Monday, November 01, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny and cooler…High around 60

The next scheduled public meeting of the King City Council is tonight (November 1st) at 7pm. Likely on the agenda…the Christian Flag debate.

The mid-term Election Day 2010…tomorrow (November 2nd )
Polls are open from 6:30am to 7:30pm on Tuesday
Check out the ‘Voter Guide’ links under the ‘Elections section’ on the WBFJ News Blog. The Judicial candidates are non-partisan (meaning there is no party affiliation listing on the ballot). FYI: This election you can participate in a first for North Carolina and the country…a statewide instant runoff election. Voters will select a first, second and third choice to fill a vacant seat on the state Court of Appeals. If no candidate gets the 50-percent plus one vote needed to win the seat, election officials will then tally up voters' second and third choices to get a winner.

BTW: Early voting numbers are up around the state. 45,000 residents in Guilford County voted early last month…almost three times more than the number of participants in the 2006 midterm elections. By Friday night, more than 22,000 people voted early in Forsyth County, which was 4 times the 2006 turnout. Early voting ended Saturday afternoon.

(MT AIRY) A candidate Democratic for the state’s House of Representatives was arrested twice for DWI over the weekend. Mt Airy police pulled over John Randolph Wolfe, of Mount Airy, is charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, two counts of driving with a revoked license and resisting arrest. Wolfe, a Democrat who appears on the ballot as Randy Wolfe, is running for the North Carolina House in the 90th District against Republican incumbent Sarah Stevens. http://www.wxii12.com/news/25590322/detail.html

Local soldier looses his life in Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt. Adam L. Dickmyer passed away on October 28. He was 26-years-old. Adam’s father said that his son died while on foot patrol in Kandahar province in Afghanistan when he stepped on a landmine. Dickmyer joined the Army after graduating from Carver High School in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Melinda, his father, David Dickmyer, of Winston-Salem and his mother, Stephanie Dickmyer, of New Port Richey, Florida. Staff Sergeant Dickmyer will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. (WXII / Fox8)

Even though there was NO school last Friday in Guilford County, hundreds of students stopping by Northwest Guilford High School to pay respects to one of their own. Sophomore Chase Bunting passed away last Wednesday from a skateboarding accident. Doctors said Chase suffered trauma to his brain stem while skateboarding. He was not wearing a helmet. A memorial service for Chase Bunting will be held at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Westover Church in Greensboro. Grief counselors will be on hand today at Northwest Guilford. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-chase-bunting-101030,0,5394637.story

New government check-in policy takes effect today. Passengers must show a government issued picture ID that includes the same information used when you make your reservation. This includes your first, middle and last name…date of birth and gender. If your information doesn't match, it's possible you won't get a boarding pass. Details: www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/secureflight/

Sports: Carolina Panthers fall to the St Louis Rams…20 – 10

NASCAR: Clint Bowyer edging out RCR teammate Kevin Harvick in a photo finish in Talladega yesterday. Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick remained locked at the top of the points race…with three races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Game 4 of the World Series: The GIANTS over the RANGERS…4 -0
The Giants are one more win away from clinching the World Series…
(Game 5…San Fran at Texas…tonight at 8pm on Fox 8)