WBFJ News Thursday, AUG 04, 2016

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day J

 

A Flash Flood Watch continues through Friday morning.   Some of the counties effected: Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Davie    *Source: The National Weather Service

 

The CDC has issued an unprecedented travel warning, advising pregnant women NOT to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami, where Zika is actively circulating.  *This is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious disease.  http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/01/health/cdc-miami-florida-zika-travel-warning/

 

BTW: Zika is a virus that a person can get from being bitten by an infected mosquito. The virus is of particular concern for pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant, experts say you should postpone travel to countries where Zika virus has been found.

5 Things to Know About Zika and Pregnancy   https://goo.gl/OyOyf6

Source: Wake Forest Baptist Health

 

 

Water please?  For the first time ever, bottled water is on pace to be our favorite beverage of choice. This year, the average American is expected to drink slightly more bottled water than soda.

BTW: Soda manufacturers are the world’s largest producers of bottled water.

 

 

2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio  (Aug 5 – 21)

The opening ceremony happens this Friday evening (7pm)

BTW: RIO time is just ONE hour ahead of our (Eastern) time…

 

*US Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas LOVES her workout music.

Guess what’s on Gabby’s  iTunes playlist?   -Lauren Daigle, Britt Nicole, Blanca, David Dunn, Capital Kings + Hillsong Young & Free

BTW: The 20 year old nabbed two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, and hopes to do well in RIO… http://goo.gl/QILn8l

 

**Gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has been chosen to carry the U.S. flag at the opening ceremony in Rio. Phelps is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history and will be competing in his fifth Summer Games.

 

 

Annual Tax-Free Holiday coming up this weekend (Aug 5-7)

           in South Carolina and Virginia.    Details:  http://bit.ly/1KakLRM

 

 

 

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