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I-40 traffic shift planned Sunday night in Statesville

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing for another traffic shift on the I-40/I-77 project in Statesville along Interstate 40 East between mile markers 150 and 152 on Sunday night, Sept. 24, weather permitting. The shift involves moving the eastbound traffic off the current detour pattern over to new travel […]

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Ramp at I-40/I-77 cloverleaf closed for 10 days

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the ramp from I-40 West to I-77 South (Exit 152) in Statesville, starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, weather permitting. The ramp closure is scheduled to last 10 days for crews to safely complete paving and drainage work. There will be […]

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1.25 million North Carolinians expected to travel for Independence Day

FROM PRESS RELEASE This Independence Day, a record-breaking 1,250,000 North Carolinians, and more than 630,000 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. AAA expects 2017 to be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday […]

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One dead following I-40 shooting incident in Statesville

One person is dead following a shooting incident on I-40 in Statesville Thursday. According to Police Chief Joe Barone, the situation does not appear to be random and may have been self inflicted. He does not feel there is any danger to the public and says more information will be released at a later time. […]

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Highway Patrol: Alcohol involved in two Iredell chases

The Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in two Iredell County vehicle chases this week. The first happened late Wednesday. 19-year-old Daniel Preiss is accused of not stopping on I-77 after a Trooper attempted a traffic stop for reckless driving. First Sergeant Owenby says the vehicle jumped the median at the top of the Brawley […]

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Police: Statesville chase topped 100 MPH

A woman arrested by the Statesville Police Department is accused of leading an officer on a chase reaching about 105 miles per hour yesterday morning. Investigators say the officer tried to stop the vehicle after learning it was stolen. The chase was terminated due to safety, but police say the occupants fled on foot after […]

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MORNING NEWSCAST: Taylorsville fire fighter dies, wreck clean-up forces lane closure

The Central Alexander – Taylorsville Fire Department is grieving the loss of a member this morning. The agency posted on its Facebook Page late yesterday that Eric, or Bubba, Pennell had died. Visitation and funeral plans have yet to be completed. The department is requesting prayers for the family and for its other members. In […]

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Rehabilitation work causing back-ups on I-40

FROM PRESS RELEASE WINSTON-SALEM – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will shift all traffic from the westbound side of Interstate 40 to the eastbound side between mile markers 171 and 177 beginning at 10 p.m. on March 19. This traffic shift into a two-way, one-lane pattern is necessary for an overhaul of this portion of […]

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Love’s: Construction of Statesville truck stop to start by year’s end

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Love’s says it will begin construction on its new Statesville location before the end of the year. Spokesperson Ryan Welton outlined plans for the facility, telling WSIC that it will include both a Chester’s Chicken and a McDonald’s. Those restaurants will be inside of the approximately 12,000 square-foot main retail building which […]

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A day for wrecks? Accidents cause delays Friday

A wreck at the Davie-Forsyth line impacting travel to Winston-Salem and points today. The NCDOT anticipated the road being re-opened by 1 pm – you can, however, get the latest concerning incidents by going to WSICfm.com and clicking on the traffic tab. Emergency crews were blocking access to the freeway in Davie County this morning […]

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