Thursday News

 An 8-year-old boy the latest victim of a shark bite at Surf City.  The child, who suffered minor leg and foot injuries, had been swimming about five blocks from a fishing pier yesterday afternoon. FYI: On average, there are 16 shark attacks per year in the US, with one fatality every two years…  http://goo.gl/rxJLQZ

The U.S. Supreme court will soon make a decision on the legal definition of marriage. Now Focus on the Family has put together a web page full of resources about the decision. The site looks at everything from information about the issue before the court, to what’s at stake, to how Christian’s should respond. http://t.co/n3YJp1v3TQ

 Free fans are available for senior citizens and disabled people.  Programs in several Triad counties including Guilford and Davidson County are providing people who qualify with fans to help cool their homes. Among the program requirements: Applicants need to reside in the county in which they are applying for a fan. They need to be at least 60 years old or have a disability. Applicants also need to show that there is a threat to health and well-being in their homes.  Details on the News Blog…  http://goo.gl/rVAUxi

Business Update: A Dutch company and the parent of Salisbury-based Food Lion, have agreed to a $29 billion dollar merger that will create one of the largest supermarket conglomerates operating in the U.S.  Together, the combined company will operate 6,500 stores and serve more than 50 million customers each week.   http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2015/06/24/food-lion-parent-to-be-acquired-in-29b-deal.html

The founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes will be in the Triad this weekend.  “Gigi” Butler will visit the Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise store (205 S. Stratford Road) in Winston-Salem from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday.  The store is also introducing new cupcake flavors for the summer, including Bubble Gum and Cotton Candy. Two flavors returning to the menu are Pink Lemonade and Merry Margarita. www.GigisCupcakesUSA.com or  721-1515.

 President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Charleston, SC on Friday to attend the funeral of Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel AME Church who died a week ago in that deadly shooting during a Wednesday night Bible Study. The funeral will be held at the College of Charleston.    http://goo.gl/mcgRjR   http://www.emanuelamechurch.org/#

 

The Carolina Hustle – a team of young baseball players from the Triad are getting a tip of the cap from parents and coaches from across the nation. All because of what they do BEFORE their games…pray. Recently the team took a moment before a game to pray for an opposing teammate from Illinois who had lost his home in a tornado the day before. The Carolina Hustle and the other team are in Cooperstown, New York for a national tournament. “We always pray before the game no matter where we’re at and this prayer just happened to be for them they were hit pretty hard,” said Todd Smith, head coach of the team. “Your team displayed a type of sportsmanship that is rarely seen, and this is unquestionably my favorite picture from this trip,” said Jeff McDonald, an Illinois parent who shared a picture of the 11 players, three coaches and several family members gathered together for the prayer. http://goo.gl/3vFUsi

Check out a cool pic on our Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206919408328175&set=o.118886434901692&type=1

 

 

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