Crews continue to fight a wildfire that had, by some estimates, consumed 500 acres at Pilot Mountain State Park by Monday afternoon. And local officials are asking for donations to help local firefighters.
After Pilot Mountain Mayor Evan Cockerham said the town's firefighters could use drinks to help them stay hydrated, people responded by bringing the fire department hundreds of cases of water and Gatorade, according to a Monday morning Facebook post.
The fire department is now asking for monetary donations only. Those can be made in person at Town Hall in Pilot Mountain, over the phone at 336-368-2247, ext. 0 or online at pilotmountainnc.org.
“The defendant had an opportunity to respect the government and the court’s trust in his release pending trial, but has apparently made the conscious decision to abuse that privilege,” prosecutors wrote in calling on U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly of Washington to revoke Grant’s release, which he did on Tuesday.
Former Gov. Pat McCrory and former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker of Greensboro each leveled sharp criticism of U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and the political action committee supporting him at a recent GOP event — a sign they may be growing concerned by his rise, though they say otherwise.