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2015-02-27StatesvilleChamber

WSIC joining with local chambers for political leadership institute

PRESS RELEASE The Lake Norman and Statesville Chambers of Commerce will be hosting a candidates training program for individuals interested in future elected office. The Institute of Political Leadership of Lake Norman and Iredell County is an introduction to campaigning for local, county, and state office. The three day session will be held on three […]

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Statesville PD makes arrest in B&E case

An Old Charlotte Road house in Statesville was broken-into yesterday afternoon with someone inside at the time.  The victim told police that the man started yelling, cursing and asking about a book bag when confronted.  Police arrested a David Simpson next door in their investigation, also charging him with assault on a handicapped person – […]

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Panthers re-sign Teddy Williams

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have re-signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Teddy Williams to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday. Williams played in three games in 2016 before finishing the season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He recorded seven tackles, one pass defense and one interception. Williams joined the Panthers in 2015 […]

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Investigations by area law enforcement agencies leads to 32 indictments

PRESS RELEASE GREENSBORO, N. C. – Thirty-two people were indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking and firearms violations, announced Sandra Hairston, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. Thirty-one people have been arrested. The eighteen-count indictment alleges violations of federal drug trafficking and firearms laws. All thirty-two defendants […]

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MORNING NEWSCAST: Woman robbed of prescription, Council members to consider downtown grant program

A woman was pushed to the ground and robbed of her prescription in a Columbia Street incident in Statesville recently. Police say the victim got a ride from two unknown people to get her Oxycodone prescription filled and afterwards had it stolen. Investigators describe the vehicle as a newer purple Chevy Impala occupied by a […]

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Guardrail pierces vehicle in Iredell crash

Guardrail went through the entire front passenger area of a car in a US 70 accident around 8:20 this morning. That’s according to Trooper Neal with the Highway Patrol who says the driver overcorrected and went off the road hitting the guardrail sideways. Neal identifies the driver as a Robert Kontos and says he escaped […]

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Attempted Facebook sale ends in armed robbery, police warn of phone scam

A Facebook sale gone bad – this in the 1600 block of East Broad Street late Tuesday night. Statesville PD says the victim agreed to sell a PS4 gaming system to an acquaintance via the social media site. Detectives say the two met outside the victim’s place of work when the expected purchaser produced a […]

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Collier resigns as head of Carolina Balloon Fest organizing body

PRESS RELEASE Robb Collier, Executive Director of the National Balloon Rally Charities, has resigned effective March 29, 2017. “I am passionate about our festivals and [have] spent every day working to make them wildly successful,” said Collier. “I wish the National Balloon Rally Charities much success.” During Collier’s time as Executive Director, he successfully increased […]

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Woman accused of stealing from in-laws

A woman arrested by the Statesville Police Department is accused of stealing and pawning items from her in-laws. Investigators say this happened over a period of more than a year-and-a-half with items including firearms turning-up missing from the St. Andrews Road address. Kristen Childress was arrested earlier this week and held under a $50,000 bond. […]

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Attorney for accused bus driver declines to comment, for now

The attorney for a bus driver accused by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office of having a student get off for bad behavior has declined to comment on the case, for now. Maria Sanchez is presently on paid administrative leave from her job as a teacher assistant and bus driver at East Iredell Middle School. Attorney […]

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