Holiday travel in North Carolina for the July 4 weekend will increase 12 percent this year due to pent-up travel demand and increased consumer confidence, according to AAA Carolinas.
Getting there: North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley lies just west of Winston-Salem, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The bridge on Jane Sowers Road over Interstate 77 in Statesville will be closed until August. The Mooresville Tribune reports that there’s road work and repair work going on that will close the bridge. Right now, Rodney Gantt who is an engineer with the NC Department of Transportation Division 12 said they’re surfacing the deck of the bridge. Gantt said contractors from Asheville are doing the work and that the bridge is expected to reopen around August 13th