Tuesday News, MAY 26, 2020

Best mowing days: Today and most of the day on Wednesday…


Remember the 3-W’s to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer.

Wear a face covering

Wait six feet apart from other people (physical distancing)


A Frontline Flyover featuring the Bandit Flight Team is set for tonight @ 7pm.

The team based out of Raleigh will fly over 6 Triad hospitals.

Reason: To say Thank You for our healthcare workers

BTW: Why 7pm? That when most hospital employees do an evening shift change.

*Look up starting at 7pm or watch LIVE coverage on WXII 12 and the Triad CW.

The 19-member Raleigh-based Bandit flight team is a nonprofit organization. The group specializes in National Anthem flyovers, performing at 40 t0 50 events per year in Virginia and the Carolina.  Similar tribute flights are also being done in the Triangle, Charlotte and Asheville.



Triad Goodwill: ‘Virtual Job Fair’ happening this Wednesday (May 27) from 10-1pm

You can pre-register at www.triadgoodwill.org/virtualjobfair

*Job seekers will be able to meet ‘face-to-face’ via direct Zoom video conferences with employers who are actively seeking new hires. Hourly sessions at 10, 11, and 12pm.



A new study indicates that wearing (surgical) face masks is an essential tool in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The researchers found when ‘surgical masks’ were used, the transmission -through airborne particles or droplets – went down as much as 75%. The study was conducted by a team of scientists at the University of Hong Kong



Home delivery of THIS product making a comeback across the nation.

South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland says it saw an almost tenfold increase in new home delivery customers over a single weekend in late March when stay-at-home measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic started in the region.

By mid-May the company had a wait list of 6,000 new households.

An extra advantage to home delivery: The milk comes from grass-fed cows and delivered in glass bottles.



A Tribute to Ravi Zacharias

global livestream memorial service to honor the life of Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19 after a brief battle with cancer, will be streamed this Friday morning (May 29) at 11am.  Speakers will include Louie Giglio (Passion Church), Jim Cymbala (Brooklyn Tab), and Tim Tebow. Musical artists Matt Redman and Lecrae will perform.  https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/ravi-zacharias-memorial







Reopening theme parks: The Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum both located in northern Kentucky plan to re-open on June 8 – with new safety measures in place.

Both attractions are operated by Answers in Genesis.


*Universal Orlando plans to reopen to the public on June 5.  Capacity will be limited. CDC guidelines will be followed. *It’s unclear when Disney and SeaWorld will re-open.




NASCAR:  Kyle Busch winning the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 race last night in the Black and Gold App State wrapped #54 car (a nod to the Mountaineer class of 2020).  https://wataugaonline.com/busch-drives-app-state-branded-car-to-nascar-win/



Will the GOP keep the RNC in Charlotte?

President Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if Governor Roy Cooper doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August – despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Both Governor Cooper and the Mayor of Charlotte Mayor (both Democrats) responded in tweets, saying they both would rely on data and science to guide what rules would be in place to have a safe RNC.  This comes just days after our state recorded its largest daily increase in positive COVID cases (on Saturday) along with the highest number of hospitalizations (on Sunday) since the pandemic started.  https://www.journalnow.com/news/state/trump-threatens-to-move-rnc-out-north-carolina-if-governor-wont-promise-to-allow-full/

What does the RNC contract allow?

The contract between the City of Charlotte, the Republican National Convention Host Committee, and others is 94 pages long. It was written years before the pandemic, therefore, there’s not a pandemic clause.

However, city leaders have the power to enforce rules that could vastly change the way the RNC would operate, according to a legal evaluation of the contract by Chris Strianese, the managing partner at Strianese Hucker, LLP in Charlotte.

“I think the RNC will look a lot different this year,” he said after looking over the document and noticing the authority given to city and state leaders.

Option: Governor Cooper could revise his executive order to permit mass gatherings or the governor could grant the RNC a waiver.

Another option: The City of Charlotte or the RNC Host Committee could choose to breach the contract. However, hefty financial penalties would likely take place.

If the city broke the contract, it could have to pay back the $50 million security grant it received from the federal government.

The Economic boom: For NC- the businesses, workers and contractors. The convention would generate a lot of revenue for the city and the state!


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