Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Cloudy. Maybe a shower this afternoon…High 45

Don’t forget about the Military Blood Drive going on TODAY from 11 to 7pm at the American Legion Post #55 (111 Miller Street) in Winston-Salem.  All blood collected today will be sent to military hospitals, helping our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Walk-ins are welcomed.
For more information: Call 408-7280 or 413-8432.

If you missed last night’s (week 4) ‘Made to Crave’ webcast featuring Lysa Terkerst (president of Proverbs 31 Ministries) and Dr Ski Chilton…you can watch it several times today…noon, 3pm, 8pm and 10pm. Online at http://www.madetocrave.org/
This 6 week webcast focuses on Lysa’s new book,“Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food”

Residents in the mid-west are stocking up on food and even snow shovels as a massive winter storm makes its way across the US. 600 National Guard troops in Missouri have been mobilized just in case they are needed. Most of Oklahoma is under a ‘state of emergency’.
The National Weather Service is urging that any Green Bay Packers fans planning to drive from Wisconsin to Dallas for the Super Bowl avoid leaving before Wednesday afternoon…until the storm has passed. Super Bowl 45: Green Bay Packers vs the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, February 6th at Texas Stadium.

As tens of thousands of protestors continue to flood the streets of Cairo, Egypt - voicing their opposition to the current government - five college students from the Piedmont are trying to get out of Egypt.  Officials with Elon University are only saying that the students left North Carolina for Egypt just 10 days ago -- right before the protests erupted in Cairo. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-piedmont-egypt-connection-110131,0,7642639.story

Tens of thousands of people are demanding that Egypt’s long-time President (Mubarak) step down after nearly 30 years in power. Banks and schools remain closed for the third working day. Some food shortages are being reported. Internet service was shutdown earlier in the week.

So, is High Point University interested in purchasing Oak Hollow Mall? Officials with the school saying that “with the recent closing of the JC Penney location at Oak Hollow Mall, High Point University is interested in re-evaluating this opportunity. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-oak-hollow-hpu-110131,0,6820350.story

A fire that broke out Friday afternoon at the 109 U Pull It salvage yard on Thomasville Road in Forsyth County caused more than (half million dollars) in damages. The fire that started while an employee was working on a vehicle. All 25 employees made it out safely. http://www.wxii12.com/news/26678561/detail.html

More than a year after paying the city of Winston-Salem thousands of dollars for water that he says he DID NOT use, Jim Moury has now filed a lawsuit. Jim who owns Upper Crust Pizza says that his water bill is usually about $130 dollars a month. That’s why Jim was very surprised when he got a $1,400 water bill. Jim said the city has come to inspect his business for leaks twice, but nothing was found and his bills kept going up. A judge should take up the case in April. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-water-bill-110131,0,5906163.story

SPORTS: ACC Basketball
Wake Forest @ Florida State

North Carolina @ Boston College