Winds of 121.3 mph were reported atop Grandfather Mountain on Wednesday morning, setting a record. JEFF WILLHELM/Charlotte Observer
Winds of 121.3 mph were reported atop Grandfather Mountain on Wednesday morning, setting a record. JEFF WILLHELM/Charlotte Observer JEFF WILLHELM Staff Photographer
Winds of 121.3 mph were reported atop Grandfather Mountain on Wednesday morning, setting a record. JEFF WILLHELM/Charlotte Observer JEFF WILLHELM Staff Photographer

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.