Increased Fire Danger risk…Forsyth Tech earns Toyota certification…Arizona Gov vetoes 'religious freedom' bill…Duke Energy avoids paying federal income tax for 5 years? (Thursday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast Sunny and breezy…High 48. Wintry Mix early Saturday morning??

Increased Fire Danger across central NC including the Triad – Please NO outdoor burning today…

Thursday is Collegiate Day of Prayer www.collegiatedayofprayer.org/resources/what-pray

Why the red ‘X’?   Draw a red X on your hand TODAY (Feb 27) and help us shine a light on slavery. When people ask about your (red) ‘X’, tell them that 27 million people are enslaved today, but even one is too many. We are in it to end it. http://enditmovement.com/#be_in_it

NOTICE for residents in the southside of Winston-Salem – Water service will be shut off in several neighborhoods (including Washington Park and Sunnyside) overnight while city crews make needed repairs. The city water service will be shut-off around 9pm tonight and restores around 5am Friday morning. To minimize any air in your water pipes by not opening faucets and not flushing toilets while the water is cut off.  When the water service returns, flush your house water lines by opening the bathtub faucet first.  www.journalnow.com/news/local/washington-park-sunnyside-neighborhoods-to-lose-water-service-today/article_7cca04c1-948b-5cbe-b3a4-285dcf355493.html?

Toyota executives presenting a ‘certification’ to Forsyth Technical Community College for its automotive systems technology program on Wednesday, which is the only program of its kind in North Carolina. **Forsyth Tech is the 13th school nationwide that Toyota has certified for its T-TEN program that trains students to work as technicians in Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Right now, the market is demanding students who are certified. http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/

Tony Dungy will speaking at Wake Forest University on March 26. 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/

Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic going on this Saturday (MAR 1) for dogs, cats, and ferrets at the Animal Control Shelter from 1 pm until 4 pm.  The cost to vaccinate each pet is $5.00.  INFO: 703-DOGS (3647)  All animals MUST be on leases or in carriers.   https://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/animalcontrol/

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed that controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill passed by the Arizona Legislature last week. Other states, though including Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi and Missouri are considering similar bills.    Supporters suggesting that the bill was only crafted to protect business owners and yes churches with strong religious beliefs from discrimination lawsuits that have happened in other states. http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/arizona-governor-vetoes-religious-freedom-bill/?cat_orig=us

A new report from Citizens for Tax Justice in Washington D.C. says big-profit companies are using “loopholes and tax breaks” to avoid paying a single penny in federal income taxes. The report includes Duke Energy on a list of 26 Fortune 500 companies that have not paid any federal income taxes in five years? Duke Energy has made more than $9 billion in profits since 2008. Actually, Duke Energy had a tax rate of a negative 3.5 percent which means they actually got refunds back from the IRS… *Statutes require corporations to pay 35 percent of their profit in taxes each year. On average, companies researched in this report paid 19.4% in federal income tax.  http://myfox8.com/2014/02/26/duke-energy-not-required-to-pay-federal-income-taxes-for-past-5-years/

RECALL: About 10,000 Genie garage door openers have been recalled because of a fire hazard. You can contact Genie to receive a free repair kit, which includes a new control board and installation instructions. Genie contact info:  1-800-488-9918 or online at www.geniecompany.com  http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20140225/BLOGS23/140229551

 

 

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.”

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