WBFJ News: Wednesday, MAY 25, 2016

Today is National Brown-Bag-It Day –  What is / was in your lunch bag?

 

Traffic Alert: Winston-Salem Cycling Classic in our area through Sunday

Expect sporadic delays in Forsyth, Yadkin and Wilkes counties over the next several days!  Check out our Facebook page and News Blog for Maps + details.

 

Traveling? You may want to follow the BEACH forecast this weekend!!

Forecasters are following a ‘disturbance’ in the Atlantic that now has a 50% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in the next five days.

Interesting:  The next named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be given the name ‘Bonnie’. (We have already had the “A” named storm this season. Hurricane Alex was a rare January storm…)     https://goo.gl/n41rAR

Source: The National Hurricane Center (Miami)

 

 

Elementary or adult de-stressor? Last year, sales of coloring books in the US spiked from 1 million to 12 million units. According to Christianity Today, now Christian publishers are jumping on board with “Christian Adult age ‘Coloring Books” and even Bibles you can color in.

BTW: Half of the top ten best sellers for May in the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association are coloring books.    http://goo.gl/I3gJzA

 

Amber, Crystal, Kyron and Wesley…

    Just some of the hundreds of missing children in the US.

 

With Father’s Day approaching, Family Talk (and Dr. James Dobson) is celebrating dads and the impact they’ve had on our lives.

Share your story now – you could win a FREE Kindle Fire HD just for entering.

http://bit.ly/FT_FathersDayKindleGiveaway

 

“Woodlawn” The Movie is streaming EXCLUSIVELY on pureflix.com 

Enjoy Pure Fix FREE for 30 days!         http://goo.gl/qImgNY

FYI –  Pure Flix is a Christian movie studio that produces, distributes, and acquires Christ centered movies for the sole purpose of changing our culture for Christ -one heart at a time.     http://pureflixstudio.com/movie-library/

 

Early voting for the June 7 congressional primary begins this Thursday

(May 26)  thru  June 4.  District info + sample ballot on the News Blog

 

The BEST BBQ sandwich in the Triad?  You decide!

Six Piedmont Triad barbecue restaurants are in the running…

Daily voting ends June 6 (at noon)…

 

Oh, my…  “Land of Oz” theme park in Beech Mountain will open for a limited time next month. The park will open every Friday in June.  Tickets cost $12.50 (plus a $10 roundtrip lift ticket).  Details and directions: http://goo.gl/btEKFO

In studio guest this morning on your WBFJ Morning Show (8:30 – 9am)

Dr Howard Mell – Assistant professor of emergency medicine

…at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center     www.wakehealth.edu

Dr Mell shared some Pre-summer safety tips…

-Stay hydrated (plain water or healthy energy drinks suggested)

-Water safety: Never swim alone

-How to prevent foodborne illnesses:  wash hand often, keep ‘cold foods – cold’ and throw out that potato salad after a couple of hours…

*Reality vs reality TV’? 

Dr Mell says…“When it come to the Emergency Room…

                 ‘Don’t believe everything you see on TV!!”  J

 

 

 

Wednesday is National Missing Children’s Day.

First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the day is dedicated to encouraging parents and caregivers with the well-being of children, and to make child safety a priority.

BTW: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today, the organization is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.  Learn more: http://www.missingkids.com/Home

 

 

For the first time since 1880, more Americans (aged 18 to 34) are living at home with their parents. One reason: The dramatic drop in the number of young Americans who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35…
SOURCE: Fortune Magazine / Pew Research Center    http://for.tn/1OLb4rP

 

 

Supporting HB2 – Nearly 50 pastors and faith leaders, many of which from the black faith community, blasted the Obama Administration’s claims that allowing ‘men’ to enter women’s showers and locker rooms is somehow akin to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Video of the speakers: https://www.facebook.com/NCValues/

 

 

Christian refugees from the Middle East who have migrated to Germany have appealed to authorities to protect them from the persecution they are experiencing from Muslim refugees. The human rights organization Open Doors releasing information of the persecution faced by these non-Muslim refugees. According to the survey…over a third reported receiving death threats and suffered physical injury. Close to half reported receiving insults for their faith. http://dlvr.it/LJK5c2

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