Thursday News, Nov 03, 2022
Thursday, NOV 03, 2022
Time change: Fall back ONE-hour this Saturday night
Thankful Thursday: Being ‘thankful’ for our family
“From them will come songs of thanksgiving
and the sound of rejoicing.
I will add to their numbers…
I will bring them honor…” Jeremiah 30:19 NIV
Today is National Sandwich Day
Many sandwich chains are offering discounts and buy-one-get-one-free deals…
Subway, McAlister’s Deli, Quiznos, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Jimmy John’s, (even Popeyes)?
Good News: Chick-fil-A Kernersville on South Main Street is back open! ????
Re-Grand Opening of Kville’s original CFA opened this morning (Nov 3) at 6am.
Less than a week before midterm election day, President Biden warned that political violence threatens the country during a prime-time speech to the nation last night. https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2022/november/biden-decries-political-violence
The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate (again) on Wednesday, by another three-quarters of a point to a target range of 3.75 to 4%.
“Interest rates have increased at the fastest pace in 40 years,” said Greg McBride with Bankrate.com. “Mortgage rates have rocketed to 20-year highs, home equity lines of credit are the highest in 14 years, and car loan rates are at 11-year highs.
NOTE: One positive outcome of a higher interest rate? Our savings may actually start earning a little money, with the best yields since 2008, if you are willing to shop around.
State Health Department: Reporting that a child in eastern North Carolina has died from complications from the flu – the first pediatric flu death since February 2020.
The state has seen a rapid rise in flu cases in the last few weeks. While the flu is usually not as serious as other viruses we are seeing right now, like COVID-19 or RSV, the flu can still have complications. So far this season, five adult flu-related deaths have been reported. https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/health/north-carolina-department-of-health-and-human-services-reports-first-pediatric-flu-death-since-2020
Ask Sam: Tips for Cold and Flu (and Covid) Season
*Wash your hands as often as you can OR use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
*Use a tissue or sleeve to cover up a cough or sneeze.
*Remember those Covid masks, use them!
If you are ill, stay home, drink non-caffeinated fluids, and get plenty of rest.
And if you have severe symptoms, please seek medical attention!
Get vaccinated. https://www.vaccines.gov/
More info on Flu, Covid and RSV on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
‘One-Stop’ (In Person) Early Voting continues thru this Saturday (Nov 5) at 3pm.
*Election day is this Tuesday, Nov 8th
*View your ‘sample ballot’ on the News Blog https://www.ncsbe.gov/
A Canadian pastor, who was arrested twice in 2021 for defying the Canadian government’s harsh public health restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, was acquitted of all charges on Tuesday.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is urging the US government to ban the social media platform TikTok over how the China-based app handles American users’ data. https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/national-security/2022/november/dem-senator-says-donald-trump-was-right-fcc-chairman-says
Powerball jackpot is now an estimated $1.5 billion. No winning tickets were sold for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, increasing the jackpot to one of the largest in US history. CNN
World Series: No hitter last night for the Astros beating the Phillies 5-0 in Game 4.
The best-of-seven series is now tied at 2-2.
Game 5 TONIGHT (Nov 3) on Fox. *Games 6 and 7 will be in Houston this weekend
NASCAR: Next year’s All-Star Weekend at North Wilkesboro Speedway happening on May 19-21, 2023 is sold-out.
Thursday night Sun Belt matchup (Nov 3)…
App State at Coastal Carolina. Kick off at 7:30pm in Conway, SC.
Wake Forest at NC State. Kick off at 8pm on Saturday. www.godeacs.com
High School Football
State Play-offs begin this Friday…