Friday, September 24, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny and HOT…High 93
BTW: Record High for today is 92 degrees set back in 1941
As of Thursday, the Triad has experienced 65 days with temperatures hitting 90 degrees or above this summer.

Family Friendly events going on this weekend
‘Mayberry Days’ in Mt Airy…through Sunday
The ‘Davidson County Fair’ in Lexington…through Saturday
‘Everybody’s Day’ happening this Saturday in Thomasville
FYI: 7 days away from the start of the Dixie Classic

Grayson County Schools in Virginia will dismiss classes at 1pm this afternoon. School officials said temperatures in several rooms that aren't air conditioned have been reaching temperatures in the low 90s. www.wxii12.com/news/25133121/detail.html

Tropical Storm Matthew is gaining strength in the Atlantic. Flood Watches and Warnings have been posted for parts of central America including Nicaragua and Honduras. http://www.weather.com/

One veteran’s group is making a 'stand' for the Christian flag. Ray Martini, spokesperson for “Rolling Thunder of Winston-Salem”, saying that he and members of Rolling Thunder will stand watch and guard a temporary Christian flag placed at the Veterans Memorial… 24 / 7 until October 23. King City Manager John Cater gave Rolling Thunder permission to place a Christian flag in a temporary stand at the Memorial; as long as someone is present with the flag at all times. The King City Council removed the Christian Flag from the Veterans Memorial after a resident and the ACLU threatened a lawsuit. On Saturday, October 23, Calvary Baptist Church in King is organizing a rally in support of the Christian flag in their parking lot…about a mile and a half from the Veterans memorial. FYI: Rolling Thunder’s mission is to advocate the U.S. government to bring home American prisoners of wars and those still missing in action. www.rollingthunder-nc6.com/

Christian event at Fort Bragg comes under fire. "Rock the Fort", sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is going on Saturday at Fort Bragg for soldiers and members of the surrounding area. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State saying that such a Christian event on a military base is “unconstitutional and should be canceled”. The Charlotte-based ministry has sponsored similar events on military bases around the country. "Rock the Fort" features evangelistic speakers and music by such Christian artists as Hawk Nelson.

Nursing students at Winston-Salem State University will soon have the chance to study in China. Thursday, school leaders signed a formal agreement with Hubei University of Chinese Medicine to collaborate on professional nursing education beginning in the summer of 2011.

A warning form Jordan's King Abdullah II: war is imminent if Mideast Peace talks fail. Abdullah was referring to the next round of peace talks that start next week…around the same time the moratorium on building Israeli settlements in the disputed West Bank territory is due to expire.

More than 350 Guilford County sixth-grade students likely got the day ‘off’ on Friday. Thursday was the state deadline for middle schoolers to provide proof they've had an updated Tdap vaccination. A 2008 state law requires all sixth-graders to receive a booster by the start of the school year. Parents can still schedule a free vaccination at the Guilford County Health Department by calling 641-5563 in Greensboro and 845-7655 in High Point. (Greensboro News / Record)

Eddie Fisher, one of the most popular singers of the 1950s, has died. He was 82 years old. Among Fishers four children is actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leah from the original Star Wars movies).

NFL: Carolina Panther back-up QB Jimmy Clausen will start Sunday's game against Cincinnati.