Friday, July 25, 2008

Where I live in the news....

I know the Top 10 list is going up in a few minutes but this doesn't happen often. Kannapolis, NC is in the news today!

http://www.thatsracin.com/topstories/story/16769.html

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The hometown of the late Dale Earnhardt is taking down banners honoring the NASCAR superstar driver on the request of a billionaire developer who is bringing a mysterious visitor to Kannapolis.
The Salisbury Post reported Friday that California developer David Murdock's real estate company and the local visitors bureau requested the removal, partly because some flags were dirty and torn.
The visitor, whose identity hasn't been disclosed, will arrive Saturday. Murdock's company manages the North Carolina Research Center, a science research park in Kannapolis.
City Manager Mike Legg wrote in a July 18 memo to the city council that the "The Dale Trail" banners would be permanently removed.


I wonder who this mystery visitor is going to be??

11 comments:

WNG said...

see you tomorrow ;)

Doc said...

HA!!

Murdock is bringing G to town to show her his Research Campus !

Sunshine said...

Taking down Earnhardt banners??? Wouldn't that be kind of like spitting on his grave in your neck of the woods?

Doc said...

Yeah.. you gotta be VERY careful how this is dealt with 'cause the statue of Earnhardt is right near the research campus.

And contrary to popular opinion David Murdock does not OWN our town.

WNG said...

you know nofink of my zecret life - mwa ha ha ha!

Micky-T said...

I think it's Obama!!!!!true

Doc said...

Checck this out... the article is now updated to say the mystery guest may be Oprah Winfrey.... Even though I am no big fan that would be cool!

The Mountain Cat said...

Oprah is coming, really??? Uhoh, better make some more potato salad.

Apple Hubby said...

I think they should get new banners, cause the banners are a little beat up. Of course the whole dang town is a little beat up.

Maybe Murdock has a big shot from InBev coming over, and they want Kasey Kahne banners.

Anndi said...

What does Oprah have against Dale? *bless his soul*

Lu' said...

They can take the banner out of your town but they can't take the banner out of my heart *I heart Dale*