Tuesday News, Sept 26, 2017     

Less than 3 months until Christmas

‘Days’ away til the start of the Dixie Classic Fair

 

Dixie Classic Fair- Save now through Thursday…

Get your Advance Tickets and unlimited ride wristbands at a reduced rate through this Thursday at the Annex Box Office on Deacon Blvd or thru Ticketmaster.com.  Questions?  http://www.dcfair.com/general-info/hours-and-tickets/

*The Dixie Classic Fair runs this Friday (Sept 29) through October 08…

 

All Aboard for Fall Foliage: Soak up autumn colors aboard a passenger railroad train through the ‘high country’.  Details at AAA of the Carolinas    https://goo.gl/EDwxY3

 

Chip and Joanna Gaines announcing that their HGTV show “Fixer Upper” will end after its 5th season. The couple posted the following on their Blog…

“This has been an amazing adventure! We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this show. We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

Season 5 of “Fixer Upper” will premiere on Nov. 28. https://goo.gl/qEsCf7

 

Maria still causing problems:  A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch are up for much of our Outer Banks where tourists on Ocracoke Island and Hatteras Island have been evacuated. -Weather Channel

 

Gas prices continue to (slowly) go down. AAA Carolinas suggesting that “down the road”, the price for regular unleaded gas could drop below $2 a gallon by Christmas.  Now, that’s good news!     https://goo.gl/p1Tx1i

 

High Point City Council members voted Monday to move forward with the High Point stadium project, with or without the help of the Guilford County Commissioners. FYI: Guilford County commissioners decided to table the issue for 60 to 90 days, but High Point City Council members say they need to move forward now in order to have the stadium open by April 2019. https://goo.gl/xgjuvr

 

Target’ is boosting is minimum pay to $11 dollars an hour in October.

The long-term goal is establishing a $15 minimum wage by the end of 2020.

The increase will apply to the 100,000 seasonal employees Target is hiring for the holiday shopping season. BTW: Forsyth County has three Target stores.

According to Monster.com, there are several large retailers who pay more than $11 an hour (full-time employees) including: Amazon ($14.65); Big Lots ($11.17); Costco Wholesale ($13.14); Home Depot ($11.09); Lowe’s Home Improvement ($12.95); Sam’s Club ($11.12); Staples ($11.15).  https://goo.gl/Bxq3QP

 

On Monday, the top-selling jersey on the NFL’s official online store?

No, it wasn’t Tom Brady nor Aaron Rodgers.  It was #78 Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (Vill-a-nu-eh-va). Alejandro’s jersey was photographed standing alone just outside the tunnel before the Steelers’ game with the Chicago Bears Sunday, hand over his heart, during the national anthem.

BTW: Villanueva served three tours of duty in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger.

The LA Times confirmed with the company that runs the NFL Team Shop that Villanueva’s jersey #78 and T-shirt replica were the top sellers and had been for more than 24 hours.     https://goo.gl/PU9JNB

 

 

Diaper Bank of North Carolina is working with communities across the state to raise awareness AND provide diapers for low-income families in need through Saturday (SEPT 30).      Details at www.diaperbank.org

 

Prayer concern: Natalie Grant will undergo surgery to remove half of her thyroid, where two tumors have been found. The surgery is set for October 10th.

Grant will be canceling her shows and special appearances from mid-October through the end of November to focus on recovery. Check out a video message from Natalie Grant on our social media sites. https://goo.gl/1FXCmJ

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