Tuesday, August 03, 2010

HOT…HAZY…HUMID through Friday
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: More Clouds than sun. Scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Warmer…High 92

Donate blood…help our troops: The Military Blood Unit from Fort Bragg will be at the American Legion in Winston-Salem from 9 to 5pm today. Call 408-7280 for more information.

TAX FREE WEEKEND this coming weekend (August 6 – 8)
The State will suspend the sales tax on specific items including clothing, educational supplies sports equipment even computers. Details and exemptions: www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/salestax_holiday.html

Thomas Built Buses will temporarily shutdown the company's C-2 production plant in High Point at the end of August. The shutdown could affect 200 employees. The bus plant is located on Fairfield Road in High Point. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-thomas-built-shutdown-100802,0,1955979.story

Winston-Salem police are investigating a string of seven armed robberies at businesses across the city in the past 3 days. The most recent robbery happened yesterday afternoon at the Express Food Mart on South Main Street. The rash of robberies started on Saturday,

Some students at Andrews High School in High Point will have to attend school at a separate campus while the school's roof is being replaced. Workers discovered the roof problems last week while replacing the H-VAC system. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-roof-replaced-andrews-100802,0,878613.story

Delay in the Static Kill: Engineers with B-P are still planning on permanently plugging that blown out oil well in the Gulf. Mud and even cement will be used to seal off the well. RnR

How do you spend your time online??? According to a report from The Nielsen Company, 40% of adults in the US spend their ‘online’ time on just three activities - social networking (like Facebook), playing games and e-mailing. Americans spend nearly 23% of their time online on social networks, up 43% from a year ago. Less time is spent on email…dropping 28% to a little more than 8%. www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2010/08/02/daily9.html

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber has announced that he will publish his memoirs. Bieber’s book will include how he became so popular plus rare and previously unseen photos. “Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story,” will be out in stores in October. In a statement released on Monday by the publisher Bieber said,
“Every day I wake up and count my blessings. My fans have played such a large part in all of this and they help me live my dreams every day. I’m excited to share just a little bit more of my world with them through this book.” www.justinbiebermusic.com/

THE ANNUAL DOVE AWARDS IS MOVING TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA. The Gospel Music Association is moving the Dove Awards show to Atlanta next year (in 2011), the first time the show has been held outside of Nashville, Tennessee. The announcement was made after the GMA renewed its contract with Atlanta-based Gospel Music Channel to air the 42nd annual Christian music awards show.

SPORTS: The condition of NASCAR team owner Jack Roush has been upgraded to ‘fair’ as he recovers from last week's plane crash in Wisconsin. The 68-year-old Roush is expected to remain at the Mayo Clinic indefinitely to treat facial injuries.