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>> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. geoff: debating it out. republican candidates took the gloves off in the upstate. allyson: what candidates said after the debate. geoff: i'm geoff hart. allyson: on allyson powell. thank you for joining us on this valentine's day. we have everything you need to know about last night's debate coming up. geoff: let's check in with dale gilbert in for pamela this morning. dale: we are under a winter storm watch tonight into tomorrow. it will be cold all of this valentine's day. greenville currently a 24. teens in the mountains. feeling colder with the breeze blowing. the area that will get impacted
starting to see flurries, the higher elevations of north carolina. that is the winter storm warning area. a winter storm watch includes asheville, greenville, spartanburg, oconee county, pickens county. it will be the mountains of south carolina that may see a little more snow. the upstate will see sleet, cold rain, and maybe some freezing rain in spots. we will be watching that starting late tonight. temperature of 24 in greenville while it is 13 in boone, 21 in hendersonville. probably dropped a couple of degrees this morning before it starts to climb. it will climb much. 30 in the mountains today. 36 or so in the upstate. it will feel colder with those 6-10 plus mile-per-hour winds. just as it does this morning. feels like 15 in greenville and laurens. 10 in hendersonville. a cold, breezy day today. here is our future plus. the computer model, let's run it and we will give you an idea of when we start two-seamer wintry weather.
more action this afternoon and this evening in the mountains. the upstate, it won't happen until after midnight in the early morning hours when we see sleet, snow in the higher elevations of south carolina. basically sleet for most of the upstate and snow in the mountains of north carolina. 2-4 inches of snow could fall in the higher elevations of north carolina. enough sleet in the upstate to make it slippery through monday. by noon time, it changes over to rain. that is what is going to happen. this will be an overnight tomorrow situation more so than today. it should be a good day for your valentine's day. dress warmly. it is cold. geoff: covering commitment to the gop presidential candidates thousand 16, debated last night here in greenville. allyson: lots of insults were tossed around. but they also took the time to experss their condolences for supreme court justice antonin scalia. geoff: wyff news 4's myra ruiz joins us now with more in the
myra: the cbs news debate for the republican candidates began with a moment of silence for antonin scalia, but there was also a war of words. ted cruz he supports federal tax : payer funding for planned parenthood. i disagree with him on that. thanh truong: you are the single biggest liar. you are probably worse than jeb bush. you are the single biggest liar. >> let me tell you. this guy lied about ben carson when he took votes away from ben carson in iowa. he is just continuing. donald trump: the week is sky on the stage i far on illegal immigration is jeb bush. jeb bush: you want to talk about weakness? it is week to disparage women, to disparage hispanics. allyson: they also talked about the loss of supreme court justice antonin -- scalia who died saturday night at the age of 79. he was the all that longest-serving justice. the candidates agree that barack obama should not take the next
they said the next justice should be picked by the next president. >> i think it is up to much call to stop it. it is called delay, delay, delay. >> i believe the president should not move forward, and i think that we ought to let the next president of the united states designed -- decided ted cruz for the state of south : carolina one of the most important judements for the men and women of sc is too make is who on this stage has the background, the printable, the judgment, the strength, and he resolved to nominate. >> i fully agree that we should not allow a judge to be appointed during his time. >> it has been over 80 years since a lame-duck president as appointed a supreme court justice. >> the next president needs to appoint someone with a proven record similar to justice scalia. >> more highlights throughout the debate. >> the republican candidates still had much more to say
the peace center. >> we caught up with a few of the crowds and their supporters. >> i think we won, i think we did a great job. according to every poll, we one. >> i said lord, if you want me to do this, they say it is impossible. you will have to open the door. if you open the door, i will walk through them. if you close the door, i will sit down. so far, he has the door open. i will keep walking until he closes them. if he doesn't close them, i will walk to the white house. >> i have never been more proud of jeb bush than i am right now. this is the i got behind when he was at -- when i was at 3%. he is clearly under donald trump's skin. he is a decent man. he stood up for family, women, the disabled. he showed sympathy to illegal immigrants who are not all rapists and drug dealers. he wants to take -- to fix illegal immigration. >> when i talk about being presidential on the stage, there was none better than marco
he led the charge about the important issues that we face today from foreign policy, encouraging a new generation of voters, and taking care of our economy. allyson: and coming up this morning republican presidential candidates donald trump, marco rubio, and john kasich will be sitting down with chuck todd on this morning's meet the press. they'll talk about their performance in last night's debate and their strategy for winning in south carolina. geoff: hundreds of republican supporters gathered outside the peace center during the debate. allyson: many of them have strong opinions on issues affecting us. wyff news 4's corey davis tells us what he learned from voters. >> we had some really great in-depth conversation with voters who were outside the peace center as the debate went on. when candidates were out there going after each other on stage, we spoke with mothers fathers, grand parents, kids and even college students about what's important to them. they are really passionate about the issues that really matter most to them. >> student loans and student debt. i think that the democrats sort of have the hand up.
going to give away free college and we kind of wand to know what the republicans are going to do to help us out. >> i'm kind of in that period where i'm traveling into adulthood coming out of college. student debt is a big thing, student loans. >> we also spoke to people about health care and also veterans who were really passionate and wanted to know what candidates would do to help people who leave the military and help those veterans who are trying to get care now through the v.a. system. so a lot of passionate, enthusiastic voters outside the peace enter while the debate was going on. corey davis, wyff news 4, in greenville. allyson: social media played a big part in last night's gop debate. people were asked to use the hashtag gop debate on twitter to submit questions to the candidates. geoff: wyff news 4's gabrielle komorowski spoke sean evins a member of the twitter team about how social media and twitter
between candidates and voters. >> talk to me about how twitter has changed the debate and the election process. >> twitter is the live moment. it allows people to participate whether they are next to the candidate at a rally or talking to their friends about the issues that matter to them or whether they are sitting on a couch watching the debate. you are actually able, using twitter, to participate in the debate itself. like you are at the rally, every rally without actually being there. you are able to, like in some cases the debate tonight, tweak live using hashtag gopd debate. being able to have your voice heard live, something that wasn't previously accessible years ago. >> eight years ago when we knew we were going to have someone new going to the white house, it wasn't common at the time to be able to just follow your favorite candidate on social media. >> exactly right. twitter has changed and allowed for much closer access to the process. you are able to follow
what rallies they are at. in some cases, you can see great behind the scenes moments of candidates preparing for the debate are going over notes or being able to talk to other constituents and voters from all around the state, all around the country. it gives you access that was previously not allow will. -- allowable. use #gop debate. follow #election 2016. follow friends, local news organizations. twitter is a great opportunity for finding your sense of community. >> thank you so much. >> as we head into the first in the south presence of primary and etc. day, download our wyff for mobile app. allyson: the democratic primary is on the 27th. geoff: in georgia both primaries are on tuesday, march 1. and in north carolina.
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let's check on a few other communities in greenville and spartanburg. caesars had a 24, fountain head in the mid 20's. it will get into the mid 30's today. mountains will drop a degree or two and then climb today, maybe getting up to 30. another cold day in the south. breezes out of the east right now at 6-10. that will make them feel colder. 15 in laurens and greenville, 10 in hendersonville. dress warmly as you head out on this sunday. normally at this time of the year, for greenville, spartanburg, we see a cold morning to get up to 56. not today, more like 36 is the projected i. asheville regional airport average is 51. today, 21 degrees cooler than that with a high of 29 to 30. cold canadian blast already creating snow from the plains him as you can see in the upper midwest, all the way down into parts of kentucky, tennessee. we get action later this afternoon, this evening in the mountains.
let's watch the future plus forecast. here is the computer model right now taking the latest information and projecting when we start to see more snow. a few flurries early to more action the -- in the afternoon. 6:00 in the higher elevations of north carolina. it starts to pick up overnight tomorrow, early morning. it is coming down good over most of western north carolina and even in the mountains of greenville county, oconee, pickens county. the areas of pink, that is sleet. we start out as sleet for a good bit of the upstate and change over to rain later in the afternoon. we will have sleet through the morning hours. mountains will see wintry mix of weather. could be some snow, freezing rain and sleet. it all changes over to rain later in the afternoon on monday. overnight through the morning hours tomorrow is when we have to watch out for slippery driving. today we get up to 36. clouds building. the mountains will see
starting to get precipitation this evening. the upstate get in on the act tomorrow morning and we watch that closely on monday. tuesday morning, the mountains may see flurries of snow while the upstate may have rain on tuesday and it clears up by wednesday. look at this. it warms into the 64 range on saturday next weekend, 54 in the mountains. beautiful weather saturday and sunday of next week. allyson: remember you can get weather updates even when wyff news is not on the air. turn to wyff 4 moble app for updated forecasts and super doppler radar. our app sends out weather alerts for your area to keep you and your family safe. geoff: covering the nation now, a loss on the supreme court. justice antonin scalia, the court's longest-serving justice, was found dead saturday morning. allyson: he was 79. the death of justice antonin scalia is already setting up a partisan fight on capitol hill. wyff news 4 myra ruiz joins us now to explain. myra: family members say justice scalia wasn't feeling well when he went to bed early on friday. scalia was part of a 5 to 4
court, and republicans are eager to protect that. some are saying a replacement shouldn't be named until after the presidential election. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says, the american people should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice, therefore this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. mcconnell sets the senate's schedule, so his remarks could signal an intent not to confirm anyone nominated by president obama. democrats are pushing back. senate minority leader harry reid says filling the vacancy is one of the senate's most essential constitutional responsibilities. and it would be unprecedented for the supreme court to go a year with a vacant seat. with the remaining justices generally divided 4 to 4. the next nominee could be crucial to the court's decisions for years to come. now president obama says he plans to nominate a successor for justice scalia in due time. and south carolina senator lindsey graham issued a
which reads in part i am very grateful for justice scalia's nearly three decades of service on the court. he is one of the most consequential justices in the history of the court and our nation has benefitted from his service. cases where the current court was expected to be split 5 to 4, cases dealing with abortion, affirmative action and immigration. those could end up as ties, and that would mean the lower court opinion would remain in place. allyson: turning back now to last nights debate a group of fast food workers protested in the upstate. geoff: the group gathered out side the mcdonalds on laurens road in greenville county. the group is asking for the minimum wage to be raised to 15 dollars an hour. last night, protesters have moved to downtown greenville. march during the gop debate at the peace center. >> and me being a family man myself, it is kind of hard to raise kids on minimum wage when
stay or insurance or to keep a car or any other bills. allyson: a similar protest happened at the democratic debate earlier this week in milwaukee. off: another group of protestors has gathered in falls park, and outside the peace center. they were asking the gop presidential candidates to fall for a reduction. or elimination of nuclaear weapons s rld wide. the group called global zero. started their protest before last night's debate. allyson: turning to our continuing coverage of the school consolidation proposal in pickens county. dozens of parents held a protest in liberty square near the court house saturday the school district has approved the proposal to close 3 under enrolled schools ambler, a.r. , lewis and holly springs elementary schools. the district says it will save the district almost $12 million but some parents don't think it's best for their children. >> we had 3 meetings, each had 2 to 300 people in them at the individual schools they were trying to close and it was a resounding no.
realize that the school district is actually owned by the people and you need to listen to what they have to say. allyson: the proposal now heads to the full school board. they are scheduled to vote on the 22nd. geoff: a new sled report says the rate of violent crime has declined more than 12% between 2012 and but the report says 2020. assaults on law enforcement officers increased more than 6% during the same period. there were 679 assaults on law officers. 40 more than in 2012. and there were 293 murders in the state in 2013. that's down almost 14% from the previous year. back in the upstate a man has , confessed to the killing of an upstate 19,-year-old. according to spartanburg county deputies. deputies say 20-year-old akello jeter was charged with murder, after he provided details they say only the murderer would know. the charges were filed two days after the body of autumn hunt was in a wooded area off sims chapel road.
a gunshot wound to the head. jeter is being held at the spartanburg county detention center. allyson: to new suspects and a string of multimillion dollar jewelry heist across the south. the u.s. attorney's office is charging larry and michael gilmore with conspiracy to interfere with commerce. prosecutors say the two provided surveillance video and security codes to the robbers. those suspects, abigail kemp and lewis jones, are accused of stealing jewelry from six stores in several states, including the carolinas. geoff: as we look at our wyff news four timeline, it is on february 14. this date in the year 270, origins of the first valentines day were observed. there are several theories about how the holiday developed. allyson: one commonly-accepted story is that a priest named valentine secretly married couples despite orders from the emperor not to do so.
it's proof positive that he doesn't just give lip service to being supportive of issues that matter to people of color in this country. and when he is elected we
will see long-overdue changes to our criminal justice system that continues to criminalize people just for being black. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approved the message. dale: it is cold and 24 degrees with a breeze out of the east. that makes it feel even colder. when weather start in the mountains later on this evening.
temperature struggling just to get into the mid 30's. allyson: warmer weather on the way this weekend. dale: it'll feel more like spring than winter. allyson: the debate maybe over but the gloves are just coming off. geoff: hear what the presidental hopefuls had to say following last nights debate in greenville. allyson: thanks for joining us this morning. geoff: let's get into the weather center with what we can expect today. with this winter weather coming in. dale: lives in a couple of flurries in the mountains of north carolina overnight. it is not been widespread but just some light precipitation in
we will see that beginning this evening and then late tonight early tomorrow morning for the upstate. all these counties highlighted in blue, that is a winter storm watch for north carolina, upstate, south carolina, and northeastern georgia. winter storm warnings highlighted in pink on the television screen. those of the impact of the most from this event. 2-6 inches of snow could fall from this event. some of the south carolina mounted that could be enough snow falling from this coming event to make for slippery conditions. that is why a watch has been issued. let's expand our view just a little bit. you can see that cold blast of canadian air already creating some snow in parts of kentucky, and tennessee. again, it will start later on this evening. in the meantime, temperatures today on this valentine's day in the 20's.
mountains will be in the 20's will just about reached 30 for a high today. a cold valentine's day. we talk more about the winter storm in our next report. geoff: we begin with our commitment 2016 the gop presidential candidates debated last night here in greenville. allyson: lots of insults were tossed around but they also took the time to experss their condolences for supreme court justice antonin scalia. geoff: wyff news 4's myra ruiz joins us now with more in the debate. myra. myra: cbs news put on the republican debate it began with a moment of silence for antonin scalia but there was also a war of words. >> he supports federal tax payer funding for planned parenthood. i disagree with him on that. that's a matter of principle and out of the -- >> you are the single biggest liar. you probably are worse than jeb bush. you are single biggest liar. this guy lied about ben carson when he took votes away from ben carson in iowa and he just continues.
jeb bush. they come out of an act of love . >> you want to talk about weakness? it's weak to disparage women. myra: the candidates also talked about the loss of supreme court justice antonin scalia. he died last night in his sleep after going to bed friday night. he was 79 years old. he was the longest serving justice and was appointed by president ronald reagan jn 1986. the candidates agreed that president barack obama should not pick the next justice. they said the next justice should be picked by the next president. >> i think it's up to mitch mcconnell, and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. >> and, so i believe the president should not move forward, and i think that we ought to let the next president of the united states decide. >> for the state of south carolina one of the most important judements for ththmen and women of south carolina too make is who on this stage has
character the judgmenet and the strength of resolve to nominate. >> i fully agree that we should not allow a judge to be appointed during his time. >> it has been over 80 years since a lame duck president has appointed a supreme court justice. >> the next president needs to appoint someone with a proven conserative record similar to justice scalia's. myra: we'll have more highlights from the debate throughout our newscast. geoff: the republican candidates still had much more to say following last nights debate at the peace center. allyson: we cut up with a few of them and their supporters. >> i think we won i think we did a great job according to every poll we won. i think we won big league. >> i just said lord if you really want me to do this they all say its impossible you have to open the doors. >> and if you open the doors i'll walk through them . and if you close the doors ill sit down. so far he's got the door open if
walking to the white house. >> i've never been more proud of jeb bush than i am right now this is the guy i got behind when i was at 3%. he is clearly under donald trump's skin he is a good decent man he stood up for his family he stood up for women he stood up for the disabled he showed sympathy to the illegal immigrants who are not rapist and drug dealers and he wants to fix illegal immigration. >> when marco is just marco . the world is a better place. and tonight marco was marco and that is why when i talk about being presidential on the stage there was none better than marco rubio tonight. he led the charge from the important issues from foreign policy. encouraging a new generation of voters and taking care of our economy. geoff: and c cing up on wyff news 4 this monring presidental candidate donald trump john kasich and marco rubio will be on meet the press with chuck todd following last nights gop debate in greenville. allyson: hundreds of republican supporters gathered outside the peace center during the debate.
opinions on issues affecting us. wyff news four's corey davis tells us what he learned from voters. corey: we had some really great in depth conversation with voters who were outside the peace center as the debate went on. when candidates were out there going after each other on stage, we spoke with mothers fathers, grandparents, kids and even college students about what's important to them. they are really passionate about the issues that really matter most to them. >> student loans and student debt. i think that the democrats sort of have the hand up. they're saying that they're going to give away free college and we kind of want to know what the republicans are going to do to help us out. >> i'm kind of in that period where i'm traveling into adulthood coming out of college. student debt is a big thing, student loans. corey: we also spoke to people about health care and also veterans who were really passionate and wanted to know what candidates would do to help people who leave the military and help those veterans who are trying to get care now through the va system.
enthusiastic voters outside the peace enter while the debate was going on. corey davis, wyff news four, in greenville. on saturday, february 20th followed by the democratic primary a week later on february 27th. allyson: in georgia both primaries are on tuesday, march 1st. and in north carolina both primaries are on tuesday, march 15th. over on the democratic side hillary clinton and bernie sanders took their message to nevada. geoff: both candidates held rallies and launched get out the vote efforts to get undecided voters to the polls. clinton talked about the economy while sanders made a prediction. >> republicans want us to forget how hard it was. well, i'm not gonna let them forget because it is their bad economic politics under a republican president that send us in to the great recession.
hampshire. we're gonna surprise them here in nevada. thank you all. allyson: nevada's democratic caucuses are next saturday. geoff: coming up later tonight on matter of fact host fernando espuelas explores what happens when the presidential candidates face a more diverse electorate in the new south. allyson: and dnc chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz discusses the race between bernie sanders and hillary clinton that no one saw coming. plus, what beyonce may have in common with donald trump. matter of fact is today on wyff news 4. dale: good morning, 23 degrees
look out at wofford.a pennsylvania interstate is bac dale: geoff: a pennsylvania interstate is back open following a deadly weather related pileup
involving at least 50 vehicles. police say the crash happened saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of i 78. tractor trailers, box trucks, and cars were tangled across three lanes of traffic. three people died and 40 others were hurt. dozens of other stranded drivers were taken to a shelter. geoff: investigators believe that passing snow squalls played a role in the crash. allyson: tens of millions are being told to stay indoors, as brutally cold temperatures grip much of the country, the mercury
kristin dahlgren has more on the extreme cold and dangerous conditions. kristin: in the bitter cold and snow near harrisburg pennsylvania, a massive and deadly pile up. as many as 50 cars and big rigs at least three people dead. >> we've got 20 people entrapped here, it's something serious . kristen: others pinned in the twisted metal. all trying to stay warm with wind chills below zero. >> another tractor trailer driver didn't have anything in his trailer so he said you can all get in the back and stay warm. kristen: ashley fisher was driving along route 78 with her two young daughters >> it all of a sudden just whited out like it kind of came out of nowhere we were on dry pavement, everything was fine and all of a sudden the car in front of me disappeared. kristen: forecasters believe a
visibility. >> what i could see six tractor trailers just piled on top of each other on the median. kristen: the polar vortex wreaked havoc across most of the country. >> everything that i could possibly where i am wearing. kristen: in minnesota temperatures fell to 22 below zero without the wind chill. in new york, wind gusts were expected to top 45 miles per hour in the city ordered construction cranes into secure positions after last week's deadly accident. >> i want everyone to know it's so important to take this seriously, to stay indoors to the maximum extent possibl if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income
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good morning, it is 24 degrees. mounted what even get up to freezing. it will be a cold, blustery day. we're dealing with some light precipitation showing up over the past six hours. here the watches and warnings, that is a severe storm warning for the mountains of north carolina. and that in mcdowell county's work the boone and hickory area. all of western north carolina and upstate south carolina are all under a winter storm watch. it just mean things could get a little slippery over the next 24-48 hours.
the upstate and the mountains will start to see that about 5:00 or 6:00. it kind of dependent help with the precipitation gets here. 20 in nashville, 15 in boone. these are current temperatures. let's check on if you communities in the henderson county area. we will see that temperatures stay reaching into the mid 30's at the best. 6-11 mile-per-hour breezes in the mountains. it to make it feel like eight degrees. lawrence feels like 14 this morning. dress warmly if you're headed out to church or getting outdoors today. it will be cloudy, and cold. down into kentucky come and tennessee, it will start in the mountains. we will take the computer model and put it into motion.
see snow in the mountains of north carolina. moving upstate it will be after midnight. who will then start to see sleet for a good bit of the upstate and piedmont. snow could be anywhere from 2-4 inches in some of the higher mountaintops. that sleet continues until about noon tomorrow then it changes over to rain. that is basically what the morning hours look like tomorrow. that is the most concern for travel. temperature wise, 36, that is about the best that the upstate will see. struggling to get up to 30 or so for the afternoon. then it is cold again tomorrow. the mountains doing little better on monday. it will be overnight to the early hours we will have wintry weather to deal with. sleet for most of the upstate.
combination of snow and sleet and maybe even some freezing rain. geoff: you know a little something what lake hartwell. allyson: and about cold weather. dale: it was windy and cold yesterday and. this. allyson: 49 degrees that is the water temperature. that's about 100 people dead yesterday to raise money for the charity pennies for preemies. geoff: the charity was started by t.l.hanna student grace cromer who is a triplet, and along with her two brothers, was born at just 27 weeks. they thought there was going to be a lot of complications. there were some, but they are now healthy teenagers and grace's charity is helping support families with preemies and special needs. i had the opportunity to get a piece of that. allyson: just had to get that. geoff: i thought my wife is a going to do it then all of a sudden she said let's just go for it. our seven-year-old handled it
allyson: you were fast. geoff: you know just how cold it can get there. dale: was this a case where people like to sponsor you to jump in the lake? geoff: i don't know what was raise, but whatever was given is going to a fantastic cause. a great job pulling all of that together. let's turn now to a loss on the supreme court. justice antonin scalia, the court's longest serving justice, died saturday. allyson: he was 79. scalia was one of the court's most influential conservative members. wyff news 4 myra ruiz joins us now to explain. myra: there was already a battle over his seat. president barack obama called justice scalia one of the towering legal figures our our time.
life to the cornerstone of our democracy the rule of law. myra: there are differing opinions and who should nominate his successor. many republicans in congress and on the campaign trail are calling for the seat to be filled after the next president takes over. president obama says the decision is bigger than any one party. >> i plan, in due time, to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor. there will be plenty of time for me to do so, and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. allyson: a president obama nominee is expected to face stiff opposition from republicans worried about losing a conservative vote on the bench. justice scalia was confirmed to court in 1986 after a 98-0 vote unlikely we'll see that with his successor. the supreme court has already heard but not decided big cases involving immigration, abortion
many recent cases have been decided by a 5-4 margin, so the vacancy on the court could have major repercussions. and south carolina senator lindsey graham issued a statement following scalias death which reads in part. i am very grateful for justice scalia's nearly three decades of service on the court. he is one of the most consequential justices in the history of the court and our nation has benefited from his service. remember for everything commmitment 2016 related you can go to our wyff 4 moblie app for the latest. allyson: we're now learning that before the presidential primary in new hampshire some people received letters apparently designed to shame them into voting. geoff: the state attorney general's office is investigating the mailing. >> like i was unpatriotic or didn't believe in america or something. i don't know it was just very upsetting. >> geralee barthelme is upset over receiving one of these letters shortly before tuesday's presidential primary. the letter states it's from the new hampshire state voter program and the state attorney
investigating the mailings. >> i was very upset that we did receive it because it had our name on there and lot of other names on there, saying that we didn't vote. that we voted in the last election but not the one in 2012. we did not live here then, we lived in the indianapolis area and that's where we did vote in the last presidential election. >> geralee and her husband richard say they thought the letters looked fake, but are still disturbed that their names, address and vototg history was publicly available. >> i don't even know where they got the information from really. >> hanover town clerk betsy mcclain says all the information is public and can easily be found online. >> for many years, the checklist, the basic sacred scroll of the voters has been public information, but people have had to come to town hall and actually go page by page. now with the statewide voter database that information is easily exportable.
the letters were sent. >> clearly it's to shame people into voting, i guess, or that i'm supposed to go door to door and get my neighbor to vote who hasn't, but i'm not sure that's the best way to start off neighbor relations. >> and that's exactly how geralee barthelme feels. >> i don't want them sending
first place in the past week. now they can really announce their arrival over the one of the bluebloods in college basketball -- kentucky. the john calipari was not around for the game. he was ejected less than three minutes into the contest. when all that settled, the gamecocks had a one point lead but it was all kentucky after that. a career-high 27 and kentucky goes on to dominate south carolina on saturday. final score 89-62. the second half the tigers with the one point lead, knocking down the trouble. he led the way with 17. he also reached the 1000 point mark in his career. the tigers get back in the win column. from saturday, winning on senior day against mercer.
over said to dell -- citadel. presbyterian college falls at home to campbell. nascar sprint unlimited at daytona last night, the 75 lap race goes into overtime. denny hamlin in the front, a wreck happened to me back. he takes the checkered for the third time in the sprint unlimited. both picking up wrestling state titles on saturday, the
bamberg: i was one of the leaders in the house to take charge and say the flag has to come down now. bernie aligns more with what i'm passionate about -- addressing issues with civil rights, criminal justice reform, income disparities. change needs to happen and it needs to happen now. we need a leader like bernie who is not afraid to go against the status quo. for years he stood up against wrong, even when it wasn't popular.
geoff: the debate in greenville has come and gone. allyson: but who scored in the republican presidential debate the candidates will tell you coming up. geoff: good morning i'm geoff hart. allyson: and i'm allyson powell thanks for joining us. we will have everything you need to know about last nights debate coming up. geoff: but with the potential of another winter storm brewing lets check in with wyff news 4 metoriglost dale gilbert in the weather center with more. dale: it is struggling to reach the 30's in the upstate. in western north carolina. picking up. reaching the ground. watch. some flurries or two, transylvania county along the border. a winter storm warning for counties east of asheville. write up the spine of the