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anderson, most of the upstate. 33 in toccoa. look at the cold air coming in. 28 in gainesville. that is not the windchill. as far as advisories, warnings, watches, none outside the mountains. just in the mountains overnight tonight, a winter weather advisory continues in western north carolina and north georgia all the way down into northern suburbs of atlanta, atlanta has had larry's off and on during the day today. dangerous wind chills in north georgia, and western north carolina, starting overnight tonight until noon tomorrow. then, it will be reissued at 7:00 tomorrow evening and run through thursday morning. a dangerous situation, not just this week but into the weekend. then, it gets interesting next week. now back to you. michael: in the mountains of western north carolina right now, the focus is making sure people have protection from the dangerous cold. carol: wyff news 4's mike mccormick is live and local in hendersonville. mike? mike: shelters across the mountains aren't just expecting to see the homeless this week.
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who have a home, but no way to keep it warm. from a dusting off i-26 in buncombe county, to frigid flying flurries in downtown asheville, the weather feels as bone-chilling as it looks. >> everybody needs to be prayed for when they're out there, because you could freeze to death if you're not prepared. mike: darren dumont says he's proof of the ways shelters can save lives. >> to have a place to where you can just come and get out of the cold, even if you don't get a bed, because there's too many people, and the overflow, you have to sleep in the chapel. just to be on that floor for a couple of nights, to get out of all that mess, it is a big-time blessing. mike: he once relied on the western carolina rescue ministry in asheville. right now, all shelters in the city are running on code purple. that means making extra room, because the temperature is below 32 degrees. >> we have cots, and we have mats. if we run out of cots, and we run out of mats, we'll put out blankets. we just want to get people in out of the cold.
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shelter keeps 140 men, women, and children warm. last night, under code purple, they took in 162 people. an expansion is underway. it's not ready for beds just yet. >> our desire is that we don't want anyone to freeze. mike: their work doesn't just stop with warm beds and meals. the ministry helps the people here with counseling and job searching. in fact, darren dumont now works here. but he never forgets the way he got here. >> pray for the people that are out there. mike: right now, many shelters or even inviting people inside during the day, during the hours when the shelters would normally be closed. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, live in hendersonville. carol: more than a dozen schools in western north carolina had either a two-hour delay or closed today, because of the wintry weather. buncombe county says they decided to close because it would be unsafe for buses or student drivers to travel on icy roads. asheville city schools had a two hour delay today for the same reason.
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missed three days of school. they'll make up one on what would have been an optional work day in may. they'll extend two half days that would have been early release, and they will make up another one at the end of the school year. they say they don't want anyone taking the chance, because safety for staff and students comes first. >> we take safety seriously. that is always first. that was a factor this morning with our staff, more than the people who live in town. >> it's a little inconvenient, but it is safer for kids of the buses, we have to do what we have to do. carol: glazener also pointed out, a snow storm two years ago stranded thousands of students in raleigh and atlanta at their schools. remember, we've got an updated list of school closings and delays on the wyff four mobile app. you can download it for free from your app store. michael: back in the upstate a , burglary in greenville county led to the search for four suspects, and three schools and it up on lockdown as a
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myra ruiz has scary moments for parents and others. myra: there may have been some scary moments for parents when they learned that southside high and two other schools were on lockdown, as deputies searched for three suspect in the area. >> i prayed that no one ran up into a school and hurt the kids. myra: charles gamble says an email from the greenville county school district let him know that his daughter's school, southside high, was on lockdown. >> i am glad we have those things in place. myra: thomas kearns elementary was also on lockdown, along with the mt anderson support center for an hour and a half. , investigators say a burglary at a home on oak hill drive led to the search for four suspects in a white bmw suv. the driver got away, the deputies arrested three suspects who left the vehicle and ran off. >> i am glad you are looking for them, and they will most likely find the fourth one. myra: myra ruiz, the wife of news four, greenville county. carol: an update now to a story we brought you last week. anderson county deputies say no
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case. you may remember two-year-old boxer "amara", anderson county paws is helping in her recovery after she was shot in the head, and blinded. deputies say they found her previous owner, who told them the dog had been aggressive toward the family, so they decided to put her down. but they didn't realize her euthanasia was unsuccessful, until they saw her on the news. a magistrate decided there would be no criminal charges. michael: a former greenville county deputy will avoid prison time, after pleading guilty to misconduct in office. former sergeant david hays stands accused of taking bribes for tips about possible gambling raids. he spent eight days in jail after he got arrested. the judge today send it him -- sentenced him to time served. both hays and former deputy shea smith were fired in july 2014 after an fbi investigation. smith pleaded guilty in december. he was put on probation and banned from law enforcement. carol: polls close in less than one hour, in new hampshire. all day long, candidates have been making a final push for votes. on the republican side, poll after poll has donald trump in
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four-person race for second place. with marco rubio, ted cruz, jeb bush and john kasich. on the democratic side, polls have bernie sanders in a double digit lead. that hillary clinton is closing in, narrowing the gap. >> at 7:00, 8:00 on tuesday, they're going to get a phone call, have you voted yet? you haven't voted yet? do you need a ride? >> them they are election, we had 3000. i that we will have 6000. carol: tomorrow, the candidates start making their way to south carolina, for the first in the south primary. the gop primary is february 20th, and the democratic primary is one week later on the 27th. >> you see the moral and political laws of our nation our -- our crumbling. michael: franklin graham with a message for voters. john: a live shot looking down clemson boulevard. you can see the streets from the clouds.
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showers, light snow showers spreading across the area.
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west wind gusting up to 25 mice the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over two and a half million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges.
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and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. carol: reverend franklin graham paid a visit to south carolina today to encourage folks to pray, then vote. franklin graham is the son of evangelist billy graham. this stop is a part of his 50-state tour. the theme, "pray, vote, engage." >> our moral walls and gates are down. any type of wicked thought and activities can come and go, and our educators, politicians, and churches are more concerned
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about god's truth and righteousness. carol: graham has not endorsed a candidate. in fact, he resigned from the gop in december, saying he was disgusted by some of the party's actions. michael: we're just four days away from the next republican debate, and that will happen in greenville. some of the candidates have scheduled campaign stops this week across the upstate. marco rubio and donald trump have events scheduled tomorrow, and jeb bush has a meet and greet scheduled for friday. for a complete list, check out our mobile app. carol: this thursday, wyff 4 is teaming up with the riley institute at furman university, for a commitment 2016 voter focus group with peter hart. this is an exclusive, live-streaming event that will take place in our wyff 4 studios. it will include upstate voters, who will weigh in on the upcoming first in the south presidential primaries. nationally-known pollster peter hart works with national news organizations, including nbc news and the wall street journal. you can watch this exclusive event on thursday, starting at
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wyff 4 app michael: sparkle city folks, this one's for you. spartanburg county is hoping you'll take an online survey about what it's like to live, work, and play in spartanburg. there is a view for you. the feedback will help establish where the community is, and where it should go. it's open to all spartanburg county residents, business owners, and workers. the survey closes friday. we've put a link in the "on tv" section of wyff4.com. >> i cannot imagine what it's like to live like that without food every day. carol: it's a feeling no one should have. in anderson county, an estimated 1,000 school-age children would go without food on the weekends. what's being done to help them. john: a live shot looking over lake hartwell in anderson
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light snow showersan estimated one-thousand school carol: an estimated 1000 schoolchildren in anderson county are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. michael: but an organization is working to make sure their bellies are full, and their minds are open to learning, when they come back to school on monday. carol: wyff news 4's mandy gaither has more on what's being done, and how you can help. mandy: it's a plastic bag with cereal, milk, juice and snacks. but to a hungry child, these weekend snack packs mean so much more. >> you know, that's going to fill up a little belly. mandy: at anderson's golden harvest food bank warehouse, hundreds of united way
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hours, making sure 1,000 children in 24 anderson-area schools don't go hungry. >> we know that these children are already on free and reduced lunch, but they have a meal gap from friday to monday, and we're trying to fill that. mandy: here, volunteers have a tangible way of helping students they've never met. >> i come for the good feeling. mandy: some help deliver these boxes to the schools, which discreetly hand them out to those in need. others fill the bags. >> i think, it just breaks my heart to think a child cannot have something to eat on the weekend, and it makes them sharper. when they have food, and they're well-nourished, then they can break the cycle of poverty. mandy: by arming themselves with knowledge. but before they can feed their minds, these children need to feed their bodies. mandy gaither, wyff news 4, in anderson county. michael: the united way of
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a box blitz", trying to buy supplies for as many weekend snackpacks as they can. carol: a donation of $32 buys one box, which feeds eight children for one weekend. michael: if you are interested, check out our story on the wyff 4 app for more information on how to give. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: no advisories, watches, warnings outside the mountains, although we have had flurries and snow showers around the area. just for the mountains, winter weather advisory continues in western north carolina overnight tonight until early tomorrow morning. same story for north georgia all the way down to the northern suburbs of atlanta. flurries and snow showers, rome has had half an inch of snow. just snow. day tomorrow -- during the day today in atlanta. besides the snow, dangerous wind wind chill advisory for the north georgia mountains goes until 10:00 tomorrow morning,
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morning. the next couple days. the windchill visor he for western north carolina goes until noon tomorrow. it'll be reissued at 7:00 tomorrow evening and go until thursday morning. dangerous wind chills as low as -15 degrees through the next couple days. extremely cold temperatures. look at the flurries all the way down into metro atlanta along i-20 into a gust a. a couple snow flurries around columbia. many of the flurries and snow showers in the southern part of the upstate, as you can see. in laurens all the back into northeastern georgia, laurens county, anderson, greenwood, abbeville, greenville. we will take a closer look. they are moving quickly eased at 25-30 miles per hour. we had a bit of a lull in the mountains. this piece of energy is swinging from northeastern georgia. you have had snow around
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starr-iva area, belton, honea path, south of laurens into calhoun falls, off and on flurries and snow showers. larry's abounds, most of the snow into east tennessee, where that -- flurries in the mountains, but most of the snow is in east tennessee. the top honors, eight inches on top of mount mitchell. maggie valley, seven inches. 6.5 inches in marshall. in madison county north of buncombe county. we reached 40 degrees at the greenville airport this afternoon. 15 degrees below average. 32 was the high this afternoon, not this afternoon, but that was 1:00 a.m. at they asheville airport. temperatures dropping and the 20's all day, with below average. -- we below average. a live shot in downtown spartanburg, cloudy with flurries possible. 30's, 20's in the mountains, 17 in boone. the wind making it feel colder
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upstate and back into northeastern georgia, windchill 17 in gainesville and franklin, 13 in hendersonville and asheville, i win -- a windchill of one degree in boone. 32 degrees in atlanta. there is the dip in the jet stream. 25 in st. louis, 58 in orlando. the jet stream, a big dip. look at all the snow showers. energy writing and from the northwest-west. the arctic air sitting appear, i've degrees in northern minnesota. minnesota. that will drive towards us this weekend. here comes a piece of arctic air going overnight tonight. snow showers early tomorrow morning becoming more confined to the tennessee line. more sunshine but a cold wind tomorrow. tonight, scattered larry's, very cold wind in the upstate, low 22. bitterly cold with off and on snow showers in the mountains. high 39 with a west rees
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-- a west breeze tomorrow, gusting. in the asheville area, bitterly cold with snow showers. temperatures remain in the 20's. the for-day plus, unseasonably cold thursday and friday, another blast of arctic air reinforcing the cold air that -- this weekend. a potential winter storm monday of next week. michael: boy, that's cold. cam newton is not talking for the first time since walking out in the middle of the super bowl press conference. ricardo: he has heard the criticism. he is not apologizing at all for his actions. we will hear more from the
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>> now, wyff news 4 sports. ricardo: seneca high school introduced hal capps as its new head football coach today. capps coming over from mooresville high in north carolina. the 24-year head coaching veteran replaces brett turner, who stepped down in december after one season. the super bowl is over, but the talk is still on what happened after the game, when quarterback cam newton walked away from the media right in the middle of his postgame press conference. today, the panthers quarterback spoke for the first time since ththincident. he and the team, clearing out their lockers at the team facility. newton defending his actions, not apologizing for walking out on the media. >> i'm human. not once did i say i was perfect. i never proclaimed that i was perfect. but at the end of the day, people pick and do things of that sort. we have all these
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saying, he should have done this, that, and the third. but what makes your way right? i've been on record as saying i'm a sore loser, but who likes to lose? show me a good loser, and i'll show you a loser. i'm not here to, it's not a popularity contest. i'm here to win football games. ricardo: atlanta falcons owner arthur blank says he plans to have surgery for a treatable form of prostate cancer. the 73-year-old releasing a statement on the team's website today, saying he was diagnosed with the cancer in december. the overall prognosis is good. clemson head coach brad bronwell says his team needs a couple days off to recuperate. the tigers, coming off the first acc home loss of the season, dropping them to 7-5. >> we didn't quite have it. we got into a shootout tonight with a team with a bigger gun and more bullets. and that's just not how we are
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undressed and get guys healthy. we have to get our minds right. ricardo: clemson host georgia tech on saturday. south carolina -- hosts lsu. the gamecocks righting moment amid the contest after knocking off texas a&m on the road on saturday. >> you are so proud of your guys, you feel good and you think, we got this figured out. and then, you wake up yesterday morning at think, let me put my computer on and get some coffee and you start watching then simmons and blake and hornsby, and you are like, my god. what do we do? ricardo: the gamecocks will figure a what to do tomorrow night at 7:00. wofford making ncaa history, the wind versus bmi, the terriers setting the record for three-point field-goal percentage in a game with a minimum of 20 attempt. wofford went 17-20 one from beyond the arc.
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michael: i was going to say 89. carol: thanks, ricardo. john: i would like to go 81% warm, but that's not going to happen. unseasonably cold for the remainder of the week through the weekend. carol: thanks for watching.
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