Reminder: Turn your clocks BACK one hour this Saturday night. 5 Things every Homeowner should do during a time change – including new batteries for smoke detectors on the News Blog!
UPDATE: Hurricane Zeta is strengthening in the Gulf.
BTW: What’s left of Zeta will interact with another weather system and bring showers and thunderstorms to the Piedmont Triad Thursday into Thursday night.
NEW: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School board is moving forward with a ‘phased re-entry’ of pre-K through first grade students.
All pre-K students will return on Nov. 2. Kindergartners Nov. 9. First graders Nov. 16.
Students in grades 2-12 will remain in virtual learning til further notice…
Less than a week until Election Day – Tuesday, November 3.
‘In-person’ Early Voting continues through this Saturday, October 31.
*Check your county’s Board of Election website for specific times + locations!
Your absentee ballot MUST be dropped off or mailed in on or before Nov 3.
View and print your ‘SAMPLE BALLOT’ https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
Locate early voting sites by county https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/
*Important voter info on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
World Series: The Los Angeles Dodgers winning their first championship in 32 years. Dodgers (3-1) over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 last night.
*Taco Bell locations all across the country will give out free Doritos Locos Tacos TODAY Oct 28 between 2 pm and 6 pm – no purchase necessary.
Texas overtakes California with most coronavirus infections
America’s two largest states by population – are steadily moving closer to 1 million coronavirus infections each. *Health officials are blaming the spike in cases on ‘COVID fatigue’ – or the lack of social distancing and mask wearing.
Remember the 3-W’s to help stop the spread of COVID-19…
Wash your hands for 20 seconds. And use hand sanitizer in between.
Wait (at least) six feet apart from other people (physical distancing)
Wear a face covering / face mask
COVID HOPE program: New assistance for eligible low- and- moderate-income renters having trouble paying rent and utilities during the pandemic.
Renters who need rent or utility assistance can apply online at www.nc211.org/hope
or call 211 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Grab a fresh UNC-G donut and help students in need.
From now thru Thursday, Oct 29th, purchase a specialty UNCG donut at participating Dunkin locations across the Triad AND support the
Spartan Open Food Pantry…assisting students and staff in need
at UNC-G + Greensboro College.
The Spartan Open Pantry receives 40¢…for every Spartan donut sold.
Read more of the legend of the UNC-G donut on the News Blog at wbfj,fm.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fact: 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer
Good News: 90% of breast cancer is curable- if caught early!
A mammogram is the best screening tool to find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest. Women should have a mammogram every year beginning at age 40. Call (336) 716-WAKE to schedule a mammogram.
*Check out our conversation with Dr. Alexandra Thomas, Professor of Hematology and Oncology with Wake Forest Baptist Health, regarding breast cancer awareness on the News Blog at wbfj.fm.
FACT: More than 80% of the blood collected by the American Red Cross
comes from local blood drives. Blood donations are down, but the need is still real.
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
Reminder: It’s ‘Deer Season
NCDOT: October, November and December are the 3 worst months for animal related crashes. Deer account for about 90% of all animal-related crashes statewide.
Most crashes (45%) occur between 6pm and midnight.
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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