Weather Forecast for Thursday, March 26, 2015

Today A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers after 11pm. Patchy fog between 11pm and 2am. Low around 35. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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Hawk: Shots Fired

Report of shots fired into a residence on Cane Creek Road. County law enforcement response requested and on scene at this time. Law enforcement on scene has found a bullet hole in the window facing the road. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are pending.  We will advise further as information becomes available through this site.

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Metcalf Cousins Convicted

Calvin and Phillip Metcalf, cousins from Mitchell County, who were arrested July of 2014 for an assault of an Avery County Deputy and escape from custody have pleaded guilty to Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a law enforcement officer and robbery and have been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison.  Calvin Metcalf, age 21, of Bakersville, and Phillip Metcalf, age 25, of Spruce Pine, also admitted in court that they were habitual felons.  The two men were under arrest for breaking into Bonnie and Clyde’s Restaurant.   Avery Detective Frankie Catalano checked the two Metcalf cousins out of […]

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Spruce Pine: Motor Vehicle Accident

Report of a motor vehicle accident on South NC226 at the US19E intersection. City law enforcement response requested. No injuries reported, little property damage. 

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Weather Forecast for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. South southeast wind 6 to 11 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.  Tonight A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind around 7 mph.

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Weather Forecast for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Today A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Patchy fog between 9am and 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. West southwest wind around 6 mph.  Tonight A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Light south southwest wind becoming south southeast 6 to 11 mph in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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Bakersville: Domestic Disturbance

Report of a domestic disturbance on North Mitchell Avenue at River Trail Apartments. County law enforcement response requested AND on scene at this time. Reported as between intoxicated boyfriend and girlfriend an is verbal at this time. The female wants the male to leave.  Update: Law enforcement spoke with both parties and they advised everything was fine. Female was speaking to her neighbor who misunderstood there being a disturbance

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Fork Mountain: Fall

Report of a person falling on Highway NC261. Fire department and medical emergency response requested. Reported as a female, is conscious and breathing normally.  

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Spruce Pine: Seizures

Report of a person having seizures on Mountain View Drive. Fire department and medical emergency response requested.  Reported as a 38 year old female who has a history of seizures. 

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Fire Department Announcements

Bradshaw Fire Department: Class tonight at 6:00pm at Tipton Hill. Buladean Fire Department: Training tonight at 7:00pm at Station 8. Fork Mountain Fire Department: Training tonight at 6:30pm at Station 6. Bakersville Fire and Rescue: Training tonight at 6:30pm at Station 3. Parkway Fire and Rescue: Meeting tonight at 7:00pm ar Station 2. All departments: Peer Review meets Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00pm at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. 

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Bakersville: Unknown Injuries

Report of a person with unknown injuries on Cane Creek Road. Fire department and medical response requested.  Update: All responding units may cancel and return to service. Subject at the home had fallen and just needed help getting back up. 

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Bakersville: Lifting Assistance

Report of a person needing lifting assistance on Cane Creek Road. Fire department response requested.  Reported as a male, he is not hurt, just needs help getting back up. 

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Ledger: Firearms Check

Report of subjects shooting firearms on Hamburg Trail. County law enforcement response requested.  Caller requesting law enforcement respond to ensure firearms are being used in a safe manner. 

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Estatoe: Brush Fire

Report of a brush fire on on Brushy Creek Road. Fire department and forest service response requested. Reported as a fire in the field behind the old BP Station.  Update: Homeowner has arrived and has a burn permit.

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Red Hill: Breathing Problems

Report of a person with breathing problems on Whitson Branch Road. Fire department and medical emergency response requested.  Fire department member is on scene. Medical unit is responding mutual aid from Yancey County. 

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