Thursday News – SEPT 21, 2016

*FALL is officially here…

 

For availability of fuel in your area, check out the link to www.GasBuddy.com .   If you spot unusually high gas prices or price gouging, report to the NCDOJ.gov website or call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.  https://goo.gl/0u2IkI

 

Advance tickets for the Dixie Classic Fair on sale NOW through Sept 29.  TIX: Annex Box Office, select Walmart locations in WS and www.dcfair.com             The 134th Dixie Classic Fair runs Sept 30 – Oct 9 at the WS Fairgrounds.

 

Praying for peace and calm in Charlotte…

Governor Pat McCrory issuing a ‘State  of  Emergency’ for the Queen City just before midnight on Wednesday after peaceful gathering in uptown Charlotte turned violent.  The NC National Guard and additional Highway patrol are being deployed to Charlotte on Thursday…     https://goo.gl/HhmXhT

 

(NEW) Officials with the Carolina Panthers and the National Football League are considering moving this Sunday’s NFL game out of Charlotte due to ongoing unrest.  ESPN

 

Repair crews are trying to restore electricity to the island of Puerto Rico, due to a fire at a power plant. Some schools canceled classes for the day as a precaution. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.  CNN

 

A once abundant bee species may soon be put on the endangered species list. The numbers for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee have plunged by more than 90% since the late 1990s. Bumble bees are important pollinators of crops and wildflowers.   Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.    https://goo.gl/FjHZXs

 

More than half a million drivers have taken advantage of the state’s online license renewals in less than a year.  DMV’s online feature allows drivers in NC to renew their license anytime, anywhere and helps reduce wait times at DMV offices.

-Saving drivers more than 248,000 hours in DMV office lines…

-Almost 125,000 staff hours have been freed to help others who come to DMV offices for various reasons.       https://goo.gl/hKBv2U

 

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling two select flavors due to potential listeria.

The cookie dough found in ‘Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough’ and ‘Blue Bell Cookie Two Step’ is potentially tainted.  The ice cream was distributed in 10 states including North Carolina.  Consumers should return the affected cartons to their place of purchase for full refunds.

Product numbers and details on the News Blog     https://goo.gl/awKeFW

 

 

 

At the Movies:  ‘HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE’

The long awaited theatrical worship experience, “HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE” captures the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based band Hillsong UNITED.  A group that started as a small youth band sells out concerts worldwide.

This docu-worship film explores Hillsong’s humble beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence as an international church whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people worldwide.

The 11 members of popular, faith-based Australian band Hillsong UNITED all belong to or volunteer for Hillsong Church, which has over 100,000 parishoners, with large congregations in New York and Los Angeles. Movie site: https://goo.gl/ys5GX1

*Area cinemas showing HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE include

Wynnsong 12 (WS),  Palladium 14 (HP),  RED Cinemas (Gboro) +  TinsilTown (Salisbury)

 

 

Katie Prager, the wife of a real-life “Fault in Our Stars” couple, passed away Thursday morning after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant.   Katie was only 26 years old.

“Early this morning, she gained her wish of being at home, in her bed, surrounded by her mom, dad, brother and her dogs, dying peacefully, away from the hospital, tubes, IVs,” her mother, Debra Donovan, posted on Facebook.

“The days to follow will not be easy but I find comfort in knowing that my girl lived…”  Katie had been in hospice care in her Flemingsburg, Kentucky home since September 7.

Her husband, Dalton Prager, died just days earlier, last Saturday (Sept 17), after suffering from the same disease. He was 25.

“(Dalton) gave me some of the best years of my life,” she said. “I’d rather have five years of being in love and just really completely happy than 20 years of not having anybody.”

The last time the couple saw each other was July 16, their fifth wedding anniversary. Their love story was short, but it brought joy and inspiration to all who knew them.      https://goo.gl/b2iel4

 

ELECTION 2016:  Confirming North Carolina’s status as a battleground state, the latest survey of likely voters in the state by the Elon University Poll found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are virtually tied for the lead with less than two months to go until Election Day.  Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson claiming just 6% of likely voters polled.   https://goo.gl/3aGl5n

 

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity,

but of power, love, and self-control…”

2 Timothy 1:7  Berean Study Bible

 

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