like Chick-Fil-A…NO bell ringing on Sundays). Contact information: www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/highpoint     (336) 881-5400

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