Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Partly sunny this morning. Showers later this afternoon…High 48.  No snow accumulation mentioned for the Triad with this latest round of wet winter weather.

Great insights from financial expert Dave Ramsey on the daily broadcast of Focus on the Family. Part two can be heard tonight at 9pm on WBFJ.
Listen to part one online at http://www.focusonthefamily.com/

You can watch the ‘Made to Crave’ Week 3 webcast again today at noon, 3pm, 8pm and 10pm online at www.madetocrave.org. This week’s topic: Exercise, featuring Dr Ski Chilton and Lysa Terkerst ( president of Proverbs 31 Ministries ).  This 6 week webcast focuses on Lysa’s new book, “Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food”

A Forsyth Tech continuing education student will be seated near the first lady tonight during the State of the Union Address. Kathy Proctor, who is studying bio-technology at Forsyth Tech, met President Obama during his visit to the community college back in December. Last week, Proctor and her two twin daughters (age 18) were invited to the State of the Union Address as guests. The State of the Union address will air tonight at 9pm. (journalnow.com)

J.C. Penney will close its store at Oak Hollow Mall in High Point by June 1st. The store in HP is one of six JC Penney stores that will close nationwide. http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2011/01/24/jc-penney-to-close-oak-hollow-store.html

A couple has been rescued after spending a cold night lost on a hiking trail in western North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Matt and Linden Jones got lost Sunday night on a trail in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area in southern Haywood County. The couple used a cell phone to call for help while sharing a sleeping bag and building a fire to stay warm.  Temperatures dropped into the 20s. The couple was found yesterday after a helicopter spotted them near a river.

NASCAR races are too long? Fox Sports chairman David Hill says he thinks NASCAR races are too long and would like to see them cut down to run during a three-hour window. Hill says that NASCAR recognizes the need to make changes to stop its current slide in both attendance and television ratings.  The Daytona 500 will air February 20th on Fox. http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/

Allan Beegle, a math teacher at Mineral Springs Middle School, died last week of a heart attack. The school informed students and parents of the passing on Monday. Mr Beegle was 61 years old Listed in his obituary this morning…
-Mr. Beegle was a popular math teacher at Bishop McGuinness High School for several years before joining the faculty of Mineral Springs Middle School in 2004.  He loved Mr. Bee Potato Chips. He was an avid golfer and animal lover. He loved West Virginia Mountaineer Football. Mr Beegle planned to retire this June, to join his wife, already retired in Arizona. In lieu of a funeral, Mr. Beegle asked that donations be made to no-kill animal shelters. A private memorial will be held for family later this year, where Mr. Beegle's ashes will be mixed with Mr. Bee Potato Chips and sprinkled on a golf course in West Virginia.

MARTIN SMITH, THE FORMER LEAD SINGER OF DELIRIOUS? HAS WRITTEN A NEW BOOK. The title, "DELIRIOUS: My Journey with the Band, a Growing Family, and an Army of History makers" is scheduled to be released on February 21st. Smith challenges readers with questions like, "Are you going to be spectators -- or agents of change; Are you going to read history -- or make it happen; and, Are you just going to sing the songs -- or will you live them out?" FYI: Martin was the frontman for the Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated worship band for 17 years. The book is available for pre-order at http://www.purashop.com/

ACC Basketball (Tonight):
NC State @ Clemson 7pm
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech 9pm
(Wednesday night) North Carolina @ Miami @ 7:30pm