Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Storm Warning continues through this afternoon.  Freezing drizzle this morning will not help already hazardous driving conditions.  Expect winds to pick up through the day. Temperatures only reaching the freezing mark today of 32 degrees. 
Whatever melting that we have today will refreeze overnight. 
'Rebound Wednesday'.  Use caution early Wednesday morning with the threat of ‘black ice’.  Then, mostly sunny and breezy….High 35

According to Fox 8, snowfall totals were heaviest south of the Triad with Salisbury, Denton and Clemmons reporting 3 inches of snow. The Triad north of the Davidson / Forsyth border received 1 to 2 inches of snow.

Most public and private schools have cancelled classes once again today.
Postponed: Open House at Redeemer School (WS) set for this morning has been postponed to a later date.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Nick Doub will take place this Thursday evening (6-8pm) at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.  Nick Doub, the Reagan High School senior who was seriously injured in a single car crash last week, passed away Sunday night. He was 18 years old. As of Monday night, over 48-hundred messages had been submitted to the caring bridge website. www.caringbridge.org/visit/nickdoub
Grief counselors will once again be available for students and staff at Reagan High School when classes resume later this week. Friends and family are wearing ‘Red’ in memory of Nick. www.journalnow.com/news/2011/jan/11/wsmet01-reagan-senior-dies-after-being-injured-in--ar-683580/
FYI: Nick was listed as an organ donor…get more information about organ donation at Call Carolina Donor Services at (336) 774-4450 or online at http://www.carolinadonorservices.org/.

Fun day in the snow turns tragic.  A 7-year-old girl from Indian Trail was seriously injured Monday morning after losing control of her sled. WBTV and WCNC reported that the girl, Sarah King, was sledding around 11:45 a.m. when she lost control of her sled and ended up in the street. A van traveling down the street ended up hitting her. Sarah was transported to Carolinas Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition. (Fox 8)

More information about the ‘repeat’ webcast today (Tuesday) with Dr Ski Chilton (our special guest on the morning show on Monday) and Lysa Terkerst ( president of Proverbs 31 Ministries ) online at www.madetocrave.org.
You can watch the webcast again today at noon, 3pm, 8pm and 10pm.
This 6 week webcast focuses on Lysa’s new book "Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food”

There's a new champion chestnut oak tree in our state…and it’s in Stokes County. The N.C. Forest Service, which recognizes "champion" trees for more than 300 species, recently declared Earl Shelton's chestnut oak tree the biggest in the state. The now famous tree, located on Shelton’s 19 acre farm in Lawsonville, stands at 117 feet a circumference of 191 inches and a crown spread of 115 feet…about 30 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. Family members estimate the tree to be more than 200 years old. http://www.journalnow.com/news/2011/jan/11/wsmet01-stokes-county-tree-is-the-new-chestnut-oak-ar-683582/

Outdoor ice skating in downtown Greensboro continues through January 22…the day before the start of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro. http://www.piedmontwinterfest.com/

The final College Bowl Game of the season: The BCS National Championship Game: A last second field goal lifted the Auburn Tigers over the Oregon Ducks…22 – 19