* * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * O C T O B E R 30th * * * * D A Y 303 of 2018 * * * *
It’s Candy Corn Day….no thanks
It’s Haunted Refrigerator Night ! No, I’m not making this one up
1938: Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play The War of the Worlds.. Some listeners thought it was real and the Martians were landing. It’s still incredible to listen too, pure genius
1945: Jackie Robinson signs a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He would eventually break the Major League Baseball color line in 1947
1961: The Soviet Union detonates the most powerful hydrogen bomb in history
1995: Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) in favor of remaining a province of Canada
2012: The Disney Company buys the rights to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. They pay George Lucas $4 billion
In the News: New residential and commercial project begins in Bethlehem…Local emergency responders get extra training…County Deputy injured when struck by vehicle at traffic stop…Runaway Catawba County teen found in Taylorsville…Suspected drug dealer arrested during Iredell traffic stop
Weather: Sunny, you’ll like it
Sports: Big win for AC Soccer…Cougar Football switching gears after postponement…Alexander Central Athletics has a new website…Pats spank the Bills…Panther concentrate on Bucs…Klay Thompson sets a record for Warriors…Name the only undefeated NBA team
Happy Birthday: Grace Slick, Henry Winkler, Timothy B. Schmidt, Kevin Pollak, Ivanka Trump
11 percent of all pet owners in the United States will dress their pet as a pumpkin for Halloween. No wonder, pets runaway
Today, we’re all Bulldogs. Insane tragedy at Butler High School in Mathews, today we’re all Bulldogs !
Give Blood today ! A Red Cross Bloodmobile visit is scheduled for Salem Lutheran Church this afternoon from 2-7pm. The church is located on Highway 16 North, Give the Gift of Life !
Quote of the Day: “Never believe anything until it’s been officially denied”…Claud Cockburn