WBFJ News: Thursday, MAY 12, 2016

Voter registration deadline for the June 7 congressional primary is this Friday by 5pm!  FYI: The early voting period is May 26 through June 4. http://goo.gl/1453gP

Sample ballot: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/voter_search_public/    Find out what NC Congressional District you are in…   http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/redistrict/uscongmaps.html

 

There’s an APP for THAT? Wondering when the bus is coming may soon be a thing of the past in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The district is looking to make available a website and smartphone app that not only tracks the district’s nearly 350 buses, but will also allow parents and students to set alerts for when the bus is nearing a particular stop. The GPS based service is called “Here Comes the Bus” – and could be up and running as soon as the start of the 2016-17 school year. The service will work even when students are put on substitute buses. BTW: More than 38,000 students ride the bus to or from school each day in the WS/FC system.  http://goo.gl/WuPCwm

Seriously?  At least one black bear cub was spotted this morning in the area of Westover Terrace in Greensboro.  Animal control suggests “If you see it, just leave it   alone, don’t approach it…”      http://goo.gl/FaAKnF

 

Prayer and Praise: Most teenagers think they are invincible. Hannah Hume quickly found out she wasn’t. At 18, Hannah learned that she had inherited a gene mutation from her parents that leads to developing a very aggressive form of cancer. The cancer claimed Hannah’s mother and twin sister. “It’s a very rare cancer, just a few cases in the country,” says Dr. Thomas Russell, Hannah’s pediatric oncologist at Brenner Children’s Hospital.  Find out more about Hannah’s and difficult decision she had to make on the News Blog at wbfj.fm  SOURCE: Fox 8 http://goo.gl/f0RSLL

 

The intermission is ‘over’? Big announcement from DC Talk on Wednesday – Toby, Kevin and Michael will be hosting “The Jesus Freak Cruise” on July 2017.

16 years ago, the most influential group in Christian Music history took an ‘Intermission’.  DC Talk is coming back together (along with their own projects and bands) exclusively on the Jesus Freak Cruise.  http://jesusfreakcruise.com/

 

(Oh well?) Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, may ease your pain, but it may also affect your ability to feel other people’s pain?  Researchers have discovered that the popular over-the-counter medication reduces your empathy for others. https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/05/10/empathy-reliever/

 

Biblical ‘proportions’.  The ‘Ark Encounter’ (full size replica of the Noah’s ARK) in Kentucky opens this July 7th!  The Ark Encounter, a 510-foot wooden ship as described in the Old Testament, is under construction. It’s a product of Answers in Genesis, which also owns the Creation Museum. Check out this cool video fly-over of the Ark! https://arkencounter.com/         Q: Ever wonder HOW Noah fit all the animals on the Ark?   A: Noah didn’t take two of every species on the Ark—only two of each “kind” of animal. The biblical “kind” is actually more like the “family” level of classification. That’s a lot fewer animals!

 

Find out more about the “Stamp Out Hunger – Food Drive” happening this week in our area!  Now through Saturday (May 14), you can leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox.  Proceeds to help families through Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC.        Read more https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive/frequently-asked-questions

 

 

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