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Iredell Deputies seize $5 million of methamphetamine, largest known bust in agency history

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On Tuesday November 14, 2017 at approximately 4:00 pm, members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team and members of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team (HIT) were conducting criminal interdiction on Interstate I- 77 in Northern Iredell County as part of […]

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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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Company reviewing I-77 tolls contract releases final report

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – The North Carolina Turnpike Authority has released Mercator Advisors’ final report as part of the review of the I-77 Express Lanes contract. Rather than asking the public to re-read the entire report to find changes and additions, the report is presented as an addendum to the initial report. The Turnpike Authority […]

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Draft report reviewing I-77 tolls contract released

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – The North Carolina Turnpike Authority has released Mercator Advisors’ draft report as part of the review of the I-77 Express Lanes contract, which provides a list of options for NCDOT to consider and an assessment of each of those options. The draft report and appendices can be found on the I-77 […]

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A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer in a Statesville accident Tuesday morning, according to the Highway Patrol - Picture courtesy of the Statesville Professional Fire Fighter's Association

Car, tractor trailer collide in Statesville I-77 accident

An I-77 southbound accident caused delays in Statesville this morning. That happened at the East Broad Street exit. Trooper Barnes with the Highway Patrol says a passenger vehicle lost control entering the interstate and struck a tractor trailer. The semi lost control and suffered a fuel spill. There were no major injuries. The driver of […]

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Highway Patrol: 12-year-old hit and killed walking on I-77

The NC Highway Patrol says a 12-year-old left a Statesville hotel early Sunday before being hit and killed while walking in the northbound travel lanes of I-77. Sergeant Fortner says video surveillance from Statesville’s Morland Drive Best Western showed the boy searching for unlocked vehicles in the parking lot early Sunday morning. According to the […]

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Teen girl wearing ankle monitor accused of leading Deputies on chase

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office says a thirteen year-old girl wearing an ankle monitor led Deputies on an I-77 chase yesterday. Sheriff Darren Campbell says the girl took her mother’s car without permission and nearly wrecked when she saw Deputies on the interstate. She’s accused of fleeing at a high rate of speed. Campbell says […]

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Cornelius meeting focuses on I-77

Drivers concerned about I-77 and the toll contract met in Cornelius last night.  WSIC News Partner Fox 46 says there wasn’t an empty seat in the room.  Leaders questioned a contract review which said expansion of the road would cost $500 million.  There has been discussions of total contract repeal or alterations. Let everyone know […]

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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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Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis will not seek re-election

Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis has announced that he will not seek re-election. In a statement issued today, the Mayor reviewed accomplishments from his time in office and said he would weigh options to serve at the local and state levels in the future. Travis faced calls for his resignation last summer following a Cornelius Today […]

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