Friday, July 22, 2011

Heat Advisory for the Triad today and Saturday…

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny. HOT…High 99. Heat index or ‘feel like’ temperature = 102 degrees.  Record is 100 degrees set back in 1952.

With temperatures back into the 90s, you need to stay hydrated if you are going to be outside in the heat!  Drink lots of water, even when you don't feel thirsty. Wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing can also keep you cooler.

The Chick-fil-A of Stanleyville is hosting a ‘baby diaper drive’ TODAY (July 22) for needy mothers and their toddlers. Everyone who brings in a pack of diapers for the Piedmont Diaper Bank TODAY will get a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Stanleyville Chick-Fil-A location on Hanes Mill Road, only.   Contact: Denise for more details.  (336) 377-3440     http://www.cfastanleyville.com/

Piedmont Diaper Bank www.piedmontdiaperbank.org/

The Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts is having an Open House at Camp Raven Knob in Mt Airy on Saturday (July 23). All Eagle scouts, former camp staff and their families are welcome.  Camp Raven Knob will be open for tours and scout activities starting at 2pm, followed by a cook out at 6pm. All events are FREE.  Call 760-2900 for more details.

Beginning Monday (July 25) Triad Chick-fil-A restaurants will be adding Multi-grain Oatmeal to their breakfast menu.  Kettle-cooked and tailored for each customer with an array of toppings, including cinnamon brown sugar, roasted mixed nuts or a dried fruit blend.  www.

The young woman who was paralyzed last year, a month before her wedding date, is finally getting married later today in Pittsboro

The bride, Rachelle Friedman, will wear the same dress she chose for the first wedding date, which was scheduled for June of 2010.  Her father will ‘push’ her down the aisle in a wheelchair. Also present at today’s wedding…will be the bridesmaid who pushed Rachelle into a pool at a bridesmaids' party last year (May 2010) in Virginia Beach, Va., causing her to be a quadriplegic. Rachelle has never identified the friend that pushed her into the pool, saying that her friend has suffered even more than she has through the accident.  Rachelle and Chris will honeymoon in Fiji, then Friedman will head to California for more therapy in September.

Question: So which will be settled FIRST???  The NFL Lock-out or the US Debt Crisis? Well, NFL team owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement yesterday evening that would end the NFL Lockout. The Players union wanted more time to look over the latest labor deal before voting.

Walla Walla, Washington has been named America’s Friendliest City.  Our very own ‘Mt Airy’ was one of the five finalists in the Best of the Road contest by Rand McNally and USA Today. www.az-independent.com/?p=4785

Deadly hit-and-run accident has taken the life of a 6-year-old girl who was riding her bicycle across a four-lane highway last night. Fox 8 reporting that the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Highway 29 at Assembly Road, just outside Greensboro city limits. Police are still investigating.

94 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have made the first "Top Doctors" list issued by U.S. News & World Report. Of the 94 Wake Forest Baptist doctors selected, 53 were cited as being among the top 1 percent in the nation in their respective fields.