WBFJ News: Friday, June 03, 2016

Today is National Doughnut Day, originated by the Salvation Army in the 1930’s to honor women who served doughnuts to US soldiers during WW I.

 

Gov. Pat McCrory addressing a supportive audience of homeschool   

 families during the annual Home Education conference in Winston-Salem on Thursday.  ‘It’s important for families to have choices about educating their children and for leaders to respect all of those choices.’  McCrory stated, vowing to continue to fight for a “respect for privacy” in the face of a federal lawsuit over House Bill 2. http://goo.gl/EqKQEo

NOTE: The NCHE Homeschool convention and book fair continues today and Saturday in downtown Winston-Salem.  Details on the News Blog…

 

Forecasters are watching the next potential tropical storm forming in the Caribbean. If their predictions hold true, the next named disturbance (Colin) may impact Florida next week. The Weather Channel

 

JOB FAIR: The Children’s Home in WS needs ‘COTTAGE PARENTS’

*Cottage Parents live in a cottage with our children.

The schedule is 7-days-on-7-days off.

Learn more: This coming Monday (June 6) from 3pm to 7pm

Location: Administration Building at the Children’s Home (1001 Reynolda Road)

Bring your resume and come ready to interview. Details on the News Blog

 

Free Shredding Event:  Community Shred Days happening TODAY and Saturday (June 3 and 4) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Joel Coliseum Parking. Any donations will benefit the American Heart Assoc. and American Stroke Assoc.

 

First Friday sold out! “Land of Oz” theme park in Beech Mountain is opening for a limited time every Friday in June.  Details: http://goo.gl/btEKFO

*Ticket go on sale at the beginning of the week for the following Friday!

 

Game One of the NBA Finals:

The Golden State Warriors over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night…

 

Early voting continues through this Saturday at 1pm (June 4)

This Tuesday (June 7) is the added ‘congressional primary’ election day…

View your ‘sample ballot’ from the State Board of Elections link on the News Blog

 

Help fight hunger in our community! Corporate partners will match your monetary donation – dollar for dollar – now through the month of June through Second Harvest Food Bank (NW-NC). To contribute or find out more about Chuck Harmon’s upcoming 250 mile “Hike (Boone to Burling) to End Summer Hunger” event on the News Blog @ wbfj.fm

http://www.hungernwnc.org/go-the-extra-mile/index.html

 

 

Triad Traffic Alerts…

 

Weekend Construction: I-40 both directions between Clemmons + Advance

There will be weekend construction work on I-40 between

Harper Road (exit 182) and Hwy 801 (exit 180) for the next several weekends.

*Expect delays Friday night til Sunday afternoon weekends thru May 19

http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=483116

 

Traffic Alert in downtown Winston-Salem

Several streets will be closed due to several events in the downtown area around the Benton Convention Center on Friday and Saturday

 

Bridge Inspections…

Rowan County (Friday + Saturday)

I-85 North at the Yadkin River Bridge

ONE lane closed for bridge inspection from 9am to 3pm

 

Lexington: Bus 85 (29-70) at old 52 (Hwy 8)

The left lane is closed in the southbound direction at NC 8 for bridge maintenance Friday til 3:30pm

 

 

More news…

 

How about a little tree or a poofy cloud in the corner? 

Netflix announcing this week that the streaming service is bringing Bob Ross (the calm and comforting painter from PBS) and his lesser known show “Beauty is Everywhere” to its platform.

Bob Ross hosted the “The Joy of Painting” instructional program on PBS from 1983 to 1994.  Ross passed away in 1995 at the age of 52… http://goo.gl/Fwd4X0

*Bob Ross’ original program “Joy of Painting” is available on YouTube and Hulu.

 

With Father’s Day approaching, Family Talk w/ Dr. James Dobson is celebrating dads and the impact they’ve had on our lives.

Share your story now – you could win a FREE Kindle Fire HD just for entering.

http://bit.ly/FT_FathersDayKindleGiveaway

 

Reminder: You can still vote for your favorite ‘new’ name for Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem. The 4 choices…

Golden Leaf Parkway

Innovation Highway

Piedmont Corridor

Salem Parkway

Deadline to vote: June 15.  The winner will be announced later in the year.

Check out ‘Voting Options’ on the News Blog at wbfj.fm

http://www.business40nc.com/en-us/Pages/NamingProcessVoting.aspx

Traffic and Weather together…

 

 

 

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
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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