Monday, April 27th, Day 118 of 2020
It’s Pay It Forward Day. Pay for the order in behind you in the drive-through
1861: West Virginia seceded from Virginia after Virginia seceded from the Union during the Civil War
1880: Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the electrical hearing aid
1965: “Pampers” were patented. Raising children truly changed !
1981: Xerox introduces the computer mouse. Working with a computer truly changed !
2011: “The Super Outbreak” devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. 205 tornadoes touched down, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more
In the News: No more school says Governor…Superintendent Hefner say an announcement will be made regarding graduation later…Hiddenite man held without bond…Man shot and killed by Caldwell County Deputy…Newton man charged with statutory rape…Morganton man threatens to kill magistrate and shoot law enforcement officers
Weather: Sunny and Windy to start the Week
Sports: Governor pulls the plug on High School Sports…Panthers load up on Defense in the Draft, I think they did very well with their picks…LRU’s Dugger goes in 2nd round to New England…Wake fires Manning…
Happy Birthday: Ann Peebles, Kate Pierson, Ace Frehley, Herm Edwards, Sheena Easton, Corey Seager
So sad to see the plug pulled on school in North Carolina for the year. In my mind, the decision could have waited a couple more weeks. I really think we could have returned the kids to school by mid-May and held classes through the end of June
Unemployment due to COVID-19 up to 26 million ! We can’t sustain this much longer
Here we are again, the need for Blood is critical. A Blood Drive is scheduled for today from 2-7pm at the Alexander County YMCA. You can make a big difference, Give Blood Today !
I’m driving a new car so try not to hit me
Quote of the Day: “I have never advocated war except as a means of peace”…Ulysses S. Grant (Born this day in 1822)