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The Gutter Gorilla Difference

When it comes to gutter cleaning in Indian Trail, NC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Indian Trail.

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Gutter Cleaning in Indian Trail, NC

We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.

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Foundation Damage

The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.

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Wood Damage

Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.

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Landscaping Damage

If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.

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Gutter Damage

When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.

If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Indian Trail for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.

Common Signs of Clogged Gutters

One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Indian Trail, NC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.

Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:

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Sagging Gutters

When debris like pine needles and leaves begin to build up in your gutters, the increased weight can cause your gutters to bend and sag. When this happens, your gutters can’t do their job of directing water away from your home. If your gutters appear to be sagging, chances are they are clogged.

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Birds and Pests

Animals like birds find gutters a very appealing place to make a nest. If you notice birds or other critters scurrying around in your gutters, it can be a tell-tale sign that your gutters are clogged with nest-making materials.

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Stains on Your Siding

If you see stains on your siding, there is a good chance that your gutters are clogged, and standing water is overflowing onto your siding. This overflow of water can damage the fascia boards behind your gutters and can also affect your roof’s shingles.

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Plant Life

It might sound far-fetched, but if your gutters have enough dirt and debris buildup, seeds within that dirt can sprout, causing a garden to grow in your gutters. If you notice signs of plant growth in your gutters, they are most likely clogged and need to be cleaned ASAP.

In today’s fast-paced world, we understand that your time is precious. If you believe your gutters are clogged but don’t have the time to check, we would be happy to travel to your home for an initial gutter inspection.

During your inspection, our team will check your gutters for clogs and debris. While we are inspecting your gutters for clogs, we will also keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear and other issues that might cause damage to your home. When we’re done, we will go over what we found and provide you with a cost-effective solution for any problems that arise. That way, you can spend more time focusing on your family and your life and less time worrying about fixing your gutters by yourself.

Gutter Installation in Indian Trail, NC

Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.

Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.

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At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Indian Trail, NC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.

When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.

Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Indian Trail:

  • We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
  • Our installation methods are tried and tested.
  • Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
  • We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
  • We are licensed and insured.
  • Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.

When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Indian Trail. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:

  • Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
  • Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
  • The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
  • Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
  • Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
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Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Indian Trail, NC

Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.

Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Indian Trail, NC:

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Pooling Water
Puddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
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Leaks
The next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
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Displaced Hardware
If you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
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Check your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
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Peeling Paint
Have you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
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Uneven Gutters
If your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.

The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Indian Trail

At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.

Ready to get started? Start your free estimate right from our website, or give our office a call today to learn more about our exceptional gutter services in Indian Trail. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!

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Bryce McFerson breaks down Notre Dame commitment

Indian Trail (N.C.) Metrolina Christian Academy punterBryce McFerson was happily committed to Wake Forest. McFerson pledged to the Demon Deacons back in September 2020, and Dave Clawson’s program offered him the opportunity to stay in state and get a degree from a prestigious university.But then Notre Dame came along.In October, Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian started expre...

Indian Trail (N.C.) Metrolina Christian Academy punter

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was happily committed to Wake Forest. McFerson pledged to the Demon Deacons back in September 2020, and Dave Clawson’s program offered him the opportunity to stay in state and get a degree from a prestigious university.

But then Notre Dame came along.

In October, Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian started expressing interest in McFerson, and a few weeks later when the 6-1, 181-pounder received his scholarship offer from the Fighting Irish it was all over.

“I had pretty much already decided that I was going to switch my commitment,” McFerson said.

Notre Dame’s current scholarship punter is Jay Bramblett, and although he hasn’t publicly announced his intentions to transfer as of Nov. 23, it seems that this season is his last in a Fighting Irish uniform. He will graduate from Notre Dame after three seasons and was honored during Senior Day Nov. 19 against Georgia Tech.

If Bramblett does indeed transfer, it opens the door for McFerson to start as a true freshman. He could potentially handle other special teams duties.

“I’m going to compete for the kickoff job as well,” he said.

Polian must have had a pretty good idea before McFerson’s official visit Nov. 18-20 that he’d land the All-American punter, and it solidified during McFerson’s one-on-one conversation with Irish head coach Brian Kelly.

“It was amazing. He’s such a good guy,” McFerson said. “It was crazy that the head coach of such a huge, powerhouse program be such a personable guy and that humble.

“I was telling him that I had such an amazing time on my visit and loved it. He asked if I was going to commit, and I said, ‘I am.’”

The longtime Irish assistant coach was instrumental in McFerson’s recruitment.

“He sold me on it,” McFerson said of Polian. “He was very important in my decision. I think he’s a great guy and is very focused. He has a lot of determination to be excellent at what he does.

“It’s cool to have a guy like that on the sidelines who is working with you. He also knows a lot about the technique of punting and kicking, which is uncommon.”

Other highlights of McFerson’s all-expenses paid visit in November included all the coaches and staff members he and his family spoke with, dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House and a meeting with Dr. Amber Selking, Notre Dame’s mental performance coach.

“She showed me how important the mental side of things is,” McFerson explained. “That sold me a lot, too. Punting is different than other positions because at practice you’ll have 60 reps, but in the game you’ll have five or less.

“Learning how to change the practice to game mindset will be an important thing for me.”

McFerson took an unofficial visit to Notre Dame’s campus during the weekend of the Irish’s bye week in October. He fell in love with the university at that point.

“It’s Notre Dame,” he said. “It has the most storied program in all of college football. Wake Forest is a special place with the intimacy of it and the coaching staff is great, and then there are other big football schools that don’t have that type of culture. But Notre Dame has both. It has the same intimacy and culture, and it has high-level football.”

McFerson was one of the few people in attendance for Notre Dame’s 55-0 triumph over Georgia Tech who was cheering for the Irish and wanting to see their punt unit on the field.

“It was amazing,” McFerson said of the atmosphere inside Notre Dame Stadium. “It was a blowout, and people usually don’t stay to watch those after the first half, but the students stayed until the end of the game. The stadium was still packed when the game was over.”

During his senior season in which he helped lead Metrolina Christian Academy to a 10-2 season, he averaged 46.0 yards per punt with a long of 62 and pinned the opponent inside their 20 six times on 24 total punts.

As a kicker, McFerson kicked off 67 times and recorded 63 touchbacks. He was perfect on extra points (43 of 43) and 6 of 12 on field goals with a long of 47.

McFerson is Notre Dame’s 23rd commitment of the 2022 recruiting class. The Fighting Irish have now taken a scholarship specialist in the past four classes (2019 punter Jay Bramblett, 2020 long snapper Alex Peitsch, 2021 kicker Joshua Bryan and 2022 punter McFerson).

McFerson plans to major in business at Notre Dame.

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Voters across the state head to the polls to decide local elections

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — When polls opened across the state Tuesday morning, thousands of North Carolina voters went to polling places, selecting candidates to lead cities, towns and counties across the state.In Union County, ...

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — When polls opened across the state Tuesday morning, thousands of North Carolina voters went to polling places, selecting candidates to lead cities, towns and counties across the state.

In Union County, there were roughly 30 races for the county’s roughly 160,000 registered voters to weigh in on Tuesday.

Matt Majesky was one of those voters, voting at his precinct, Hemby Bridge Elementary School.

Voters across the state head to the polls to decide dozens of local elections

Union County had roughly 30 local and municipal races to decide Tuesday

In afternoon update, county says more than 7,000 people had voted

Majesky, a local business owner in Indian Trail, said he’s been voting regularly in local elections since 2017.

“I kind of learned a lot about the people who control decisions and such in our community, and I learned about voting, and I’ve been voting in our community ever since,” Majesky explained.

Before 2017, he said he was not a regular voter. But, moving to Union County and opening his first business in Indian Trail caused a change in his thinking.

“This is my first-ever brick and mortar business. So, I wanted to meet the mayor, and I wanted to be involved in the town. Because being the type of business that I am, we’re heavily involved in the community, and we try to anchor ourselves in,” Majesky said on the way to the polls.

Good morning Union County (and North Carolina)! It’s Election Day! Lots of local races to participate in and have your voice heard! Polls in Union County are open till 7:30pm, they’ve had 1,812 voters so far, across 46 precincts. .@SpecNews1CLT pic.twitter.com/qkfyO9UPYu

— Jacob Reynolds (@JRFromTheSouth) November 2, 2021

Majesky and his wife own a martial arts training center in Indian Trail. Once he started the business, Majesky said he wanted to learn more about his local leaders and how they would impact his business.

It is the reason he made sure to make time on Tuesday to vote in the elections he was eligible to participate.

“It went awesome! Not very many people in there, just went in there — I mean I had a lot of excitement, had a lot of energy, I love voting day. Because, when you vote for the people that you see right outside the building, it gives you a lot of confidence that you’re voting for the right ones,” Majesky said.

He added he was not discouraged by a lack of fellow voters, since he can make his own schedule in the morning. Majesky said his martial arts studio starts getting busy at around 1:30 p.m. as children finish the school day.

“I care a lot about our community. I know that if I go cast a vote, it can definitely have an impact on the quality of life that we have for friends and family and the community we live in,” Majesky said after getting in his car to head off to his next errand.

The Union County Board of Elections staff said operations at its 46 precincts were running smoothly. By 4 p.m., data posted to the Board of Elections website said 7,122 people had voted on Tuesday. Polls remain open in Union County until 7:30 p.m.

Union County had 2,855 people vote early, according to Board of Elections staff.

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Notre Dame’s roster-management misfortune has become Wake Forest’s loss.

As news filtered out of Jay Bramblett’s decision to grad-transfer upon the conclusion of his junior season to be closer to home (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) in SEC country, the Irish made quick work of the recruitment of Indian Trail, N.C. punter Bryce McFerson.

McFerson, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder from Metrolina Christian Academy, visited Notre Dame for the Georgia Tech game and made his verbal commitment to the Irish public on Sunday.

In addition to punting duties, McFerson also kicks off for the Warriors where he’s shown the ability to consistently reach the middle of the end zone kicking off from the 40-yard line with a long (eight-to-nine-yard) run-up. He is quick to the football but a little long (operationally) on his field-goal attempts.

But it’s McFerson’s punting prowess that made him Notre Dame’s target to replace Bramblett. McFerson has outstanding extension on his punts and has displayed quality hang time in multiple camp settings. In those camp settings, he displays his vast technical training.

He doesn’t necessarily hit a consistent spiral on those punts, but he follows through with length and hang time that seems to exceed his 6-foot-1 height. He punts with limited moving parts, which is a positive and lends itself to consistency. It’s obvious he has received extensive professional training from the way he works on his craft. He can be seen executing rugby-style punts in camps as well.

Understandably, his game performances aren’t as impressive as his camp work. One game showed a line drive from his own goal line with a drop of the football a bit inconsistent. But the slightly-built specialist functions with a plan to correct inconsistencies through his technical training.

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247Sports rates McFerson as the fifth best punter behind prospects committed to Georgia, Arkansas, Penn State and Iowa State. 247Sports’ composite list has him No. 8 behind the aforementioned schools as well as West Virginia and Western Kentucky.

Other schools that had expressed interest in McFerson were Michigan State, Penn State, Baylor, and Virginia.

North Carolina Department of Transportation is building highway bridges for wildlife as well as humans

Associated PressThe N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk.The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the Tennessee state line in the narrow, winding Pigeon River Gorge.The highway creates a barrier there between two sections of Pisgah National Forest. To the south and west is Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its growing elk population centered in Ca...

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk.

The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the Tennessee state line in the narrow, winding Pigeon River Gorge.

The highway creates a barrier there between two sections of Pisgah National Forest. To the south and west is Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its growing elk population centered in Cataloochee Valley. To the north and east is Max Patch, a 4,600-foot mountain bald that is popular with hikers and wildlife, including elk.

This month, a contractor started work on a new bridge at Harmon Den Road that will include more space for animals to follow the creek under the highway. New 9-foot-tall fences on either side will steer bear, deer, elk and other wildlife toward the bridge opening. Meanwhile, cattle guards — grids of steel beams that farmers and ranchers use to keep livestock from roaming — will be built into the pavement on the exit and entrance ramps.

"I don't know that we've ever done that in North Carolina in this type of situation, putting a cattle guard on an interstate highway to keep animals from getting on the interstate," said Wanda Austin, NCDOT's division engineer for the region.

The hope is that by making it easier for animals to go under the highway they won't cross the pavement and put themselves and people in danger, says Liz Hillard, a wildlife scientist with the conservation group Wildlands Network who studies animal movements in the gorge.

"They need these large areas to roam and find resources," Hillard said. "And then there's the human safety aspect. Hitting a 1,000-pound elk is dangerous."

Wildlife passages are more common out west, Hillard said. In Montana, for example, the state transportation department built more than 40 wildlife crossings along a stretch of U.S. 93 through the Flathead Indian Reservation, including a large, grass-covered overpass for bears, deer, elk and moose.

Other wildlife highway crossings in NC

NCDOT has made accommodations for wildlife as well, though much less often. In the 1990s, at the request of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, it built two culverts under a new stretch of Interstate 26 northwest of Asheville for black bears. NCDOT later worked with the commission to design and build three wildlife underpasses for bears, deer, red wolves and other animals under a new stretch of U.S. 64 in Washington County, east of Plymouth.

In 2005, NCDOT agreed to build a higher and longer replacement bridge for U.S. 15-501 over New Hope Creek in Durham to make more room for wildlife, primarily deer that follow the creek. Ron Sutherland, chief scientist for Wildlands Network, said the group has been studying how deer use the passage and, with cameras mounted on the bridge, counted more than 2,000 in a single year.

"I think our data show the 15-501 bridge has been a tremendous success," Sutherland said. "Thousands of people drive over that bridge every day without knowing how many deer and other wildlife are flowing safely underneath."

NCDOT is planning a more ambitious crossing in Graham County, where the Appalachian Trail crosses N.C. 143 at Stecoah Gap. The Corridor K project, as it's known, calls for the state to build a land bridge, planted with vegetation, to carry hikers and wildlife over the road.

"It's really just protecting that corridor for the wildlife and making it safer from a hiker's perspective, so that they're not coming out on the road," Austin said. "And obviously that helps the motoring public, too."

A change in culture at NCDOT

When I-40 was built through Pigeon River Gorge in the late 1960s, little thought was given to wildlife, in part because there wasn't as much of it. Elk hadn't been seen in North Carolina since the late 1700s, and black bears were relatively rare.

Things have changed. Elk were reintroduced at Cataloochee in 2001, and bears have become so numerous that sightings on the streets of Western North Carolina's largest city, Asheville, have become routine.

Conservationists were initially concerned about how to make it easier for elk to safely cross I-40 in the Pigeon River Gorge, says Jeff Hunter, regional manager for the National Parks Conservation Association. That led to a meeting in the winter of 2017 that evolved into a conversation about other types of wildlife as well.

Hunter says he approached NCDOT about accommodating wildlife in the gorge later that year and got little response.

That began to change the following year, he says, when the Federal Highway Administration held a two-day workshop on wildlife crossing strategies in Maggie Valley, not far from the gorge. NCDOT has been engaged with conservation groups in the mountains since then, Hunter says, and was receptive to modifying the Harmon Den Road bridge.

"It's a very positive step forward, and it's an indication that the agency itself is changing," Hunter said. "Hearts and minds and as a result culture, which is exciting to see."

NCDOT is replacing the Harmon Den Road bridge, and eventually four others on I-40 in the gorge, because of age and deterioration. The bridge was demolished this month, and traffic in both directions is being squeezed into one lane and detoured onto the exit and entrance ramps, causing delays.

The new bridge, scheduled open to traffic late next spring, will be the same length as the old one.

But the bridge abutments have been redesigned to provide more room underneath. The extra space will be used for flat trails on both sides of Cold Springs Creek that Hillard said should act as "greenway trails for wildlife."

Harmon Den Road just a start

The conservation groups formed a coalition called Safe Passage that hopes to find other ways to help wildlife safely cross I-40 and other roads in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. It has spent more than two years studying how and where animals cross the interstate, using GPS collars on elk, weekly surveys of animal carcasses along the road and more than 100 remote cameras.

Harmon Den Road is one of several hot spots along the 28-mile stretch of highway through the gorge, in part because the river and the creek provide natural routes for wildlife to follow.

The fencing, cattle guards and trails for wildlife will add little to the $19 million cost of replacing the bridge, said Austin, the NCDOT engineer. Hunter said Safe Passage has raised more than $100,000 to help cover the added cost and will raise more if needed.

Safe Passage will use the data it has collected to point to other places where NCDOT could help wildlife cross the highway.

Potential strategies include new land bridges or tunnels, but also new fencing to steer animals to existing culverts or retrofitting or enlarging culverts to make it easier for animals to pass through. The infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden includes $350 million for animal crossing projects nationwide.

"In the I-40 corridor, Harmon Den is a really, really positive start," Hunter said. "But there's more to be done."

Notre Dame lands All-American punter Bryce McFerson

Indian Trail (N.C.) Metrolina Christian Academy specialistBryce McFersoncommitted to Wake Forest on Sept. 11, 2020, but backed off his pledge to the Demon Deacons Nov. 19, the same day he took a flight up to South Bend for a Notre Dame official visit.And coming out of his visit weekend, McFerson received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame and flipped his commitment to the Fighting Irish.Notre Dame is re...

Indian Trail (N.C.) Metrolina Christian Academy specialist

Bryce McFerson

committed to Wake Forest on Sept. 11, 2020, but backed off his pledge to the Demon Deacons Nov. 19, the same day he took a flight up to South Bend for a Notre Dame official visit.

And coming out of his visit weekend, McFerson received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame and flipped his commitment to the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame is recruiting McFerson to play punter, and he’s the No. 2 player at that position in the 2022 class, per Kohl’s Professional Camps. McFerson is committed to playing in the 2022 All-American Bowl.

The 6-1, 175-pounder looks to be Notre Dame’s punter of the future with Jay Bramblett entering his senior season in 2022.

Chris Sailer Kicking ranks McFerson as a five-star prospect, and Sailer raves about McFerson in his evaluation of him.

“Bryce is a phenomenal high school punting and kicking prospect,” Sailer wrote. “He is a great looking athlete with a powerful leg. His punting is a major strength. He hits a FBS level ball, and his consistency is impressive. His feet and hands are quick and efficient. Bryce is averaging 45-plus yards, with 4.7-plus hang time. He also shows he can hit 50-plus, with 5.0-plus hang time.

“He’s a phenomenal directional punter and a fantastic kicker. He does a great job on field goals, and Bryce hits a clean ball and has 55-yard range off the ground. His kickoffs are strong and college ready.

“Bryce is a fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. One of the hardest workers out there. He has all the tools to dominate the next level and is a big-time combo prospect.”

During his senior season in which he helped lead Metrolina Christian Academy to a 10-2 season, he averaged 46 yards per punt with a long of 62 and pinned the opponent inside their 20 six times on 24 total punts.

As a kicker, McFerson kicked off 67 times and recorded 63 touchbacks. He was 43 of 43 on extra points and 6 of 12 on field goals with a long of 47.

McFerson is Notre Dame’s 23rd commitment of the 2022 recruiting class. The Fighting Irish have now taken a scholarship specialist in the past four classes (2019 punter Jay Bramblett, 2020 long snapper Alex Peitsch, 2021 kicker Joshua Bryan and 2022 punter McFerson).

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