Western North Carolina’s Transylvania County is known to many as the “Land of Waterfalls.” But with the beauty and tranquility of the area’s waterfalls and other natural features comes an element of danger and, sometimes, tragedy.That fact rang true yesterday when a 24-year-old visitor to a section of the Pisgah National Forest just outside Brevard, N.C. fell at least 50 feet to his death from the top of Moore Cove Falls.Kim Quang Le, a Vietnamese resident living in the United States on a Student/Employee Authorization Card, had been visiting the area on a camping trips with four friends when the Moore Cove Falls accident occurred.According to witnesses present at the scene when the fall occurred, Quang Le had ascended the side of the falls and embarked on a traverse of its brink when he lost his footing, falling 50 to 75 feet into the stream bed below.Moore Cove Falls, courtesy Russell Harrison Photography U.S. Forest Service along with the Transylvania County Rescue Squad and the Transylvania County EMS were all called to the scene, but because Quang Le was declared deceased at the time of their arrival, no efforts were made to resuscitate him.Moore Cove Falls is located in the heart of a popular tourist area just off of Highway 276 between Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger discussed credit union regulatory relief and other top advocacy goals for the association with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other lawmakers Wednesday.Berger and NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler met with McConnell, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. (a member of the Senate Banking Committee), House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services Chairman Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla.During the meetings, Berger emphasized the need for credit union regulatory relief and the difficulty credit unions are having serving their members under the increasing regulatory burden. He also touted NAFCU’s continued support for a national data security standard that would hold retailers to standards similar to those credit unions already follow under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. continue reading »
After dropping the first two games of a three game set against No. 6 North Carolina over the weekend, the USC baseball team managed to avoid a series sweep with a 5-2 victory over the Tar Heels (8-2) on Sunday.The Trojans (8-3) fell behind 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth, and looked as they would go quietly in the top of the fifth. But with two outs, senior outfielder Garret Houts singled and stole second.Junior second baseman Adam Landecker singled him home and advanced to third on a double by senior first baseman Matt Foat. Both scored on a single by senior catcher Kevin Roundtree. Roundtree moved to third on a double by sophomore third baseman Kevin Swick, and both scored on a single by sophomore shortstop James Roberts before the inning finally came to an end.All told, six straight Trojan hitters reached base, all with two outs, and five players scoring to put USC up 5-1.“It just clicked,” said USC coach Frank Cruz of the big fifth inning. “We just got the hits.”Those five runs were more than enough for Trojan starting pitcher Stephen Tarpley. The freshman did not look like one against one of the best teams in college baseball, going six strong innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with just two walks to his seven strikeouts.“Stephen pitched great,” Cruz said. “He really stepped up and helped us get out with a win.”On Saturday, USC got another great performance on the mound, but senior Ben Mount’s seven and 2/3 innings of one-run ball were not enough as the Trojan fell 1-0 in an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel. Tar Heel starter Chris Munnelly allowed a leadoff single to the very first hitter of the game, and then did not give up another hit over seven shutout innings.“Mount threw really, really well,” Cruz said. “It was a great game, but we squandered our best chance to score.”The chance came in the eighth inning when sophomore outfielder Omar Cotto Lozada singled to start the inning and moved to second on a fielder’s choice. Cotto Lozada advanced to third on a wild pitch. He broke for home on another wild pitch, but was tagged out at the plate. It was one of just two times in the game the Trojans even got a runner into scoring position.While the Trojans competed on Saturday, they were torn apart Friday 11-1. The Tar Heels scored three in the second off of senior pitcher Andrew Triggs and two more in the third to put USC in a 5-0 hole early. The Trojans got one back in the seventh, but their bullpen was decimated for six runs over the final two innings to put the game completely out of reach.The Trojans traveled every player on the team to Chapel Hill “as a reward for their hard work in the fall,” according to Cruz. And while USC lost the series, Cruz said he felt his team grew from the experience of the road trip and level of the competition.“We can take this and grow from it,” Cruz said. “But we can’t look behind at it. We’re always looking ahead.”Ahead for the Trojans is another tough matchup. USC returns home Tuesday to host No. 15 Cal State Fullerton at six p.m. at Dedeaux Field.
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