WBFJ News: Thursday, MARCH 10, 2016

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

 

Severe Weather Preparedness Week      

Today’s Topic: Lightning safety www.readync.org

-If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.

-More than 400 people are struck by lightning a year in the US…

-Lightning can strike as far as 10 miles from any rainfall.

http://www.weather.gov/rah/2016ncswpw

More Weather safety tips on the News Blog at wbfj.fm    http://goo.gl/HeupzV

 

High Point Regional is restricting visitors who are under the age of 12 to prevent the spread of the flu.   The restrictions apply to lobbies, waiting areas and patient rooms. www.HighPointRegional.com

*Everyone is encouraged to hit the ‘Hand sanitizer’ upon entering the hospital.  

 

Job Fair: Ashley Furniture in Advance (Davie County)

 Interviewing for all positions including assembly, warehouse, fabrication and supervisors.   Full-time employment with benefits.  March 17 from 10a-6p

Career Opportunities https://goo.gl/xAV1Bu

Contact: Jessica (336) 391-4388    jtilley@ashleyfurniture.com

 

Job Alert: Thomas Built Buses is adding a second shift at its Saf-T-Liner C2 Plant in High Point. The addition of the second shift will add approximately 200 employees to the company’s manufacturing operations. Details:  https://dtna.jobs/

 

Student athletes and injuries. Unfortunate, but real combination.

According to updated research, when it comes to student athletes and injuries football and soccer are in the top 5…but neither is #1?  *Basketball tops this year’s list…with ankle injuries.  The data was broken down by gender, body part injured and diagnosis.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission / HealthGrove    http://goo.gl/5pZAbE

 

Be Present:  A new study reveals kids are worried about their parents’ smartphone usage. Researchers with the University of Washington and University of Michigan surveyed families with children ages 10 through 17. Finding: Parents had a lot of rules for kids about no phones at the dinner table, no phones in church, no phones during family events…but the parents were NOT as inclined to follow the same rules!    http://goo.gl/CSsTCr

 

Have a graduating Homeschooler?  TODAY is the Deadline to register your High School Seniors that plan on participating in the upcoming NCHE Homeschool Graduation Ceremony in June.  The 2016 NCHE Graduation Ceremony will be Saturday, June 4, at 5pm.

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

 

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

NC Primary is next Tuesday, March 15‘Photo ID’ required to vote in person.

Please research the candidates! Check out ‘Sample Ballots’ on the News Blog

 

Interesting Fact: People who live on streets with more traffic spend less time outside and have fewer friends

 

March Madness: Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament (Washington, DC)

Duke, Pitt, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech advance…

Third Round Games today…

NOON   *UNC vs Pitt

2pm     Duke vs Notre Dame

7pm   *Virginia vs Georgia Tech

9pm    Virginia Tech vs Florida Tech

 

Researchers are surprised at the amount of children who skip lunches.

A new study suggesting that children who skip lunch, are probably not getting enough vitamins and minerals from the rest of their meals and snacks.

Recommendation: Pack healthy snacks, like yogurt, sandwiches, fruits and fresh vegetables for children who might not like their school lunches.

Also, parents should ‘model’ good eating habits…     http://goo.gl/v9RuFd

 

 

Tax Tip:  Expecting a refund? Experts say don’t have your tax return automaticly deposited into a prepaid debit card. Financial institutions are attempting to cut down on tax fraud that has been linked to prepaid debit card accounts.  It will take LONGER to access your money!       http://goo.gl/Hq0Kdk

 

Physicianslawyers and research & development managers are bringing home the biggest paychecks. According to Glassdoor’s latest report, nearly seven in ten (68%) people report that salary and compensation is among their leading considerations when determining where to work.

Check out the list of 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016 on the News Blog at wbfj.fm.

https://goo.gl/LGwqnb

 

The Young Messiah:  Seven-year-old Jesus is accused of killing a bully … then raises him from the dead. He restores life to a dead bird and sight to a blind man, heals his ailing uncle. Sound familiar? Maybe not. Welcome to novelist Anne Rice’s fictional take on Jesus’ eighth year: “The Young Messiah” film, adapted from her novel “Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt.”

Review:  http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/young-messiah-movie-jesus-childhood-imagined/?cat_orig=faith

 

Voice your opinion: Sign the online petition asking our state legislators to go back to Raleigh and strike down the so-called Charlotte bathroom ordinance…      http://dontdoitcharlotte.com/316-2/

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

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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