* * * * * M O N D A Y * * * * * A U G U S T 7th * * * * * D A Y 219 of 2017 * * * * *
Happy Lighthouse Day !
It’s National Psychic Day. Of course if you’re psychic, you knew that
In 1752, George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
1959: The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design, and was minted until 2008.
Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964. It gives President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
In the News: Taylorsville man found after Silver Alert issued… County Commissioners meet tonight…Child killed in Iredell County after stealing car…Man dies in Maiden fire…Claremont woman wins in Lottery
Could be Stormy Today
Price places 4th…Cougar Football get ready for two scrimmages this week…Cam’s shoulder making some progress…Dodger rampage continues…Truex wins on road course…It’s PGA week in Charlotte
Happy Birthday: Garrison Keillor, BJ Thomas, David Duchovny, Charlize Theron, Sidney Crosby, Mike Trout,
It’s not a Bigfoot but there is something strange roaming the wilds of Western North Carolina. A strange beast caught on video in Swain County has experts puzzled
Quote of the Day: “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand” – Confucius