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Tuesday News for July 09, 2024

Tuesday News for July 09, 2024

Welcome to the “Dog Days of Summerhttps://www.almanac.com/content/what-are-dog-days-summer


HEAT ADVISORY for central North Carolina including the Triad this afternoon.

#1 = Stay hydrated. Drinking water is the most important thing you should do during hot weather to avoid dehydration.

Limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day.

Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

Check on family members, older adults and neighbors.

Remember your outdoor pets. Make sure they have plenty of cool water and access to comfortable shade. Additional Summer Safety Tips: https://www.ready.gov/heat


Unsung Hero (movie) releases on DVD and Blu-Ray TODAY (July 9).

*Including never-before-seen deleted scenes as well as some audio commentaries and more!

*Listen this week to WBFJ for your chance to win a copy!!!!!


American Red Cross: Local blood drives for Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Gate City Baptist Church in Jamestown = 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge = 2:30 – 7pm

Carl Chavis YMCA in High Point = 3pm -7pm

Schedule your blood donation appointment TODAY at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App or call 1-800-RED CROSS


Survey: Outdoor ‘grilling’ puts most people in a good mood!

The majority of Americans (84%) say there’s nothing better than a good grilled dinner on a hot summer night. Note: The study also brought up something interesting. Women might not get enough credit (or recognition) for their awesome grilling skills

Top 5 items on the Grill: Burgers (#1) followed by hot dogs, steak, chicken and ribs.


Join the conversation: What’s your favorite summer food to grill?

Most unusual food item you have grilled?  How was it?


Minor League (local) Baseball: Battle of I-40 (July edition)

Greensboro Grasshoppers hosting the Winston-Salem Dash thru this Sunday.

Note: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday = First pitch at 6:30pm

Wednesday @ noon.  Sunday’s game (July 14) at 2pm in Greensboro.



Traffic Alert in Davie County: Roundabout construction

Hwy 158 at Farmington Road is now CLOSED (as of 9am this morning) as crews begin construction on a Roundabout. The intersection (with a new Roundabout) should be back open early August 2024.  https://www.daviecountync.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1468


Traffic Alert in Winston-Salem:  Knollwood Street at Thruway Shopping Center

One lane of Knollwood Street will be CLOSED (Stratford Road and Salem Parkway) between the hours of 9:30am – 3:30pm near the Chick-Fil-A rebuild area. Expect delays.


Summer Covid Surge? CDC data suggests that Covid-19 infections are growing in at least 38 states, with levels ‘especially high’ in the West and in the South, according to the CDC.  https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/28/health/covid-summer-wave/index.html

According to a nationwide wastewater surveillance network, the summer Covid wave started weeks earlier than last summer’s wave. https://data.wastewaterscan.org/tracker


Target: No personal checks?

Target will stop accepting personal checks as payment starting Monday, July 15.

A ‘shift in consumer preferences’ (not as many people are writing checks) as the reason to stop accepting personal checks as payment.

NOTE: The change will take place AFTER Target’s Red Circle sales event which ends on Saturday, July 13. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/target-checks-july-15-no-longer-accepted/

BTW: in 2009, the majority of consumers (9 in 10) wrote checks at least once a year.

But today, only about half of Americans write checks at least once a year, with many shifting to digital payments such as Venmo, Zelle or PayPal. Source: Bankrate.com


Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools employment events this week…

Tuesday: Operations Career Fair (10am – noon) with a focus on careers in child nutrition, maintenance and transportation.  upload resumes here.

Thursday: Anyone interested in learning how to earn a North Carolina Teaching License to become a teacher can join the WS/FCS Alternative Pathways to Teaching Webinar this Thursday, July 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Attendees should register ahead of time (link) prior to the event to get a Microsoft Teams link to join meeting virtually. https://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/article/1662553


Still being talked about…

HanesBrands Inc. is moving its global headquarters to the Park Building in downtown Winston-Salem. Carolina University (formerly Piedmont Baptist College) is taking over HanesBrands Oak Summit campus in a major real-estate shift which also involves Truist Financial and Salem Baptist Church and Christian School. Read more on the News Blog



Update on the first Hurricane to make landfall this season…

Hurricane Beryl (barrel) now a tropical depression has left over 2 million without power and 3 fatalities in southeast Texas. The storm is expected to move toward the Northeast crossing through the Lower Mississippi Valley and into the Ohio Valley.


Help in the middle of life’s storms.  Tom Letchford, who works in the energy industry, has lived in the Houston area for over 20 years.  Tom has navigated several ‘storms’ during that time. On Monday, Beryl brought down a large tree in Tom’s yard, smashing into two cars parked in the driveway.”

One bit of advice that Tom offers, “Don’t be shy about asking for help. If you have a need, don’t try to hide the need. You tend to make a lot of friends in hurricanes and after hurricanes, is what I find. And those are great relationships because you’ll find that neighborhoods come together and help each other out.”


“But don’t forget to help others and to share your possessions with them.

This is like offering a sacrifice that pleases God” Hebrews 13:16 CEV










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