Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms…High 83.
RECALL: Kol-Craft strollers are being RECALLED after several reports of adult’s and children’s fingertips being severely injured by a hinge mechanism on the strollers. Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers were sold in a variety of color schemes from January 2006 to June 2012…and cost around $150 dollars. www.kolcraft.com/
Special Father’s Day win: Webb Simpson winning the US Open (his first major PGA title) on Sunday. Simpson is a former golf star and Religion major at Wake Forest University. Simpson, a native of Raleigh, may miss the upcoming British Open. His wife is expecting their second son!!!! BTW: Wake Forest golfers have now won 11 major titles. http://news.wfu.edu/2012/06/17/wfus-simpson-wins-u-s-open/
For better or worse, one of the factors to wedded bliss may come down to where you live. Salt Lake City tops this listing of the cities with the happiest marriages according to RealAge.com. In North Carolina: #5 Charlotte and the #6 Raleigh/Durham area. On good reminder: Don’t always take things so seriously. When things get tense, tap into your sense of humor. Conflicts are inevitable in any marriage, but if you remember to laugh about them, it helps you work through the tension and reconnect. http://www.realage.com/print-this/10-best-cities-for-a-happy-marriage?page=all
A maintenance worker was surprised to find a 5-foot python lounging inside a motel room in Myrtle Beach. WPDE-TV reporting that the maintenance worker saw the jungle carpet python on a window sill inside a room at the Coral Sands Motel last Thursday. You may be wondering…HOW did the snake get into the room? Well, the snake belonged to the room’s last tenant, who left it behind. A local snake enthusiast says he will either keep the python or make sure it goes to a good home. BTW: Jungle carpet pythons are non-venomous and are native to Australia. http://myfox8.com/2012/06/17/worker-surprised-by-5-foot-python-in-myrtle-beach-hotel-room/
Michelle Apperson, a 6th grade teacher at Sutterville Elementary School in Sacramento, California, unfortunately joins ranks of the unemployed. She was recently laid off by the Sacramento City Unified School District. Michelle taught at Sutterville for nine years, and was selected as this year’s Teacher of the Year for the entire district. The district was facing a $43 million dollar budget shortfall, so cuts had to be made, including a cut of teachers. BTW: Teacher layoffs were based on seniority. http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/14/districts-teacher-of-the-year-laid-off/?hpt=hp_t2
The Shepherd’s House of Mt Airy is getting a much needed financial boost. From now until August 15th, the United Fund of Surry County will match any monetary donation to The Shepherd’s House dollar for dollar up to $20,000 dollars. The match will help the Shepherd’s House (Mt Airy’s only homeless shelter) keep it’s doors open for the rest of the year. Past Ministry of the Month on WBFJ. For more Information: Call 710-2530 or online at www.gmamh.org
After four years and 143 NASCAR races: Dale Earnhardt, Jr winning at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. His first Sprint Cup victory since 2008.