* * * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * * A U G U S T 9th * * * * * D A Y 221 of 2017 * * * * *
Happy Book Lovers Day ! Books are great things, the more you read the more fulfilling your life will be. When in doubt, read a book !
Thomas Edison received a patent for the two way telegraph in 1892
“Smokey the Bear” was created by The Forest Service in 1944
The second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. 74,000 people were killed just three days after the first bomb was fell on Hiroshima.
Richard Nixon resigned and Gerald Ford was sworn in as President in 1974
Michael Brown was shot and killed by Police in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. Protests and Riots followed
In the News: Unemployment unchanged locally according to latest figures…Sherry Williams named the State Nutrition Director of the Year…Taylorsville girl to appear on Broadway…Fire was coverup for murder according to Catawba County Sheriff…Suspected Heroin Dealer nabbed in Caldwell County…
Some Sunshine mixed with Clouds today
Cougar Football hosts scrimmage tonight…AC Soccer scrimmages at Wilkes Central…Panthers host Houston in Preseason game…Final practice rounds for PGA Championship in Charlotte…Red Sox on a tear…Teen to get major ride in NASCAR
Happy Birthday: Sam Elliott, Melanie Griffith, Hoda Kotb, Deion Sanders, Eric Bana, Anna Kendrick
Mazda says they’ve discovered a new “secret” method to save fuel in gasoline engines
Sad to hear that Glenn Campbell has passed. He had some terrific tunes in the day
No news out of McDowell County, did the Bigfoot move back to Burke County ?
Quote of the Day: “Make a bet every day, otherwise you might walk around lucky and never know it”…Jimmy Jones