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Approximately 7 pets killed in overnight Iredell fire

Three people went to the hospital following a Eufola Road fire overnight. West Iredell Fire Chief Jerry Houston says one of those individuals had burns to his hands and arms. The two others were children and were transported as a precaution. It’s estimated that about seven dogs died in the fire – others made it […]

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Panthers apply franchise tag to DT Kawann Short

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that the team has applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive tackle Kawann Short. Short, who enters his fifth NFL season in 2017, has 17 sacks in the past two seasons (2015-16), third-most among NFL defensive tackles during that time. In 2015, he recorded a career-high 11 sacks, […]

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Panthers re-sign defensive end Wes Horton

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have re-signed defensive end Wes Horton to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday. Horton, a potential unrestricted free agent, played in 11 games with 10 starts for Carolina in 2016. He recorded 13 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Horton has played his entire NFL […]

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Carolina Panthers re-sign Mario Addison

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have re-signed defensive end Mario Addison to a three-year contract, the team announced Sunday. Addison, a potential unrestricted free agent, is now under contract with Carolina through the 2019 season. “Mario has shown he is one of the best emerging pass rushers in the league and he deserves this contract,” […]

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Vacant Statesville home considered total loss after fire

A vacant Newbern Avenue residence in Statesville is said to be a total loss following a fire early Sunday afternoon. Statesville Fire Department Battalion Chief Andy Weatherman says crews were called around 12:15 and arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of the structure.  The cause is under investigation.  There were no injuries. […]

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One injured in Iredell hot air balloon landing

One person was injured when a hot air balloon landed in the 300 block of Cool Springs Road Friday. Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Thomas Gross says the pilot was standing in such a way that caused his ankle to pop during the landing.  He stressed that the incident was not actually a […]

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Citing flu virus, Iredell Health System issues visitation restriction

Iredell Health System issued the following statement Friday concerning a visitation restriction due to concerns about the flu virus: Iredell Health System takes the health of our patients very seriously. Due to recent increases in the flu virus throughout the community and state, Iredell Memorial Hospital will not permit anyone age 17 and younger to […]

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Those opposed to a possible rock quarry in Statesville's Elmwood community show their opposition at a 2016 City Council meeting

Stricter zoning requirements imposed for Iredell mining & quarry operations

Iredell County Commissioners voted this week to impose stricter zoning requirements on ready-mix, mining and quarry operations. According to an e-mail from County Planning Director Matthew Todd, this comes in response to the Elmwood Strong group which is opposed to the development of a quarry in the east Statesville community. The new rules mandate minimum […]

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Court docs: Two dump trucks of mail removed from home of convicted carrier

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gary Wayne Collins, 53, of Forest, City, N.C., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, and pleaded guilty to detaining and delaying U.S. mail in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Paul L. Bowman, […]

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Statesville teen accused of stealing items from unlocked vehicles

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on Thursday, February 9, 2017, deputies were called to a residence on Wallace Springs Road where four unlocked motor vehicles had been broken into. Various items were stolen from the vehicles. Through further investigation Steven Hass was identified as the suspect. Warrants were obtained on Hass for four […]

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