Wednesday News, Sept 20, 2017

Transition from summer to Autumn begins this Friday (Sept 22) @ 4:02pm

 

Got an Apple product?  iOS 11 is now available to download.

But iOS 11 isn’t your average iOS update. It turns your iPad into a completely different machine and it adds potentially groundbreaking core frameworks to the iPhone. Check out 15 neat hidden features in iOS 11

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/ios-11-review/

 

Celebrating the spirit of Mayberry 

Thousands will visit the town of Mt Airy this week during ‘Mayberry Days’ going on today thru Sunday (Sept 24).

*Mayberry Days started in 1990 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show. The late September date was selected to coincide with the original airing of the show on October 3, 1960. The first event was only one day, but its popularity over the years has expanded it to nearly a week full of family fun and entertainment.  In 2004, Andy Griffith made a special appearance for the unveiling of the TV Land “Andy and Opie” statue in Mount Airy.

-It’s believed that individuals from every state have attended Mayberry Days and at least five foreign countries represented, which demonstrates the continued popularity of the show.  http://www.surryarts.org/mayberrydays/about/history.html

 

Hurricane Maria made landfall this morning in southeast Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 mph.  Maria’s path toward the US is still uncertain.  The Weather Channel   https://goo.gl/5yQ7i9

 

A powerful and deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattled Mexico City yesterday on the 32nd anniversary of a deadly earthquake back in 1985.  CNN

 

Two local Christian colleges are merging.  Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem and John Wesley in High Point plan to merge next June if the schools gain approval from the Trans-national Association of Christian Colleges.

*The merged school will be named Piedmont International University, but the chapel and School of Leadership will be renamed for John Wesley.

*In May 2015, Piedmont International merged with Tennessee Temple University

https://goo.gl/ic4UEY

 

Dixie Classic Fair: Save now before you attend…

Advance Tickets, unlimited ride wristbands and ride cards can be purchased at the Annex Box Office located at 414 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem or through Ticketmaster.com now through September 29th.
Questions?  http://www.dcfair.com/general-info/hours-and-tickets/

 

Diaper Bank of North Carolina is working with communities across the state to raise awareness AND provide diapers for low-income families in need through Saturday (SEPT 30).      Details at www.diaperbank.org

 

Rivalry Resurrected: 

App State hosting Wake Forest this Saturday (Sept 23) in Boone.

The game is sold out. You can catch it on ESPN3. Kick off at 3:30pm.  https://goo.gl/TjFdNv

*App State and Wake Forest played 22 times from 1975-2001. The Mountaineers won three of the last five matchups. WFU beat ASU at home in 2001, their last meeting.

The Mountaineers will return to BB&T Field in Winston-Salem on Sept. 12, 2020.

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