#1 Ranked State High School wrestler suffers severe neck injury (NEWS) December 06, 2011

Keep your umbrella handy for the next couple of days. Rain chances pick later tonight through Wednesday night.  The High today will be 65 degrees. Cooler temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday. 

A wrestler at Alleghany High School suffered a severe neck injury during a meet on Saturday. Luke Hampton a senior at Alleghany High was going in for a “take down” during the meet when the force of his momentum took him into a wall. The impact broke his neck in two places.  Luke was ranked No. 1 in the state…just last week. Luke is currently being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center but will be transported to a Spine and Brain Trauma Center in Atlanta for further treatment.  If you want to help the family with medical costs. Yu can make a dnations at any State Employees’ Credit Union.
 www.wxii12.com/high-school-playbook/29926781/detail.html#ixzz1fkxHsjDK

 The Rev. Billy Graham is continuing his recovery from pneumonia at Mission Hospital in Asheville.  (News 14 Carolina)

State Representative Larry Womble is responding to family member’s voices by squeezing their hands.  Womble remains in critical, but stable condition  at Wake Forest Baptist medical center after he was involved in a deadly car crash on Reynolds Park Road in Winston-Salem last Friday night.  The other person involved in the accident ( David Carmichael ) died at the scene.   (Winston-Salem Journal)

Just in time for Christmas: Do you know a NASCAR fanatic? Richard Childress Racing is auctioning off surplus race car parts like engines, racing wheels and even chasses…today at RCR in Welcome.  You can place bids at the auction in person or online starting at 10am.  Details and a partial list of items at www.ironhorseauction.com/index.php?subp=1&sct=109&pg=ap&pid=24384       1-800-997-2248    Auction Location: RCR,425 Industrial Drive, Welcome, NC 27374

A new study finding that one in five scientists who claim to be atheists actually attend a church service one or more times a year. The motivators for attending: a social or personal connection such as the desire to see friends or a Christian spouse.   (Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion).   The director of the American Humanist Association telling the Christian Post that the study’s findings didn’t surprise him saying that “Like many who do (or don’t) believe in a god, these folks likely attend church for the community experience, or the cultural connection to the religion.”    RnR

 Should I stay or should I go???  Christmas is on Sunday this year and it has left many pastors wondering if families will stay home to experience their usual Christmas morning or if they will attend church.  A LifeWay Research study of 1,000 Protestant pastors shows that majority of Protestant pastors plan to have a service or services on Christmas Day while other congregations plan to hold services on Christmas Eve.
According to a LifeWay Research report from December 2010: 74% of  Americans agree “strongly or somewhat” that “Christmas is primaril a religious celebration and observance” while 67% of all Americans also agree that, “Many of the things I enjoy during the Christmas season have nothing to do with the birth of Jesus Christ.”           Baptist Press

 

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