WBFJ News Friday, OCT 07, 2016

Final weekend of the Dixie Classic Fair

Don’t forget your rain jacket (or umbrella) and comfy walking shoes!

Plenty of parking…

Crisp FALL temps (not too warm)…

No long lines at the Midway rides…

HOT pork chop sandwiches + steamy pintos by the bowl…

*Stop by the WBFJ Gazebo – Play ‘Plinko with a Purpose’

              

Check for UPDATEs:  Hurricane Matthew

Fact: The US started giving hurricanes female names in 1953. It wasn’t until 1979 that Atlantic hurricanes began receiving both male and female names.

 

Wedding plans moved up for one Triad couple…

Congrats to FOX8 reporter Michael Hennessey and Fox 8 producer Katie Fulp who were married at Southport (on the Carolina coast south of Wilmington) on  Thursday. The couple was planning on getting married this weekend but Hurricane Matthew caused them to push the wedding up two days.

FYI: The Hennesseys will honeymoon in the Caribbean…?  https://goo.gl/9RoGpc

 

Praise / Prayer concern: Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground in Haiti, bringing much needed supplies and assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Death toll has risen to +300 so far from the storm…  BTW: Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere…    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/

 

Family First?  Over the years, Black Friday shopping has invaded Thanksgiving Thursday.   This year, The Mall of America is taking a stand against the trend. The country’s biggest mall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day…and wait to open 5 a.m. on Black Friday.   http://on.mash.to/2dLy5js

 

RECALL: Craft Paints Recalled Due to Harmful Bacteria

The recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art Tempera and Finger Paints in different colors and sizes. The paints were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com from May 2015 through June 2016.

INFO: Contact Sargent Art at 800-827-8081 or online at www.sargentart.com  / recall   https://goo.gl/r4hjwe

 

Fundraiser: For one night only, Biscuitville locations around the Triad and beyond will open their doors for the annual Breakfast After Dark fundraising event. Mark the Date:  Tuesday (Oct18) from 5pm to 8pm.

**20% of total sales will go to participating schools and organizations:

Check out the list: http://biscuitville.com/breakfast-after-dark

 

Election 2016: A little over month away ‘til Election Day (Nov 8)

The next Presidential debate happens this Sunday (Oct 9) at 8pm.

*Town hall format at Washington University in St. Louis.    https://goo.gl/s1c6Si

Voter REGISTRATION ends (next Friday) October 14th

‘One Stop Early Voting’ begins October 20th statewide. https://goo.gl/Bh65mI

 

*Triad Goodwill will hold a Career Expo this Wednesday

Location: Greensboro Coliseum from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This Wednesday (Oct 12) Over 50 employers will be in attendance.

Details: https://goo.gl/TgHBGC

 

 

The deadline is approaching for those who want to APPLY for Christmas assistance through the Salvation Army this year.

Dates to remember…

Winston-Salem (serving Forsyth, Yadkin, Davie and Stokes counties)
Begins this Monday (Oct 10-15)

 

Asheboro (serving Randolph) …through October 14

 

Wilkes County: Through October 31

Burlington:  October 24-29

Details about other cities and deadlines on the NEWS blog.

 

 

Smarter people yawn more?

That’s the consensus of a new study which says the more you yawn…the bigger your brain. If a brain is small, they say it’s because that person didn’t yawn long enough. Also, a yawn kick starts the brain out of its default mode and back into a paying attention state.   -Journal Science

 

 

Changing of the leaves…

Check out the Peak Fall Foliage – Timeline on the News Blog at wbfj.fm

NOW  – Boone and West Jefferson area

October 14 – Asheville and Grandfather Mountain

October 21 to 28th – Foothills into the Triad

*Fall color map at the News Blog wbfj.fm

 

 

 

 

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