WBFJ News: Tuesday, FEB 02, 2016

Today is Ground Hog Day –  Gobbler’s Knob update.  Punzsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow this morning.  According to legend, that should mean an early Spring??

Traffic Alert: US-52 SOUTH CLOSED NEAR LEXINGTON
Both lanes of HWY 52 SB are CLOSED near Old Highway 64.      HWY 52 is expected to be re-opened later this afternoon (3pm)??     The Highway Patrol reporting that one tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer near a work zone around 10:30pm last night.  The driver of the tractor-trailer who rear-ended the other was killed in the crash…

 

Four high schools will be buzzing this spring? Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will introduce Krankies coffee carts into the cafeteria during the breakfast period at Atkins, Carver, Reagan and West Forsyth high schools.

The school system is partnering with local small-batch coffee roaster Krankies to provide hot and cold coffee options for students.  http://goo.gl/Qo6ubo

 

Gas prices continue to stay LOW.  In the Triad: $1.77 gallon, regular unleaded.

Today’s national average for a price of regular gasoline is $1.80, over a dollar less than last year’s peak.     Gas Buddy.com

 

Winners in Iowa: The top three GOP candidates were split almost evenly with Ted Cruz taking a lead over Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. The democratic caucus Hillary Clinton barely edging out Bernie Sanders. The next stop for the candidates will be the New Hampshire primary.  Fox News

 

The World Health Organization has declared a “public health emergency of international concern” over the Zika virus and the health problems that doctors fear it is causing. The agency said the emergency is warranted because of how fast the mosquito-borne virus is spreading.  http://goo.gl/jJRjOV

 

Local connection:  A college student from Oak Ridge ( Ziad Ali ) will be one of the competitors on “Jeopardy’s College Championship over the next two weeks.   Ziad is a freshman at N.C. State University, where he majors in electrical engineering. Over the two-week tournament, 15 college students will compete for a $100,000 Jeopardy grand prize…     http://goo.gl/CjYVAi

 

The closest Bojangles to the big game is more than 2,000 miles away.

So, the Bojangles’ ‘Tea-Mobile” is making a cross-country road trip to Santa Clara, Calif., in support of the Carolina Panthers.   #Tea4PantherNation

http://goo.gl/UDmMtt

 

San Francisco / Bay Area ‘Big Game’ forecast…

Super Bowl Sunday: Sunny…High 73

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