Family: Can't bear to tell kids horses may be dead - WNCT

Family loses everything in Avery County landslide; can't bear to tell kids their horses may be dead

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

    Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:25:46 GMT
    Sharon DaleSharon Dale
    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
AVERY COUNTY, NC (WJHL) -

One week ago the Bailey family lost their home in the massive landslide that wiped out both lanes of Highway 194 near Newland, North Carolina. 

The family of five is now living in a friend's trailer and is still trying to cope with what happened that night, especially the children who no longer have their own beds to sleep in, their favorite blankies, or their beloved horses.

"One was named Princess and one was named Bob," said 5 year old Emma Bailey, who thinks her 3 miniature horses, Princess, Bob and Sass are missing.  "They ran away," said Emma.

Her father Robbie knows different.  "We looked and found no signs of them," said Robbie Bailey.

Robbie says it's hard to hear Emma talk about how much she misses her horses.  "It's just really depressing because they are things you can't really replace," said Robbie.

"I love horsies, I pet them and combed them," said Emma.  

However that's not all Emma misses.  "She said she wishes her home wasn't broken," said Robbie.  "It had my new blankies and my new pillows in it," said Emma.

Three things that did survive and are helping Emma cope: her pet goat Ginger, her puppies, and thankfully she still has her family.

The Bailey's didn't have insurance.  Again, for now they're staying in a friend's trailer in Elk Park.  Red Cross and a group called Volunteer Avery have helped provide food and clothing for the family.

Copyright 2013 WJHL. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.