Artist Thomas Kinkade has passed away… (News Update)

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Artist Kinkade, the self-described “Painter of Light”, died Friday at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area of what appeared to be natural causes, said family spokesman David Satterfield. Kinkade was 54.  Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.  Read more…

Chuck Colson remains in the hospital after undergoing surgery over the weekend.  The 80 year old Colson became ill on while speaking at a conference in northern Virginia. Colson is the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries.

Ruby Tuesdays @ Hanes Mall will Contribute 20% of their money received this evening to Samaritan’s Purse but you DO need to print off and take the flyer provided on CJ Burford’s Facebook page.


 So far, CJ (along with his family) from Walkertown has ridden over 200 miles, of his 300 mile journey along the Carolina coast (from Virginia to South Carolina).  His trip has raised a little over $1,300 for Samaritan’s Purse.!/photo.php?fbid=328549303879545&set=a.185969234804220.51325.178799865521157&type=3&theater

Bringing your dog to work may add big benefits to your workday. A new study has found people who work alongside their pets have less stress and find their jobs more satisfying. Participants in the study broke the employees into three groups: those who brought their pets to work, those who didn’t, and employees who didn’t have a pet. Researchers say there wasn’t a difference in stress hormone levels between the groups, but self-reported stress levels declined in those working near their pets, while others reported an increase in stress they feel throughout the day.

The city of Winston-Salem is offering FREE leaf mulch (while supplies last) starting TODAY…then on each Saturday in April from 8am to 3pm.  Crews will even load the FREE mulch on your truck or trailer.
Please bring a tarp or cover . All loads must covered before leaving.
Location: The Reynolds Park road leaf collection site…
More info:  727-8000

The Greensboro Grasshoppers season opener from last night was delayed until TONIGHT because of ran. Fans with tickets from last nights game? They can bring their tickets to the box office and exchange them for any future 2012 regular season game. First pitch for this evening is set for 7:15pm

The Highway patrol enforcing their “No Need to Speed” campaign
this week…through the Easter holiday weekend.

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About Jeff Foster


After 8 years, the broadcasting road finally led to Trade Street. I graduated from Liberty University in 2003 with a degree in Audio Broadcasting. Found myself working with 5 different radio stations, including 2 in Winston-Salem, and 1 in Maryland, before ending up here at WBFJ. God has amazing timing.

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