Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny skies…High 65
It is Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina. A statewide tornado drill is planned for this morning.

Samaritan Ministries will celebrate its 30th anniversary today (March 2) with a special worship service at noon at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.   A FREE soup lunch will be available 30 minutes before and after the service. Thanks to River Birch Lodge for donating the soup. A ‘Love offering’ will be taken to benefit Samaritan Ministries. FYI: Samaritan Ministries provides meals and shelter to those in need in WS.  724-4086 (x-225) http://www.samaritanforsyth.org/

Ribbon cutting happens this morning at the new ACC Hall of Champions in Greensboro. Just in time for the women’s ACC basketball tournament that starts on Thursday. The men’s ACC Tourney happens next week. This week, the ACC Hall of Champions will be open 10am -7pm Thursday through Sunday.   Admission is $5. http://www.acchallofchampions.net/

ACC Men’s Basketball (wrapping up the regular season)
Last night: Virginia over NC State…69 – 58
Tonight: UNC @ Florida State…Duke hosting Clemson

More than 29,000 people from North Carolina have not claimed their refunds from their 2007 tax returns…and time is running out.  The refunds total $37.5 million dollars. Over half of the refunds are $640 dollars or more. The IRS said the vast majority of refunds are for people with too little income to file a return. However, too much money can be taken out in taxes withheld from wages or quarterly estimated payments. BTW: Taxpayers are given three years to claim a refund. If no return is filed within that period, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury. Contact your local tax preparer or the IRS for more info. www.irs.gov/contact/index.html

For the second time in four years, Site Selection magazine, which focuses on economic development, has ranked the Lexington-Thomasville micro-politan statistical area, in Davidson County, as the nation's top small community for corporate projects in 2010. Davidson County was credited for 26 projects — nine more than runner-up Statesville-Mooresville, which primarily benefits from NASCAR projects. www.journalnow.com/business/2011/mar/02/wsmain01-davidson-county-honored-ar-825618/


A former Raleigh doctor has been convicted in the fatal car crash that killed 20 year old Elena Bright Shapiro of Winston-Salem back in 2009. Dr Raymond Cook was found guilty on Tuesday of felony death by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and driving while impaired. Cook will serve at least three years in prison. Court records show that Cook was traveling up to 100 mph before slamming into the car driven by Shapiro.  www.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar/01/6/jury-finds-former-doctor-guilty-death-ballerina-ar-823635/

Officials with the United Nations saying that the there is a serious ‘humanitarian crisis’ building as thousands of people from Libya continue to pour across the border with Tunisia. The White House is considering cutting diplomatic ties with the current crumbling government of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. RnR www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/03/01/libya.diplomatic.ties/index.html?hpt=T2

Thursday morning at 7:35am: Randy Wooden of the Wooden Group
Topic: The job search and ‘networking’
Randy offers Free "Get Hired" workshops each Thursday at his office in Clemmons.Get Randy's free e-newsletter:   www.woodengroup.com/e-newsletter/
For more info call 793-8040   www.woodengroup.com/