Wednesday News, October 28, 2020

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!

https://www.heritagepci.com/blog/daylight-saving-time-homeowner-tasks/

 

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.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-10-28-hurricane-zeta-forecast-landfall-gulf-coast-south-east

 

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…

https://myfox8.com/news/winston-salem-makes-decision-on-pre-k-through-1st-grade-re-entry-plan/

 

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.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/10/28/justin-turner-dodgers-celebration-covid-19-world-series/3759614001/

*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.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/free-taco-bell-doritos-locos-tacos-2020-steal-a-base-steal-a-taco

 

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.

https://myfox8.com/news/texas-overtakes-california-with-most-coronavirus-infections/

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.

https://journalnow.com/news/local/nc-governor-not-ready-to-tighten-restrictions-but-warns-covid-19-metrics-are-headed-in

 

 

 

 

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.

http://wesleyluther.org/sop?fbclid=IwAR0INGqIPNim-HORKJ77ozmH3oB8_-kvak6AS5xbbSRA3vPmNcNwAxqYs3o

Read more of the legend of the UNC-G donut on the News Blog at wbfj,fm.

https://news.uncg.edu/celebrating-40-years-uncg-donut/

 

 

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.

WEB:  https://www.wakehealth.edu/Diagnostic-Tools/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.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/10/22/covid-19-pandemic-stifles-blood-donations-when-hospitals-need-most/6003532002/

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

 

 

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.

 

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
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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