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the most snow fall and when it will wrap up. >> reporter: senator ted cruz and some underdog candidates making the final push. we're live tonight in anderson. >> frank: it's decision day for a popular haywood county school. i'm news 13's frank kracher. awaiting the fate of central elementary. that's coming up in a live report. now from western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 at 5:30. >> tammy: a brief warm-up today helped to melt some of that ice on the roads. >> frank: chief meteorologist jason boyer starts us off tonight. temperatures dropping again tonight. >> jason: yeah, they're dropping pretty quickly. graham county, swain county,
that, mitchell, yancey, avery county you're all under winter advisories. a lot of the snow is going to wrap up early tonight. but the impacts with the black ice, blowing snow will continue. over in tennessee, we have winter storm warnings until 10 o'clock in the morning. graham county getting some of that snow fall. it's really about 3500 feet where some of this is really accumulating now. in the black mountains we have snow. little creek in the northeast corner of madison. in the next hour you can see some of this snow is going to turn to rain briefly and back to snow. 32 degrees on our leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network. haywood county 55. right at freezing. accumulating. coal springs ranch dropping and thus the snow is accumulating.
that are coming and when asheville might get some snow. stick around. >> tammy: ems workers say 17 people had to be taken to the hospital. ten of those injuries were from car accidents. 7 were from slips and falls. >> had a lot of slips and falls. people coming out of their house. again, seeing it wet and rainy and not realizing the temperature and whatever, that it was freezing as soon as it hit the ground. >> frank: none of those injuries were serious. but slipping on the ice can be. he showed us a pair of slip-on cleats that he and other ems workers use when they have to navigate the ice. an update now on work to fix a broken water main in asheville. the water department estimates it will be 9 o'clock tonight before the repairs are done and the water is back on. the break happened around 4:15 this morning along mcdowell county.
have been dealing with no water or low pressure. the exact cause of the break is unknown. crews say the recent change in temperatures could have played a role. >> tammy: the family of a cashiers man is killed in home. investigators are confident they'll make an arrest. jackson county sheriff's office is tracking down all leads. norris' family members say he was a wonderful family man who loved the outdoors and was committed to his faith. they look to an arrest for the sake of closure. >> i just want to have justice be brought to our family and for kim. because that's what he deserves. >> he might have been my brother-in-law by marriage but to me he was my brother. >> tammy: the jackson county sheriff's office is handling this case as a homicide.
close central elementary in waynesville is coming tonight. >> frank: parents and students continue to fight to keep their school open. frank kracher joins us live in clyde. frank, folks are getting ready for one final rally. >> frank: they are. they're just beginning to gather now outside the education center. this is where the board meets. this was supposed to happen back in february 8th. winter weather postponed that. it is just raining right now so this meeting tonight is on. now the board of education has already approved a $2.4 million budget reduction for the next school year. things like declining enrollment. officials say closing central and consolidating it with other elementary schools could save half a million dollars. put parents say this school offers their children quality education that they deserve.
to decide. >> something needs to change. this isn't a solution for budget crisis in our state. because we're just the first of many that this is going to happen to. >> frank: if central is shut down, most students will go to either hazelwood or junaluska elementary. those are both about two miles away from central. back out live, folks braving the elements on this chilly rainy evening. they are getting ready to rally and of course waiting for that 7 o'clock meeting. we'll bring you results of the vote. we'll post them at wlos.com just as soon as we have them. and of course we'll have reaction coming up later on news 13 at 10 and 11. frank kracher, news 13. >> tammy: the south carolina republican primary is only four days away and the six remaining candidates are racing to reach as many voters as possible. >> frank: today texas senator
candidates are trying to reach some of the most conservative voters in the palmetto state. >> tammy: senator cruz is expected to speak tonight. darren, what time is he scheduled to address the crowd? >> darren: that's right, tammy. senator ted cruz is expected to get here around 7:30. right now they're doing a security sweep. as you can see behind there, there's a sheriff's deputy car right there behind the building. now according to the latest polls, senator ted cruz is trailing by double digits behind donald trump. and just a couple points ahead of senator marco rubio. he's trying to get his message out. ohio governor john kasich had a town hall in greenville this afternoon.
message that they wanted to get out there to viewers and voters here in the upstate. we spoke with a voter at his rally in greenville. she said the fact that he took the high road during the debate and made it second. dr. ben carson who is polling last among the candidates and entered of some the fall polls in a dead heat with trump is still making an effort to climb back. the order in the polls is still trump, cruz, rubio. a a ot of the voters said after all the fighting up on stage, now they're not completely sold on the top three. coming up on my40 at 6:30, we'll hear from some of the voters who came out to the ted cruz rally in anderson. >> tammy: other republican candidates are also campaigning in south carolina. frontrunner donald trump held a
he's also holding a rally in bufort in just a couple of minutes. marco rubio is currently holding a rally in north myrtle beach until 7 o'clock. and jeb bush. his mother will be in south carolina to support his run for the white house. to keep track of the candidates who are visiting south carolina visit the election 2016 sectiti of our website. >> frank: the major part of the election is the millennial votes ages 18 through 34. these are the poll results. 82% said they want background checks for all gun purchases. 80% want to transition to clean
76% want police to be required to wear body cameras. 68% want to reduce prison sentences of those convicted of non-violent crimes. now coming up tonight, we will stream a national vote 2016 your voice, your future town hall on millennials and politics. we will look at which presidential candidate they think can best address their concerns. that town hall is from 7 until 8 o'clock on wlos.com. news 13 wants to know, do you think millennials play an important role in deciding the next president? log on to facebook.com/news 13 to answer our question of the day. >> tammy: there are no major accidents happening on the roads. but jaclyn, we do have suggested areas to watch out for. >> jaclyn: right. i-240. this is your typical afternoon rush hour.
on the east bound side as well between downtown and fairview road. try to avoid i-240 if you can. get ready for that heavy traffic north and south bound between airport road and long shoals. here's a look at how smoky park highway is shaping up for you. overall that commute is looking good. that's a look at your on time traffic report brought to you by debruhl's used car superstore. >> tammy: coming up, killing the $100 bill. why a u.s. official says it's time to do away with the country's biggest bill. >> frank: prepared foods have become a billion dollar business
be a $100 bill. >> frank: he cites a newly published study from the harvard business school. the study argues it says it would make life far more difficult for people who are breaking the law. >> tammy: the nation's largest airline is suing go-go. the company that provides wi-fi for its planes because it says it's too slow. both american and delta have contracts that last through 2018. the american airlines contract says once it states official . >> frank: and a local skating rink that's been in business for decadess about to be sold.
has been in business since 1980. it's used by the blue ridge roller girls to practice before their roller derby bouts. >> tammy: that's always good exercise. and it's indoors. that's always important. >> frank: and it's nasty right now, jason. >> jason: it is. bona fide snow accumulating. 33 the low this morning. did stay above freezing overnight. that's good news for the ice. we picked up just 4/10 of an inch of rain. there it is on our leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network. we're about to 5,000 feet on mount pisgah. you can see snow every auto insurance policy has a number. but not every insurance company understands the life behind it. those who have served our nation have earned the very best service in return.
to help you have better health for everything that's ahead. humana. start with healthy. now your news 13 skywatch h weather. >> jason: well it didn't take long. take a look at our leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network at balsam gap in jackson county. 3400 feet from dry pavement and nothing on the ground to snow covered on the ground at this hour. roads in pretty decent shape. as we d dp off this evening, there will be icy spots. down in cullowhee, jackson county as well. look at this at the western carolina university. just rain. i see a lot of umbrellas out there so they got the word. northwest wind at 3 puts our
it is a little bit of wind. 56 and dry in the upstate. greenville southwest wind at 10. no worries there in terms of winter weather. but you will get rain down here already starting to fall. it's all snow in the higher elevations. gotta be around 3400 feet to see accumulation. that's going to continue to drop down. we'll get some of that accumulation in the valleys. maybe down in franklin later this evening. you're really holding on to rain right now. nantahalas. stretching east ward in to macon and jackson county. some of the heaviest over western transylvania county, north of sapphire and west of pisgah. these are the black mountains. little creek, faust, northern and central yancey county, you're getting snow there, too. 19 e is going to be treacherous. heaviest snows north of i-40 and working down in to some of the
here's your future cast. there's midnight. snow still flying over the mountains north and northwest. some pockets of snow over on the balsams. temperatures. a lot of the moisture is going to be gone by then. very minimal accumulation in some of these valley locations. watch out because it will be icy on those roads farther west. back in to the 40s, though, in the afternoon tomorrow. upper 40s in some places south. mid 40s in asheville. at least that. here's the idea with our rpm model. an inch or two on the ground if not more. smokys, a couple of inches to four inches. this blue area is two to four inches. another two to four over yancey, mitchell, avery. madison county as well.
to central haywood county. temperatures around freezing in asheville. mid to upper 50s. we'll be up to the mid and upper 40s in mountain valleys. 50s in asheville. thursday-friday time frame. 60s for the weekend. i recommend you getoutdoors. it's february, you know it's going to get colder. and it does next week. >> tammy: time to check outside today's "see it, shoot it, send it" picture. lisa sent us this shot of an icy tree in marion. >> frank: that's pretty. >> tammy: dangerous. >> frank: send us your pictures, too. you can send us video on wlos.com. or you can e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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benzoate. it turns out many supermarkets don't actually make all of their prepared food. >> according to the clerk, . >> reporter: and you pay a price for convenience. some of the food checked out twice the cost of making them at home. one great deal, rotisry chicken. surveys found they're happiest with prepared foods at publix, and whole foods market. you can find out more information on our consumer reports section on wlos.com. we're all fingers crossed and pulling for him. >> frank: a mountain community rallies for a teen who accidentally shot himself in the
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>> larry: two developing stories tonight at 6. first a teenager is fighting for his life after being shot. what we're learning about the violence. >> darcel: plus, another wintery mix is on the way. >> jason: no rest for the weary. >> darcel: residents are still cleaning up from last night's ice storm. we take a look at the damage left behind and what's left to come. now from western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 at 6:00. >> larry: an icy evening led to downed trees and power lines across the mountains. >> darcel: this is one of heaviest hit areas, mcdowell county. >> larry: we'll have that story plus more on a new winter weather advisory.
>> darcel: family members of a young man shot at deverview apartments say he's an erwin footba player. >> larry: it happened this afternoon and asheville police immediately swarmed the scene. >> darcel: john, the family is stunned by what happened. >> john: they sure are. the investigation continues as that young man fights for his life. we have a picture of him. his name is kyrie logan. he's a football player just three days shy of his 18th birthday. he's in critical but stable condition at the hospital. police say there's no imminent danger here as the investigation continues. >> that's a good kid. and it not only involves him, that involves anybody. you shouldn't be out here shooting each other and killing each other. that's crazy. that's just crazy.