Thursday, August 18, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny. A scattered afternoon shower or thunderstorm possible…High 85

JOB FAIR:  Dozens of companies will be on-hand TODAY at the Clarion Hotel near PTI in Greensboro from 10am to 2pm .  Info on the News Blog and WBFJ Facebook page. 

Pre-register at http://triad.employmentguide.com/jobfairdetails.html?JobfairID=3502

You can help support “Triad Flight of Honor” just by eating lunch at the Outback Steakhouse (Winston-Salem location ONLY) from 11:30an til 1pm.  This event is sponsored by the Clemmons Rotary Club.  For a $20 donation, you get a four course Outback meal. The proceeds to benefit “Triad Flight of Honor”.  Open to the public. NO reservations required.  Dine in…or take out available Questions: call 403-1964

‘Skimming devices’ were found on two standalone ATMs in Thomasville on Monday…and cyber thieves are likely stealing your personal banking information.  Investigators believe the skimmers were placed on two ATM machines sometime last Friday and remained there over the weekend.  The Thomasville Times reporting that ‘skimmers’ were found on the Cash Points at Midway Plaza (off National Highway) and the Cash Points on West Main Street across from the Thomasville Post Office . NO arrests have been made in the case.

http://tvilletimes.com/view/full_story/15108845/article-Thomasville-bankers-find-skimming-device-on-ATMs?instance=homesecondleft

Some tips: Thieves normally target standalone ATMs for skimming.  Be aware of anything that is raised off the machine itself, like wires protruding from the ATM machine. Skimming devices are usually put on top of the real ATM card reader, allowing the skimmer devise to read your personal info (like PIN numbers) while the ATM reads it. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-how-to-spot-a-skimming-atm-20110817,0,504812.story

Congratulations to Jayne Grubbs (science teacher at Caleb’s Creek Elementary in Kernersville) and Heather King (math and French teacher at West Forsyth) who were awarded the ‘Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching’ Award (from Wake Forest University) on Wednesday. (www.journalnow.com)

A Virginia couple plans to get married at a Carowinds this weekend.  WCNC reports the couple plans to say “I do” on the steps of The Intimidator Roller coaster on Saturday, then take a ride on the roller coaster with family and friends. BTW: The couple got engaged on the Intimidator (the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in the southeast) last August and they want their wedding to be fun and memorable.  http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-nc-coaster-intimidator-carowinds-wedding-110817,0,2122586.story

Just a reminder: Second Harvest Food Bank needs your help.  Food supplies are critically low. You can drop-off non-perishable food items TODAY to help out Second Harvest Food Bank at any Goodwill Retail stores, BB&T bank branch locations and Lowe’s Food locations. www.hungernwnc.org/about-us/you-can-too.html

Did you know: For every ‘dollar’ donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank, they can distribute $12 dollars worth of food (or the equivalent of 7 nutritious meals).  Second Harvest serves about 400 agencies in 18 counties right here in our area.  One in six people in America do NOT have enough food to eat. The need is even greater in the Triad…

Kids that attend the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of High Point will get a chance to do some ‘back–to-school shopping’ this afternoon from school supplies collected during the recent “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Items including notebooks, binders, pencils, hand sanitizer even backpacks will be distributed to clubbers (kids)…according to their grade.  BTW: Many of these kids come from low-income families, that are having a tough time with the current economy.

www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/highpoint      881.5411

A record number of students will be taking classes at Forsyth Tech.  Fall enrollment is already at 11,000 students…that’s up 7 percent from last year and a 20 percent increase compared to 2009.  BTW: One of the many reasons that Community colleges are attractive. The cost. One credit hour at Forsyth Tech costs around $66.00. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-forsyth-tech-sees-big-enrollment-jump-for-second-year-20110817,0,7274226.story

The Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. (Aug 18 – 21).  First round play started this morning.  Tournament schedule: http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/spectator-info/tournament-schedule/

Members of the military and Triad teachers can go for FREE to the Wyndham Championship (courtesy of Technology Concepts & Design). 

http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/military-and-teachers/

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


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