Man released from hospital
John Jackson, 50, of Ellenboro was transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center after his crashed his motorcycle off Pinehurst Drive in Ellenboro Monday afternoon. Jackson told North Carolina Highway Patrolman NCHP John Horton he swerved to miss a dog. He was traveling west, ran off the road and struck a culvert. He was thrown from the motorcycle. At the scene Monday were firefighters from Ellenboro, personnel from the NCHP, Rutherford County EMS and EMS coordinators.