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Arrest warrants reveal more an Asheville pastor is accused of child abuse.  49-year-old Greg Metcalf, is the Pastor of Westwood Baptist Church. He's charged with assault on a child, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and child abuse.  Asheville police arrested Metcalf at the church after a DSS investigation.  According to arrest warrants the victim is Metcalf's daughter..  The warrants say he sprayed his daughter in the face with water and stuffed a wash rag in her mouth.  Warrants also say Metcalf neglected the daughter who needed medical care.Asheville Pastor Arrested

Thursday, February 24 2011, 11:51 PM EST

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February 28, 2011 07:51 EST

LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A tractor-trailer carrying 2,200 batteries overturned on U.S. 221 near Linville, killing the driver and spilling battery acid near the Catawba River.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the two-lane highway was closed north of Marion on Sunday as hazardous materials specialists worked on the spill. The name of the driver has not been released.

Lawnmower and motorcycle batteries littered the highway and shoulder of the road. Emergency management officials were concerned because acid from the batteries can cause burns. The acid also could have contaminated the river.

A truckload of lime was being used to neutralize the acid.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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