Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Isolated thunderstorms possible this afternoon. High 63
FYI: Widespread rain is expected this afternoon. Some storms could be severe with the threat of damaging winds and even a tornado. We will keep you updated of any changes from the National Weather Service through the day.

Reminder: This week is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. Make sure that you finish packing your shoeboxes this week. WBFJ will be collecting your filled shoeboxes tonight from 5 to 8pm at the Chick-Fil-A in Kernersville. Details http://www.wbfj.fm/

Another shopping center in the Triad implementing a curfew. The Palladium shopping center in High Point is starting a weekend curfew this Friday. The purpose: to ensure safety for all shoppers. According to a press release, the shopping center will require youth under 17-years-old to be accompanied by a parent or guardian while on the premises after 8pm on weekends. FYI: The shopping center is home to Regal Palladium Cinemas 14 and Cici's Pizza among other businesses. (WXII)

Family and friends are remembering Jake Carroll as someone who loved football and lived life to the fullest. Army private first-class Jacob Carroll, of Archdale, was killed while fighting in Afghanistan. He was 20 years old. Jake graduated from Trinity High School in 2008. Carroll's body will be flown to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville later this week. Further arrangements are still incomplete. (Fox8 / journalnow.com)

Police charging 80 Wake Forest University students with underage drinking in connection with a party at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity early Sunday morning . The fraternity will be referred to the Dean's office for possible violations. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-wfu-2-101116,0,267579.story

Zahra Baker would have turned 11 years old today. To remember the 10 year old little girl from Hickory, residents in Catawba County are planning a candlelight vigil this evening at the home where 10 year old Zahra Baker once lived.
In Greensboro, Kristie Pope, of Stokesdale, is planning another vigil in memory of Zahra this evening from 6 to 7pm at the Ben & Jerry's at Friendly Center. You are encouraged to bring toys (in celebration of Zahra's life and birthday) that will be donated to ‘Toys For Tots’. Also, bring candles if you are attending the vigil. www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=150561
BTW: Kristie has created the "The Zahra Project Facebook page dedicated to raising awareness about abused children. Her goal is to one day reform the way social services protects kids who are in abusive situations.

North Carolina Representative Heath Shuler saying that he will challenge Nancy Pelosi for the leadership of the Democratic minority in the US House of Representatives in DC . Shuler, a second term congressman representing the 11th district in western North Carolina, is also considered a conservative Blue Dog Democrat.
Shuler sided with his ‘party’ 83.9% of the time, according to the Washington Post although he opposed the leadership on major items like the health care reform package. Shuler was elected to Congress in 2006. He also played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins.

Road Rage on I-40 in Davie county yesterday afternoon. The incident involved two vehicles and 3 men. It started in eastern Davie County and ended up in Mocksville. http://www.journalnow.com/

Monday Night Football...Blow-out: Michael Vick leading the Eagles over the Redskins…59 - 28

(Pre-Season NIT men’s basketball action): Wake Forest getting its first win of the season against Hampton…63 – 56