Lekha Shupeck reports that this redistricting map below may be one of the finalists for final adoption because it was drawn by a member of the majority. Look closely.
This is the doodling of Sen. Warren Daniel, who represents Avery, Caldwell, and Burke counties in the NC Senate. Under Daniel's hand, Watauga County has in the main been drawn into the 11th CD (orange), except for a tailhook of yellow that reaches up from Caldwell County. The yellow is a new proposed 5th CD.
Judge Bob Orr suggests that the weird gerrymander is meant to take in Virginia Foxx's home. Can't tell from this map without more granular details, but nothing much surprises us about the NCGOP's map-drawing.