City Hickory trucks loaded with brine hit the roads Tuesday morning, spreading the salty mixture over bridges, overpasses and main highways. Officials say it's in preparation for what might come overnight. ”There could be some issues in the morning,” said Assistant Director of Public Services Steve Miller. He says it’s all about trying to keep the road safe for the public. Additional crews will come in early in the morning to battle whatever might fall from the sky.
The Martin Luther King Jr holiday did not mean a day off for some Department of Transportation (DOT) workers across the North Carolina foothills. The threat of winter precipitation made Monday just another workday for them. At the highway yard on Prison Camp Road in Newton, a team was mixing brine to be spread on the roadways. Two trucks made the rounds on the major roads, spreading the brine to keep whatever falls from freezing to the road surface.
A mule that was shot with an arrow in December is back home in Caldwell County. The mule, named John, was in a pasture along Deal Mill Road when he was shot in the neck with what appeared to be a crossbow arrow. The mule suffered internal bleeding and was in intensive care at an animal hospital in Virginia for nine days. “It was just meanness,”said Angie Annas, who along with her husband Roger, consider 15-year-old John just another member of the family.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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