• 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 11:02 pm This Day in History for January 17
  • 5:01 pm Kuraray America announces major investment in Bladen County
  • 4:54 pm Tillis Co-Sponsors Legislation to Pay Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown
  • 4:08 pm Furniture donation helps families recover
  • 3:47 pm Tillis Co-Sponsors Constitutional Amendment Imposing Term Limits on Members of Congress
This Day In History
1630 – Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony.
1733 – James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina.
1794 – Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes.
1863 – Chenille yarn making machine patented by William Canter in NYC.
1893 – US Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
1920 – NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly.
1927 – US & Mexico battle over oil interests.
1930 – “Mickey Mouse” comic strip 1st appears.
1942 – Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies.
1943 – US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal.
1958 – US newspaper “Daily Worker” ceases publication.
1966 – 1st black selected for presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C. Weaver-HUD)
1975 – Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil companies in case of “actual strangulation of the industrialized world” in the wake of oil shock.
1979 – Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam.
1982 – Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St. Bridge in Washington, D.C., & falls into Potomac River, killing 78.
1984 – TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV.
1986 – NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams.
1988 – Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities.
2000 – Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position.
2016 – Record Powerball lottery held in America – $16 billion, (3 winning tickets)