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3 and here in the upstate you can see parts of the swamp rabbit trail were closed due to flooding. 3 the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots.be sure to check out www.foxcarolina.com/weather for more on the forecast and interactive radar 3 and don't forget to wake up with thee morning news-- meteorologist nicole papay will have a check of the forecast and traffic reporter chris scott will have the latest road conditions on your way totoork.that's from 5:00
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3 back to you. 3 and we're inching closer to the super bowl 3 the carolina panthers hoping to get their first win in franchise history--as they get ready to take on the denver broncos this sunday night... and already fans are beginning to head west to join in the festivities. festivities.and joining us now with all the action...is fox carolina's cody alcorn 3 thanks diana....the nfl experience driven by hyundai, pro football's interactive theme park, will be hosted by the bay area during super bowl week. to be located at the moscone center in san francisco, the nfl experience celebrates the sport's history and electrifying atmosphere of super bowl. highlights will include:-interactive games so you can pass like a pro or take a shot at kicking a game
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play 60 zone for the youngest of nfl fans-the opportunity for fans to meet some of their favorite nfl players of the past and present, including autograph sessions-the history of the game on display including the opportunity to get an up-close look at all past super bowl championship rings and a photo opportunity with the one and only vince lombardi trophy-the nfl shop at super bowl, complete with the largest offering of official nfl limited-edition super bowl 50 merchandise and the latest in authentic nfl productstogether with the nfl experience driven by hyundai - pro football's interactive theme park experience that will be held at the moscone center - super bowl city will be the hub of fan energy and excitement leading up to gameday at levi'sa. stadium in santa clara. centered in justin herman plaza, on the embarcadero at the foot of san francisco's famed market street, super bowl city will feature family-friendly ages. it will offer a fun - and free - way for locals and extravaganza that is the sporting world's biggest will be designed to showcase
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offer, with activities that highlight the region's technological prowess, and cultural diversity, as well as celebrate the 50th super bowl and the bay area's football history. 3 3 and sports director aaron cheslock of course here with me to talk about how the players are getting ready for sunday's game. 3 while the fans are already in party mode, it's a tough balancing act for panthers players and coaches.. for many of them, the biggest game of their lives sits just four days away..3 3 and it's been pretty crazy.. starting with media day monday night... hundreds of media outlets in hand asking questions about anything you can think of.. couple that with the personalities on this team... guys like cam newton and josh norman, as outspoken as thth come.. but now the focus is shifting to football.. with a championship
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3 3 3 "my main focus right now is the denver broncos. specifically von miller and demarcus ware." ware." 3 "it's important that guys stay focused at what the task at hand is but at the same time, do what we've done." done." 3 "focused. that's it. we have to focus at the task at hand and that's understanding our gameplan. watching film, understanding what denver likes to do and executing what we do." do."and if you missed it in the four pm show, thomas davis restating his intentions to play in the super bowl.. despite a broken arm.. he says his snap count will depend on the amount of pain he can tolerate on gameday... 3 much more to talk about with the matchup... we begins round the clock coverage for you tomorrow morning, evening and
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3 till tomorrow diana....aaron cheslock fox carolina sports3 3 we're following breaking news right now- it's out of greenville county. 3 that's where fire officials are on scene of a deadly fire. officials say when they arrived at the home on ridge drive in cleveland the home was fully engulfed. authorities says-two people were inside the home when the fire broke out. those two people we're able to make it out ok. but officials say a dog did die in the fire. right now, fire officials are working to determine what caused the fire.
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3 just moments ago new hampshire's democratic town hall wrapped up...as hillary clinton and bernie sanders made closing arguments to voters there ahead of tuesday's primary elections. this comes on the heels of a razor thin iowa caucus win for clinton they of course took questions from the audience... addressing issues like health care...the economy...and the rising threat of terrorism both abroad and at home. 3 3 3 we have to keep our country safe and work with the rest of the world to try and defeat isis to end that terrorist threat. so i will be a very careful deliberate decision maker when facing hard choices. 3 3 "we have got to crush isis. we have to be not just tough, we have to be smart, and that means we work with a large coalition led by on the ground muslim troops. " 3 and closer to home...former president bill clinton
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where he hopes his wife will be able to win the primary she lost to barack obama in 2008. 2008.fox carolina's derek dellinger joins us live in columbia outside the gym where clinton spoke...and derek was it a packed house? 3 yeah, the campaign wanted everyone in this venue--but by the end of it, it was so packed, you could barely even move around.the former president saying tonight that his wife is the best person for the job, on either side of the aisle. 3 introduction to clinton clinton 3 it can safely be said that this was a very sympathetic crowd for the clinton campaign tonight--you had posters and signs all around.it can safely
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president was the big draw here, and he even made mention of supporters of his predisntial campaigns in the 90s that were in the audience. former president bill clinton really didn't talk about his white house experiences--but he instead focused on his wife's history, before he was president, and even before he was governor of arkansas.some of that history has south carolina connections. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 the crowd here tonight were largely clinton supporters-- but some here told us that they are still on the fence of support---they know they'll vote democrat, but they're deciding between sanders and clinton right now. 3 that's not the only heavyweight clinton appearance we're going to be seeing in
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clinton will be making appearances in rock hill, spartanburg, and clemson this weekend.diana? 3 you mentioned a little earlier tonight that while there was a lot of support--there were some opposed to clinton there, right? right?an apparent marco rubio supporter spread his 3 message by passing around pieces of paper--saying that the clintons are afraid of rubio.so--even though there is a crowd here--there are still very many opinions that were here tonight for the president's appearance. 3 meantime the g-o-p ticket is getting smaller...just today senator rand paul announced he's suspending his campaign for president...saying in part quote:"i will continue to carry the torch for liberty in the united states senate and i look forward to earning the privelage to represent hte people of kentucky for antoher term." 3 and rick santorum also
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the race following his eleventh place finish in iowa's caucus earlier this week.and he's decided to endorse florida senator marco rubio. rubio.and that brings the gop ticket down to nine candidates....who are preparing for the south carolina primaries on february 20-th... 20-th...and just one week after that...the democrats will face off in their primary election on february 27-th. 3 presidential candidates from both parties have been invited to a discussion on faith issues in south carolina at bob jones university on friday the 12th.the next day gop candidates will take part in a debate at the peace center. remember for all you need to know--head to fox carolina d d com under the "you decide" tab. 3 developing tonight 3 a dog shot in the head and blinded in anderson county is working toward recovery tonight in western north carolina. 3 fox carolina's adnrew reeser joins us from the newsroom with the heartbreaking story of amara and how she's trying to move past her hard life. 3 3 3 3 3 amara was found wandering in
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bullet hole in her head. that's when paws animal shelter in anderson county enlisted the help of heidi wagner...who founded boxer butts and other mutts in arden...to try to give amara a new life. wagner says amara's condition has been worsening for some time...but the worst part about this case, she says, is that someone tried to kill amara by shooting her in the face...leaving her permanently and totally blind. recently the fbi made it a felony to abuse an animal ... but wagner tells me laws won't change culture...until humans start speaking out for animals like amara. 3 3 3 "it's one of the worst cases. knowing what t ts dog has been through. um, you probably could have knocked me over with a feather in the emergency room when they told me she had been shot in the head."wagner says amara has a long road to recovery and they are working to find her a good foster home...the problem is she is still very afraid of other people. 3 3 anderson county sheriff's office is investigating this.. anyone with information on is asked to let them know...in fact wagners organization is offering a thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. in the newsroom
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tonight. 3 it's national signing day---as recruits across the country...commit to colleges! 3 tonight we've got you covered on the upstate recruits .. and the big gets for our state universities...coming up. 3 and you're taking a live look in san francisco...where the carolina panthers and denver broncos are getting ready for their showdown on sunday.we're back with more super bowl 50 coverage...right after this! 3 coming up we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast...and what you can expect as you head out the door tomorrow morning.stay with us.
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3 the countdown to super bowl 50 is on 3 we're just four days away from sunday's showdown between the carolina panthers and denver broncos--and already fans arar flocking to the west coast to cheer on their teams-- teams--joining us live in san
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fox carolina's cody alcorn... cody? 3 the nfl experience 3 driven by hyundai, pro football's interactive theme park, will be hosted by the bay area during super bowl week. to be located at the moscone center in san francisco, the l experience and electrifying atmosphere of super bowl. highlights will include:-interactive games so you can pass like a pro or take a shot at kicking a game winning field goal-the nfl play 60 zone for the youngest of nfl fans-the opportunity for fans to meet some of their favorite nfl players of the past and present, including autograph sessions-the history of the game on display including the opportunity to get an up-close look at all past super bowl championship rings and a photo opportunity with the one and only vince lombardi trophy-the nfl shop at super bowl, complete with the largest offering of official nfl limited-edition super bowl 50 merchandise and the latest in authentic nfl productstogether with the nfl experienceceriven by hyundai - pro football's interactive theme park experience that will be held at the moscone center - super bowl city will be the hub of fan energy and excitement leading up to
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santa clara. centered in justin herman plaza, on the embarcadero at the foot of san francisco's famed market street, super bowl city will feature family-friendly activities for fans of all ages. it will offer a fun - and free - way for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the extravaganza that is the sporting world's biggest annual event.super bowl city will be designed to showcase the best the bay area has to offer, with interactive games and activities that highlight the region's technological prowess, culinary excellence and cultural diversity, as well as celebrate the 50th super bowl and the bay area's place in professional football history. 3 3 and we'll be hear all week long... here in san francisco-- until tomorrow cody alcorn...fox carolina news tonight tonight
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3 chief meteorologist kendra kent joins us now with a look at your forecast- 3 the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or
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warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be 3 seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots.full blown sunshine will dominate for friday and saturday with chilly highs in the 40s and 50s across our area, while overnight lows drop below freezing for our entire area friday night. sunday will bring an increase in clouds, as a low pressure moves along the east coast. right now the forecast is mostly dry here, but any deviation to that low's track could mean rain or snow for some areas. much colder air settles in early next week, with a chance for some light snow by monday night and early tuesday. this doesn't look like a major storm system right now, but could bring some light accumulations of
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we'll keep you posted!the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots.full blown sunshine will dominate for friday and saturday with chilly highs in the 40s and 50s across our area, while overnight lows drop below freezing for our entire area friday night. sunday will bring an increase in clouds, as a low pressure moves along the east coast. right now the forecast is mostly dry here, but any
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could mean rain or snow for some areas. much colder air settles in early next week, with a chance for some light snow by monday night and early tuesday. this doesn't look like a major storm system right now, but could bring some light accumulations of snow to parts of our area. we'll keep you posted! 3 coming up in sports national signing day shook the college football landscape up today... 3 find out how clemson made out with this years class and where it ranks... ranks...and how new head coach will muschamp fared with just two o months to recruit for the
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3 sometimes in college football its the signing of a piece of paper that can have the biggest ramifications for a program...high school athletes making their decisions on college destinations official...the biggest question of course- who won the battle of recruiting? recruiting?well according to espn florida state did....followed by alabama...lsu and ole miss...clemson coming in at
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ranked 29th. 3 but coaches not too concerned about rankings...i know a little disappoitment over not getting the number one recriut rashan gary who picked michigan over clemson but the tigers got some pretty highly ranked prospects...including trayvon mullen-the number 2 ranked cornerback in the country- who commited on espn u. he's the highest ranked defensive back for clemson since mackensie alexander. he tigertwon... 3 i really feel like thats a place i can go and be successful. not turn my back on all the other school all the other schools are great its just different when i stepped ononlemson's campus. its been my dream school growing up. it just carried along with me. just that feeling when i stepped on that campus. i just knew it in my heart. 3 mullen just one of 23 signee who round out that 8th ranked recruiting class. head coach dabo swinney excited to see
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3 i really feel that with the addition of this class we can c ontinue to have that competitive depth that we need to be successful. i think one of the best things about our program and our team is what we practice against each and every day." 3 over in columbia the chance for new head coach will muschamp to make a statement in the college football world...despite arriving late at the recruiting party muschamp able to get some top prospects... prospects...we already talked about chavis dawkins from byrnes if you missed it check it out at fox carolina dot com. but another big get was 4 star defensive tackle stephon taylor...overall muschamp happy with his class and optimistic about what they'll bring to the table...but it might not be right away... 3 when those metrics add up is probably two or three years. and thats when you truly find out if the class was a good class or not you know how many games did you win." 3 the paladins also celebrating their recruiting efforts...the
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at the american roadside burger in downtown greenville. head coach bruce fowler and his staff added 20 recruits to the program with emphasis on the offensive line and secondary. but one of the 9 offensive players hails from the midlands- quarterback avery armstrong from dreher whos ready to start his college career with the paladins. 3 i mean i'll tell you what. its been a long road really blessed to have this happen to me i'm so excited to be at furman. i knew since my sophomore year i went to the campus mets the coaches and everything and it felt like home. home.coach fowler certainly ready to welcome in armstrong and the 19 other recruits who will call furman home... 3 we met some really specific needs but really we signed some offensive lineman and we got 5 guys that'll really have the potential to come in here and help our program in a real hurry and then the other positions defensively some of our skill positions we upgraded in our speed category.
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mike ayers and the terriers also celebrating a new crop of recruits...16 to be exact...the program held an announcement party where they explained all their hard work recruiting paid off... 3 the 16 guys that we got we really like em we feel that they're wofford guys they were excited about coming and we were excited about having them." 3 some other notable signings from the upstate...greer's troy pride signing to be a member of the fighting irish...the notre dame bound cornerback excited about his future in south bend. 3 i told myself after my sophomore year that i never wanted to pay for college i never wanted to put that burden on my family so its truly a blessing." 3 over at pendleton high school, a signing day ceremony for malik grate going to wake forest...his family and friends all on hand to help him celebrate the achievement. the wide receiver says he's chapter at winston salem... 3 it feels great to be able to
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knowing im going to bette rmy education. and have an opportunity to play football. the degree that ill have will better me in the future." 3 we'll have a last look at your forecast right after this--so don't go anywhere! now at havertys furniture, it's our annual presidents day sale. which means it's the perfect time to create the perfect home. now through february 15th, everything in our store is on sale. plus, we're offering thirty-six month, no interest financing. come in today for our best prices of the year. with havertys, your home can be perfect. even when life isn't. sfx: knocking. we're early! the presidents day sale.
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3 chief 3 meteorologist kendra kent joins us now...and kendra will be another wet one? one?the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots. 3 be sure to wake up bright and early with thee morning news. we've got all the local and national headlines you'll need to know...plus weather and traffic every ten minutes.it's on thee morning news...from five to nine. 3 thanks for joining us, good night. night. 3 3
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3 (doorbell chiming) oh, hey, alan. jake, your dad's here. so, how's it going? all good. you? good.
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