Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom. There is one lucky driver in Morganton. During tonight's storms, a tree fell on his car, just missing the man. Reporter Steve Ohnesorge says that was one of many trees knocked down by powerful winds.
Tragically, an EF-1 tornado hit a remote campground on Virginia's eastern shore, killing two people and injuring several more. Campers say they got no more than 30 seconds warning.
A group that opposes a toll lane on I-77 in northern Mecklenburg County is looking to collect $20,000 in donations to fight the project. But State transportation secretary Tom Tata says a managed lane is already a done deal. What the state can't tell us is how much the toll will cost to travel from Lake Norman to uptown.
In my weekly Crime Stoppers report, police are looking for two women and a can of mace. They're accused of shoplifting at a Family Dollar store on North Tryon, then pepper spraying the manager who followed them out to the parking lot. And it happened on a Sunday afternoon.