By Holly Hodges
The Watauga County Historical Society announced that Alfred Thomas Adams is the next inductee of the WCHS Hall of Fame. According to the Watauga Democrat, the Hall of Fame honors people, living or deceased, who have made lasting contributions that have been vital to the preservation of the county’s history and/or literature. As a Watauga native, Adams started working at the Northwestern Bank in 1943. It was there that he was promoted to assistant vice president until his retirement in the 1970s. Nearly every residential and commercial development secured their financing with Northwestern Bank with Adams at the center of most deals, guiding people on the best ways to ensure that their deals succeed. Adams was part of countless organizations in Watauga up until his death in 2002.
As the holiday season approaches, organizations are working to give back to their communities. The Charlotte Knights delivered dozens of turkeys to area nonprofits, days before Thanksgiving. According to WBTV, this was the ninth year that the entire Charlotte Knights family plus Homer the Dragon have come together to deliver the poultry to organizations near Charlotte that work to help those in need. They made seven stops including the Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army Center of Hope, and more. The visits came at a time when food prices are up. The Knights delivered 150 turkeys, trimmings and side dishes to complete the meal.
Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress. According to the Associated Press, she will end her historic run as the first woman in her position after leading Democrats for 20 years. Pelosi said she would remain in Congress as the representative for San Francisco. Pelosi said “I quite frankly, personally, have been ready to leave for a while.”
Today’s weather is brought to you by Ray’s Weather Center at Booneweather.com. Today is going to be mostly sunny. Unfortunately, it’s going to be cooler today. The high is 38 degrees and the low is 21, although wind may make it feel much colder so be sure to dress warmly.