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IN BRIEF: Local firefighters serving in Alaska, Davidson continues search for Manager

A team of firefighters from the Denver Fire Department is in Alaska to help battle wildfires there. According to the organization, firefighters arrived Tuesday night and were deployed yesterday to a fire northeast of Fairbanks. Davidson Commissioners have a closed-door meeting Tuesday as part of the process to select a new town manager. No formal […]

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Davidson PD releases name of homicide victim

PRESS RELEASE DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson Police Department reports that on Tuesday, June 23 at approximately 8:45 p.m. they responded to a call on the 400 block of Jetton Street in Davidson. In addition to the Davidson Police Department, officers from Cornelius, Huntersville, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments were on the scene to assist. […]

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LKN chamber changes stance on toll lanes

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has changed its position on toll lanes planned for I-77, issuing a resolution yesterday asking for the project to be stopped. Before, the chamber supported looking at all options for improving I-77. (AUDIO).“We sent out a poll to our membership roughly 2 weeks ago” Chamber President Bill Russell. About […]

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Renaissance Festival holding auditions for actors

  The Carolina Renaissance Festival is opening the stage for auditions Saturday. Marketing Director Matt Siegel says they have opportunities for people of all skill sets. (AUDIO).“We are looking for characters of all types to become roaming villagers inside the village to help bring history to life . We are also looking for folks to […]

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Left column: Hayleigh Cheyenne Wilson (top), and possible suspect vehicle (bottom).  Right column: Benjamin 'Ben' Shook.
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Investigators say missing TN girl last seen in Marion with sex offender

PRESS RELEASE An East Tennessee AMBER Alert has been activated for the Surgionsville Police Department for a 14-yr old Hayleigh Wilson. Hayleigh Wilson is a white female that left her residence in Surgoinsville, Tennessee on the night of June 22, 2015 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Hayleigh has been spotted at a Walmart in Marion, North […]

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Davidson PD investigating homicide

PRESS RELEASE DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson Police Department reports that on Tuesday, June 23 at approximately 8:44 p.m. they responded to a call on the 400 block of Jetton Street in Davidson. In addition to the Davidson Police Department, officers from Cornelius, Huntersville, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments were on the scene to assist. […]

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Joe Vagnone is co-host of WSIC's Local Biz Now, heard Friday mornings at 8 a.m.

OPINION: Toll project a bad deal

By: Joe Vagnone The controversial $650 million I-77 widening project in the Lake Norman region appears to be opposed by the vast majority of residents, as well as by hundreds of local small and large businesses in the area. According to a recent Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce poll, 94% said they are not in […]

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LKN Chamber asking for halt of toll project

PRESS RELEASE Cornelius, NC June 23, 2015 – The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted Monday, June 22nd to respectfully request that the contract between the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and I-77 Mobility Partners be terminated as soon as reasonably possible and that an alternative source of funding be secured […]

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Burke County man accused of trying to help ISIS

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Burke County, North Carolina, man has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District […]

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Tarte talks toll lanes on Local Biz Now

  North Carolina Senator Jeff Tarte joined WSIC’s Local Biz Now Friday morning, talking about toll lanes planned for I-77. Private citizens, local governments and the business community have expressed their frustration. (AUDIO).“The businesses are just flaming angry, because they don’t feel like anybody’s listening to us. Like the decisions were made, but the factor […]

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