Waterspout causes damage along Atlantic Beach…Salvation Army Red Kettle stolen outside Hanes Mall…Click it or Ticket it campaign through Sunday (News Update)

Sunny and dry for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend…Highs in the 40s

Food for Thought?  The typical Thanksgiving meal consists of around 4,500 calories. To put it into perspective:  One Thanksgiving dinner is the equivalent of seven (that’s 7) McDonald’s Big Macs…

Eating out on Thanksgiving Day? The Winston-Salem Journal has a working LIST of restaurants that will be open on Thursday   www.journalnow.com/news/ask_sam/article_1c7983f0-53f9-11e3-bda0-001a4bcf6878.html

Still needing some help with that Thanksgiving meal? Check out these 7 Tips for a Cheaper Turkey-Day Feast…http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/11/19/7-tips-for-a-cheap-thanksgiving-meal_print.html

Watch your speed and buckle up:  The “Click It or Ticket” campaign is going on through Sunday (Dec 1).  A seatbelt violation could cost you over $160 dollars…

Be Prepared: Before you hit the road to grandma’s house, make sure your vehicle is ‘prepped’ ready to roll.  Take a few minutes to check those engine fluids, properly inflate your tires, have that battery checked and change out those ‘old’ wiper blades.  FYI: Call *HP for I-MAP assistance if you get stranded…

Hot topic conversation around the Thanksgiving table: What to say?Over the next few weeks, we will all be getting together with family, friends and even strangers. Most of us will likely wind up talking with someone who doesn’t share our values.  What will you do? Talking Tips…Keep the conversation civil (as much as is in your power)… Speak up, respectively…Share your opinion with ‘grace’….Give a reasonable defense of your beliefs…http://www.pointofview.net/site/PageServer?pagename=LetsTalkTurkey&autologin=true

Does ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ really offer the best deals? Experts say “Don’t buy into the hype…  The editors at ‘Deal News’ ran the numbers from last year.  And it pays to wait.   Actually, waiting til the first two weeks in December could save you more money.   www.today.com

Holiday Shopping Forecast:  Shoppers will spend less on gifts this year – thanks to higher gas and food prices.   (according to several surveys)  Gift cards are high on the wish list again this year… The average gift ‘purchase’…around $25 dollars.

A Salvation Army kettle was stolen outside the Belk store entrance at Hanes Mall on Tuesday afternoon.  The bell ringer was trying to help a mother pushing a stroller get through a door. When the bell ringer turned his back, someone stole the kettle.   (Fox 8)

ADF: Christmas is Constitutional?  Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal group, recently sent a letter to more than 13,000 school districts across the nation reminding school officials that it’s OK for students to celebrate Christmas.  This comes just after a small charter school in South Carolina cancelled its Operation Christmas Child project after they received a threatening letter. www.citizenlink.com/2013/11/22/legal-group-to-13000-school-districts-christmas-is-constitutional/

Give a wounded warrior a smile or a kind word of encouragement this Christmas season through the ‘Veterans cards program’.Holiday cards will be delivered to veterans in over twenty-eight VA hospitals in 9 states.  Deadline is December 17, 2013.      www.battleshipnc.com/Programs/VeteransCards

(Wednesday) Morehead City: Residents of Atlantic Beach are cleaning up after a waterspout came ashore last night leaving a trail of damaged buildings, downed power lines and trees.    Carteret County Times-News

 Switching to Prime Time –  The NFL has switched the Carolina Panthers / New Orleans pro football game (next Sunday, Dec. 8) from early afternoon to NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”    BTW: It’s the first of two games in three weeks between the rivals. The Saints vs Panthers meet again in Charlotte on Dec. 22.

 Stock up on those ‘Forever Stamps’.  The US Postal service announcing that postage stamps will be going up one cent in January.  The new price: 47 cents. http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/22/news/economy/usps-stamp-price/

At the Box Office –  “Catching  Fire” (the latest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy) had the biggest opening weekend for a movie in November last weekend…

Bones of Biblical proportion?  The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter last Sunday.  This was the first time the bones had ever been displayed in public.   Simon Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles, an early Christian church leader and the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church.  www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/24/old-bones-vatican-publicly-unveils-disputed-bone-fragments-said-to-belong-to-st/

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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