* * * * * M O N D A Y * * * * A U G U S T 14th * * * * * D A Y 226 of 2017 * * * * *
It’s VJ Day. On this day in 1945, Japan formally surrendered to the United States and her allies. World War II was over
President Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act in 1935.
Congress appropriated $83 Million to build the Pentagon in 1941
PETA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals was incorporated in 1980
The United States opened their Embassy in Cuba in 2015. It had been closed for 54 years
In the News: Hiddenite man who led officer on chase makes court appearance today…DSS needs volunteers to deliver meals to home bound…Simms named new County GOP Chairman…Shooting in Statesville near anti-violence march…Lenoir man wins $150,000 in Lottery
Showers and maybe a Storm today
Cougar Football Team looking forward of season of high expectations…Thomas wins PGA in Charlotte, he’s got relatives in Alex County…No more Spartanburg for Panthers…Kyle Larson win in Michigan
Happy Birthday: David Crosby, Steve Martin, Magic Johnson, Halle Berry, Mila Kunis, Tim Tebow
The oldest man in the world died Friday a month shy of his 114th birthday. Israel Kristal was a Polish Jew who survived the Houocaust.
Lots of Cougar Football talk this week on the Radio. Jonathan Watts and myself will preview the season Tuesday at 5pm. Joel Harbinson will join me Thursday and we’ll wax nostalgic about Cougar Football…My Interview with Coach Carter is Thursday at 6 and The Countdown To Cougar Kickoff will begin Friday at 6pm !
Quote of the Day: “Have fun is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it”…Jimmy Fallon