Thursday, August 15th. Day 227 of 2019
It’s Relaxation Day ! Nice idea but no chance. What relaxes you ?
1914: The Panama Canal opens to traffic
1935: Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Alaska
1948: The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is established south of the 38th parallel1965: The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City
1969: The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in upstate New York
2015: North Korea moves its clock back half an hour to introduce Pyongyang Time
In the News: National Weather Service says winds peaked around 80 mph during Tuesday storm in Bethlehem…Start of Classes for Alexander County students growing near…Fatal plane crash in Watauga County…Hickory Police confirm that the three dead in Monday shooting was result of murder-suicide…Hickory woman charged after chase in McDowell County
Weather: Sunshine and a high near 90 today
Sports: Cougar Football travels to Maiden this evening for scrimmage…Panther put Spartanburg in rearview mirror…Cards catch Cubs in NL Central…Dodger and Yankees both are 40 games over .500…Fedex Cup Event #2 tees off today in Illinois
Happy Birthday: Abby Dalton, Stephen Breyer, Melinda Gates, Debra Messing, Ben Affleck, Carl Edwards, Jennifer Lawrence
Make a difference today, Give Blood ! A Blood Drive will be held at the County Services Center from 2:30-6:30 pm. Your get a really neat cooler just for giving. You really get a lot more, the feeling that you made a difference !
Just wondering why people think you think they’re telling the truth when you know they’re not
I’ll sit down with Cougar Football Coach Butch Carter on Saturday for our annual pre-season chinwag. You’ll hear it next week
A new study says watching football is healthy. No kidding ? It’s good for you according to research, I’m about to go on a heath kick
Quote of the Day:”I have a new philosophy, I’m only going to dread one day at a time”…Charles M Shulz