5 GREAT THINGS: Honoring Dave Brown, Choose 901 Day - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

5 GREAT THINGS: Honoring Dave Brown, Choose 901 Day

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

From honoring a staple in the Mid-South weather community to celebrating the big 901, we're celebrating five great things that happened around Memphis this week.

Congrats, Dave Brown!

After more than 50 years in the business and 38 years at WMC Action News 5, Dave Brown went on the air with his final forecast on Monday

To honor Dave on his birthday and first day of retirement, he was invited to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Memphis Redbirds game. 

Countless messages and well wishes poured in from around the region. Two Memphis artists even paid tribute to Dave by painting murals in his likeness.

Calling all cheesecake lovers

The long awaited Cheesecake Factory opened its first location in the Mid-South this week.

You can now taste the famous flavors of cheesecake and explore its vast menu at Wolfchase Galleria.

Choose 901 Day

September 1 was "Choose 901 Day" in the community. Memphis businesses celebrated with deals and special promotions. The message behind the day was simple: support your city, the people, and the businesses in the 901 area code.

Delta Fair

The Delta Fair kicked off Friday with carnival rides, music, food, contests, and pageants. 

The fair is being held at Agricenter until Sunday, September 13.

"Whip & Nae Nae" bandwagon

The head men's basketball coach at Ole Miss got in on the "Whip & Nae Nae" fun by sharing his alter ego's dance video.

Andy Kennedy, also known as "Randy" Kennedy, unleashed his moves in the video, which now has more than 39,000 views. He still needs a few more clicks to catch the WMC Action News 5 morning team's 5 million views. 

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