Temperatures in the Triad may rise above the freezing mark today…Lots of school closings and delays…Syracuse too much for WFU…USO, area businesses rally around Marines rerouted to RDU (Thursday News)

Winter Weather Advisory through noon – Areas of Black Ice: Use caution on secondary roads, parking lots and sidewalks. Forecast: Sunny…High 35

Lots of school CLOSINGS. Some DELAYS…WS Christian school – 10am…Sheets Christian + Galax City –  2 hour delay…Colleges and Universities: Wake Forest University – DELAY (Shuttles will begin at 9:20am)…WSSU – 10am…A+T State…UNC-G…DCCC – 11am…Randolph Community College…Surry Community College –  Noon

Make-up Day: Students with Davie County schools will be going to school this Saturday til noon.  Fox 8

More than 300 Marines are temporarily calling Raleigh home.  Two separate military transports were re-routed to RDU away from the Marine Air Station at Cherry Point (wed) last night because of bad weather conditions.  The USO and local companies jumped into high gear to accommodate the Marines, just getting back to the US from Afghanistan. Five hotels provided rooms and Jimmy Johns donated 175 subs to the troops. Source: WTVD

Re-covery Day:  Atlanta drivers can recoup their vehicles today. You know, the ones they abandoned during Tuesday’s nightmare gridlock after a couple inches of snow fell. Officers will transport them in four-wheel-drive vehicles back to spots where they left their cars. Just to sweeten the deal the state will provide up to five gallons of gas and give them a jump start too to get them on the road again. http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/30/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day-thursday-january-30-2014/?hpt=hp_t2

Tearful Goodbye: Friends and relatives gathered yesterday to remember Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old upstate New York boy who helped rescue six relatives from a fire last week, but then died while trying to save his grandfather. The area fire chief declared Tyler an honorary firefighter and presented his family with a special fire helmet inscribed with the boy’s name. http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/30/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day-thursday-january-30-2014/?hpt=hp_t2

Good News for veterans:  Goodwill industries will soon offer new career services to veterans in Forsyth and Catawba counties thanks to a ‘grant’ from the Walmart Foundation.  Registration information about Operation: GoodJobs at www.goodwillnwnc.org

College Basketball: Syracuse remains unbeaten, topping Wake Forest… 67-57 last night at the Joel. Before last night, Wake’s men’s team had defeated 13 straight opponents at Joel Coliseum.   www.journalnow.com

 New Study: Age is a factor when it comes to Twitter vs Facebook?  The millennial generation actually prefers Twitter these days while grown-ups who like Facebook so much.  Those are the two key findings of a new study led by a High Point University business professor (Shaun W. Davenport).  “Originally, the study focused on Twitter vs. Facebook and which is better for narcissistic people”- those with excessive self-esteem who seek praise from others. Drilling further into their data, they found that attention-seeking millennials preferred Twitter and that self-centered adults liked Facebook better. BTW: Facebook is the world’s second most popular website behind Google. Twitter is the fast-growing social media site (that lets you write whatever’s on your mind 140 characters at a time).  http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_e8c8b668-4ddd-5796-bf5a-f443984a98ab.html?mode=print

 Tough Love?  A petition asking the U.S. Government to deport pop singer Justin Bieber (who is Canadian) has topped 100,000 signatures on the WhiteHouse.gov website, meaning the request will get an official response from the Obama administration.        View the petition at WhiteHouse.gov. -The petition, created six days ago, has accumulated over 120,000 signatures as of 4pm Wednesday. -A petition asking the Obama administration NOT to deport Bieber has only 1,500 signatures as of 4pm Wednesday.  Source: latimes.com

It’s National School Choice Week  (January 26 – February 1)   The Goal: To highlight effective educational options for students (K-12) nationwide and here in North Carolina. www.schoolchoiceweek.com  Learn more about National School Choice Week and new scholarship opportunities for low-income families with students (K-12) that want to explore school options on our website wbfj.fm    www.schoolchoicenc.org

‘Super’ show of support:   Bob Young, owner of ‘109 You Pull It’ in Winston-Salem, will show his family’s appreciation for the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission by recognizing the organization during his upcoming Super Bowl ad this Sunday (FEB 02).    FYI: Bob Young’s son, Rob who recently passed away, was actually a resident of Alpha Acres last year, one of Winston-Salem Rescue Mission’s three recovery programs.  For information or to donate in Rob’s memory: Visit www.wsrescue.org or call 723-1848.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Davidson County Senior Services is looking for volunteers to deliver meals in the Denton community.  If you can spare just 1-2 hours a month please call.      474.2754.


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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