Granite tumble

Numerous large granite countertop pieces tumbled from an 18-wheeler truck on the edge of U.S. 701 at NC 410 at East Tabor just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. It appeared that a strap may have given way, allowing the load to fall. Tabor City Fire Department members assisted the truck driver, here, sweeping some of the debris to help partially open the roadway. (Deuce Niven, TLT)