Thursday, June 02, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny skies. HOT…High 92

Get your resume ready. Caterpillar is holding its first Job Fair this coming Tuesday from 9 to 5pm at Forsyth Tech's ‘West Campus’ on Bolton Street. Positions available: assembly line workers, painters, quality technicians, forklift drivers and production supervisors. http://www.jointeamcaterpillar.com/

Caterpillar is holding an information seminar for potential suppliers this Friday from 8am to 10:30am on Forsyth Tech's West Campus.  Businesses must register by noon today to attend. Click here to register:  www.winstonsalem.com/suppliersummit.aspx

A new poll by Gallup finds that Americans were in the most agreement that extramarital affairs, polygamy, human cloning, and suicide are all ‘morally un-acceptable’ behaviors. The poll surveyed Americans on a number of moral issues. The issue that most divided Americans was doctor-assisted suicide. More details about this survey at http://www.gallup.com/

Rescue workers are still searching for survivors after yesterday’s deadly tornadoes which cut through western Massachusetts. At least four people lost their lives and 40 more injured near Springfield, Massachusetts. As many as 19 communities reported damage.  CNN

One local church in Thomasville will help you ‘save’ at the gas pumps this Saturday. Hillside Park Baptist Church is sponsoring a "Gas Relief Day" this Saturday (June 4) at Gordon's General Store on Johnsontown Road in Thomasville. The church will pay .15 cents for every gallon of gas purchased between 10am and 2pm at Gordon’ General Store. Cash only please. Church officials hope to make this an annual event. (The Thomasville Times)
Location: Gordon’s General Store is located at the intersection of Johnsontown and Emanuel Church roads, about a mile down the road from Brown Middle and East Davidson High schools.

66 year old Dave Wolfsen, a retired farm equipment dealer from Michigan, loves tractors and loves helping people in need.  Wolfsen, known as Tractor Dave, will be riding across America over the next three months on his restored 1937 tractor, to raise awareness and funds for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee and the Food Resource Bank. ‘Tractor Dave’ says ‘Together with the Lord’s help lets raise $$ for those in need’. BTW: Tractor Dave will be traveling through Zionville (near Boone) on Saturday, June 18 as part of his 93-hundred mile long journey. www.tractorrideacrossus.org/follow/

A Charlotte church has been fined $4,000 dollars for excessively trimming its crape myrtles trees. The Charlotte Observer reported the city's (three) decades-old tree ordinance prohibits removing or excessively trimming trees on commercial property or streets. (It does not include private residences).  The city fined Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church $100 dollars for every branch…cut excessively. The church can either pay the fine or replace the trees that weren't trimmed properly. Church member Eddie Sales said he trimmed the crape myrtles because he didn't want the branches hanging in the way of walkways and other areas.

Three deadly crashes with Piedmont connections over the past few weeks have been linked to driver fatigue. If charged, driver fatigue can get you a ticket for reckless driving which carries a four-point violation. (Fox8)

After 19 seasons in the NBA, Shaquille O'Neal is hanging up his size 23 basketball shoes. The 39-year-old, who has been struggling with an Achilles injury, telling ESPN that he didn’t really want to retire…but his body and age has forced his decision to slow down. FYI: Shaq stands seven feet, one inches tall and weighs around 325 pounds.