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Sheriff’s Office: Teen charged with sex crime after meeting girl he talked with on Snapchat

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Lincoln County teen has been charged with indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident that occurred between September 1, 2017 and October 9, 2017. Detective Dan Renn charged Erik Ivan Rodriguez, 18, of English Oak Drive, Lincolnton, NC on October 18, 2017. The report was filed […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Sex offender arrested for failing to report sex offender she was living with

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received information that Damion Christopher Payne, a Sex Offender from Catawba County was living in Statesville. Deputy John Adams investigated the information further and was able to determine that Mr. Payne was staying at 623 Cherry Street Statesville, with Wendy Slone Mathena, who […]

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Iredell Commissioners delay vote on employee concealed carry policy

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Iredell County Commissioners held-off on a vote last night to decide whether or not County employees should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on the job. Commissioner Gene Houpe tells WSIC this is so additional input can be obtained from staff and the public.  He says two people spoke at last night’s […]

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Silver Alert issued for missing Alexander County woman

FROM PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH 4:07 AM — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Christine Barnes StClair. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Christine Barnes StClair, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Anyone with information about […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after business owner spots him driving stolen van

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – The owner of the Home Place Restaurant was on his way on a planned fishing trip in Burke County when he spotted the van stolen from his restaurant early this morning. The owner, Clay Heafner, called 911 and followed the van until a Morganton Public Safety Officer could respond and […]

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Mooresville Parks & Rec earns national accreditation

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, NC – The Town’s Parks & Recreation Department joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The announcement was made during the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference […]

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Statesville Council delays splash pad vote

PRESS RELEASE Plans to build a splash pad at the Bentley Center were put on hold Monday night after Council member Roy West moved to table the motion in order to study the possibility of locating the project at the new municipal building on Shelton Ave. The design of the municipal building, which will house […]

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Statesville PD identifies victim in fatal moped accident

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2017 just before 4PM, SPD officers responded to a crash involving a passenger vehicle and moped. The crash happened on West End. Ave. at N. Kelly St. As a result of the collision, the moped driver, 55 year old Johnny Ray Crosby of Statesville died from […]

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Alexander Sheriff’s Office: Vehicle chase with intoxicated driver ends in Iredell

PRESS RELEASE An intoxicated driver led an Alexander County Deputy on a vehicle chase into Iredell County on October 14th, 2017. The Deputy stated in his report that he met a vehicle on Smith Farm Rd while patrolling in Stony Point that had an equipment violation. The Deputy followed the vehicle for a short distance […]

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Downtown road to close temporarily for jail expansion work

PRESS RELEASE As part of the jail expansion project, a new storm water line will be installed across Constitution Lane.  This work should take approximately 2 days. It will involve closing a section of Constitution Lane which is down the hill from the Magnolia tree outside the Water Street entrance of the Court House. During […]

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