ZeekRewards: Lawyer to temporarily oversee the fallout of that $600 million dollar Ponzi scheme that originated out of Lexington (News for Wednesday)

Partly sunny with a stray shower or thunderstorm…High 84

Back to School time for students: First Christian Academy, Bishop McGuiness and Asheboro City.   FYI: A third of us will spend $500 dollars or more
on Back-to-School supplies this month…

A federal judge has appointed a lawyer to temporarily oversee the fallout of that $600 million dollar Ponzi scheme that originated out of Lexington. An estimated one million people invested into Rex Venture Group’s ZeekRewards, which was shut down by the SEC last week.    A special website www.zeekrewardsreceivership.com  has been set up to help victims.  More details. www.news-record.com/content/2012/08/21/article/zeek_rewards_scam_includes_local_victims

www.journalnow.com/business/2012/aug/21/1/temporary-receiver-appointed-for-alleged-ponzi-sch-ar-2536622/

HanesBrands is expanding its partnership with ‘Box Tops for Education’ by adding the Box Top symbol to packages of Hanes Children’s underwear, socks and outerwear Tee’s as well as selected bonus packs of adult underwear and socks.  FYI: Box Tops for Education is a national fundraising program for ‘schools’
K-8th grade.    Details at www.hanes4education.com

The Annual Hanesbrands Sample Sale runs through Saturday at the Joel Coliseum Education Building in Winston-Salem.  *FREE parking at Gate 5 off Deacon Blvd. Hours: 8am – 4pm (Thursday 8am – 6pm   and   Saturday 8am – 2pm)Mastercard, Visa and Cash only.  All sales final.  www.ljvm.com/events.php

The Cheesiest college mascot?  The Fighting Pickle, the mascot of the UNC
School of the Arts, has been named the cheesiest college mascot by Chester
Cheetah of Cheetos fame.   The Fighting Pickle, whose appearances on campus are rare because, well, the school does not have any sports teams, nudged out Kernel Cobb of Concordia College in Minnesota and Gladys, the Fighting Squirrel of Mary Baldwin College in Virginia.  Frito-Lay North America said in a press release that the rankings were based on “all-around silliness” and were not scientific. The Fighting Pickle became the school’s mascot in 1972, the result of a campus wide contest.
Exactly who came up with the name has been lost to history. At the time, the
school needed a mascot for its first homecoming, which included an intramural
football game.  BTW:  Rameses the Ram from UNC Chapel Hill was voted
#15
.    www.journalnow.com/member-center/share-this/print/?content=ar2537538

Needed: Non-perishable Food Items.  The shelves are almost ‘bare’ at the Second Harvest Food bank in Winston-Salem.  Interested in hosting a food drive through your church or organization?  Contact Second Harvest at 784-5770. www.hungernwnc.org

Pro tennis in the Triad: The Winston-Salem Open: Isner and Tsongas advance. The WS Open runs through Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center near BB+T Field.    www.winstonsalemopen.com

Job fair for Veterans and military spouses this Friday from 1pm to 5pm at the Greensboro Sheraton on High Point Road.  Hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and the Hiring Our Heroes initiative.  Veterans must bring military ID.   Online registration:  https://hoh.greatjob.net/sc/viewEvent.action?id=422709    Details about the event: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes

Traffic Alert: Starting this morning (WED, AUG 22)  Highway 158 –  from Hwy
66 to the Guilford County line. 
Various lanes will be closed because of re-paving over the next 2 weeks.

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.”

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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