* * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * M A Y 21st * * * * D A Y 141 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Strawberries and Cream Day ! Yum, Strawberries and anything
1881: The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.
1881: The United States Lawn Tennis Association was formed in New York City
1927: Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
1968: The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, was last heard from2013: Albemarle, NC native Kelli Pickler wins “Dancing With the Stars”
In the News: Commissioners consider budget request from County Manager…City of Statesville asks judge to force business to take down flag…Man charged with Rape and other counts in Alexander County…Stony Point man jailed in Catawba County…Bizarre accident sends Wilkes County woman to hospital
Weather: Lots of Sunshine today, you’ll like it
Sports: Younts named NWC Baseball Player of Year…Hardee is Coach of Year…AC Track sweeps to honors in league, Strickland, Castellaw, and Winkler get accolades…McDowell Football coach steps down…Warriors back to the finals again…Braves win with Rookie Power…Panthers begin off-season workouts today
Happy Birthday: Bobby Cox, Leo Sayer, Mr. T, Judge Reinhold
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is asking us to help track Armadillos. If you see one, contact them. No, they’re not opossums on a half-shell
Apparently the finale of “Game of Thrones” pleased no one. It must have been bad, nothing but bad reviews. Still, the greatest series finale was Newhart ! It would be hard to top it
What state is the best to live in ? A new report says it’s Washington. The worst is Louisiana
Some Really Dumb Criminal News out of Rowan County on the Radio this morning. Meth will make you stupid !
Quote of the Day: “A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not have her”…Oscar Wilde