Thursday News, October 11, 2018

 

41 days til Thanksgiving

74 sleeps until Christmas

 

 

Tornado Watch for the Triad through mid-afternoon

-conditions are favorable for sever weather…

Flash Flood Warning for Davidson, Davie, Surry, Yadkin and Wilkes

Expect heavy, heavy at times. Gusty winds…Highs staying in the 70s today

 

 

Because of the weather…

WS/FC schools: All athletic + extra-curricular activities have been cancelled today.

NC Zoo in Asheboro is CLOSED

Delayed opening: The State Fair in Raleigh will now open on Friday.

 

The cost of mailing a card or letter could be going up…

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents (to 55 cents) to help offset mounting debt.

The proposed increase – if approved by regulators – would take effect in January.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/postal-service-proposes-cent-increase-to-first-class-stamp/article_c7af68d3-ce62-5c7a-b712-0d52c06987c4.html

 

The Salvation Army ‘Christmas assistance‘sign ups’ continue today (OCT 11)…

Winston-Salem (various locations and times) and Greensboro (3 – 6pm)

Check out the News Blog for specific times, dates and locations for sign ups

 

A landmark health care merger is inches away from the finish line.

CVS has gained the US government’s approval to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal.

The historic merger will drastically remap the health care industry.

CVS is a massive drugstore chain and prescription insurer, and Aetna is one of the nation’s largest health insurers.

https://myfox8.com/2018/10/10/cvs-and-aetnas-game-changing-merger-gains-crucial-approval/

 

Rainy weather impacts pumpkin crops in the Triad?

 

Planning for the next 100 years…

The Salem Congregation, which owns and maintains (old) Salem Moravian Graveyard brought nine tracts of land (or close to 5 acres) near God’s Acre from Salem Academy and College.  According to the Forsyth County Register of Deeds, the tracts are east of the Salem Academy campus at the intersection of East Salem Avenue and Rams Drive.

The nonprofit group completed a land purchase earlier in the week

BTW: There are at least 7,430 burial sites in the graveyards that make up God’s Acre.

So with current trends being 50% cremation and 50% burial among those eligible for interment in the graveyards, “we believe there is enough room for another 100 years.”

https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/salem-congregation-buys-nine-tracts-near-god-s-acre-from/article_e603a2aa-001b-5fd3-95b8-0efc89047fbe.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


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