Wednesday News, October 17, 2018

35 days til Thanksgiving…     68 sleeps until Christmas

 

Remember this date: Sunday, November 11 at 8am…

The date and projected time for the CLOSING of a section of Business 40

            through downtown Winston-Salem for major up-grades.

 

2018 Mid-Term Election: Early Voting has begun in North Carolina.

One Stop Early Voting continues through NOV 02, 2018.

General Election Day is Tuesday, NOV 06th, 2018    https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html

 

*View YOUR sample ballot online BEFORE you go to the polls

https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/

*Search: Early Voting Sites in YOUR county… https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/

*The 6 proposed amendments to the NC constitution

What You Need To Know (NC Family Policy)

https://www.ncfamily.org/upcoming-constitutional-amendments-what-you-need-to-know/

 

*Thursday (Oct 18) is National Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day

*Candlelight vigils to honor lives lost are planned…

Thursday evening: Oct. 18 at Harrison Park in Denton (7pm)

Next Week: Oct. 25 at the gazebo in Thomasville (7pm).

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

http://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20181012/vigil-canceled-due-to-storm-rescheduled-for-tuesday

 

Breaking News:  A State Highway Patrol trooper was fatally shot during a traffic stop shortly after midnight in Columbus County roughly 30 miles west of Wilmington.

Trooper Kevin K. Conner, an 11-year veteran, was stopping a GMC pickup truck on a speeding violation when he was shot. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/crime/nc-state-trooper-dies-after-shooting-at-traffic-stop-in/article_3e2bee0e-337a-5dac-8c2a-c80571f0d431.html

 

PTI is getting a new air-traffic control tower.  Construction will begin early 2019, and to be completed in early 2022. *The new structure will rise 180 feet into the air, almost twice the height of PTI’s current tower that was built in 1974.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/pti-to-get-new-control-tower/article_7a193fa2-e807-5216-b02b-9f58226f1b4a.html

 

 

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Sales began early today in Newfoundland. *Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001.  Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshold.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/canada-now-world-s-largest-legal-marijuana-marketplace/article_3fc1fd7c-6753-590b-baea-326e3ad49705.html

 

Veterans Coffee event in Winston-Salem this Thursday

Location: PDQ Restaurant off Strafford Road from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The veterans coffee events provide an opportunity for veterans, both men and women, to relax, connect with other veterans, and enjoy free coffee, breakfast, doughnuts and conversation.  The veterans coffee events are hosted by Trellis Supportive Care, formerly Hospice & Palliative CareCenter. Contact:  Don Timmons at 336-331-1309

 

 

 

 

Rare Neurological ‘Mystery Illness’ 

A rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs – and sometimes paralysis – has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year. The rare neurological condition is called acute flaccid myelitis (FLA-sid  MY-uh -LIE-tis) , or AFM.

The condition happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. So far this year, cases have been confirmed in 22 states including North Carolina.

*90% of AFM cases the CDC has been studying since 2014 have involved patients 18 or younger. The average age of the children is about 4…

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/16/657841031/cdc-investigates-cases-of-rare-neurological-mystery-illness-in-kids

CDC info:  https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/afm-surveillance.html

 

 

In New York City, $2,000 dollars could cover your rent.

Or pay for about 730 subway rides.

Or an entire year of coffee runs?

$2,000 dollars could also buy you a 40-pound cheeseburger pizza.

WPIX reporting that Champion Pizza based in Queens is selling (for a limited time)

a 40-pound pizza (consisting of five layers of meat, cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, ketchup and pepperoni) and the proceeds from pizza sales are going to help Hurricane Florence victims in OUR state – North Carolina.

FYI: The pizza pie so large it takes at least two people to hold and has to be split in half to fit in the oven.   https://myfox8.com/2018/10/14/this-40-pound-pizza-in-new-york-city-will-cost-you-2000-but-the-proceeds-go-florence-victims-in-nc/

 

North Carolina’s most popular Halloween candy?

According to candystore.com, M&M’s is now the most shipped to NC.

For years, Reese’s Cups has been tops for Halloween, until now.

NC:  #1 M&Ms…#2 Reece’s Cups…#3 Candy Corn

How about our neighboring states:

South Carolina still loves candy corn

Virginians choose Snickers

Tennessee = Tootsie Pops

Georgia has a preference for Swedish Fish?

http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triad/Halloween/2017/10/30/reese-s-cup-dethroned-as-north-carolina-s-most-popular-halloween-candy

 

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low income, elderly, or disabled residents in seven counties in the Piedmont Triad (including Forsyth, Davidson, Guilford and Randolph) save energy and reduce

               their utility bills by improving energy efficiency.

Apply today at www.ptrc.org.  Questions? Call (336) 904-0300

https://www.ptrc.org/services/housing/weatherization-assistance

 

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