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Jimmy Ayers - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: Armed with bowie knife, man claims to be law enforcement officer

PRESS RELEASE Sherriff Darren Campbell stated that Detective Sgt. Katie Harwell was following up on a domestic assault incident involving the suspect, Jimmy Ayers and his wife. During the investigation it was discovered that Ayers approached a subject in a vehicle and presented himself as a law enforcement officer. Ayers, who was armed with a […]

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Panthers re-sign RB Fozzy Whittaker

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have re-signed running back Fozzy Whittaker to a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Whittaker, a potential unrestricted free agent, played in all 16 games for Carolina in 2016. He rushed for 265 yards on 57 attempts, leading Carolina running backs with an average of 4.6 yards per carry. He […]

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Retiring Cornelius Police Officer honored, new K9 welcomed

PRESS RELEASES On March 1, 2017, Corporal W.L. “Lee” Cook retired from the Cornelius Police Department after over twelve years with the Town of Cornelius and almost twenty years in law enforcement. During the Cornelius Board of Commissioners Meeting on Monday, March 6, Corporal Cook was recognized for his years of service by Chief Hoyle […]

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Huntersville PD: Woman accused of shoplifting arrested after pursuit

PRESS RELEASE On Monday, March 6, 2017, Huntersville Police Officers responded to the Target store located at 9801 Sam Furr Road for a shoplifting case of more than $1,000.00. Officers came into contact with one of the suspects, Uniqua Lastarr Adams (DOB: 05/04/1992), attempting to get into her vehicle. When officers approached Ms. Adams, she […]

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Maiden man gets 6 years for drive-by shooting

PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. – U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees sentenced yesterday James Holland Helms, 21, of Maiden, N.C., to 75 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on a firearms offense, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. John A. Strong, Special Agent in […]

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LEFT: Deputy Brandon Best and Sheriff Darren Campbell examine the seized drugs and cash.  RIGHT: Sherrie Reed - Pictures courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: $1.25 million in cocaine seized during Iredell traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On Monday March 6, 2017 members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Rav 4. While speaking with the driver and sole occupant, Sherrie Shawnte Reed, deputies noticed several items in the vehicle which they asked her […]

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College students spending spring break with Habitat for Humanity

FROM PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. (March 6, 2017)— A dozen students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are forgoing a week at the beach and instead spending their spring break building an affordable Habitat for Humanity home in Statesville, as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge program. Students will be working on a house […]

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Possible “compromise” to HB2 continues in Raleigh

What some are calling a compromise to North Carolina’s nationally-known bathroom bill HB2 remains in the works in Raleigh.  (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote).   Lake-area State Senator Jeff Tarte.  House Bill 186 was presented as a means to repeal HB2 while keeping regulation of multiple occupancy bathrooms with the […]

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Accidents snarl Charlotte area traffic

It seems to have been a morning full of accidents for commuters trying to get to Charlotte. At the lake, an accident near Catawba Avenue snarling traffic – that happened on the southbound side with the impact stretching back to Mooresville. In Davidson, a pick-up and a dump truck colliding on Kerns Road. The driver of the […]

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LKN Chamber e-mail outlines local business discussions concerning HB2

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce President Bill Russell issued the following e-mail to members Thursday concerning local business discussions and reactions to HB2: “Lake Norman Chamber Member: “On Monday, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Lake Norman Chamber Board of Directors, our leadership discussed the controversial issue House Bill 2 (HB2). Regardless of partisanship, […]

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