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Seven charged in Catawba County street racing investigation

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – On Sunday, July 16 at approximately 4:20 p.m., the State Highway Patrol received notification from multiple motorists of a group of sports cars impeding traffic, traveling at a high rate of speed and running other vehicles off the roadway on US 321 in Catawba County. Troopers responded to the area, stopping […]

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Hickory PD investigating convenience store armed robbery

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – On July12th, 2017 at approximately 11:19 P.M., officers with the Hickory Police Department responded to the Speedway Convenience Store located at 1269 US Hwy 70 SW, Hickory in reference to an armed robbery.   The clerk reported that one suspect came into the store and demanded money while holding him at gun […]

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Hickory man sentenced for trafficking cocaine

PRESS RELEASE Christopher Markel Propst, 29, of Hickory, will spend 35 to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine by sale during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The Honorable W. Todd Pomeroy, Superior Court Judge from Lincoln County, imposed the active sentence for Propst, who also was given […]

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Hickory PD conducting death investigation after body found

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On June 27, 2017 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Hickory Police responded to a report of a deceased white male that had been located in a wooded area just north of the I-40 exit 125 off-ramp. Hickory Investigators responded to the scene and identified James Robert Smith, 03/04/1980. At this time the […]

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Statesville man accused in Hickory homicide makes first court appearance

PRESS RELEASE A Statesville man connected to a shooting death in Hickory made his first appearance in Catawba County District Court on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Bradley Dwayne Davis, 41, appeared before Judge David W. Aycock on a murder charge. The defendant was assigned an attorney and given a probable cause hearing date of July […]

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Hickory PD: Statesville man wanted in homicide investigation

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – A warrant for the charge of Murder has been issued for Bradley Dwayne Davis, B/M – DOB: 01/18/1976, 539 Monroe St, Statesville, NC 28677 for the shooting death of Shamar Rashad Wilson that occurred on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Bradley Dwayne Davis is urged […]

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Hickory man admits habitual felon status, pleads guilty to other charges

PRESS RELEASE Raymond Jerome Alford Jr., 50, of Hickory, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by felon and selling marijuana, and admitted to habitual felon status during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, May 22, 2017. The Honorable Lisa C. Bell, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, sentenced Alford to serve six to nine […]

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Family of Hickory Mayor issues statement following Wright’s death

STATEMENT Rudy Wright passed away on May 11th. Rudy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many; in these initial hours and days of celebrating his life, we, his family, deeply appreciate all of the kind words and stories from so many that he touched. We would like to thank the first responders […]

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Hickory Mayor found dead

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – Today at approximately 2:40 p.m., Mayor Rudy Wright was found deceased at his home. “It is with deepest sorrow, that I must inform you of the untimely passing of Mayor Rudy Wright today at his home,” said City Manager Warren Wood. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this […]

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Two people were injured when a helicopter crashed in Newton April 27 - Image: Fox 46

Preliminary report released in Newton helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on a helicopter crash in Newton last month. WSIC News Partner Fox 46 quotes the report saying the pilot felt a shudder in the control and at the same time experienced the craft go right and start to spin. The pilot lowered the nose trying […]

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