Tropical Depression Julia has stalled out just off the South Carolina coast. Coastal areas between Charleston, South Carolina up toward Wilmington will experience gusty winds and rip currents. https://goo.gl/uutj7r
Wanna see the first color of the season? You’ll have to make the ‘road trip’ to our highest elevations of the Blue Ridge in early October…
Peak Fall Foliage (timeline): *Fall color map at the News Blog wbfj.fm
October 7 – Boone and West Jefferson area
October 14 – Asheville and Grandfather Mountain
October 21 to 28th – Foothills into the Triad
Deep Fried all year long? Isaac Rousso, who found deep-fried fame through at the State Fair of Texas, will open a year-round restaurant called ‘State Fair Treats’ inside the Wal-mart in Plano, Texas. The restaurant will have a retro theme and feature 45 menu items inspired by the Texas State Fair. If the Plano location does well, expect Wal-Mart to expand nationwide. BTW: The 50 year old Rousso, is best known for concocting unusual food combinations including ‘Cookie Fries’, Deep Fried Cuban Rolls and Fried Pop Tarts. https://goo.gl/cBwqHU
‘Autumnal Equinox’: FALL begins next Thursday morning (Sept 22) at 10:21am…
*Pumpkin Spice (whatevers) already being served!
“Your Ticket to Homegrown Fun”
Advance tickets for the Dixie Classic Fair on sale NOW through Sept 29. TIX: Annex Box Office, select Walmart locations in WS and www.dcfair.com
The 134th Dixie Classic Fair runs Sept 30 – Oct 9 at the WS Fairgrounds.
Operation Christmas Child: ‘Volunteer registration’ has begun for the
Boone and Charlotte OCC processing centers.
FYI: Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age, regardless of a student’s grade level.
*National Collection Week: November 14-21 https://goo.gl/Zq9Q94
Traffic Alert in Greensboro: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will attend a campaign rally at UNC-G’s old Student Recreation Center.
*Doors open at 1:45 p.m. / rally starts at 3:45 p.m this afternoon.
Election 2016: ‘Absentee voting’ is underway in North Carolina…
‘One Stop Early Voting’ begins October 20th statewide. Election Day (Nov 8)
Twenty years old! When General Mills launched Box Tops For Education in 1996, coupon clipping was a household norm, and the idea of cutting a cereal box top made a lot of sense. Today, the Box Top logo is on more products than ever, and — thanks largely to the PTA moms — schools are making tons of extra money off them. BTW: Each Box Top has a redeemable value of 10 cents…
‘Best College’ Rankings / U.S. News and World Report
NC colleges and universities getting high marks include…
National Universities = Duke (#8) and Wake Forest (#27)
National Liberal Arts Colleges = Davidson College (#9)
Public Universities = UNC-Chapel Hill (#5)
Southern Regional colleges (Top 5) =
High Point University, Elon and App State
Source: US News and World Report https://goo.gl/VQwwsE
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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