Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny skies…High 88

BEAUTIFUL weather!! 

Job Fair  in Greensboro on Thursday(AUG 18)

Dozens of companies looking to hire will be on hand at the Clarion Hotel near PTI in Greensboro from 10am to 2pm on Thursday. More information and to pre-register:    http://www.triad.employmentguide.com/

 

Second Harvest Food Bank is in critical need of food-One in six people in America do NOT have enough food to eat. The need is even greater in the Triad.  Did you know: For every ‘dollar’ donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank, Second Harvest will distribute $12 dollars worth of food (or the equivalent of 7 nutritious meals).

Drop-off non perishable food items TODAY to help out Second Harvest 

(In the Triad) Goodwill stores, BB&T branches and Lowe’s Food locations.

BTW: Second Harvest serves about 400 agencies in 18 counties.

The greater Winston-Salem area was ranked the ‘worst metro area’ in the nation last year in regards to families with children having a hard time putting food on the table. The Winston-Salem metro area includes Davie, Forsyth, Stokes and Yadkin counties. Nearly 35% of households with children did not have enough money to buy food. More than half (53.2%) of the 51,000 (51,761) students in the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County school system were receiving free or reduced lunches.  (Info from the Food Research and Action Center) www.journalnow.com/news/2011/aug/16/2/hunger-study-says-winston-salem-metro-area-worst-i-ar-1305986/

 

The Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Today: The ‘New Breed Logistics Pro-Am’

Thursday morning: First round play starts at 7am

Tournament schedule: www.wyndhamchampionship.com/spectator-info/tournament-schedule/

Members of the military and Triad teachers can go for FREE to the Wyndham Championship (courtesy of Technology Concepts & Design). www.wyndhamchampionship.com/military-and-teachers/

Around 100 people attended the Back-to-School prayer service yesterday at Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville.  Sandy Sikes, former principal at Piney Grove Elementary, was the main speaker. She used the story of Jesus and Peter walking on water to prayerfully encourage teachers as they soon start back to school. (Journalnow.com)

Slow down. Starting next Thursday, August 25 (the day that most students start back to public school in the Triad), the penalty for speeding through a school zone will go up to $250.   Add in court costs…and the total ‘fine’ will be around $400 dollars.

http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/187129/57/Slow-Down-School-Zone-Speeding-Fines-Increasing

“The Teacher Supply Warehouse” on Yanceyville Street in Greensboro has FREE school supplies for Guildford County teachers. You can donate items as well. http://www.guilfordeducationalliance.org/support/teacher-warehouse.phps

If you live in Mount Airy, you have likely seen people wearing T-shirts that have the words “Bring it Beck!” printed on them. The ‘Beck’ refers to Conservative TV and radio host Glenn Beck who is searching for a community in the U.S. that has been affected by the loss of textile jobs to begin manufacturing his new “1791” clothing line…with the profits going to charity. Mount Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran has been interviewed on Beck’s radio show in an effort to bring Beck’s project (and jobs) to Mount Airy. Now, the Surry County Board of Commissioners are on board and will send a letter to Beck in support of bringing textile jobs to the county.  www.wxii12.com/news/28879428/detail.html#ixzz1VHfTDOBMBTW: A ”Bring it Beck’ Labor Day event is in the works and will take place somewhere at the vacant Spencer’s facility near Main Street in Mt Airy.

Antonio Chacon (from Albuquerque, NM) was at the right place at the right time. Chacon is credited for saving the life of a 6-year-old girl who was in the middle of being abducted. Chacon, a 24-year-old mechanic and father of two young daughters, came home from work early to spend time with his family Monday afternoon. Chacon heard a neighbor yell for the would-be kidnapper to let the 6 year old child go. That’s when he saw a man throw the child into a van.  Chacon jumped into his vehicle, chasing the abductor’s van through a maze of neighborhoods. The abductor’s van crashed into a pole, the suspect fled and Chacon was able to rescue the 6 year old girl. The abductor was later captured by police. http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/08/17/article/man_hailed_as_hero_after_thwarting_6_year_olds_kidnapping

CROP Hunger Walk 2011 (30th Anniversary)…bringing Winston-Salem / Forsyth County together to help fight hunger.   Sunday afternoon (October 16, 2011)

Registration starts at 1:30pm…Walk begins at 2:30pm

NEW location this year at the Joel Coliseum Annex – parking lot

Supporting Crisis Control Ministry, Sunnyside Ministry (locally) and Church World Service (globally)    http://www.cropwalkforsyth.org/

Check out all the details on Facebook (put Crop Walk Forsyth in the search bar) http://www.facebook.com/cropwalkforsyth

 

www.hungernwnc.org/about-us/you-can-too.html

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