Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
A young girl in Oregon wants to raise money to fund her braces. This 11-year-old chopped and bagged a hundred bags of mistletoe from a relative's farm to sale at a market in Portland. However, the city says she she can't sale there, because she doesn't have a permit. They do say that it is okay for her to beg for the money, however. On Facebook, many of you reacted to this story. Michael McClean says, “Good for her for not wanting to beg! Cardboard signholders should learn from her!” Melly Howard adds, “Making a CHILD BEG FOR MONEY? Really? Is this how they want our kids to grow up? That's pathetic.” Chimerre Daniels opines, “So basically their teaching her it's ok to beg than to earn your own money ! WOW.” And, Scott Mitchel simply feels “That child is hurting nothing.”
Amazon recently announced and showed footage of un-manned drones that could, in the future, deliver packages to a customer's doorstop. On Tuesday, we shared some viewer comments on this story, but have received even more since then. MamaBear Ellison says, “My dog destroys anything that moves in my yard, I am sure this would be no different. Not a good idea for my deliveries... Damage to my packages and my dog, neither would leave me happy!!” Dayton Brice adds, “Not to fond of having a robot ring my door bell with my package um no thanx.” And, Christopher Brookins replies, “Not sure I like this. Isn't this how "The Terminator" started?”
The last week of November was National Games & Puzzles Week. Throughout the week, we asked our viewers what their favorite types of board games, card games, puzzles and childhood games were and received many responses. Here are some more responses that we had involving childhood games. Nancy Culbert says her favorite was Horse Shoes. Bonnie Schermerhorn enjoyed tether-ball. Eddie Bond liked Hide and Seek and Gayle Cassidy had two picks—Hopscotch and Marbles.
Despite warm temperatures in the Wiregrass, parts of the northern United States saw a lot of snow earlier in the week. That included North Dakota, where some communities like Grand Forks saw up to a foot of snow, with more in the forecast. On Facebook, Doug Turner commented on the story saying that “Snow is beautiful and hard work at the same time.”
Build-A-Bear Workshop may be most known for producing plush teddy bears, but they also sell plushies based on the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They most recently added the character Fluttershy to their lineup. The series isn't just popular with young girls, but with a large and passionate fanbase of Bronies from all over the world. On Twitter, we asked if any of our Brony followers collected this line of plushies. Foal Papers from the United Kingdom commented that “after buying them for friends and my little niece, I just couldn’t resist.” And, Krickett Crawford responded, “I have the Rainbow Dash one.. but it's with my daughter right now..I plan on getting the whole collection!”
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