As the storm moves up the east coast, residents in North Carolina are cleaning up the remnants. One Lubbock native was there when the storm pushed through. The strong swirl of wind and rain slammed into the North Carolina coast around 7:30 this morning leaving at least four dead. Kaye Cate, from Lubbock, made it through just fine, and shares her story of Irene.
A sad weekend for Lubbock Independent School District. Award winning teacher, Bradley Neu, passed away Friday evening. Neu, a science teacher at Lubbock High School, died after a brief battle with cancer. Neu received several awards for his teaching.
A close call out on Buffalo Springs Lake Saturday evening, when two boats crashed into one another. The accident happened just before 7PM. The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office says the two boats hit in the middle of the water.
A special registration even was held Saturday afternoon for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The event took place at the OL Slaton Middle School Cafeteria. It was an opportunity for qualifying families to register their children for low or no-cost health insurance.
People across the country are scrambling to make sure the east coast is prepared for Hurricane Irene. Here on the South Plains, the Red Cross is on stand-by as their counter-parts head to the coast. Even though the storm is across the country, our local Red Cross remains on alert, in case they are called into action.
A large celebration was held Saturday at the Hope Lodge in Lubbock for the facility's 1 year anniversary. The Hope Lodge is used as a place to stay for people who are receiving cancer treatment in Lubbock, but live outside of a 50 mile radius.
Saturday marks the 8 month anniversary since Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn went missing. To mark the date, friends and family are gathering Saturday evening to hold a candle light vigil in her honor. Hailey went missing on December 27, 2010. Since her disappearance, no arrests have been made.