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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Thursday November 15, 2018 -- and it's ANOTHER cold, rainy day... but as hard as it may be to believe, tomorrow... and the weekend.... are supposed to be sunny and nice! Now here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: At least five water rescues were reported in Moore and Lee Counties on Tuesday night and Wednesday... WRAL-TV reports Crain's Creek Fire Rescue responded to three water rescues Wednesday morning because of flooding from Little River and Crain's Creek... and a flooded Sanford road was closed while crews rescued a woman trapped in her car. The Sanford Fire Department says she was pulled from her car on N. Plank Road near Highway 421. The Town of Robbins had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Tuesday at about 7:00AM. About 6,800 gallons were discharged at the Main Pump Station. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Bear Creek. The incident was resolved by noon. The Main Pump Station was damaged in a flood during Hurricane Florence. It's now operating on a backup bypass pump until the plant is restored. The release of wastewater was triggered by the heavy rains. Pinehurst Mayor Pro Tem John Cashion has announced his retirement, effective immediately, for health reasons. SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports that Village Council will accept applications from residents interested in serving the remainder of Cashion's term, which expires a year from now. They'll accept the applications through 5:00PM November 30. Cashion has served on the Village Council since 2011, five years as Mayor Pro Tem. A driver in Johnston County led Highway Patrol Troopers on a chase on I-40 – he was spotted traveling 108 miles per hour... but, as WRAL-TV reports, when troopers tried to stop him, he took off at speeds reaching 120 miles per hour, until he hit a guard rail. And there was an 8-month-old infant in the car. The baby was taken by Child Protective Services, the driver was taken to Johnston County Jail. (AP) - The North Carolina health department is threatening to revoke the operating license for a psychiatric center in Raeford, where state records show patients as young as 6 were subject to physical and verbal abuse. The Charlotte Observer cites a letter accusing the Canyon Hills Treatment Facility of failing to provide an adequately structured living environment and supervision. (AP) - North Carolina veterans, reservists and National Guard members can now get free online training to become certified in skills sought in the job-rich cybersecurity field. The state's entry into the CyberVetsUSA initiative was announced Wednesday by state officials and Cisco Systems. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters say they heard from Amazon last month about the potential for the Raleigh area landing the tech giant’s second headquarters and weren’t told the 50,000 jobs would go instead to New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Officials with North Carolina’s top two recruiting agencies said Tuesday they last heard from Amazon last month and weren’t told they’d been scratched from consideration. Today: Rain... High near 44. Tonight: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 34. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 55.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Wednesday November 14, 2018 -- and please be aware this morning of several road closures due to high water. See AberdeenTimes.com for more information. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: Albemarle Police have issued an arrest warrant for Jeremiah Devon McDouglad of Broadway... he's a suspect in Sundays car chase in which shots were fired at a police officer. The chase ended near Carthage when the suspects jumped from their car and took off on foot... roads in the area were shut down... WRAL-TV reports that police were able to recover a shotgun and an AK-47 they think were used by the suspects, but the extensive search was called off Monday morning. McDouglad faces numerous charges, including attempted first-degree murder. AberdeenTimes-dot-com reports NC Highway 690 was closed last evening between Morrison Bridge Road and McPherson road because of high water levels... And South Middleton Street and Talc Mine Road in Robbins were closed yesterday morning due to flooding... Drivers can access Robbins using N.C. Highway 705 South and North Moore Road. The Moore County Board of Education will host a public hearing tomorrow evening, to gather comments and suggestions on a proposed student assignment plan for the 2018-2019 school year at the new elementary school now under construction on Camp Easter Road. The School Board says comments should be restricted to the proposed redistricting or assignment plan. The meeting will be held tomorrow evening at 6 in the Carthage Elementary School auditorium. A woman in Sanford told the Lee County Sheriff's Office that she was robbed at gunpoint while repairing a tire alongside US-1 at the Farrell Road exit... the woman said 2 Hispanic men, driving a black Nissan Altima pulled a gun and told her not to move... the other went into her car and took cash and jewelry. The suspects both wore black pullover hoodies, tan work pants and work boots. Both suspects had paint covering their clothing. They headed south on US-1 after the robbery. (AP) - Authorities say it was an argument at a Johnston County home that led to a shooting that left three people dead and one person wounded Monday night. The suspect fled in a victim's pickup truck before deputies arrived Monday night, but was arrested early Tuesday. Forty-year-old Armando Martinez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and stealing the truck. (AP) - Another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say are illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. Common Cause NC, the state Democratic Party and voters sued GOP mapmakers Tuesday in state court and want replacement lines for the 2020 elections. (AP) - A federal report shows Hurricane Florence broke records in a key flooding measure at more than two-dozen stream gauges in the Carolinas. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Tuesday on streamflow, which measures how much water passes a fixed point at a river or stream. Records were broken at 18 gauges in North Carolina and 10 in South Carolina. Today: A chance of rain... Cloudy, with a high near 46. Tonight: Rain... Low around 38. Thursday: Rain. High near 47.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Thanks to Billy Marts at AberdeenTimes-dot-com, here's a list of road closures due to flooding this morning: According to officials with the Crains Creek Fire Department Wednesday morning there are numerous road closures due to high water in the Lobelia/Crains Creek area around NC Highway 690. Closures advised by officials include: - NC Highway 690 closed in two spots with the road closed from Lakebay Road to Mcpherson Road - Morrison Bridge Road is closed at the bridge going onto Fort Bragg - McGill Road at NC Highway 690 closed - McGill Road at Cabin Creek and NC Highway 690 closed - Cabin Creek closed at both ends - Water on Creekbend Drive The following is detour information provided for NC Highway 690 by the NC Department of Transportation coming from the Vass direction: Turn north onto Byrd Road and drive 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Cypress Church Road and travel 7.9 miles to the stop sign. Turn right onto Hillman Grove Road/McPherson Road and travel 2.5 miles to the stop sign at the end of the detour route at NC Highway 690. A vehicle was driven into high water on McGill Road just after 4:30 am Wednesday morning with the driver still in the vehicle and water reportedly to the doors. Officials with Crains Creek Fire Department responded and assisted the driver who was rescued without serious injury. Emergency units from the Crains Creek Fire Department and the Water Rescue Team from the Cypress Pointe Fire Department responded to a second water rescue at 5:07 am with a vehicle reportedly in the water beside of the vehicle from the previous incident on McGill Road. The driver from this vehicle was also safely assisted from the water . Residents are urged to drive with extreme caution as drivers navigate the detour for this already busy road along with other area roads across the county that may be impacted by high waters. Remember... DON'T DROWN TURN AROUND!
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