Wreck shuts down Hammond Road in Garner
— All lanes of Hammond Road in Garner near Interstate 40 is closed with a detour due to a wreck.
One dead, four injured in Raleigh wreck following police chase
— A person died in a car accident on Hammond Road near Interstate 40 following a police chase. There were 2 cars involved in the wreck. The passenger in the suspect vehicle died, and the driver is in critical condition. From a second vehicle, one person is in critical condition and two people were injured but expected to recover.
Just got back from the mountains of North Carolina. Still no significant color in the trees. Actually, I was starting to see the first signs of yellows forming on the hillsides when I left Alleghany County. You can usually get a nice splash of autumnal color by October 15 but this year it is a two week delay according to the locals. Many areas are still waiting on the first frost. Still I had a marvelous time at Doughton Park. Hike the Bluff Mountain Trail and you will be transformed! I love the blend of rolling farmland and big mountain scenery there. I am not sure how good the colors will be this year with the unusual weather including a wet spring and dry late summer. I ran into a couple of motorcyclists who were traveling the entire Blue Ridge Parkway with no specific agenda other than soaking up the scenery and relaxing. Gotta run. This weekend might really be nice in the higher elevations. Let me know what you find.