WBFJ News: Monday, FEB 22, 2016

UPDATE: NC Primary date will remain (TUE) March 15, 2016, for all races including Presidential, Gubernatorial, and Legislative.

-The ‘Congressional Primary’ date is June 7, 2016   https://goo.gl/531K9G

-Reminder: You will need a ‘Photo ID’ to vote.        http://voterid.nc.gov/      

One-stop early voting runs Thursday, March 3 to Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

-Same-day registration is also available during the one-stop early voting period, subject to ongoing litigation.    https://goo.gl/ePbcOZ

 

Review YOUR own personal voter info and check out your March 15th Sample Ballot at the NC State Board of Elections website…

 https://enr.ncsbe.gov/voter_search_public/

 

(Memphis, Tenn) Driver pulled from burning car, but what about his Bible?

A car burst into flames on 385 in Memphis. Witnesses said the car was hit by another car that kept going. Good Samaritans along with a K-9 officer rescued the driver from the burning vehicle before it exploded. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police recovered one item from the burned car: a Bible.

“That is God…If you don’t believe it, I don’t know what to say.”    http://www.kfvs12.com/story/31275611/exclusive-video-car-bursts-into-flames-on-385

 

Distracted driving causes accident: A Charlotte woman has life-threatening injuries after police said she crashed into a stopped tractor-trailer while trying to make a call on her cell phone. Police reporting that the tractor-trailer was pulled over on the side of a highway with the hazard lights on when 37 year old Aundrea Parsons crashed into it. SOURCE: The Charlotte Observer  http://goo.gl/WUTS9C

BTW: All NC drivers are prohibited from texting while driving. North Carolina’s text messaging and cell phone laws are considered “primary” laws. A primary law means that an officer can pull you over for the offense without having to witness some other violation.

 

Might as well JUMP?  Ford is working on new technology that will allow its 2017 Ford Fusion to “jump” over potholes. The vehicle’s suspension system knows when it encounters the edge of a pothole, and stiffens up, keeping the wheel from falling in. When the rear wheel arrives, it does an even better job of clearing the pothole with more information after the front wheel passes.

FYI: Potholes cause drivers around $3 billion dollars in damage (suspension, wheels and tires) a year…   Source: AAA       http://goo.gl/CHTdey

 

 

The NCHE Homeschool conference is coming to Winston-Salem in June.

Save now:  ‘Early Bird’ deadline ends this Thursday (February 25)    

Dates: June 2 – 4, 2016   Location: Benton Convention Center

www.nche.com/conference/2016/registration

High School Seniors that plan on participating in the upcoming NCHE Homeschool Graduation Ceremony in June, Deadline to sign up is March 10.  www.nche.com/conference/2016/registration

 

Slow transition to better security. Many merchants are still unable to accept the new chip cards.  Only 17% of merchants have the new credit card chip readers. For the ‘Mom & Pop,” the cost is fairly steep, at about $2,000. Also, some small banks have still not replaced old customer cards with the new technology.   https://goo.gl/WVQxOo

 

Eat Healthy…Be Happy:   If you’re looking to raise your happiness level, nutritionists say, eat healthy – avocado, leafy greens like spinach or kale, mushrooms, salmon, and roasted pumpkin seeds.  Nutrients like vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids are known to elevate mood. CNN

  

Dark side of the Moon…tunes? The Apollo 10 astronauts – Tom Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan – can be heard on newly released recordings from their flight talking about the strange ‘space’ sound they heard while orbiting the far side of the moon back in 1969.  CNN

 

 

How do I get rid of an old analog TV and other electronics? Ask SAM:

Forsyth County:

Residents can take old electronics to the 3-R-C Enviro-Station, on MLK Drive across the street from Bowman Gray Stadium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, except holidays. Free disposal.  For a complete list of what it will or won’t accept, go to www.cityofws.org/departments/sanitation/collections/recycle-today/3rc-hazardous-waste

Davidson County:

Residents can turn in TV sets free at the recycling building on 220 Davidson County Landfill Road in Lexington, or at electronics trailers set up at recycling trailers set up at the Byerly Road Recycle Center in Lexington, or the Tyro Recycle Center at 411 Ed Rickard Road in Lexington.

Davie County:

Residents can dispose of TV sets, computers, scanners, DVD players, keyboards and other electronic equipment for free on the last Saturdays of January, April, July and October at the Solid Waste Transfer Station, 360 Dalton Road in Mocksville.  http://goo.gl/M7JWtV

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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