Friday, September 17, 2010

First Day of Autumn is next Thursday (Sept 23)
…14 days until the start of the Dixie Classic Fair.
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny and dry for the weekend. Hot...Highs near 90

A Christian flag flying at the Veterans Memorial at Central Park in King was taken down on Thursday. The King City Council, on the recommendation of the city’s attorney, voted on Wednesday to remove the Christian flag after receiving letters from “Americans United for the Separation of Church and State” as well as the “ACLU” threatening lawsuits if the flag was not taken down. Mayor Jack Warren says it was the toughest decision the council has ever had to make: balancing faith with the enormous cost to fight a lawsuit. (Estimated cost of a lawsuit: $200,000 to $300,000) FYI: A Christian flag has been flown at the Veterans Memorial in King since it was built in 2004. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-king-christian-flag-100916,0,3610370.story

History of the Christian Flag…
The Christian Flag was first conceived on September 26, 1897, at Brighton Chapel on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. The superintendent of a Sunday school, Charles C. Overton, was forced to give an impromptu lecture to the gathered students, because the scheduled speaker had failed to arrive for the event. Read more: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/asktheexpert/jul13.html

A Winston-Salem police investigation has cleared Wiley Middle School teacher Jason Ford of all allegations of any inappropriate conduct toward students. The investigation showed that the five students made up the accusations. www.journalnow.com/news/2010/sep/16/12/wiley-middle-school-teacher-cleared-police-allegat-ar-401533/

The Washington state woman who claimed that someone threw acid in her face is now changing her story. Bethany Storro has admitted to police that her injuries were self-inflicted. She may face charges. www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/16/washington.acid.attack/index.html?hpt=T2

Storm watch: A moderate risk for Rip Currents along the North and South Carolina coast because of Hurricane Igor, now a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Karl is closing in on the Mexican Gulf coast as a powerful Category 3 storm. The center of Karl will make landfall late this morning. (CNN)

RECALL: Burlington Coat Factory is voluntarily recalling hooded jackets and sweatshirts with drawstrings due to a strangulation hazard. Details on the NEWS BLOG: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10347.html

Hot Dog! The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, that 27-foot-long lean and mean hot dog machine, is paying a visit to the new Lowes Foods on North Church Street in Greensboro…TODAY from 11am to 5pm. Stop by and get FREE "Wiener Whistles" and coupons. www.news-record.com/blog/bargainblog

Tickets for the individual sessions of the 20-11 US Figure Skating Championship in Greensboro go on sale this morning at 10am. Tix, priced from $10 to $80 dollars, available through Ticket Master or at the Greensboro Box Office. (sessions January 22 – 30, 2010)

THE LARGEST CHURCH IN THE COUNTRY IS…IN HOUSTON. Based on a survey conducted by Lifeway Research for Outreach Magazine, the results showed that Lakewood Church in Houston is the largest in the country with 43,500 members. The next three largest churches on the survey: Second Baptist in Houston, Northpoint Community Church near Atlanta and Willowcreek Community Church outside Chicago…each claim 24,000 members.
5th on the list was Rick Warren’s Saddleback Community Church in California with about 19,000 members on roll. (RnR)

SPORTS: Carolina League Championship (Best of 5 series) Game 3: Winston-Salem Dash losing to the Potomac Nationals 10-2. A ‘must win’ for the Dash on the road tonight in Game 4 on Friday. http://www.wsdash.com/

Friday Night Football
North Davidson at Lexington
Thomasville hosting Davie

College Football (SAT)
Georgia Tech vs UNC (noon)
Duke hosting Alabama (3:30pm)
Wake Forest…late game at Stanford (11:15pm Saturday night)
Last night: NC State moves to 3 and 0 with a big win over Cincinnati 30 – 19

NASCAR: The 10 race chase for the Championship begins Sunday in New Hampshire
NFL: Carolina Panthers hosting Tampa Bay (SUN)