It hasn’t been this cold in 20 years…
- Temperatures will drop thru the day../ , and by tomoro morning … lows falling to between 5 and 7 degrees in the Upstate …and minus 5 to minus 10 in the mountains. With wind chill values – at minus 30 degrees exposed flesh can freeze in as little as five minutes
There are wind chill and freeze advisories and warnings throughout much of our region
area relief agencies are preparing to stay open all night to help those without a place to stay or who need heat….The Haven Homeless Shelter, Salvation Army -- Miracle Hill Ministries/and
the Divinity Shelter in Spartanburg
remember your animals safety ..pets should be sheltered or indoors….
There are expected travel delays – from slick roads to canceled flights/ power outages are possible..car batteries may be affected..please check on elderly naighbors
the BCS championship – at the Rose Bowl tonight…/ No. 1 FSU (13-0) against No. 2 Auburn (12-1) kickoff 8:30 on ESPN
Carolina will play the San Francisco 49ers, 1: p.m. next Sunday at Bank of America Stadium .in the NFC playoff ( panthers won - 10-9 last time they met nov)
Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and two other Tigers…receiver Martavis Bryant and cornerback Bashaud Breeland ….will skip their final year at school to enter the NFL draft. /
THE germiest..things..to avoid..restuarna t menus..lemon-lime wedges/ condiment contaikers – salt pepper-catsup bottles/soap dispensers..
This is the coldest air since January 1985
widespread flu activity has skyrocketed to 25 states... /this year's most common strain is H1N1. --it's the same virus that caused the 2009 swine flu outbreak. The CDC says Folks in the South should especially be careful. The most severe activity is in southern states..
there are school closings and delays for western NC..details on the hawk and tome facebook page/
The National Weather Service has issued wind chill and freeze warnings throughout much of our region… as a severe winter weather system moves into our area/….
Triple-A says the price of a gallon of gas edged up a little last week to an average - $3.33 -- the highest level ever for this time of year.
A South Carolina teacher and football coach has been arrested in an undercover prostitution sting. Jamie Mathew Crisp was arrested Friday evening by Greenville County Sheriff's deputies and charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Authorities say the 33-year-old teacher at J.L. Mann High School communicated with an undercover deputy through the Internet and arranged a meeting with the intention of exchanging money for sex.
Spending on smartphones and tablets is still expected to account for some 43 cents of every dollar spent on technology this year. / the average price of smartphones, this year- estimated to be around 300/.
Brad Paisley will be among those taking the stage at this week's People's Choice Awards. The country star will join Sara Barelles and OneRepublic as performers. The awards show is set for Wednesday and will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles by CBS.
Ke$ha says she has always urged people to be themselves and to love themselves. But she says that is something she has ``found it hard to practice'' in her own life. The singer has gone into rehab for treatment for an undisclosed eating disorder. Word of her going into rehab comes in a statement provided by her spokesman. The statement says Ke$ha will be out of pocket for 30 days while she gets treatment. Ke$ha is 26 and is a vegetarian. She says he hopes to ``learn to love myself again, exactly as I am.'' The singer has a current hit with Pitbull, ``Timber.
Twenty-nine percent of so-called direct-care workers are projected to be 55 or older by 2018. And in some segments of that population, older workers are the single largest age demographic.
On a wintry weekend, Disney's ``Frozen'' retook the box office Top spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff ``Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.''
``there are school - closing and delays in western NC - the list is on the hawk and tom --facebook--- fan page--
tarffic troubles this morning...I85 south at exit 60 - hiway 101- road blocked..
Hundreds of volunteers combed woods and ponds in Horry County over the weekend for a missing 20-year-old woman from Myrtle Beach. / Nearly 300 people searched for 10 hours on Saturday for any sign of Heather Elvis. She was last seen about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 17.
The South Carolina National Guard is saying goodbye to its final Vietnam Veteran. Chief Warrant Officer Eric Seymore is retiring after 43 years of service.
The 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead following tonsil surgery has been moved from an Oakland hospital. The lawyer for the family of Jahi (juh-HY') McMath says Sunday night the girl was taken out of Children's Hospital Oakland and placed in an ambulance, but her destination hasn't been disclosed. The family has fought the hospital's attempts to remove the teen from a ventilator.
Frozen.'' The Disney animated film has been popular for weeks and retook the top spot in the box office race this past weekend. It took in $20.7 million, surpassing the horror spinoff ``Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.'' Frozen has passed the $600 million mark worldwide making it the second-highest grossing Disney animation release, behind ``The Lion King.'' It's expected to pass that film's domestic total, soon. It's rare for a film to lead the box office in its seventh weekend. It's even rarer for a film to recapture the top spot after being in theaters so long. According to studio estimates Sunday, Paramount's ``The Marked Ones'' debuted in second place with $18.2 million, a total that includes Thursday night screenings. The film is a stand-alone story spun off from the lucrative, low-budget horror franchise ``Paranormal Activity.''