Monday, September 13, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny skies…High 85

Needed: Store managers, sales associates even cleaning crews.
The new Tanger Outlet shopping center in Burlington will hold a JOB FAIR this Thursday from 11 to 7pm at the Mebane Arts Center.
The new 80-store Tanger Outlet shopping center in Burlington is scheduled to open on November 5th. Details about job positions available at www.tangeroutlet.com/mebane/careers or call (919) 304-1520.

New for parts of the Triad: AT&T U-verse, a new television delivery system to compete with Time Warner Cable. The company says the service provides customers an advanced digital video recorder, high-tech features plus the option of broadband, home phone and wireless service on one bill. Initially, the service will be available in parts of Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham and Alamance counties. www.news-record.com/content/2010/09/13/article/att_enters_tv_fight_with_time_warner
Want to know more: call (800) 288-2020, go to www.att.com/u-verse
To learn more about Time Warner Cable, call (866) 666-1203 or visit www.timewarnercable.com or http://www.buytimewarnercable.com/

Remember the family of 11 year old Emily Locklear who was hit and killed last Tuesday on Highway 150 in Davidson County. Emily’s funeral will be at 3pm Tuesday afternoon (Sept 13). Emily was a 5th grader at Northwest Elementary school in Davidson County. Funeral: Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Kenneth Marshburn.

An autopsy will be performed on a newborn girl found inside a storage bin outside the Planned Parenthood building on Maplewood Avenue in Winston-Salem early Saturday morning. An autopsy will be performed on the infant's body later today. The health and well-being of the child's mother is also a concern. WSPD at 336-773-7700 or Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800.
***North Carolina's Infant Abandonment Act states that a parent may voluntarily bring a child less than seven days old to a health care provider on duty at a hospital, health department or a police station. A parent who surrenders a child under this act is not subject to criminal prosecution and the parent is not required to provide any additional information.

Hurricane Igor expanded into a powerful Category 4 storm on Sunday with sustained winds at 150 mph. The storm, which is about 1,000 miles from land, is forecast to track between Bermuda and the East Coast. Igor could become a Category 5 hurricane later today.
The last Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic was Hurricane Felix back in 2007.

The NC Beekeepers Association and the State Department of Agriculture are cracking down on ‘Bogus Honey’ being sold as the real thing. The beekeepers have a new set of honey standards…and will follow up on complaints from consumers who think their locally produced honey contains additives such as ‘corn syrup’. FYI: The real Honey business in North Carolina is a $15 million dollar a year industry. (WXII)

Computer maker Dell is closing its facility in Forsyth County earlier than expected. Lay offs will occur during October and November. FYI: Dell was offered more than $300 million in incentives to choose the North Carolina site in 2004. Most state incentives were never paid, and Dell repaid local governments $26 million in upfront incentives.

One of three American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year, could be released as early as today. Sarah Shourd will be released if a bail worth about $500,000 dollars is submitted to the Iranian government. Sarah’s mom said that, "Naturally she was happy, but her wish is for all three to be released together." She is one of three American hikers held in Iran for more than a year and accused of spying.

SPORTS: NFL (start of the regular season):
Panthers lose to the Giants…31 - 18
Redskins over the Cowboys last night…13 – 7
Monday night: Ravens vs Jets (7pm)…Chargers vs Chiefs (10pm)

Congrats to the Winston-Salem Dash who completed a three-game sweep of the Kinston Indians in the first round of the Carolina League playoffs over the weekend. The first two games of the Carolina League championship will be played on Monday and Tuesday nights at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem. www.wsdash.com