Straight-line winds force cancellation of Hometown Celebration

Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Photos submitted Brian O’Brien

Pineville experienced straight-line winds Wednesday afternoon that cancelled their annual Hometown Celebration. The storm moved through bringing down a tree and tearing the roof off of the Pineville Pawn Shop. The winds occurred as several on Courthouse Square were preparing for the celebration but had to seek shelter. A tree broke in half and landed on the top of a woman’s house. The woman was not injured, but the house suffered extensive damage. The Pawnshop roof caused traffic to be rerouted until the damage could be cleared from the roadway. The Hometown Celebration will be rescheduled.