* * * * M O N D A Y * * * * N O V E M B E R 19th * * * * D A Y 323 of 2018 * * * *
1493: Christopher Columbus goes ashore on the Island of Puerto Rico
1863: President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address
Ford Motor Company pulls the plug on the ill-fated Edsel in 1959
Pete Conrad and Alan Bean become the third and fourth astronauts to walk on the moon in 1969
The House of Representatives begin impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton in 1998
In the News: Threat made against three Alexander County Schools…Man charged in Taylorsville stabbing makes court appearance today…Missing man found dead in Blowing Rock…Man found not guilty of rape in Wilkes County…Restaurant robbery in Statesville…A chase overnight in Catawba County, man in custody
Weather: Sunny to start the new week
Sports: Cougars can’t stop Erwin in Playoffs…County Sports Hall of Fame Induction tonight…Panthers gift wrap one to Lions…LR Bears win and advance…Logano wins NASCAR championship
Happy Birthday: Larry King, Dick Cavett, Ted Turner, Calvin Klein, Kathleen Quinlan, Ann Curry, Allison Janney, Meg Ryan, Jodie Foster
It’s not too late to get a ticket for tonight’s Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It starts at 6pm at the ACHS Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at People’s Drugs, Brushy Mountain Golf Club, Office Practice of Pharmacy, and Alexander County Schools Office on Liledoun Road. See you there !
I’m disappointed that the Cougar Football season is over. Thanks to a wonderful group of seniors who represented us well. 9-3 is a good season, we need to learn to win playoff games but in truth Erwin was a better team. We fought hard but they were better.
No, I saw neither Bigfoot or Elvis as I rolled through McDowell County Friday. They must have been taking a break
Quote of the Day: “The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction”…William Blake