Mild start to winter…'Apple a Day' is healthy…Major credit card breach at Target…'Tag and Tax Together Program' reminder (Thursday News)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast   Mostly sunny skies…High near 60. warmer for the weekend

The wooly worm may be right – a mild winter?  This year’s winning wooly worm named ‘Fuzz’ is mainly brown.  According to Mountain folklore, ‘brown’ on a woolly worm means a more MILD winter. Check out the pic of FUZZ on our Facebook page  http://goo.gl/CnPuYp     **Winter officially arrives this Saturday around noon (12:11pm to be exact)

‘Eating an apple a day’ actually might keep the doctor away.  Researchers from Oxford University suggesting “if everyone ate an apple a day, there would be an estimate 8,500 fewer deaths from heart disease and stroke every year”.  The study published in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal   http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/12/18/apple-day-could-save-thousands-lives-study-indicates/?intcmp=obnetwork

One ‘Duck’ suspended?  A&E Network has suspended “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson from his own television show after candid comments Phil made during an upcoming interview with GQ magazine. Check out Phil Robertson’s statement about the GQ article… www.wnd.com/2013/12/duck-dynasty-star-ignites-wrath-of-gays/#jmHapYIy1XgbKsEi.99

“Duck Dynasty” star skipped out on meeting Barbara Walters last month…to go duck hunting.  Walters talked with other members of the Robertson family in a taping of her ‘Most Fascinating People 2013’.  http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/eric-scheiner/duck-dynasty-star-ducks-barbara-walters-interview-go-hunting#sthash.2Bxx5kl7.dpuf

Major ‘credit and debit card breach’ at Target stores nationwide may have affected as many as 40 million shoppers over the past 3 weeks.  Read more…http://myfox8.com/author/wghpcnnwire/

 The Carolina Panthers will play the New Orleans Saints (again) this Sunday in a game that could likely determine the NFC South division title and who’ll get a first-round bye in the playoffs.   Both teams are 10-4.

 GOT TALENT?  NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will hold an open casting call in Greensboro in January. The casting call is open to all ages and every type of performer.  Interested? Pre-register at on www.americasgottalentauditions.com

Fox 8 WGHP is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Roy’s Folks.  Catch the Roy’s Folks 1 hour special on Fox8 this Saturday night (DEC 21) at 7pm  and a replay on Christmas morning (8am on DEC 25)

“It’s A Wonderful Life” will air this Friday (DEC 20) 8-11pm on WXII 12.   The 1946 movie was originally a Box Office Flop and unremembered for years.  In the 1970s, the “Its A Wonderful Life” lost its copyright protection in the 1970s. That’s when PBS stations jumped on the ‘George Bailey bandwagon’.  NBC now owns the exclusive rights to the movie.   Ask Sam www.journal.com

Reminder: The new Tag and Tax Together program allows you to make one convenient payment to the DMV for both vehicle registration renewal and vehicle property tax.  Note:  Details about the NC Vehicle Tag and Tax Together Program.    www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/tagtax/          (919) 814-1779

Be Prepared: Before you hit the road to grandma’s house over the holidays, make sure your vehicle is ‘prepped’ ready to roll.  Take a few minutes to check the oil, properly inflate your tires and switch out those ‘old’ wiper blades.  BTW:  Call *HP for I-MAP assistance if you get stranded…

Great stocking stuffer:   That new book by Franklin Graham “Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts” celebrates 20 years of delivering more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in over 130 countries.  The book tells the story of how OCC began with pictures and testimonials.  www.samaritanspurse.org/article/occ-book/

 Toy shopping marathon? Toys “R” Us stores nationwide will keep its doors open for 87 hours straight starting this Saturday morning (6am) through Christmas Eve night (9pm).    ABC News

Q. Why are the traditional Christmas colors red and green? Holly and the Ivy: Because of the green holly with its red berries. Holly is considered a symbol of eternal life. Passion: Holly is regarded as a symbol of the passion of Christ because its thorny leaves resemble the crown of thorns that Christ wore at his crucifixion. Source: Ask Sam from the Winston-Salem Journal

 

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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