REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD COBLE WAS RELEASED FROM A GREENSBORO HOSPITAL YESTERDAY…after recuperating from a respiratory illness that hospitalized the 80-yr old congressman on Dec 13th. Coble will discuss the sickness and his recovery at a Press Conference today.
Some Post-Christmas Waste Won’t Be Picked Up in Winston-Salem ForsythCounty is ready for another 1 million pound surge in holiday trash, butWinston-Salem officials warn of some things they won’t pick up curbside. The average household has 25 percent more trash around the holidays than in the weeks before. In some households, the amount of trash actually doubles. For those customers that have excess trash that you can’t get inside the container, bag it and keep ’til next week.FYI: Winston-Salem, like many cities, doesn’t recycle wrapping paper and bows.
Forsyth Countyproduces NC’s 2 TOP AP SCHOLARS: Last spring, more than 43,600 North Carolina high school students took Advanced Placement exams, and the two who scored the best over their entire high school careers were both from Winston-Salem. Raisa Chowdhury and Jacob Feldman, now in their first years at college, took more AP tests and scored higher on them than anyone else in the state. That won them the State AP Scholar award for North Carolina, which is given by the College Board, the company that administers the tests. Chowdhury graduated from Mount Tabor and is now attending Duke, and Feldman is a Reynolds grad attending Harvard.
AFTER BAD SALES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, SEARS AND K-MART HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE OVER A HUNDRED OF THEIR STORES.
Sears Holdings announced Tuesday that it is closing 100 to 120 Sears and K-Mart stores. That decision came after sales at both K-Mart and Sears stores tumbled by five-point-two percent in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It has not been announced yet exactly which locations will be closing.
WAKE FOREST BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTERGETS GRANT Announced yesterday, the hospital will receive 7.3 million dollars to continue it’s research into the consequences of being exposed to steroids before birth. The funds will allow researchers to study alterations in kidney function, insulin resistance and explore obesity as a possible contributing factor…
OMEGA SPORTS – a fixture in Silas Creek Crossing for years is moving…beginning in March, Thruway Shopping Center on Stratford Road will be home to the sports retailer.
THE COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAS SENT A LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA URGING HIM TO REMOVE A MANDATE FROM THE NEW HEALTHCARE LAW. CCCU has written an open letter to the president asking him to remove a mandate in the law that requires all new insurance plans to provide coverage for practices traditionally not upheld. The council says that the mandate is unconstitutional because it would quote, “force CCCU institutions to act against their Christian convictions.” Additionally, the exemption would not cover the insurance plans the schools offer to students and would thereby violate the school’s convictions.
Recently two Christian colleges joined forces in a lawsuit against the new law.
Colorado Christian University united with Belmont Abbey College just west of Charlotte.
Over a third (41%) of donations given to charities and non-profit organizations annually are received over the last few weeks of December (…according to a survey Charity Navigator) Interesting: 79% of us still write ‘checks’ to cover financial donations to our favorite charity. However, online fundraising is growing… Donate to WBFJ online at www.wbfj.fm
In less than a week (starting in January), the city of Greensboro will start referring unpaid parking tickets and in-active water bills (older than 45 days) to a collection agency. Residents have until this Friday (DEC 30) to contact the Collections Division in Greensboro and make their payments…before having them turned over to the collection agency. Those who owe money can call the City of Greensboro at (336) 373-2489 www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-greensboro-revises-collection-efforts-on-unpaid-fines-and-fees-111215,0,6951696.story
SPORTS: High School Basketball tournaments:
Frank Spencer Holiday Classic (WS)
Today’s CHAMPIONSHIP games at the Joel Coliseum
West Forsyth vs Forsyth Country Day (7PM) – Pepsi/Journal
Winston-Salem Prep vs West Stokes (8:45PM) – Champion Bracket
PIZZA HUT INVITATIONAL (GBO COL)
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Greensboro Day vs Northeast Guilford
GIRLS: Page vs NW Guilford
College Bowl action (area teams)
NC State 31 Louisville 24 @ the Belk Bowl (Charlotte)
Wake Forest vs Mississippi State this Friday night in the music City Bowl (Nashville)
WEATHER: TODAY: Sunny , High – 48 TONIGHT: Mostly Clear, Low: 30 TOMORROW: Sunny, 51 WEEKEND: Sunshine, temperatures in the Upper 50’s
MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A