Beware: IRS phone scam…March Madness bracket busters…WFU looks for a new coach…Fla student receives 150 scholarships? (Friday News)

First Weekend of Spring: Mix of sun and clouds on Saturday. Warmer…High 74. Sunday: Showers likely…High 50.  Tuesday into Tuesday night: More winter weather?????

Largest scam of its kind: If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS…be suspicious. The caller warns that those who owe taxes must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer, or risk getting arrested. The IRS has received more than 20,000 reports about the scam. FYI: IRS officials typically first reach out by mail rather than phone.   http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/20/pf/taxes/irs-phone-scam/?nbd=5_things

Need help with your taxes? www.ForsythFreeTax.org is a great resource…

When a student receives one or two scholarships, that’s reason enough to celebrate, right?  Chad Thomas, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, is a man of many talents. He received 150 scholarships offers partly for his football skills and his many musical abilities – Chad plays 9 instruments. Chad has decided to attend the University of Miami where he will play football and practice his musical talents. “If I make it to the NFL that would be a blessing, but my (passion) is music”.  FYI: Chad fell in love with music as a youngster by listening to his late grandmother’s gospel CDs. http://www.wbtw.com/story/25015736/high-school-senior-gets-150-scholarships-offers

How about a Waffle Taco for breakfast?  Taco Bell rolls out its new breakfast menu this Thursday (March 27). BTW: Breakfast will be served at Taco Bell until 11am.  http://nypost.com/2014/02/25/taco-bell-launching-breakfast-menu-on-march-27/

 NCAA Tournament: How are your brackets??  www.cbssports.com/images/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/brackets/printable/cbs-sports-2014.pdf

Major League price tag for a corndog?  The Arizona Diamondbacks have unveiled a new menu item at their ballpark this season…the “D-bat dog”.  According to ESPN, this corn dog is 18 inches long, stuffed with cheese and bacon and it comes with a side of fries and will cost you $25.  http://bleacherreport.com/        BTW: The first home game for the WS Dash will be Thursday, April 03…

Same cool music, same ‘red’ dog house – Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have unveiled a sneak peek at their new 3-D “Peanuts” movie, featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang. Craig Schulz, the son of the cartoon’s creator Charles M. Schulz, is overseeing the family friendly project.  The new 3-D Peanuts movie will hit theaters Nov 2015…celebrating its 50th anniversary. FYI: Charles Schultz debuted the comic strip Peanuts in 1950. http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/18/peanuts-first-look-at-new-3-d-movie/

Volunteers needed:  Disaster Relief teams from Samaritan’s Purse are in our area to assist with last week’s winter storm damage…and clean-up.  Volunteers are needed TFN Monday – Saturday 7:30am to 4:30pm. Tools and equipment provided…  To Volunteer, Call (828) 358 – 0386   BTW: Teams are based at Oak View Baptist Church in High Point

Wake Forest University is looking for a new men’s head basketball coach. Jeff Bzdelik turned in his resignation Thursday afternoon after 4 seasons at Wake. The Deacons were 17-16 this season, beating UNC, NC State and Duke plus won their first ACC Tournament game since 2007 by knocking off Notre Dame in the first round last week. The search for a new coach begins…http://www.journalnow.com/sports/

Tony Dungy will speak at Wake Forest University this WED (March 26).  The event at Wait Chapel is FREE and open to the public.  The Super Bowl winning coach and NBC analyst will be part of the University’s ‘Leadership Project’.  The event at Wait Chapel is FREE and open to the public.   Doors will open at 5:30pm (seating on a first-come, first-served basis). http://myfox8.com/2014/02/26/former-nfl-coach-tony-dungy-to-speak-at-wfu-on-march-26/

 

 

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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.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm