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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning! Expect another summer-like day in the Sandhills... Sunrise News from WIOZ for Wednesday October 19, 2016: A hazardous materials scare caused the evacuation of Davita Dialysis of Moore County early yesterday morning, after 50 to 75 gallons of Citrapure acid spilled at the Pinehurst facility… the Aberdeen Times reports that several people were treated at the scene for a burning sensation in their eyes, but there were no real injuries. Davita staff members had been trained to handle the spill, and by mid-morning, things were back to normal. Federal officials are now offering a reward in the shooting and robbery at a Domino’s Pizza in Fayetteville last week. WNCN reports that the incident took place about 2:30 Thursday morning w hen a man in what appeared to be a Hillary Clinton mask shot a worker during the robbery – and last night, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a 5-thousand dollar reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the suspect. An employee was shot in the leg, but his wounds were not life-threatening. Governor Pat McCrory and his Democratic rival, State Attorney General Roy Cooper clashed in a campaign debate last night over HB-2... the controversial law that essentially says that in public buildings, people must use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates. Cooper and McCrory met in a debate that highlighted sharp differences over the law. Raleigh police are charging a daycare worker with striking a toddler and handling him roughly. A police spokeswoman said 46-year-old Tracey Stallings was charged with misdemeanor child abuse after the incident last week. Police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said an 18-month-old boy in the woman's care at an Appletree Day Care Center in Raleigh was slightly injured. Attorneys for Governor McCrory and the state say an appeals court should refrain from ordering additional early in-person voting hours and dates in five counties. The state's lawyers responded Tuesday at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to an emergency request filed by some voters, alleging the state isn't complying with an earlier ruling. The lawyers say it's too late to change schedules because early voting begins Thursday. Flood waters from Hurricane Matthew not only drove hundreds of families from their homes in the Cape Fear region -- they also forced insects, rodents and snakes from their natural surroundings. The Fayetteville Observer reports the unprecedented water has led to a march of biting and stinging creatures across the area. In addition, rats that were chased from flooding basements have begun looking for new homes, and that means snakes flooded from their holes were looking for the rats. Daniel Ortiz of the Cumberland County Department of Public Health says mosquitoes are also a potential problem because of standing water, which can be a breeding ground.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Tuesday October 18, 2016. It'll be sunny and warm again today, with a high near 83. Now, here's a look at this morning's news: 36-year-old Jaimey Nicole Dowd of West End has been arrested and charged in a September hit-and-run… She’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury, failure to report an accident, and felony hit-and-run. The victim, Belinda Morrison, is still recovering from her injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Aberdeen Times. This week, Federal Impact Aid surveys are being sent home to collect data on the total numbers of federally-connected children in Moore County Schools. This data is intended to help MCS secure Department of Education funding to support military connected students. The surveys are to be returned to the school -- one survey per child -- by October 31. Surveys and are also available online on MCS website on the military families page at ncmcs-dot-org-slash militaryfamilies. The Veterans of Foreign Wars for the State of North Carolina has dispatched five disaster relief teams throughout the eastern portion of the state to provide immediate assistance to VFW members and veterans who were impacted by the flooding from last week's Hurricane Matthew. Donations from across the state and nation have been sent to the state headquarters in Raleigh. VFW headquarters from Texas , California and Virginia, as well as the national headquarters in Kansas City have made sizable donations, but more is needed. Donations are being received online at vetsfoundationnc-dot-com, or vfwnc-dot-com. Interstate 95 has reopened. Several stretches of the road had been closed since Matthew hit the state earlier this month, creating heavier-than-normal traffic in our area, specifically along 15-501 and US-1. Governor McCrory also said yesterday that the major rivers that have caused flooding problems in eastern North Carolina have peaked, though some flooding is still occurring. McCrory says his top priority is to get people from shelters into temporary housing. North Carolina's Republican governor and his Democratic challenger get one more chance to try to sway voters in one of the nation's most competitive gubernatorial races. Governor Pat McCrory, Attorney General Roy Cooper and Libertarian candidate Lon Cecil will participate in this evening's debate in Raleigh, just two days before early in-person voting begins. Governor McCrory says the burning of a local GOP office is unlike anything he's seen in his political career. McCrory held a news conference outside of the Orange County GOP headquarters that was firebombed early Sunday. He said: "To come back near our state capital and see a broken window from a molotov cocktail is unimaginable." He has been traveling to other areas of the state that have been stricken by floods in recent days. Some North Carolina voters have asked a federal appeals court force expanded early in-person voting in five counties. The voters' motion filed Monday alleges non-compliance with an earlier ruling that threw out a state law scaling early voting back. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wants a legal response from the state by Tuesday. Early voting begins statewide Thursday. A former UNC-Chapel Hill student charged in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 85 that killed three people has been found guilty on three counts of involuntary manslaughter. Chandler Michael Kania was also found guilty on Monday of reckless driving. Kania was driving north in the southbound lanes near the split of I-85 and Interstate 40 in Orange County on July 19, 2015, when his Jeep Wrangler collided with a Suzuki, killing two adults and a 6-year-old girl.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday October 17, 2016 -- and finally good news for those affected by the dangerous situation at Woodlake Dam: you can go home now! The mandatory evacuation order was lifted on Sunday. We can expect warmer weather today: Mostly sunny, with high near 80. Now, from the Associated Press, here's a look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH MILITARY PUSH IN MOSUL The offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, is the toughest battle since American troops left nearly five years ago. 2. 'THERE'S A CLOUD OVER MAR-A-LAGO' Charity consultants and event fundraisers say they expect the Palm Beach, Florida, venue owned by Trump will be a harder sell to charities in future years, AP finds. 3. GRIEF AFTER MONARCH'S DEATH SPILLS INTO ANGER A Thai woman accused of insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej is forced to kneel before his portrait as several hundred people demand an apology. 4. ETAN PATZ CASE TO BE RETRIED The disappearance of the first-grader in New York City 37 years ago reshaped American parenting and the pursuit of missing children. 5. SENATE CONFIRMATION OF OBAMA'S NOMINEES SLOW More than 90 vacancies in the federal courts make it difficult for Americans to seek legal recourse, and legal experts warn of judicial emergencies. 6. WHAT MAY BE A BOON TO MYANMAR'S ECONOMY The end of most U.S. sanctions is raising hopes western businesses will invest in a country that up to now has been dominated by Asian countries. 7. CHINA LAUNCHES MISSION TO EXPERIMENTAL SPACE STATION Two astronauts will remain aboard for a month in preparation for the start of operations by a full-bore facility six years from now. 8. HOW TO GET BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF PYONGYANG For about $150, you can take a 25-minute, mile-high flight aboard an ultralight aircraft to see what was only available by a 492-foot tower a few months ago. 9. A HALLOWEEN TREAT Dracula's castle will have overnight guests on the spooky holiday, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress. 10. DODGERS EVEN NLCS WITH CUBS Clayton Kershaw pitches seven sparkling innings, Adrian Gonzalez homers and Los Angeles beat Chicago 1-0.
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Rich Community: Boys and Girls Club Invitation to Woodlake Youth

The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills has offered to open up the club (160 Memorial Park Court, Southern Pines) to the youth of Woodlake from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 15th. They will have activities and a hot meal for any Woodlake youth who wants to participate. A permission form will need to be signed by the parents. If transportation is an issue, a bus will be sent to a central location to pick up those in need. For additional information, please contact the Boys and Girls Club at 910-692-0777 and speak with Mr. Deon Allbrooks, Director of Program Development.

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