WBFJ News Friday, SEPT 02, 2016

The latest on Tropical Storm Hermine  –  Tropical Storm Warnings for wind and rain continue for the  North and South Carolina coastal areas through early Saturday morning.   Lots of sunshine on the backside of this storm for most of the Labor Day weekend.

 

 RECALL: Samsung Electronics is recalling its brand-new smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Note 7’, after complaints that dozens of the devices exploded or caught fire. **Samsung traced the problem to a flaw in the phone’s lithium battery, prompting a voluntary recall.       http://goo.gl/I2YGKG

 

American Girl coming to Toys R Us?

Beginning in late October American Girl will sell its “Truly Me” dolls at selected “shop-within-shops” inside Toys R Us stores nationwide.

American Girl dolls (18-inch versions) sell for about $115 online.

And will be sold at  “comparable” price points at Toys R Us in Oct. http://goo.gl/CqYJrL

 

Shopping for bargains: The Best Things to Buy in September

Now is a good time to save some money on specific items…

Laptops, appliances and mattress sets.

Summer items like patios and grills…

Travel: Cheaper airfare and hotel prices

**WAIT on these items…

You should hold off on anything that’s typically a big-ticket item for the holidays. Prices on things like jewelry, large TVs and gaming consoles will drop dramatically between Black Friday and Christmas. Reminder: set price alerts…

For a complete list of the top 10 things to buy in September, click herehttp://goo.gl/uC79qy

 

 

Free offerings from Chiptole in September… 

Sundays in September, get a FREE kid’s meal with the purchase of an entree.

Mondays: High school and college students with valid ID can get a FREE drink with any in-store entree purchase.    http://goo.gl/EoDXtv

 

 

Traffic Alert: Winston-Salem

A section of Salem Avenue near the intersection of City Yard Drive will be CLOSED as crews connect the roadway with a new roundabout.

The closure starts this Tuesday morning (Sept. 6 at 7am) and lasting til Oct. 20 (Thurs).   A detour will be in place…use Old Salem Road and Cemetery Street.

*Salem Creek Connector Project (details)

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=12955

 

 

Labor Day: Monday Closings

NO public schools

-All state offices will be closed.

-All federal offices will be closed.

All yard-waste and recycling collections postponed one day.

*Regular schedule for garbage collections across the Triad.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal

 

Drivers needed? Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools still needs bus drivers for the new school year.  Interested?  Info at the News Blog

 

 

REMINDER:  ALL students who have ‘entered public school’ for the FIRST time (no matter what age) are required to have a ‘health assessment form’ completed by their physician and returned to their school. You now have less than 30 days to get that ‘health assessment form’ to your child’s school.

 

 

 

The latest on Tropical Storm Hermine (her – MEAN)…

Tropical Storm Warnings for wind and rain continue for the

 North and South Carolina coastal areas through early Saturday morning. 

  Lots of sunshine on the backside of this storm for most of the Labor Day weekend.

 

 

RECALL: Samsung Electronics is recalling its brand-new smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Note 7’, after complaints that dozens of the devices exploded or caught fire. **Samsung traced the problem to a flaw in the phone’s lithium battery, prompting a voluntary recall.       http://goo.gl/I2YGKG

 

American Girl coming to Toys R Us?

Beginning in late October American Girl will sell its “Truly Me” dolls at selected “shop-within-shops” inside Toys R Us stores nationwide.

American Girl dolls (18-inch versions) sell for about $115 online.

And will be sold at  “comparable” price points at Toys R Us in Oct. http://goo.gl/CqYJrL

 

Shopping for bargains: The Best Things to Buy in September

Now is a good time to save some money on specific items…

Laptops, appliances and mattress sets.

Summer items like patios and grills…

Travel: Cheaper airfare and hotel prices

**WAIT on these items…

You should hold off on anything that’s typically a big-ticket item for the holidays. Prices on things like jewelry, large TVs and gaming consoles will drop dramatically between Black Friday and Christmas. Reminder: set price alerts…

For a complete list of the top 10 things to buy in September, click herehttp://goo.gl/uC79qy

 

 

Free offerings from Chiptole in September… 

Sundays in September, get a FREE kid’s meal with the purchase of an entree.

Mondays: High school and college students with valid ID can get a FREE drink with any in-store entree purchase.    http://goo.gl/EoDXtv

 

 

Traffic Alert: Winston-Salem

A section of Salem Avenue near the intersection of City Yard Drive will be CLOSED as crews connect the roadway with a new roundabout.

The closure starts this Tuesday morning (Sept. 6 at 7am) and lasting til Oct. 20 (Thurs).   A detour will be in place…use Old Salem Road and Cemetery Street.

*Salem Creek Connector Project (details)

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=12955

 

 

Labor Day: Monday Closings

NO public schools

-All state offices will be closed.

-All federal offices will be closed.

All yard-waste and recycling collections postponed one day.

*Regular schedule for garbage collections across the Triad.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal

 

Drivers needed? Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools still needs bus drivers for the new school year.  Interested?  Info at the News Blog

 

 

REMINDER:  ALL students who have ‘entered public school’ for the FIRST time (no matter what age) are required to have a ‘health assessment form’ completed by their physician and returned to their school. You now have less than 30 days to get that ‘health assessment form’ to your child’s school.

 

 

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