Wednesday News, August 12, 2020

Today is Julienne Fries Day… 😊

 

‘Hard to find’:  Like toilet paper before it, Dr Pepper is widely unavailable in some parts of the US. The low inventory is the result of increased consumer demand for the product.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/business/dr-pepper-shortage-trnd/index.html

 

MerleFest has been moved to September – of NEXT year.

Organizers are moving the music festival to Sept. 16-19, of 2021.

The 2020 festival was canceled because of public safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. MerleFest will return to April in 2022, according to director Ted Hagaman.  BTW: MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Merle Watson, the son of the late music legend Doc Watson.

https://journalnow.com/entertainment/music/merlefest-moving-to-september-2021/

 

Governor Cooper was in Sparta yesterday to survey ‘earthquake damage’ and chat with residents about the ordeal. Several aftershocks continue to rumble Alleghany County after Sunday morning’s 5.1 magnitude earthquake. www.journalnow.com

 

Senator Kamala Harrish as been chosen as Joe Biden’s VP pick.

Harris also served 5 years as attorney general in California and as a prosecutor in San Francisco. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/08/12/biden-harris-deliver-remarks-together-perseids-5-things-to-know-wednesday/3332944001/

 

A new Stanford study reveals teenagers who use vape pens

are up to 7 times more likely to get COVID-19 than non-e-cig users.

 

NCWorks: Drive-Thru Career Fair (AUG 12)

The career fair going on NOW til 3 p.m. at Area Wide Protective on West Meadowview Road in Greensboro. Attendees must wear face masks and practice social distancing. https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/jobbanks/joblist.aspx

 

Golf, no fans in Greensboro?  *A nine-hole exhibition match will benefit First Tee of the Triad today before the start of this week’s Wyndham Championship on Thursday.  *Sedgefield Country Club is closed to the public all week.

Live coverage of the Wyndham in Greensboro this weekend on CBS…

https://journalnow.com/townnews/sport/first-tee-of-the-triad-to-benefit-from-nine-hole-exhibition-at-wyndham-championship/

 

Sweet Deal: Krispy Kreme is giving teachers FREE doughnuts this week   

                            during “Educator Appreciation week”

All teachers have to do is to show their school ID at participating Krispy Kreme locations around the Triad for a free glazed doughnut and coffee through Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic Updates…

Downtown Winston-Salem: Overnight Road Work

A portion of Salem Parkway will be closed (again) tonight (weather permitting).

…both directions between Peters Creek Parkway and Main Street.

*Crews will be working on electrical and lighting systems for the Strollway pedestrian bridge.

For more information, https://www.facebook.com/business40nc/.

 

Winston-Salem

The intersection of Main and Sprague streets will be closed

for sewer main repairs – today through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Detours will be posted.  -City Link 311

 

Downtown Winston-Salem

4 ½ Street between Poplar Street + Spring Street will be CLOSED today til 4pm.

Duke Energy doing some utility work…

 

 

 

Have you filled out the US Census? Everyone needs to be counted.

So, please take a few minutes and get counted! Federal and state money for dozens of programs is based on population.  Details at https://2020census.gov/

 

Give the Gift of Life

Find a blood drive near you on our events page at wbfj.fm.

Download the FREE donation APP from the American Red Cross  

Details at RedCrossBlood.org and the Blood Donor App

 

Wally says, ‘LOOK UP’?  The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most popular. Peak viewing: 11pm til 12:30am.   9-10 meteors each hour, barring any clouds, can be seen over the next couple of nights.  https://bit.ly/31I8T7a

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.”

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verne@wbfj.fm
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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