Avery County officials are expecting a lot of people to come up the mountains as a heat wave moves into the foothills and piedmont this weekend. Many will go to places like Elk River Falls and that concerns authorities.
Police are looking for a driver who reportedly went to get help, leaving a couple trapped in an SUV for nine hours after the vehicle rolled 25 feet down an embankment and overturned in Granite Falls Thursday morning.
According to the Granite Falls Police Department, officers arrested 31-year-old Johnny Lee Griffin Jr. for robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping for the robbery that occurred at Al’s Gameroom in Granite Falls on May 3.
A long-awaited construction project is well underway now as the university replaces seven residence halls. Two new ones are being built now in what was a massive parking lot next to the football stadium.
Ever since a judge lifted a preliminary injunction blocking police from seizing certain video machines, authorities in Hickory have made two busts and now Conover Police moved in on an operation as well.
Troopers believe 28-year-old Tyler South was driving a car that hit speeds up to 120 mph during the pursuit. The ten-mile long chase went from Interstate 40 to side roads and eventually Highway 64 south of Morganton.
After a week of warmth and rain, cold temperatures returned to the North Carolina mountains Tuesday. Morning lows in many places were in single digits with temperatures staying in the 20’s at best, during the day.
After the Walmart in Marion, NC saw the petition and the outpouring of support from the community, they announced on Facebook that Jay has accepted a position as a Self-Checkout Host. The move has saved his job.