WBFJ News: Friday, MARCH 04, 2016

   

Spring Forward (Time change) next weekend (March 13) 

      Spring begins March 20th …    Easter Sunday: March 27

 

Today is ‘Employee Appreciation Day’

Only 60% of workers say they WERE recognized for their hard work in 2015.  Globoforce

 

Update: Triad Water donation that we talked about for the residents of Flint, Michigan.  Praise report from our contact ( Dr O. DeShea Cuthrell )

“We just sent our 3rd trailer yesterday. We have begun phase 2 because of the amount of people still donating from across the triad. Thanks to Old Dominion for volunteering their services in delivering the bottled water to Flint.”

Bottled Water Drop-Off location:  St Stephen Metropolitan AME Zion Church in High Point on Leonard Ave in High Point.    (336) 883-0414

https://www.facebook.com/StStephenHP/?fref=ts

 

Numbers are up: More than 600 people voted at the Forsyth County Government Center on Thursday, the first day of Early Voting in our state.

*Election 2016 – ‘Early voting’ continues thru Saturday, March 12 (1pm).

The actual NC Primary is March 15You will need a ‘Photo ID’ to vote in person.

Check out ‘Sample Ballots’ in YOUR district on the News Blog

 

Lenten Friday Fish Fry:  Holy Cross Catholic Church on South Cherry Street in Kernersville is holding a Fish Fry every Friday evening during Lent except for Good Friday. COST: $9 for adults /  $6 for kids.  http://goo.gl/zDk1sZ

 

New concerns about the consumption of energy drinks. A new study finding that energy drinks can raise the risk of abnormal heart rhythms and increase blood pressure. More research is needed on the long-term effects of energy drinks on our health. CNN Health

 

Back to normal: Astronaut Scott Kelly’s gain of two inches in height was short lived. One whole day after his return to earth from a year at the International Space Station, his elongated spine succumbed to gravity and shrunk. Kelly also posted a picture of his first lunch since the return, a salad.   Fox News

 

Cadbury Crème Egg McFlurry?  This new McDonald’s McFlurry (found only in Australia and the UK) is a literal mash-up of ice cream and Cadbury Eggs…     http://goo.gl/vYPJMx

 

Have a graduating Homeschooler?  High School Seniors that plan on participating in the upcoming NCHE Homeschool Graduation Ceremony in June.  Deadline to sign up is this Thursday, March 10.  The 2016 NCHE Graduation Ceremony will be Saturday, June 4, at 5pm. www.nche.com/conference/2016/registration

NCHE Homeschool conference.  New dates this year: June 2 – 4, 2016

Location: Benton Convention Center  / Winston-Salem

www.nche.com/conference/2016/registration

 

 

Saturday is National Cheese Doodle Day

Yes, ‘orange finger tips’ are permissible all day on Saturday March Madness

 

 

 

ACC Men’s Regular Season basketball match ups…

      **UNC at Duke (6:30pm Saturday evening)

 

The Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament begins this Tuesday March 8–12

Location: Verizon Center in Washington, DC   L

BTW: The tournament will include fourteen of the fifteen ACC teams…

Louisville will not compete due to a self-imposed postseason ban.

                http://www.theacc.com/page/championship_m-baskbl

 

*Women’s ACC Tournament thru Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum

 

Congrats to the Storm:  Davidson County Community College men’s basketball team is headed to the D-3 National Basketball Championship in New York.

**DCCC vs Mohawk Valley Community College – First round next Thursday (March 10).  http://goo.gl/uGytur

 

 

At the Box Office…

#3      ‘Risen’ (re-telling of the true Easter Story…)

#4      ‘The Revenant’ (that Leo movie)

 

 

 

Just a warning…  Police officer Paul Rogerson pulled over a speeding car about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah earlier in the week. As Officer Rogerson checked the driver’s ID, he was informed that the passenger was legendary soul singer Gladys Knight…being driven to a choir performance at a nearby church.

In a once in a lifetime meeting (on the officer’s birthday), the performer ended up singing Happy Birthday and taking a picture with the officer. BTW: the driver was released…with just a warning.

BTW: Gladys Knight and the Pips had big hits in the 1960s and 1970s with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

http://goo.gl/icV85B

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

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