* * * * F R I D A Y * * * * J U N E 14th * * * * D A Y 165 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Flag Day ! The Continental Congress adopted our Stars and Stripes this day in 1777
Happy Bourbon Day !
1834: Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine
1846: A group of settlers proclaimed the Republic of California
1949: The state of Vietnam was formed
1954: President Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words “Under God” into the United States Pledge of Allegiance
2017: In Alexandria, Virginia, Republican member of Congress and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is shot while practicing for a charity baseball event
In the News: Victim of stabbing making some progress…County Citizens that suffered flood damage can register for assistance…County Commissioners and Taylorsville Town Board meet next week…Taylorsville woman jailed for probation violation…Wanted fugitive captured in Iredell County
Weather: Some Spectacular Weather for the Weekend !
Sports: Raptors are NBA Champions…Kemba says he would take less to stay in Charlotte…Justin Rose leads the US Open…Braves win 7th straight…Otoni hit for the cycle…Cam shows some arm strength in final day of Panther Mini-Camp
Happy Birthday: Don Newcombe, President Donald J Trump, Eric Heiden, Boy George, Sam Perkins, Steffi Graf
Fatherhood is a subject with Fathers Day coming on Sunday. Having a father is something we all have in common, no wonder fathers have their own day
Tyson Foods is rolling out nuggets made of peas. Tastes like chicken, I guess
Cuba Gooding Jr arrested for groping a female. “Show me an attorney”
The Alexander Farmer’s Market opens Saturday. The freshest produce in town !
Quote of the Day: “Any fool can make a rule”…Henry David Thoreau