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Cornelius PD, Coast Guard Auxiliary planning boat safety check

PRESS RELEASE The Cornelius Police Department Lake Patrol Unit, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lake Norman, will host two Vessel Safety Checkpoints at Blythe Landing boat launch on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Vessel Safety Checks are no charge and take only about 10 minutes, depending on vessel size. […]

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Red Cross aiding 8 families in Iredell

FROM PRESS RELEASE (CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 25, 2017) – The American Red Cross Western North Carolina Region is assisting more than 25 families in four counties that were impacted by the devastating storms that hit our area Wednesday. In Iredell County, we are assisting 8 families with immediate assistance for a place to stay, clothing, […]

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Tornado confirmed in Cool Springs, clean-up continues

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado in Iredell County Wednesday afternoon.  The assessment of its path continues with more information expected to be released at a later time. At least three Cool Springs homes were destroyed after what the Fire Department there is calling a tornado Wednesday afternoon. (AUDIO: Please watch the […]

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Mitchell Community College pins 2017 nursing class

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College’s Holbrook-Huskins Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program held a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, May 17 honoring the following graduating students: Graduates Brittany Fulp Adams (Statesville) Rebecca Ann Ammons (Mooresville) Anne Auten Baker (Advance) Jessica Bost Bodie (Statesville) Paula Brooks (Mooresville) Kyle Brown (Statesville) Danae Michelle Buck (Mooresville) […]

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I-77 toll contractor fined $1.3 million

The contractor building I-77 tolls in Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties is being fined $1.3 million dollars. WSIC news partner Fox 46 reports that I-77 Mobility Partners is accused of not removing I-77 lane closures and I-277 ramp closures at the proper time Tuesday morning. Sugar Creek Construction says this was caused by an equipment issue. […]

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Deceased Lake Norman boater identified

The boater whose body was recovered from Lake Norman Tuesday night has been identified. WSIC news parter Fox 46 is following the story and reports the victim is a James Foster.  The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is handling the investigation. Emergency crews were called out shortly after 11:00 Monday night. The Huntersville Fire Department says two boats […]

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Senator Thom Tillis says he’s alright following race collapse

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis issued the following message via Twitter after collapsing during a race: I’m doing well. Looking forward to getting back to work. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. #CapChallenge — Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017

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District Attorney: Man who purchased teen as sex slave sentenced

PRESS RELEASE A Morganton man will spend 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old female during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, May 15, 2017. Pasqual Mendez, 24, was given an active prison term of 12 to 19 years in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult […]

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Police: I-40 shooting victim was victim of reported kidnapping in Catawba

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2017 just after 3PM, Statesville Police officers responded to a reported shooting just off of the interstate at I-40 westbound near the I-77 interchange. Upon arrival, Troopers from the NCSHP and Iredell County EMS were on scene. The victim had already been declared deceased. SPD Investigators […]

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Victims identified in crash that left 79-year-old dead

A 79-year-old Mooresville man is dead following a head-on Highway 152 accident early Wednesday afternoon. Trooper McLain with the Highway Patrol says Robert Denney attempted a pass near the Rowan County line, but hit an oncoming car. The driver of that vehicle, a James Baral, was taken to the hospital.

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