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Officials in Union County were dealing with wet weather problems early Friday morning across the county.
Police reported that a tree had come down across Marshville Olive Branch Road around 4:15 a.m., blocking the street.
Authorities were also warning drivers to avoid numerous roads, mainly in the eastern portion of the county, due to flood conditions.
Here is a list of some of those roads motorists were urged to steer clear of:
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Union County officials also said they were dealing with flood waters on Weddington Road between Waxhaw Indian Trail Road and Potter Road.
Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this story.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol shut down Interstate 40 westbound at mile marker 105 – near Morganton – after a construction worker was killed in a crash early Friday morning.
Troopers told Channel 9 that crews had one lane of I-40 closed while they were working on a paving project on the bridge over Highway 18 around 2 a.m. when a pickup truck drove through the construction cones and struck three workers.
According to troopers, one of those workers died on the way to the hospital. The other two workers were rushed to area hospitals but their conditions were not immediately available.
No names have been released.
Troopers told Channel 9 that the driver of the pickup truck was not hurt and that he has not been charged.
Troopers did add that they will present the case to the district attorney.
Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this developing story.
A group of 16 high-profile food and beverage companies that committed to cut calories in their products have far surpassed their target.
As part of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Pledge, big manufacturers such as General Mills, Kraft Foods, Pepsi and Coke trimmed 6.4 trillion calories from their products from 2007 to 2012; than their original pledge was of 1 trillion.
One of the study's authors says that's about 78 calories per person per day. Now, upfront, these figures might appear pretty significant but some health writers have a different interpretation.
PNC Voice says the study started "about the time recession began," so people probably didn't spend as frivolously. Also, the amount of calories in those products did not decline from 2011-2012, which the researchers even noted as a concern for the future.
So what gives? Is there a link between calories and weight gain or should these companies be focusing on reducing something else?
Well, a writer for Medical Daily points to another possible culprit. "The findings could prove once and for all that calories are not as big a problem as sugar and physical inactivity. ... More and more evidence seems to suggest that sugar, not calories, fat, or carbs, is the real enemy of weight loss.
And a CDC report from May mirrors that thought. The report says consuming added sugars has been enabling people from receiving essential nutrients and has contributed to weight gain.
The full analysis of the 16-company pledge was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Wednesday.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:28:48 -0400 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories