* * * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * * * A P R I L 19th * * * * * Day 109 pf 2017
Today is Banana Day and Bicycle Day. Why not have a banana while riding a bike ?
Fighting broke out in Lexington, Massachusetts this day in 1775. That skirmish is considered to be the beginning of The American Revolution.
The 1st Boston Marathon was held this day in 1897
Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants played their first games in California this day in 1958
The Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas burned to the ground in 1993. It was the end of a 51 day standoff between the cult and Federal officers. 86 people died in the fire.
The Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed by a bomb in 1995. 168 people died, over 500 were injured.
In the News: A somber return for Alexander County Firefighter… Hazardous Waste Disposal Day is Saturday in Alexander County… More Meth Arrests…Newton man charged with murder…Hit and Run in Wilkes…Troutman Police looking for man wearing Confederate Flag
Clouds on Tap For Today
Cougar Baseball drops one to St Stephens….NCAA coming back to North Carolina…Allen staying at Duke…Celtic in 0-2 hole…Bad night for winning streaks in Baseball
Happy Birthday: Elinor Donahue, Tim Curry, Ashley Judd, Kate Hudson, Maria Sharapova
Big turnout for meeting Tuesday night at Brushy Mountain Golf Club. New Owner Joe Ferguson explained his plans for the future of the club and it was well received.
Quite a tribute to Eric “Bubba” Pennell on Tuesday.
1st Street SW in Town closed today for grinding and re-paving
Quote of the Day: “When I was kidnapped, my parents took action. They rented out my room”…Woody Allen