Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:48:54 GMT
Lake Wylie resident Leslie Norris is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake. "It was probably the worst pain I've ever felt in my life," said Norris. Norris described the moment she was bittenMore >>
Lake Wylie resident Leslie Norris is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:36:15 GMT
Hundreds of registered Democrats in Rowan County are switching their party affiliation ahead of the May primary. Does it signal a philosophical change in political thinking, or something else? AccordingMore >>
According to many in the county, it's a deliberate move to try and oust the more conservative candidates for Rowan County Commission, including Chairman Jim Sides.More >>
The weather forecasters had issued a winter weather advisory for areas above 3500 feet all Tuesday until 6 am Wednesday. There were some reports of slick roads in the Boone area and in Avery County, where snow was falling heavily.
WBTV Reporter Steve Ohnesorge reported light snow bursts in Avery County around 10 am, but at 3 pm he reported snow all across that county.
By 3 pm snow was reported Boone and in higher elevations in Burke County. Ski operations in the area are making snow, Ohnesorge said.
Kate Danner, who works in Blowing Rock, reported 3/4 of an inch of snow on a railing outside her office around 3 pm.
Little snow was expected in the Boone and Blowing Rock area, which is right at 3500 feet, Conklin said. However, photos on Facebook show snow and there was road trouble reported on Highway 221 in Boone.
There were reports of people struggling to get home in Boone, the Watauga County Road Conditions Facebook page reported.
This was the third significant snow event in the NC mountains this winter.