* * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * N O V E M B E R 13th * * * * D A Y 317 of 2018 * * * *
It’s World Kindness Day !
1789: Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey in 1927
The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1942
1982: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC
2006: A deal was finalized for Google to acquire YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock
In the News: Drug abuse and issues surrounding it are higher than average in Alexander County…Family homeless after house fire…Parade deadline is nearing…Granite Falls man arrested on series of vehicle break in charges…Hickory man nabbed for Heroin trafficking
Weather: You guessed it, more rain
Sports: Cougars preparing for Erwin air attack…Panthers make some roster moves…Tar Heels swamp Stanford….Duke moves to number 1…NASCAR legend David Pearson diesHappy Birthday: Chris Noth, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Scoggins, Jimmy Kimmel, Gerard Butler
Stan Lee the creator of comic book heroes has died at 95. A legend of legends, he created Spiderman, X-Men, and more
A cranberry glut ? There are so many this year that some will be plowed into soil according a report in USA Today. The wet Midwest weather is being blamed for an overabundant crop
Let’s face it, Monday was a dud.
Quote of the Day: ” I base my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch”…Gilda Radner