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Statesville names new Fire Chief

PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Manager Larry Pressley announced Monday that Spencer Lee has been named Fire Chief of the Statesville Fire Department. Lee, 41, is currently the Deputy Chief for Fire & Emergency Services for the City of Jacksonville, NC, Public Safety Department. He will begin his duties in Statesville on March 6, 2017. “Chief […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Inmate charged after becoming combative with officers

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On 02-05-2017, at 0740 am. Deputies were called to the Iredell County Detention Center Annex on Turnersburg Highway to assist with a combative inmate. Upon arrival it was found that Inmate Joshua Robert Lail of Mt. Airy had attempted to throw an unknown substance on Detention Officer Kenneth Fletcher […]

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Statesville Council to consider $1.1 million land purchase

Statesville City Council members will consider fronting $1.1 million tonight for the purchase of land adjacent to the airport. According to the request from staff, this will be developed as a corporate site to provide a pad ready space for hangars. The purchase is eligible for a 90 percent future reimbursement by the NCDOT with […]

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Home invasion, shooting reported in Statesville

They kicked in the door and said they were “Police,” but nothing could be further from the truth. Statesville PD says that’s what four black male subjects did to start a South Green Street home invasion Friday morning. It happened around 5:00 with one victim being struck in the head by a heavyset male armed […]

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The Mooresville Police Department hosted a pizza party for members of the East Community Saturday - Image courtesy of the Mooresville Police Department Facebook Page

Mooresville PD hosts pizza party for East Community

The Mooresville Police Department hosted a pizza party for members of the East Community Saturday. According to the Department’s Facebook Page, about 25 people including youth attended the event at the United House of Prayer Church on Sharpe Street. Participants talked about the area and the Police Department’s community program.

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Hickory Police: Drug suspect pulled gun on officer before being shot dead

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – At approximately 8:14 am, members of the Hickory Police Special Operations Team were involved in an officer involved shooting at 1252 12th Street Place NW in Hickory. Officers were attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant at the residence when the incident occurred. Upon making entry into the residence, officers encountered […]

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LKN entrepreneur launching pedal-powered boat business

FROM PRESS RELEASE A new on-the-water experience is coming to Charlotte’s surrounding waters with the launch of Charlotte Cycleboats LLC. The first-of-its-kind in the area, this company is bringing a water-based spinoff of the oh-so popular land-based pedaling party pubs. Cycleboats provide a fun, new eco-friendly way to enjoy the water safely, with or without […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Man charged with child abuse after teen looses hearing in one ear

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Lincoln County man is facing a child abuse charge in connection with an incident that occurred in December of 2016. Detective Kelsey Harrington arrested Jonathan Matthew Williams, 33, of Knotline Lane, Cherryville, NC Thursday (February 2, 2017) on one felony count of Child Abuse Causing Serious Injury. Williams reportedly […]

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South Carolina man facing drug charges in Iredell

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on February 01, 2017 K-9 deputy D.R. Caskaddon stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation at 137 Westmoreland Road. Sheriff Campbell stated that the deputy noticed an odor of alcohol coming from the driver and continued to investigate the stop. Sheriff Campbell stated that the driver Charles black […]

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Burke County man to be deported following prison term for statutory rape

PRESS RELEASE A Burke County jury needed just 90 minutes of deliberation to find a 29-year-old Morganton man guilty of the statutory rape of a 13-year-old female at the end of a two-day trial. Ricardo Solis Garcia was sentenced to an active prison term of 20 to 29 years in custody of the North Carolina […]

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