Unfortunately my little 'ol hometown has been in the news a bit lately, and not for good reasons. A couple of days ago an elderly couple was found shot to death in their home, apparently by an elderly Mocksville man who had dated the woman and was upset that she was trying to reconcile with her husband. Then yesterday two teenagers disappeared on the Yadkin River when they decided that it would be a great idea to go kayaking while a flood warning was in effect. Just down the road from where the boys went on their little misadventure a man decided to jump off a bridge into the Yadkin because he thought it would be fun. Despite his best efforts to win the Darwin Award the man was rescued.
That's a lot of action in one week for a little town of 14,000-ish people.