Friday, August 19, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: 

Partly sunny and humid. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms posssible.  Highs in the mid to upper 80s through the weekend

Second Harvest Food Bank needs your help. Food supplies are critically low. You can drop-off non-perishable food items TODAY to help out Second Harvest Food Bank at any Goodwill Retail stores, BB&T bank branch locations and Lowe’s Food locations.

Did you know: For every ‘dollar’ donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank, they can distribute $12 dollars worth of food (or the equivalent of 7 nutritious meals).

More details have been announced about that rally to bring Glenn Beck’s new clothing line (and textile jobs) to Surry County. The ”Bring it Beck’ Labor Day rally will be held on September 5 (Labor Day) at 6pm at the intersection of Independence and Willow streets in Mt Airy. The event is intended to help persuade the Conservative talk show host to choose Mt Airy to manufacture his “1791” clothing line, with the profits going to charity.  (Check out the link on our WBFJ Facebook page)

Virginia couple plans to get married at a Carowinds on Saturday.  The ceremony will take place near the Intimidator Roller coaster. Once the couple says “I Do”, family and friends will join the couple for a ride on the roller coaster. WCNC reports that the couple got engaged on the Intimidator (the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in the southeast) last August.  They want their wedding to be fun and memorable.,0,2122586.story

Mark Davis of Kernersville has started his 2,800 mile bike ride from Philadelphia to Austin, Texas, to raise money to fight cancer.  Mark’s motivation is personal. His granddaughter has cancer.(Lilly Mendoza was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2009, when she was 15 months old).  Mark hopes to raise at least $100,000 dollars in support of the Lilly’s Foundation for Childhood Cancer and other cancer charities. The “Ride for Lilly” which started on Thursday (Aug 18) should take Mark around 44 days to complete. His wife (Darla) will accompany him by car. BTW: Davis, a retired Army master sergeant, currently works at the Starbucks coffee shop on South Main Street in Kernersville.

Get a Back-to-School haircut for a good cause on Sunday.   Renewal Hair & Boutique on N. Cherry Street in Kernersville is hosting its third annual cut-a-thon this Sunday (Aug 21) from 1pm to 6pm. Proceeds going to: “Lilly’s Cancer Foundation”. The organization raises money to help put together care packages for kids and families during their stay in the hospital.  $10 cuts all day, feather extensions for those interested, plus, lots of raffles, live music and great food.  Check out more details on our Facebook page (just type in WBFJ in the search line)


The official start of High School Football tonight…

North Davidson hosting Thomasville

East Forsyth vs West Forsyth

Davie hosting Greensboro Page

Mt Airy hosting Starmount

**East Wilkes will open its season tonight at home against West Davidson…

Prayer concern: Keep 17 year old Landon Walker, a senior football player at East Wilkes High School, in your prayers. Fox 8 reporting that Walker was listed in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being seriously injured in an ATV accident last week. Check out the “Pray for Landon Walker” Facebook page for updates.  

Out and About this weekend…

Wake Forest University is hosting “Fan Fest” this Saturday evening (Aug 20) from 6 to 9pm at BB+T Field. The event is FREE. (Games for the kids)

(Pro Tennis in the Triad) Qualifying for the Winston-Salem Open starts on Saturday behind BB+T Field on Deacon Blvd with matches continuing through next Saturday (Aug 27).

Traffic Alert:  Expect heavier traffic around BB+T Field in Winston-Salem along Deacon Blvd, Shorefair Drive and 32nd Street this weekend.  

(Pro Golf in Greensboro) The Wyndham Championship runs through Sunday at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Members of the military and Triad teachers can go to the Wyndham for FREE courtesy of Technology Concepts & Design. Tournament schedule:

Golf isn’t the only happening this weekend at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro. News 14 Carolina reporting that Team Sandtastic is transforming 75 tons of sand into a golf-themed masterpiece. Dan Belcher (with Team Sandtastic) explained how ‘sand is sculpted’, “You really have to water the sand, compact it, carve it from the top down and then we spray a (biodegradable) sealant over (the sand sculpture).” Alyson Johnson, the VP of marketing for Wyndham Worldwide summed it up, “We put people on ‘vacation’, (even on the golf course)”.


Back-to-School goodies…

Congratulations to Jayne Grubbs (science teacher at Caleb’s Creek Elementary in Kernersville) and Heather King (math and French teacher at West Forsyth) who were awarded the ‘Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching’ Award (from Wake Forest University) on Wednesday. (


Speeders beware: School zone fines going up. Starting this Thursday, August 25 (the day that most students start back to public school in the Triad), the penalty for speeding through a school zone will go up to $250. Add in court costs…and the total ‘fine’ will be around $400 dollars.


“The Teacher Supply Warehouse” on Yanceyville Street in Greensboro has FREE school supplies for Guildford County teachers. You can donate items, too.


More than 200 students at UNC-G are living in temporary housing because of a lack of dorm rooms. Another 130 students are on a waiting list. Fox 8 reporting that UNCG has closed several older buildings for renovations, and a new dorm is not yet finished.

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)