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town on saturday, primary night, but they are deciding on a venue they can hold the crowd. if you would like to hear the entire interview, go to and you can find it there. carol: more than 1,000 people packed the west end community center in downtown greenville to hear former president bill clinton speak. he was in town to support his wife. michael: wyff news 4's nigel robertson was there. he joins us now with more. nigel: former president clinton was here just a few days ago, and got such a great response from the upstate that he asked to come back today. it was a packed house, and people only found out about it yesterday evening. he, of course, is here campaigning for his wife, hillary. the energy in the crowd was thick. voters of all ages, of all races, here to hear a former president, and rally the base to vote for hillary clinton. >> well, i'm calling all of my friends to come out. i am, because i think it's well worth it.
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there is so much negativity with this election, especially on the republican side. nigel: clinton talked about immigration, gun control, and spoke directly to young people. >> she never gives up, and she won't give up on you. and she knows, if we are going to go into the future together, we've got to have shared prosperity equal opportunity, , and inclusiveness communities. if that is what you want, she is your candidate. nigel: affordable education was another big topic. in fact, before this greenville stop, clinton was in spartanburg, touring spartanburg community college and seeing what the school does firsthand. >> america ought to work like a community college works. think about it. there is no discrimination based on race or gender or sexual orientation. it's open to everybody. you learn something, where you can get a good job, at a good wage, and disputes are resolved by the community. it's the way america ought to work.
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not just about hillary. >> and i like bernie, i really do. but i'm sure you've heard this before. what happens if trump wins the nomination? nigel: he and others say they want the strongest democrat to face a possible trump nomination. former president clinton agrees. >> i am telling you, from the first time i met her, to yesterday, she is the best change maker i have ever known. nigel: if you vote in the republican primary this saturday, you cannot vote in the democratic primary the week after. again, the democratic primary, is february 27th. carol: ohio governor john kasich a day stop in the upstate today. the republican candidate addressed a clap -- a crowd of several hundred people in greenville county. he said as president, he will cut taxes, balance the budget, and it eliminate regulations that hurt small businesses. >> when government at all levels
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small business, then we end up doing things that really hurt small business and their ability to great jobs, because while we think about the big people, we think about all the big companies, the bulk of the jobs it created by small business. carol: he said while other candidates are focused on building a wall along the border, he says his focus is on rebuilding the economy. michael: today ben carson spoke with voters in spartanburg county and gaffney. we learned more about his future in the presidential race. here's wyff news 4's mike mccormick. >> they want to be entertained. they don't want to be informed. they want to be entertained. what i'm trying to do is point out critical issues. no one wants to hear about critical issues. they want to fight. they want to see the wwe title. mike: ben carson told us he is
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the race is keeping voters from being serious and doing their homework about the candidates. >> trump could easily collapse, easily collapse. the same thing with ted cruz. mike: carson told us he is not dropping out, even if he doesn't do well in saturday's primary. he says he believes he can win the election, and fix the divisiveness in the nation, fix the fiscal irresponsibility, and take a leadership position on the world stage. >> all the pundits say, you should drop out, you should drop out. what difference does it make to them? unless they're concerned. maybe they don't want me to be around when people wake up. mike: dr. carson has 2 more events tonight. they're both in aiken. one of them just started. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, in gaffney. carol: a live look now at a crowd gathering to see senator ted cruz. he's set to speak at the anderson civic center at 7:30. much more on his message to voters, tonight at 11:00. michael: what a difference less
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and i see mess lack -- an icy mess last night. john: some snow in the mountains right now, but no ice. it will be a rain-snow event, a fast-moving system. you saw a live shot from hendersonville, 4/10 of an inch of ice yesterday. a major ice storm from henderson county to polk county to the foothills of north carolina. 1/10 of an inch of ice in downtown greenville. rain moving in quickly, a fast-moving system. it will be all liquid precipitation outside the mountains. it will be rain and wet snow in the mountains. 42 with rainy and asheville. a winter weather advisory for these counties that border tennessee about 3500 feet. expect 1-3 plus inches of snow going until 6:00 tomorrow morning. a warming trend, and we will talk weekend waited -- weekend weather later on. michael: icy weather contributed
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upstate, according to the south carolina highway patrol. at least four of them were deadly. the coroner says 17-year-old lauryn agnew of easley died after a head-on collision in greenville. the crash happened on verdae boulevard, just before 8:30 last night. troopers say agnew's car hit an icy patch, crossed the center line, and hit a tow truck. agnew was a senior at southside high school. carol: also in greenville, one person died, and three others went to the hospital, as a result of two back-to-back wrecks. troopers say 28-year-old clayborn jester was standing at the site of a crash on i-385 when another vehicle hit him, forcing him ovov the retaining wall and down an embankment. police say a greenville officer responding to the first crash was one of the people injured. michael: a taylors woman died from injuries this morning, after a crash on state park road that happened yesterday. the coroner say 68-year-old dorethea drummond's suv hit another suv head-on around 3:45 monday afternoon. highway patrol is still investigating this. carol: this morning in walhalla, a woman died after crashing on an icy road.
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63-year-old judy tilson wrecked just before 6:00 a.m. on highway 11. the coroner says she was on the way to work when she crashed. >> and i literally, in slow motion, saw the car go this way and that and it hit the curb and it flipped.
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wrecking in the ice storm carol: taking steps to return to the road. that was the mission of many drivers today, who wrecked their cars after last night's ice storm. michael: lots of people had a wyff news 4's myra ruiz is live and local in greenville.
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chuck gaines with farm bureau insurance says it's not necessarily a busy time for his industry. >> i think a lot of times, that's just people running into the ditch, and maybe there's no real property damage, but they're just having it be towed out of the ditch, and then they go on their merry way home. myra: chuck gaines with farm bureaus says although there were more than 200 accidents, he says that isn't as -- that much when you think about how bad things could have been. he considers that a reasonable number of accidents, and he says that is due to up-to-date weather reports and early decisions by business owners and school districts to keep people off the roads. myra ruiz, wyff news 4, live in greenville. >> he said, i thought you were a teacher. you're really only in 8th grade? that's awesome, haha. michael: an upstate eighth grader has caught the attention of a presidential campaign. how a 14-year-old managed to get
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john: the storm system, no ice. rain moving through downtown
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in she spent a lifetime making a difference for people. winning healthcare for 8 million children. benefits for families of reservists and the national guard. standing strong around the world for human rights and women's rights. hillary clinton. she'll raise the minimum wage. take on the drug companies to lower the cost of prescription drugs. and give everyone the opportunity to go to college without going into debt. she'll get the job done...
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. carol: first, she was mistaken for a teacher. but when presidential candidate ben carson's campaign realized they were talking to an 8th grader, they decided to help her u.s. history project. michael: wyff news 4's mandy gaither has the story, all new at 6:00, from pendleton. >> mrs. candy carson. [applause] mandy: at riverside middle, the entire school got to hear from
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and 8th graders about her husband ben carson's presidential campaign. but she might not have ever stepped foot here, had it not been for a phone call from an unknown number to elaina bell. >> i had to get out of class, and i was like, i have to answer this, no matter what. mandy: as part of a u.s. history project, this 8th grader contacted all the presidential campaigns to see if they'd pay the school a visit. carson's called her back. >> your phone rang. how did you know it was the campaign? >> because i didn't know who it was. mandy: so, you went to the bathroom to check the phone? >> haha, yeah. mandy: so once you kind of figured out what was going on, then what did you do? >> i was, like, running down the hallways. i was like, i have to give this to him, to make sure he doesn't hang up or anything. >> i was sitting in my office, and elaina came in and handed me a phone, and said, here. i want you to talk to this person. i said, who is it? and she said, it's from ben carson's campaign. mandy: principal kevin black says the campaign first thought this 14-year-old was a teacher. >> once he realized that it was
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we've got to make this happen. if the students really want us to come, we've got to make this happen. mandy: the rest is history, so to speak. elaina says she still can't believe it happened. >> she was being really nice, because we can't vote now, so she was showing that she doesn't want just votes. she wants to show people she cares. >> yeah, we've made a mess of things, but i think we've got someone that can help correct it. mandy: mandy gaither, wyff news 4, in pendleton. carol: the eighth grader says she's also heard back from the campaigns of marco rubio, bernie sanders, and donald trump. michael: stay tuned, but so far, only carson's wife has been able to pay them a visit. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: rain and wet snow moving quickly across the mountains. this is a live shot from haywood county, snowing. they will end up with more than three plus inches of snow. looks like a little bit more moisture developing behind the system.
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feet, winter weather advisory continues for parts of the north carolina mountains. no ice this time around. this will be rain outside the mountains, and rain-wet snow in the mountains. no ice. it is a fast-moving system, pretty potent. a strong system in the upper atmosphere, you can see the counterclockwise circulation. it will fly through the area. this was supposed to produce 1-3 inches of snow, but look at this. a little heavier rain developing behind the first batch in middle tennessee. that will move through. we may see a few places with more than 3-4 inches of snow in the higher elevations of the mountains of north carolina. the rain is mainly north of i-85 into northeastern georgia. the rain-snow makes in western north carolina. in the upstate, there is the rain from travelers rest to gaffney. just liquid prececitation. liquid precipitation into northeastern georgia, raining in
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the rain changing over to snow quickly around bakersfield, burnsville. a bit of rain-snow mixed. asheville is all rain right now. in the higher elevations, it will definitely be in the form of wet snow which will continue overnight. the winter weather advisory continues from now until 6:00 tomorrow morning for mainly the counties that border tennessee. except for the northern part of and central part of jackson county, including cullowhee. 1-3 inches possible, especially in higher elevations. we started off at 30 degrees this morning at the greenville airport, look how fast we warmed up. 60. 57 the normal high this time of year. hard to believe yesterday, we dealt with all that ice. 33 this morning in asheville, 50 the high this afternoon. close to average. he live shot looking over lake hartwell in anderson county, brakes and the doubts. in the distance looking northwest and
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the west. 42 in asheville, 39 in anders, 54 in toccoa, 64 in elberton. mid 50's from greenville, spartanburg, anderson, laurens, upper 50's in greenwood and abbeville. the wind out of the west, mainly a variable wind at 5-50 miles per hour. more moisture with the rain and wet snow moving through the mountains. there is the storm system. it is racing out to see -- out to sea. 30 degrees in chicago, 54 in boston. here is 7:00 this morning. system is. rain and snow in the mountains. tomorrow morning, it is a most carolina. we will see more sunshine tomorrow afternoon. tonight, patches of rain likely this evening, low 37.
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snow, overnight low around freezing. tomorrow in the upstate, bright sunshine. seasonably cool. i 56. we start off at 42 degrees and 9:00 a.m. partly sunny and breezy and chilly, high 44. a slight chance of a couple flurries. 35 and 9:00 a.m., 40 two in lunchtime. beautiful for the remainder of the week and through the weekend. nice timing. carol: now to sports. march is getting closer, but the madness is underway. brad: lots of teams already playing for their tournament lives, trying to get into the field of 68. media day at the world center of
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here from 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 goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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>> now, wyff news 4 sports. >> we don't fret about being down, or being in close games. i think we play our best basketball in the 4th quarter, when the game is on the line. brad: the gamecocks won a close game in knoxville last night, to wrap up at least a share of the sec title. the gamecocks host georgia thursday. the daytona 500 is just 5 days away. and today, a chance to hear from every sprint cup driver. it was media day at the speedway. marc dopher caught up with nascar's most recognizable face, and the favorite to win the great american race. marc: dale earnhardt jr. dominated the restrictor plate races last year, and there is no -- he probably should have one the daytona 500.
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there is no reason to think dale junior will not win on sunday. >> we have this car we are running here. it one three races. it is a capable car. barring an accident, we should finish well. we will be disappointed if we do not finish in the top five. we have a great opportunity to come here and finish in the top three. marc: his miss a year ago may have led to one of the best seasons of his career. if you win this race, they put your car in a museum. he didn't have to turn in his car and it was that race car that won at talladega and one here again it daytona in july. in daytona, marc dopher, wyff news 4 sports. brad: frank martin and the gamecocks are in columbia missouri tonight, a chance to get back in the win column after being blown out by kentucky over the weekend. the gamecocks have never won at missouri. the tigers are just 2 and 10 in
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the clemson tigers are trying to play their way into the field of 68 with five games remaining. they need to win most of it them -- most of them. brad brownell says most guys know what it takes. >> there is a handful of teams the know for sure they are in, but there are 50 of us that are in a situation where it is how we play the last 2-3 weeks of the season. i hope our team executes and plays well. brad: clemson plays boston college tomorrow night at 7:00. stephen croone named southern conference player of the week. he of the paladins travel to wofford coming up this weekend. the conference tournament will be wide open. michael: no problems tonight like last night? john: no ice, but there will be wet snow in that western north
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inches possible. rain outside the mountains. carol: a nice day tomorrow. carol:we will see while some candidates suck up to trump...or run away from him in fear... jeb bush isn't afraid. jeb bush: "that is downright wrong..." he stands up to trump for his liberal democratic positions. calls out trump for insulting women, attacking the disabled... even trashing a decorated war hero. trump: "i like peoplethat weren't captured..." jeb bush: "john mccain is an american hero..." jeb bush. the better man. the real conservative. a commander in chief. right to rise usa
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breaking news tonight. slamming trump. president obama comes out swinging late today. a harsh attack on the gop front-runner and firing back in a blockbuster battle over the supreme court. buried and blown away by record snow and a ferocious tornado outbreak. a massive storm stretching over 1,0 miles. to catch a serial killer. the grim sleeper trial in los angeles after a decade-long cold case mystery.
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caught an infamous murderer. slashing the price of prescription drugs by as much as 95%. how people are going around their insurance companies and saving big money. and the fur is flying. the competition is fierce and we're behind the scenes as the best on four legs compete for best in show. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. as he laid out the ground today for a major battle with senate republicans over a supreme court nomination, president obama also waded deep into the race for president at a news conference late this afternoon taking on donald trump and other republican candidates saying being president is a serious job. it's not hosting a reality show. his remarks come just four days away from the next major test in the race for president with


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