WS/FC starts FREE summer meals for students…Flags lowered with the passing of a former NC governor…FedEx Ground in Forsyth expanding…Porsche unveils Go-Kart for the kid who has everything (Tuesday News)

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system has opened 19 school cafeterias this week to serve FREE meals to students 18 years or younger, as part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.  The goal of the program is to help fight childhood hunger. Last year, more than 39,000 meals were served in Forsyth County alone. http://myfox8.com/2013/06/17/forsyth-county-kicks-off-summer-feeding-program/

Flags at government buildings have been lowered to half-staff in memory of former Governor Jim Holshouser who passed away on Monday.  He was 78.   Holshouser, a Boone native, was North Carolina’s first Republican governor elected in the 20th century. His funeral will be Friday afternoon in Southern Pines.   http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NC_OBIT_HOLSHOUSER_NCOL-?SITE=NCWIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Free Admission to Old Salem for Military Personnel and their Families –  Old Salem and more than 1,800 other museums across America are offering FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day (SEPT 2) 2013.  All part of the Blue Star Museums collaboration. http://www.oldsalem.org/free-admission-to-military-personnel-and-families.html

More jobs? FedEx Ground on Old Greensboro Road plans to add 83,000 square feet to its facility in Forsyth County by the spring of 2015. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/695437/fedex-ground-expansion-in-kernersville-could-mean-new-jobs

For the ‘KID’ who has everything? Porsche has unveiled a pedal-powered go-kart designed for kids. The go-kart, complete with low-profile inflatable tires and composite rims, has a price tag of $900 dollars.  *Dads…just a drop in the bucket to Porsche’s new 918 Spyder hybrid priced at $845,000 dollars.  http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-porsche-go-cart-20130617,0,6228260.story

NBA Finals: Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs can finish off the Miami Heat tonight in Game 6 of the NBA finals.  BTW: Miami won 27 games in a row this season but has lost three of their last five games.

Is you church looking for a fundraiser (and a way to serve the community)? The Dixie Classic Fair has several openings for Community Food Booth venders.  Contact info on the News Blog at wbfj.fm.     The Dixie Fair dates: October 4-13.  Contact: Cheryle Hartley at (336) 774-8869     Email:  Hartley@dcfair.com

All of us have OLD personal and private documents that need to be discarded properly, right?   There will be another Shred-Event this Saturday morning (June 22) from 9am till noon in the Belk parking lot at Hanes Mall.  There is NO set fee for the shred service, but ALL donations will go to support our local Ronald McDonald House in Winston-Salem.   Questions? Call Don Timmons (403-1964) or Mindy Bloom at (970-5658).

A working Transition?   Afghan forces are taking over the security lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition.  The handover of responsibility is a significant milestone in the nearly 12-year war.  The timetable is set for a full withdrawal of US/NATO forces within 18 months.  http://www.voanews.com/content/afghan-forces-take-over-security-responsibility/1683817.html

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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.”

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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