* * * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * * A U G U S T 24th * * * * * D A Y 236 of 2017 * * * * *
Happy Burger Day ! “I like mine with with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57, and French Fried Potato” Jimmy Buffett likes them that way
It’s Peach Pie Day….A slice would be nice
Mount Vesuvius erupted in Italy in 0079. Around 20,000 are estimated to have died
NATO went into effect in 1949
Pete Rose was banned from Baseball for life in 1989 for gambling on games
Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida in 1992
The Planet Pluto was rendered a “Dwarf Planet” in 2005.
In the News: Sewer work in Taylorsville will close some streets…Alexander County Sheriff’s Office urging Back to School Safety in new video…App St officials confirm sexual assault in campus dorm..Hickory Police still asking for help in search for driver of fatal hit and run…Statesville Police identify shooting suspect
The Weather Today will be Delightful
Lady Cougar Tennis gets first win…JV Football opens at home tonight…Coach Carter says “we have to make improvements”…Cam expected to see action tonight for Panthers…North Carolina’s LLWS team ROCKS !!! Dodgers lose a strange one
Happy Birthday: Anne Archer, Mike Shanahan, Mike Huckabee, Cal Ripken Jr, Marlee Matlin reggie Miller, David Chappelle, Rupert Grint
Alexander County EMS turns 50 this year. This morning I’ll have a conversation with Alexander EMS Director Doug Gillispie on the air at 7:45. Do you know the difference between EMS and Rescue ?
A $758 Million Dollar Winner in Powerball. The winning ticket was sold in Massachusetts. Probably a Red Sox Fan who’ll use the money to buy season tickets
Quote of the Day: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”… Derek Bok, Former Harvard University President