Transition from summer to Autumn begins this Friday (Sept 22) @ 4:02pm
Dixie Classic Fair: Save now before you attend…
Advance Tickets, unlimited ride wristbands and ride cards can be purchased at the Annex Box Office located at 414 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem or through Ticketmaster.com now through September 28th.
NEW: Two ‘public meetings to discuss the two upcoming phases of the Business 40 improvement project in downtown Winston-Salem happening TODAY
The first at noon and another at 4pm at the Old Salem Visitors Center.
*DOT reps will explain the project and answer questions. https://goo.gl/pBkk6c
Life Tip: Need to ‘cool down’ a beverage quickly?
Wrap it with wet paper towels and put it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
That thing will be chilled to the max. Ever tried it? https://goo.gl/5ENUr4
Update: Hurricane Maria is now a major Category 5 hurricane
“Catastrophic damage” expected as Maria continues to move through the Caribbean. Officials are already strongly advising evacuations for US Territories in the Caribbean.
*Hurricane watches and warnings are still in effect for the Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Maria’s path toward the US is still uncertain.
The Weather Channel https://goo.gl/5yQ7i9
Shut-off the Bluetooth feature on your mobile phone?
A vulnerability known as BlueBorne was discovered this week by security research firm Armis. Researchers were able to infiltrate Samsung Galaxy Phones and the Google Pixel and a car audio system, all by exploiting the Bluetooth connection. Other devices are also vulnerable. Specifically, iPhones and iPads that haven’t been upgraded to iOS 10, as well as a number of other Android, Microsoft, and Linux products.
FACT: A BlueBorne attack reportedly only takes 10 seconds to do and can give a hacker control of your Bluetooth-enabled device, even if it isn’t connected to anything when the attack begins.
Google and Microsoft put out security patches to get rid of the vulnerability this week. If you haven’t updated your phone in the past few days, you should go ahead and do that right now. The issue brings up a much bigger problem: you shouldn’t be leaving your Bluetooth on in the first place. https://goo.gl/nB3y6f
Pray: The Chinese government continues crack down on Christianity
China startled Christians earlier in September by tightening down on churches –by banning Christian education for children and unregistered church worship “as if intending to eliminate all house churches at once”.
*In one Province on the eastern coast, children were specifically prohibited from attending church services, with local officials ordering churches to cancel all activities involving teenagers. Source: China Aid / Baptist Press: https://goo.gl/XQfggJ
McDonald’s: More healthy options for Happy Meals
Starting in November, Happy Meals will include organic apple juice, replacing traditional juice that also contains more sugar. Young customers can also opt for a container of 1% fat milk or fat-free chocolate milk. *McDonald’s introduced apple slices to the Happy Meal in 2004. BTW: Organic food is ‘gold’. Last year, sales of organic groceries reached $43 billion, up 8.4% from the year before… https://goo.gl/59jqdL
97 ‘Sleeps’ til Christmas: Toys “R” Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to a $5 billion dollar debt. The company emphasized that its roughly 1,600 locations will remain open and well-stocked with games, gadgets, and other toys. https://goo.gl/4xeobp
Sending Relief: Church leaders along with the city of Winston-Salem are hoping to send 100 volunteers to Houston, Texas. Area volunteers will travel from Winston-Salem to Houston, Texas, on Sept. 24 to provide aid and cleanup assistance in the wake of the devastation. The trip is sponsored by Houston’s First Baptist Church. *Only 100 seats are available on the two charter buses that will travel to Texas and those interested can sign up online ministersconferencewsv.org or contribute monetary donations.
Source: The Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem And Vicinity
Diaper Bank of North Carolina is working with communities across the state to raise awareness AND provide diapers for low-income families in need through Saturday (SEPT 30). Details at www.diaperbank.org
Congrats to Robert Strickland, the winner of Winston-Salem’s Pier Catfish Tournament at Salem Lake Park on Saturday. Strickland landed a whopping 38-pound, 8-ounce catfish and there ARE pictures to prove it! J This Saturday (Sept 23), the city is hosting the Boat Catfish Tournament at Salem Lake. Cost is $60 per boat. https://goo.gl/yiDxEE
App State hosting Wake Forest this Saturday (Sept 23) in Boone. The game is sold out but you can catch it on ESPN3. Kick off at 3:30pm. https://goo.gl/TjFdNv
*App State and Wake Forest played 22 times from 1975-2001. The Mountaineers won three of the last five matchups. WFU beat ASU at home in 2001, their last meeting.
The Mountaineers will return to BB&T Field in Winston-Salem on Sept. 12, 2020.
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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