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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




Election 2022

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.



College Football

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…







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