WBFJ News: Tuesday, FEB 23, 2016

In a relationship, who do you think is more likely to say “I love you” first — men or women?  The stereotype is that women are more interested in relationships and are therefore more likely to confess their feelings sooner than men. But wait – when looking at actual relationships, however, men were more likely to profess their feelings first!  A whopping 70% of people on eHarmony reporting on current relationships stated that the man said “I love you” first.

*On average, men started thinking about professing their love about

3 months into the relationship whereas women in the study started thinking about it closer to 5 months into the relationship.   Source: eHarmony   http://goo.gl/s5vtGs


Update: The Charlotte City Council voted 7 to 4 last night to expand the city’s so called ‘non-discrimination ordinance’ that allows transgender residents to use either a men’s or women’s bathroom, depending on the gender with which they identify.  But wait, the Governor made it clear that this Charlotte ordinance is a bad policy, and the state will step in.  In North Carolina, the General Assembly has the ultimate power over municipalities. Legislators could strike down the entire ordinance, or they could eliminate the provision that allows for bathroom flexibility. They also could send the issue to voters to decide in a referendum.




Lost + Found?  Contractors renovating a 116-year-old home in Albany, Oregon, made an interesting discovery when an old library book came tumbling out of the home’s drywall. The book – a 1907 edition of “American Railway Transportation” by Emory R. Johnson – was in near-perfect condition when it was found. Still intact was a library card inside the book’s back cover pocket.  The 434-page book was returned to Albany Public Library .   If you are wondering: The book was checked out on April 24, 1935…nearly 81 years past its due date.  The overdue fee…roughly $295.   https://goo.gl/JdIjyr


The price of eggs, seriously!  The price of basic food items such as eggs, meat, and bread have all increased by at least 40% in recent years. Rising food prices not only increase our grocery bills, but also can impact restaurants. Example: Prices of bacon and sausage increased by 34%, and hot dog prices rose by 43%. Egg prices have made the largest jump (increasing more than 110%) from 2005 through 2015. Check out the list of 20 grocery items that are driving up YOUR food bill on the News Blog        http://goo.gl/W3YO1j


More men are doing their own laundry than ever before, and the laundry industry is taking notice. For example, laundry items made just for men include “Bounce for Men” and “Tide Plus Febreze Sport.” Whirlpool is even getting in on the action by creating a ColorLast option to avoid bleeding colors.  BTW: Research shows men don’t like sorting colors from whites.  But who does?! CNN



All LIVES Matter:  On Tuesday, Raleigh’s police union will be meeting to discuss a possible boycott on working security at Carter-Finley Stadium for the upcoming Beyonce concert on May 3. (During Beyonce’s controversial Super Bowl halftime performance she saluted the Black Panthers in a military-inspired leather jacket with a fleet of backup dancers wearing boots and berets.) Some have called the performance “anti-police” and “pro-violence…”  Police Unions in Miami, Tampa, and Nashville are either boycotting Beyonce’s Formation World Tour, or urging officers not to volunteer to work at her shows. *The Raleigh union has said it is strongly considering a similar move. Beyonce has not commented on the backlash.  http://goo.gl/flPhsO



Starbucks is changing its rewards program, and some are not happy. The company announced Monday that starting in April, customers will no longer receive one point or “star” per visit. Instead, patrons will receive two stars for each dollar spent. What’s the problem with that? Well, Starbucks is also changing how “gold” status and perks are calculated.  Right now, customers receive gold status once they’ve earned 30 stars in a year. Gold members get a free food or beverage product after 12 stars.  But when the new points system launches, customers will have to earn 300 stars — or spend close to $150 — to reach gold status.  The new program penalizes people who tend to spend less per visit. Regulars who buy a $2 cup of coffee, for example, will have to dish out $90 more per year to reach gold status.  http://goo.gl/DOXt38


UPDATE: NC Primary date will remain (TUE) March 15, 2016, for all races including Presidential, Gubernatorial, and Legislative.

-The ‘Congressional Primary’ date is June 7, 2016   https://goo.gl/531K9G

-Reminder: You will need a ‘Photo ID’ to vote.        http://voterid.nc.gov/      

One-stop early voting runs Thursday, March 3 to Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

-Same-day registration is also available during the one-stop early voting period, subject to ongoing litigation.    https://goo.gl/ePbcOZ


Review YOUR own personal voter info and check out your March 15th Sample Ballot at the NC State Board of Elections website…  https://enr.ncsbe.gov/voter_search_public/



The NCHE Homeschool conference is coming to Winston-Salem in June.

Save now:  ‘Early Bird’ deadline ends this Thursday (February 25)    

Dates: June 2 – 4, 2016   Location: Benton Convention Center


High School Seniors that plan on participating in the upcoming NCHE Homeschool Graduation Ceremony in June, Deadline to sign up is March 10.  www.nche.com/conference/2016/registration

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

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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