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 In the News, October 10, 2016 

Hurricane Matthew Leaves Behind Historic Flooding in North Carolina. The after-effects of Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina hard and will be felt for the rest of the week as the state's eastern communities brace for downstream flooding. The Sandhills, which was still recovering from flooding rains from a week earlier, was among the hardest hit areas of the state.

Sister city official visits Hendersonville. Filippo Marinoni, city councilman of Verbania, Italy, will conclude his week-long visit to Hendersonville with the presentation of a gift to Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk at the City Council meeting.

Knightdale Town Council backs Hodge Road Elementary pedestrian plan. The Knightdale Town Council voted unanimously to endorse a plan to encourage Hodge Road Elementary students to walk or bike to school, by linking to the existing Mingo Creek Trail, which runs just north of the school. The school is one of five in Wake County selected to work with the University of North Carolina’s Highway Safety Research Center and community groups to develop walk- and bike-to-school initiatives as part of the Safe Routes to School program.

Overmountain Victory Trail Day educates students. Last Wednesday was a perfect day for the 211 children and adults from local schools to muster at the Elkin Municipal Park to learn about local involvement in the fight for King’s Mountain in 1780.

Avery Museum to Celebrate 40 Years of Preserving Local History. Since 1976, the Avery Museum located in Newland  has been supplying the community with a unique look into the county’s heritage of railroads. The museum is Avery County’s number one historical attraction, which contains historical background of the East Tennessee and West North Carolina Railway.