* * * * * F R I D A Y * * * * * M A R C H 23rd * * * * * D A Y 82 of 2018 * * * * *
Happy Puppy Day !
It’s the First Friday of Spring, so Spring Forward to whenever your Weekend begins
Lewis and Clark begin their journey back East this day in 1806 after reaching the Pacific Coast
Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world this day in 1956
President Reagan makes his initial proposal for the Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars” in 1983
The film “Titanic” wins 11 Oscars including Best Picture in 1998
In the News: Drawdown begins for Lake Hickory today…County announces a Document Destruction Day…Wilkes man nabbed on Meth charge…Man headed to prison for child-sex charges in Iredell County…Lenoir man convicted on weapons charge
Sunshine Today but First Weekend of Spring don’t look so good
Sports: ACHS Men’s Tennis now 6-0 after Thursday win…Cougar Baseball, Softball, and Women’s Soccer host McDowell today…Thursday NCAA Winners, Florida State, Loyola, Kansas State, and Michigan….Duke plays tonight…Hornets get 40 from Kemba…NASCAR in MartinsvilleHappy Birthday: Ric Ocasek, Moses Malone, Catherine Keener, Marin Hinkle, Keri Russell
A firefighter was killed overnight while battling a blaze on a New York movie set. The film has a cast that includes Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, and Edward Norton.
Bozo has died ! It’s not fair
Earth Hour is set for Saturday evening from 8:30-9:30. We’re supposed to turn off the lights for that hour. Who are you groping around with in the dark ?
Quote of the Day: “ Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! “…Patrick Henry uttered those words this day in 1775