Monday, March 28, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Some snow showers early. Rain mixed with snow ending before lunchtime…High 45.   ‘Freeze Watch’ overnight into Tuesday morning for the Triad …Low 28

Several school systems in Surry and Wilkes County on a 2-hour delay ecause of the 'winter weather' this morning.  UPDATE: Closed…Bridges school and Carroll County. 
FYI: Surry Community College – Opening at 10am

Three year old Claire Harris is now helping with the relief efforts in Japan…one magnet at a time. Claire, the adopted daughter of Pastor Ken Harris and wife Kim of Arcadia, saw the news about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on television two weeks ago. And, she saw people who ‘looked’ like her. (Claire’s birth mother was a Japanese student in the US). At first, Claire wanted to travel to Japan to help, but was told by her parents that it was too far away for a 3-year-old to travel. So Claire and her parents and Claire's great-aunt, Linda Minnich of Pottsville, Pa., came up with the idea of making and selling magnets with a cherry blossom design and the words "Pray for Japan."
You can purchase one of Claire’s magnets for a donation of a dollar, with the money going to missions (ear-marked for Japan).  Want a magnet? Contact the Harris family: kwharris@ugbconline.com

Read about Clair and the Harris family in Monday’s edition of the Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar/28/wsmain01-3-year-old-sells-magnets-to-help-people-a-ar-897256/
(Ken Harris is senior pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church in Arcadia)

President Obama will address the nation at 7:30pm tonight. Topic: U.S. military involvement in Libya and the United Nations NO-Fly Zone.

A 26 year old Wilkes County man is in jail after attacking a 2 year old at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem early yesterday morning.  All that police are saying is that the toddler was attacked while receiving treatment at the hospital. No additional details were given. The Winston-Salem Journal reporting that the child is listed in stable condition. Police said that the attacker, Jacob Andrew Minton, is not related to the child.

One year ago today. Tornadoes caused severe damage to several neighborhoods in Guilford and Davidson counties on March 28, 2010.  The National Weather Service said there were a total of three tornadoes that touched down in our area last year on Palm Sunday.

A 6.5 earthquake magnitude shook eastern Japan late last night.
**Want to help in the Relief efforts in Japan? Go to...www.wbfj.fm/event6.html

SPORTS: Men’s NCAA Tournament: March Madness
NO ACC teams in this year’s Men’s Final Four:  Kentucky vs UCONN…Butler vs VCU this Saturday.  The National Championship game…next Monday April 4th

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick winning a thriller in California