• Local schools work to keep student-athletes safe during heat wave

    By: Dave Faherty


    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - The soaring temperatures and high humidity have high schools across the foothills taking precautions this evening.

    [FORECAST: Heat index of at least 100 degrees; afternoon storms likely]

    Schools in Burke, Catawba and Caldwell counties have already changed practice times for football and soccer games. 

    >> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9’s Dave Faherty found out how coaches and athletic trainers are keeping students safe in this heat wave. 

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