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I-77 toll contractor fined $1.3 million

The contractor building I-77 tolls in Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties is being fined $1.3 million dollars. WSIC news partner Fox 46 reports that I-77 Mobility Partners is accused of not removing I-77 lane closures and I-277 ramp closures at the proper time Tuesday morning. Sugar Creek Construction says this was caused by an equipment issue. […]

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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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Sheriff’s Office: Firearms, methamphetamine, smoking device seized during stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: Thursday April 27, 2017 members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team stopped a Ford Fusion on Interstate 77 South bound near the 59 mile marker for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, deputies spoke with all three occupants of […]

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Lake Norman Chamber meets with firm reviewing toll contract

Representatives with the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recently sat down with the advisory firm selected to review the NCDOT toll contract. Chamber President Bill Russell wrote in a letter to members that Mercator Advisors will be reviewing all possible alternatives to the contract. This includes everything from outright cancelation to possible discount strategies for […]

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I-77 safety summit held in Cornelius

Community leaders and members of the public met for an I-77 safety summit in Cornelius last night. The focus was the toll lane construction zone following an increase in accidents and a review by the state. On display last night were pieces of metal debris found in the roadway. The state previously ordered various improvements […]

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One lane of I-77 to remain closed overnight for repairs following wreck

PRESS RELEASE Interstate 77 northbound at MM 154 (US Highway 21) remains closed due to an overturned tractor trailer at MM 59. Temporary cleanup is underway and will remained closed until guardrail repairs can be made later tonight. It is expected that both lanes of travel will open within the hour and then the right […]

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Accidents snarl Charlotte area traffic

It seems to have been a morning full of accidents for commuters trying to get to Charlotte. At the lake, an accident near Catawba Avenue snarling traffic – that happened on the southbound side with the impact stretching back to Mooresville. In Davidson, a pick-up and a dump truck colliding on Kerns Road. The driver of the […]

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Virginia man accused of fleeing deputies on I-77

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On Wednesday March 1, 2017 at approximately 3:15 pm deputies assigned to the Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team attempted to stop a Dodge Caravan traveling North on Interstate 77 for traffic violations. The vehicle failed to stop for blue lights and siren while speeding away from the deputies. […]

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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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90 pounds of marijuana seized during I-77 traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On Monday February 6, 2017 members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team stopped a Buick with Maryland tags on Interstate 77 South for traffic violations. During the stop the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Long Bina Nguyen was extremely nervous acting. […]

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