By Devin Stewart
Locally, The Watauga Democrat reports the Watauga County Public Library is hosting its holiday used book sale today and tomorrow. Items for sale include gently used books, CD’s, DVD’s, puzzles, and games. Prices range from 25 cents to two dollars. Holiday gift baskets will also be available. Proceeds from the event benefit the library. Admission is free. You can stop by today between one and seven p.m. or tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Around the state, investigation continues after a person was found seriously injured on Liberty Street in Ramseur, according to FOX8 WGHP. Ramseur is located west of Asheboro in Randolph County. On Nov. 21, Ramseur Police Department responded to a seriously injured person found in the roadway. Police say they’ve exhausted all leads about what may have happened to the person. Anyone with information is asked to call Captain Jessup or Officer Smith at 3-3-6-8-2-4-86-63. You can also submit information through Randolph County Crime Stoppers.
Nationally, NPR reports tornadoes shred through parts of Mississippi and Alabama earlier this week leaving extensive damage and two people dead. The National Weather Service warned that strong twisters capable of destroying communities over long distances were possible as a strong front moved eastward from Texas. Significant tornado damage was evident in the Flatwood community north of Montgomery, Alabama. Two people were killed after a tree struck their home. In Caledonia, Mississippi images of the wreckage showed a grocery store damaged and a fire station shredded. All this comes during the Deep South’s severe weather season that runs November through December.
This afternoon’s weather report is brought to you by booneweather.com. Expect cool temperatures with increasing clouds for your Friday afternoon. High temperatures will top out around 48 degrees, before falling back to 40 degrees overnight.