* * * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * * M A R C H 28th * * * * * D A Y 87 of 2018 * * * * *
Happy Manatee Appreciation Day ! I wonder if their mothers think they’re cute ?
The Salvation Army is organized in the United States this day in 1885
The New York Titans of the American Football League change their name to Jets in 1963
Rocky wins best picture at the Oscars in 1977
A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial meltdown in 1979. It was a near nuclear disaster
More than 6,000 Radio Stations play “We are the World” at 10:15 am this day in 1986
In the News: Holiday schedule announced for County… Rehab funds available for homes in Alexander County… Meth Lab found in Stony Point…Sony Point woman arrested for felony count…Burke County man admits to murder…Long View Police station hit by gunfire
Sports: Fox leaving East for Statesville Christian Academy…AC Men’s Tennis gets win Tuesday…Capel leaves Duke to take job at Pittsburgh…Vegas weighs in on Final Four games…NFL makes some changes to the Catch Rule…Happy Birthday: Conchata Ferrell, Rick Barry, Reba McEntire, Vince Vaughn, Julia Stiles, Lady Gaga
Good Luck to Todd Fox as he leaves East Alexander Middle School and takes a job in Statesville. Todd is a fine, kind, gentleman. Thanks for leading our kids for 33 years !
Here are the winners of the B86 Easter Bunnies: Jean Robinson at Johnson Milling and Feed, Craig Hoyce at Tville Scoops, Libby White at Country Road Greenhouses, Pam Watts at Little Stitches. Thanks for dropping your name in the box !
Quote of then Day: “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it” …Margaret Thatcher