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now from western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 at 6:00. >> larry: after record rainfall this morning, storms have moved out of the mountains. but a river flood warning is in effect until friday. >> darcel: here's a look at what happened in barnardsville from up above. it left some homes partially submerged. >> larry: this was the scene in cherokee. it left sixes families stranded. they had to use a steal beam to get across the water to their homes. >> darcel: of course all the rain led to dangerous driving conditions. take a look at tunnel road. vehicles had to wade through deep standing water. >> larry: we have live team coverage for you tonight. meteorologists are now feeling
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>> darcel: let's get right to jason boyer. >> jason: we can expect clearing. the radar remains active farther southeast. i'll show you that in just a second. this is franklin on our leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network. some clearing but very little. you can see some hints of sunshine earlier in the time lapse. but it is still mild. it is going to be a slow process to get that sunshine in the forecast. here we are tracking more rain. headed for charlotte and the i-85. this is a tremendous amount of rain still coming down. this squall line of thunderstorms from hundreds of miles from virginia to the gulf coast. four plus inches of rain. two inches in asheville. two and a half inches in places over the upstate. while some got less than that. 50s for your temperatures this evening in asheville. dry with clearing. 40s by 11. i'll show you the bigger changes that lie beyond this system
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stick around for that. >> larry: heavy rain left parts of flood prone biltmore village impassable this morning. >> darcel: meteorologist karen wynne is live there right now. >> karen: look at all this mud on sweeten creek road. mud and debris all over the road. and many of the sidewalks on biltmore village, too. sweeten creek road was closed for about an hour this morning. not too long. but long enough for merchants to voice their concern. property owners began clearing storm drains on their own, the water receded before reaching her store. but it left a muddy mess and another problem. >> safety issues.
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these sidewalks are slippery. they're dirty. asheville is better than this. the city, the county and the state need to get together and fix the problem. >> karen: earlier we saw city workers cleaning off the storm drains with pitch forks. we spoke to another woman here in biltmore village, she says yes, live in biltmore village, i'm karen wynne, news 13. >> darcel: thanks, karen. let's switch now to conditions in transylvania county. >> larry: meteorologist zack green joins us in brevard. how are things looking, zack? >> zack: the water has since receded. but it is certainly saturated and it is very soggy in the surrounding area. right now it has actually drawn back.
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rain this morning. drivers were immediately deterred when coming across the high water. even when they did cross it, debris left over caused hazards. four trees were swept away. >> were you thinking about going through? >> yes. yes. i was thinking of going through. there's no need to risk. >> zack: that's what dot officials are saying as well. earlier they had dropped down a sign saying high water was on the roadways. then they placed these. you can't see it now but there's still high water underneath the bridge on davidson river road. if you come to standing water that you take an alternate route to your destination. >> larry: team coverage continues in henderson county
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several offices to close. the beverly hanks office had flash flooding more than a foot high. also forced a doctor's office to close. >> and by 9 o'clock, 9:30, it was up over the road. and by 9:30 or 10 o'clock, there was about two and a half feet of water in the deepest part in the middle of the parking lot right over there. >> larry: flower baskets in a nearby flower shop was damaged. >> darcel: be sure to stay on top of all the latest warnings and watches by signing up for text alerts on our website. >> larry: deputies responded to a 911 call early this morning and they found the body of timothy norris. >> frank: it's tucked away in the woods, down a quiet road.
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norris lost his life. deputies arrived at the scene in the cashiers community and found norris' body inside. he had been shot to death. once sheriff investigators secured the seem, the state bureau of investigation's crime team . >> he was just an awesome guy. >> frank: people who have lived in this area for generations. he can't believe someone he knew so well met such a violent end. >> you never know somebody could bounce in on you. you don't never know. you just don't know no more. >> frank: we've confirmed the 911 call was made from inside the norris home.
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not been released. as the crime scene investigation continues, the sheriff says people are being interviewed. at this point there are no suspects. there's a charter school across the road. but there was no threat to students or the community. in jackson county, frank kracher, news 13. >> darcel: all new at 6:00, a yancey county man is accused of abusing an infant. 20-year-old jacob howel. howel is in jail tonight. his bond set at $90,000. no word on the child's condition. police are investigating two break-ins within days of each other at the same property. they happened off of hazel mill road in west asheville at the site of a rental home that's under construction.
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equipment that belonged to a construction company. >> no evidence left behind. this kind of petty theft is pretty common. so really the only way that we can help stop this kind of thing and tax these people is if we look out for each other. report the suspicious activity to each other and also to the police. >> darcel: one neighbor posted the flyer on facebook. he said he appreciated letting his family know of the burglary nearby. if you have any information, contact the police. >> larry: the danger abandoned cars pose and why troopers do not take any chances. >> darcel: and a local school
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a year to fill one position. >> darcel: the winter storm that blasted the mountains is long gone. >> larry: news 13's frank fraboni looks at the state towing policy. >> darcel: frank, don't they give drivers time to get their cars off the highway? >> frank: that's right. normally they do. but once there's a storm, cars can be towed immediately. your car breaks down on the highway. you leave it to get help. hours later when you return, it's gone. that's what happened to teresa of canton on the morning of january 21st before the big storm. she says now we have to pay to a wrecker service ordered by the
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>> to try to make sure the interstate remains free. >> frank: normally they will mark a car with an orange sticker. >> under normal circumstances, we will wait 24 hours. >> frank: but once the storm starts to fly, troopers say it's anything but normal. clear clearance law. any investigating officer, if the dot agrees, can remove any abandoned or disabled vehicle. when plows start clearing the road, there's a risk. statistics show five percent of traffic fatalities on the interstate involve a car. >> knew the vehicle was there but there were people in it. i didn't know that so i pulled
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able to get these people out. >> frank: troopers say they were surprised at how few accidents were reported. >> it's a hazard and there's no telling how long it's going to be there. >> frank: troopers say one of the biggest complaints is the coast of the towing bill. the state does have a cap on towing fees. but companies are allowed to charge a higher rate when they put themselves and equipment at greater risk in a storm. if you have questions, contact us at >> larry: henderson police are looking for the right person to fill the road. a school crossing guard. >> it takes just a half hour in the morning and a half hour in the afternoon. but the position at highway 64
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in town. and police worry that's what's turning people away. >> it's really a fun job. i get to know the kids. get to talk to them. morning time before they go to school, your face may be the first smile they see going in to school. it might be a dreadly day for them. raining, snow. >> larry: the job pays more than $19 an hour. if you're interested, applications are at city hall or our website. >> darcel: lots of rain today led to lots of problems. >> jason: the next thing we have to worry about is sunshine. not too bad, huh? some wind, and then it gets a lot colder. all of that to iron out here. 60 degrees. 48 for the high temperature -- or the low temperature. that seems like a high temperature because it's almost
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no rain right now. two and a quarter plus right now for the month.
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i'll show you when, next. now your news 13 skywatch weather. >> jason: been tracking some stubborn showers over the upstate. we'll zoom in there from laurens, union, and gaffney. this is where a lot of the rain is happening at this hour. most of it will be out of here in the next hour or so, even for the upstate. boy, look at this line. it has not moved much. this line of heavy showers and storms marching east ward. our neighbors towards the coast will have to deal with heavy rain this evening. biggest concerns right now is the french broad at blantyre. the latest stage was just under
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that puts it in minor flood stage. if it goes up to 20 feet, that puts it in moderate stage before it starts to drop off to low flood stage. avoid that area down there in blantyre. the bat fork creek in hendersonville is on the rise. it's going to go up and come down swiftly. all creeks and streams running fast as we speak. no rain for asheville. that is a sigh of relief for us. no chance tomorrow. in the mountains, 30% chance of snow returning to the mountains on friday. in is not going to be a big event. nonetheless some flakes may fall in the tennessee border.
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a peak or two of sunshine cold front moving east lining up the mid-atlantic and southeast coast tomorrow even in to the evening. we will see sunshine and high pressure builds in to give us plenty of it as we get in to thursday afternoon, friday and saturday as well. here's the future cast. the future satellite and radar of what's to come. there's midnight starting to break them up in mountain communities by day break. through the day tomorrow, you may get waves of mid and high level cloudiness down there in the upstate. but all in all it's dry. let's talk temperatures tonight. dropping down in to the 30s for most mountain valley locations. quite the difference from the 40s. 40s for the upstate. it will be milder down there, of course. foothills tomorrow. low to mid 40s for the northern mountains.
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from waynesville to hendersonville tomorrow. temperatures will trend colder friday. warmer in to the weekend. warmest day is coming sunday in the 50. only the 30s tuesday and wednesday. we may drop those as we get closer. rain and snow showers back in asheville's forecast, too. monday, tuesday. >> larry: that polar plunge is you. >> jason: lake junalufka. come and see us. it's going to be fun . >> darcel: we're looking in to a
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a dog shot and left for dead. i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story.
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>> stan: today is the day that can make athletes futures. prep signing day. luke notestine takes a look at some of the big signings today in the mountains. >> luke: rico dowdle is one of the best athletes that western
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he'll take his incredible talent to play football at south carolina. >> very emotional. it's just a great feeling. i feel relieved that i'll be going there this summer to start my career for the next three, four years as a gamecock. >> once you get to know him, he's just as good a person. i just enjoy coaching him. >> luke: andreas hill will go to mars hill. joining dowdle at south carolina next year will be asheville all-state lineman pete liotta. liotta is very thankful to be able to continue his career. >> oh man, i'm just really looking forward to it. just playing on that field. >> luke: cameron parker had a
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he says that etsu is the perfect fit. >> it's awesome. a dream come true. i never thought this day would come but it has. to see all the people behind me, it shows me they care about me and are my true friends. my parents and grandparents. it's incredible. >> luke: congratulations and best of luck. i'm luke notestine for news 13 sports. >> stan: other signings today, defensive tackle cherokee's linebacker logan signs with carson newton. also get a chance to play baseball there. kicker peter to center college in kentucky.
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to tanner green from rosemund is going to carson. congrats. dual team playoffs. they advance to the third round on thursday. 3a, enka is at four. jets looking for their first state title. in 2a, rf central. the winner wrestles the winner of chase. starting time is at 6 o'clock. finally, college hoops tonight at kimball. dogs tied with winthrop for first with 8 and 3 records. >> jason: rain's out. the chill will come in eventually. at least there's sunshine involved this time. 45 for the high tomorrow. we cool off a little more friday. warm up briefly before the chills next week.
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>> larry: for more local news, turn on over to news 13 on my40. >> darcel: join us again at 11 right here on 13 wlos.
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