Thursday News, January 07, 2021

Winter Storm Watch for the Triad overnight into Friday Accumulating wet snow possible across the Triad. 1 to 3 inches possible.

 Winter Storm Warning for the Foothills and Northern Mountains.  Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches possible.   Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes

 

Finally admitting defeat. President Trump making a statement overnight that there would be an “orderly transition (of power) on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early this morning certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. What a day of chaos and destruction at the US Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Four people died during the violence with over a dozen police officers injured during the occupation of the Capitol. https://journalnow.com/news/national/trump-admits-defeat-after-congress-ratifies-biden-victory-overnight/

The 25th Amendment explained.  VP Mike Pence and the Trump Cabinet could declare the President  “unable” to serve. Learn more: https://www.vox.com/2021/1/6/22217641/25th-amendment-section-4-pence-trump-cabinet

 

Federal unemployment benefit payments are resuming in North Carolina. The $300-dollar payments are retroactive to December 27 and will last through at least March 13 unless extended by Congress. https://journalnow.com/business/local/three-federal-unemployment-benefit-payments-restarted-in-n-c/

 

Drug Makers are raising prices on 500 prescription drugs.  BTW: Drug prices are higher in the US than in other developed countries, where governments typically negotiate with manufacturers to control costs. https://consumer.healthday.com/1-6-health-highlights-jan-6-2021-2649765029.html

 

NEW: The Governor is extending that “modified stay at home” curfew order for an additional three weeks due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The 10pm to 5am curfew now lasts through at least January 29.  *Thirteen counties in the Piedmont Triad are among the 84 counties in the critical, or red, category for highest levels of community spread of the coronavirus.

https://journalnow.com/news/local/governor-extends-statewide-curfew-for-three-weeks-health-secretary-warns-about-leaving-home/

 

The American Red Cross is urging all to donate blood. Actually, the Red Cross is calling on COVID-19 survivors to donate blood plasma for hospital patients who will need it to recover.  You can schedule an appointment to give blood by visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org   By using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS

 

Money: Best things to buy in January to save money

  • Bedding and linens. Department stores hold bedding and linen “white sales” in January with deep discounts on sheets and towels.
  • Fitness equipment. Retailers know you want to get in shape. Expect fitness equipment and apparel sales to abound at sporting goods stores.
  • TVs and electronics. Just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount TVs and other home-theater essentials. https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/finance/what-to-buy-every-month

 

College Hoops: Women’s basketball this evening. Miami at Wake Forest (6pm)

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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)
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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