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3 panthers owner, jerry richardson says he will pay for all staff members and interns to go to california for the team's second super bowl appearance. richardson did the same thing in 20-04 when the panthers went to super bowl in houston. the team president says mr. richardson understands that this memorable season would not have been possible without a complete team effort. a panthers spokesman declined to comment on the details of the gift and whether it included hotel accommodations or other
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3 good morning... 3 it's wednesday, january 27th. i'm holly headrick. and i'm jay siltzer good morning. here is a look at current conditions across the region. your day planner shows temperatures warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7- day forecast for both the mountains and 3 upstate. 3 3 3
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3 3 henderson 3 county schools remain closed this morning because of concerns over slick roads. news 13's lauren brigman continues our live team coverage of the weather . lauren... what are you seeing
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3 3 3 3 we have an update this morning... on a henderson
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toddler was shot and killed in their home. james and heather stepp pleaded guilty to storage of a firearm with access to children, a misdemeanor. the pair was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter for two-year-old abagail newman's death in october. the district attorney says newman was shot with a shotgun that was left on a kitchen table at the stepp's home 13:07 "this is something that both families are going to have to deal with really for the rest of their lives. clearly the parents of the child and clearly the stepps. i mean this is just something is tragic and they did not intended to happen." the stepps were sentenced to 45 days in jail, which was suspended. they must each pay a 200-dollar fine and court costs. their guns have also been forfeited to the sheriff's office. 3 3 3 3 happening today. some parents will stage an awareness walk this afternoon in downtown waynesville. they are against the haywood county school board's plans to possibly close central elementary school. the school has had falling enrollment and a budget short fall. parents against the closure say despite the school's age, central is a quality school that should remain open.
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understandable consolidating schools. that makes sense. but at the same t ime, i'm not sure that it was the only answer. if central closes, most kids would go to either hazelwood or junaluska elementary. both are about two miles away. today's walk starts at 5-30 followed by the public hearing at the school at seven. the school board is set to vote on the closing at its february 8-th meeting. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 all new this morning... legendary nascar broadcaster and north carolina native barney hall has died. hall was a commentator for the "motor racing network" for more than 50 years. many fans and drivers... including dale e earnhart junior... took to twitter to post their sympathies for the man called "the voice of nascar." e-s-p-n reports he died yesterday from complications following a recent medical procedure. ll was from elkin.. a small town outside winston salem. 3 3 3 donald trump is shaking up
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again. this time saying he will not take part in tomrrow night's debate on fox news. the network issued a statement mocking trump for his ongoing attacks on moderator megyn kelly. trump fired back, calling it a "pathetic attempt to build up ratings" kendis gibson has the latest. 3 3 with less than a week until the iowa caucuses, donald trump stunning the political world. refusing to take part in the final debate before votes are cast. thursday's republican debate hosted by fox newssot-trump"i won't be doing the debate. i'm going to have something else in iowa, do something where we raise money for the veterans and the wounded warriors. trump's absence will leave the main debate stage without a big ratings draw and a sot - donald trump / (r) presidential candidate"let's see how much money f f is going to make on the debate without me, okay?"trump continuing to blast one of the debate moderators on social medianats-trumpmegyn kelly is really biased against me, his main rival, senator ted cruz reacted to the news? implying trump is scared of kelly?. and
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on cam late eventi would like to invite donald right now to engage in a one on one debate with me any time between now and the iowa caucuses,"on the democratic side, senator bernie sanders appears to be closing in on hillary clinton in iowa - confident enough to take a detour to neighboring minnesota - drawing thousands at rallies in st. paul and duluth. sot/sanders in st. paul my god, what a turnout! but clinton, ahead by double-digits in national polls, is emphasizing her experience? sot/hillary cedar falls tonight"i do want you to know that i'm not just shouting slogans, i'm not just engaging in rhetoric, i thought this through, i have a plan."on-camera tag:bernie sanders visits the white house today for a 3 3 3 news new york 3 3 3 developing this morning... asheville's thomas wolfe auditorium is in desperate
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to a new report, it will cost millions of dollars. the auditorium was built in 19-39. now, it has serious structural and acoustical problems. the study estimates 15- million-dollars as the low end for renovation. as much as 37- million to essentially gut it... and start over. officials say that is still far cheaper than building a brand new facility. 3 2942 "we can have a performing arts building that would be worthy of this community in that old building." 29482834 "we've got to have the support of a number of partners to make it happen, it n't just be done on the back of the city taxpayer." 2841 this is what the renovated thomas might look like. funding would likely come through tourism, city, county and private sources. that is also how the u-s cellular center project was financed. 3 3 the public gets a chance to weigh in on duke's proposed plan to switch over its lake julian plant from coal to natural gas. the hearing by the state utilities commission lasted more than four hours. duke's one-billion dollar
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natural gas units. but the company also wants to build a third back-up unit for the future. that is because duke says power demand is expected to increase 15 percent in the next 10 years. 3 35:01 "taking on huge costs to transition to natural gas makes no sense when cleaner renewable technologies are ready now, and will continue becoming more cost effective" 57:09 "we don't just build them for what we're seeing today. so we have to build these plants projecting out a little bit out into the future" the utilities commission is expected to make a decision on the third unit by march first. 3 3 3 coming up... the winter storm could still be taking a toll on your car. what experts say you should do right away to avoid major damage. 3
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3 despite the 3 despite the overnight rain, experts say it is still a good
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that is because the salt that was put on the roads to melt the snow can cause major damage. a thorough car wash will get rid of salt in places you cannot see in the undercarriage. 3 "it can cause damage, cause rust. mess up your paint job and everything. and i advise that you get it done as soon as you can. " the staff at chammies on hendersonville road expects to see long lines later this week after the rain passes. 3 3 3 suspects are on the run and deputies need on the run and deputies need your help tracking them down. in this morning's fugitive files, we are teaming up with the mcdowell county sheriff's office. joining us is detective jason grindstaff thanks for being here. who are we looking for? first we are looking for bradley blankenship. he is wanted for 2 counts of probation violation next we are looking for brandon ost. he is wanted for breaking or entering. finally we are trying to locate brian greene. he is wanted for breaking or entering and
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you see any of these fugitives, you of these if you see any 3 of these fugitives, you can call anonymously. the number is 828-652-22373 again 828-652-2237 thanks for being here. remember, you being here. thanks for 2237 again 828-652-2237 thanks for being here. remember, you can also go to the "fugitive
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com to see all of th3 in this morning's five at five.... a look at the top five strangest weather events. coming in at number five... super outbreak of tornadoes. in 19-74, residents in canada, got what would usually be several months worth of tornadoes in a span of 16 hours. 148 tornadoes occurred. number four... lonely tornado. in 20-05 alaskans spotted their state's first ever tornado.... no one has seen one since. number three on this list... a real heat wave. in 19-24 a town in australia saw 160 consecutive days over 100 degrees fahrenheit. a world record. number two.. a town in south dakota holds the record for the fastest temperature rise. in 19-43 the temperature rose 49 degrees in two minutes! coming in at number one... sahara desert snow. in 19-79, low altitude areas of the sahara desert recorded their
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memory. 3 3 3 3 here is a look at what you can expect for the next three days. 3 3 3 u-n-c asheville tries to keep its share of first place in the big south conference. the bulldogs battle against presbyterian ... next in
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3 good morning everyone in sports.four way tie for first in the big south in women's hoops.wo of the quartet trying to keep their share of the top at kimmel arena tonight.presbyterian at unc asheville..they are 7-2 along with gardner-webb and liberty brenda mock kirkpatrick getting the lady bulldogs ready to play.pick it up in the second quarter, khalia webb finds chatori major who knocks down three of her 20 points. asheville leads 19-12. later in the game, sonora dengokl drives into the lane, gets fouled, and finishes for the three point play.then, it's chatori major again from way outside with another triple. unc asheville wins 68-59 and are now tied for first with liberty..the flames beat the other first place team gardner-webb tonight. asheville hosts liberty saturday february 13.virginia and wake were supposed to play monday, but pushed back to
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wake is hot, kup 12, the steal ahead to bryant crawford finishes with the dunk on the other end...wake forest bench loving it!!!one twenty five to play...wake forest up 7... devin thomas drives...takes the contact and still is able to get the dunk to go!!!what a finish by thomas!!! -----------------15. 5 seconds left, wake up 7--malcolm brogdon, 3 from the corner. down to 4.-----------------now brogdon a deep three----got it, 70-69 6 seconds left. he had 28---------------------- crawford only hits one of two free throws, so wake up 2.and her comes uva..darius thompson puts up a shot at the buzzer...and it goes inwhat a finish...thompson able to hit the game winner at the buzzer...11th ranked virginia, stunswake, 72-71.not many prep games played today, but in swannanoa a big one in the caa, private school league.1st place christ school at asheville christian academy..2 games behind the greenies--and lostthem at the 3 greenie dome in december.two great players.tennessee bound john fulkerson of christ school and james madison signee, jordan shepherd of aca go to the third quarter. shepherd drives into the land and hits the jumper butthe lions trail 55-45. ---------------a couple of plays later, shepherd drives again but kicks it to alex cash who knocks down the 3
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digits.------------but fourth quarter belonged to the greenies.william fleming finds john fulkerson who throws it down for the dunk.,as christ school start to pull away. ----------a couple of plays later fulkerson rebounds his own miss and puts it back with authority. christ schoolwins it 76-66.prep basketball affected in buncombe, henderson and asheville city -- their games postponed tonight. games played.smoky mountain girls and boys beat franklin, girls 64-44 the mustang boys won, 89-47 with tommy brennan scoring 22.and cherokee sweeps hayesville. 77-31 girls and 109-80 in the boys game.that's our sports this morning. have a great wednesday. 3 3
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and will be published this year. we're talking about beatrix potter, the british writer and illustrator who created the character peter rabbit. the lost story, "the tale of kitty-in-boots," is being published more than a century after she wrote it. peter rabbit makes an appearance in the book, but he's older and slower. the publication will coincide with what would have been potter's 150th birthday. 3 3 3 3 150th birthday. 3 3 here is a look 3 at current conditions.. here are your weather headlines for today.. up next.. we'll talk about what to expect in the extended forecast.
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