* * * * * M O N D A Y * * * * * O C T O B E R 9th * * * * * D AY 282 of 2017 * * * * *
Happy Columbus Day !
The Collegiate School of Connecticut was chartered in 1701. We know that school today as Yale
American forces defeated the British in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown, Va in 1781
The Cincinnati Reds won the 1919 World Series. Later the series became tainted as result of the “Black Sox Scandal” which asserted the Chicago White Sox tanked the series
The musical “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber opened in London in 1986
Dean Smith announced his retirement as Basketball coach at UNC in 1997
In the News: Tornado roars across Burke and Caldwell Counties….County Commissioners and School Board hold joint meeting this evening…Anti-Bullying Community Forum set for tonight in Taylorsville…Suspect sought following bank robbery in Hickory…Man charged in Fatal Morganton stabbing…
More Rain, maybe a Boomer
Cougar Football makes Major Statement Friday night at Morganton…Panthers jump out and hold on against Lions, Cam is playing at MVP level again…Red Sox and Yankees stay alive…Truex wins again…
Happy Birthday: Brian Lamb, Jackson Browne, Sharon Osbourne , PJ Harvey, Annika Sorenstam, Scotty McCreery
The win Friday night at Freedom by Alexander Central’s Football team was significant in a lot of ways. It’s not possible to measure how much impact it’s having on the mood of the community. Some people were still on the fence with this team, they’ve jumped on the wagon now!
We came through the scary weather Sunday without any major loss. Some damage in the area but no lives lost despite some scary moments in Burke and Caldwell Counties
The more we learn about the “Vegas Shooter”, the more bizarre he seems. Still no reliable clue as to why he went on a rampage and invoked his rage on some many innocent people
Quote of the Day: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life”…John Lennon (Born this day in 1940)