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Ty Arsenault talks with WSIC's Harold Johnson about his new comic book, The Adventures of General Chill

Statesville boy’s comic book raising money for charity, has been seen by President Trump

A young Statesville resident was able to share his new comic book with President Trump recently.  Ty Arsenault is the son of Gavin and Lorna Arsenault who work for the President’s family, operating Trump National Charlotte in Mooresville.  A student at Statesville Christian, Ty has created his first comic book titled “The Adventures of General […]

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Lenoir PD Chief denounces Trump’s comments on police interactions

Lenoir Police Chief Scott Brown is taking a stand against President Trump, specifically his comments on police interaction with suspected gang members. (AUDIO: Please listen to the above report to hear this quote). Those comments were addressed to officers on New York’s Long Island Friday. In a Facebook Post aimed at department staff, Chief Brown […]

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Justin Sullivan - Picture courtesy of the office of District Attorney David Learner

Attempted ISIS supporter Justin Sullivan gets second life sentence in state court

PRESS RELEASE A Morganton man who was given a federal life sentence for an attempted act of terrorism three weeks ago also was given a life sentence without parole on murder charges in state court on Monday, July 17, 2017. Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges for the December 2014 shooting […]

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Justin Sullivan gets life in prison for attempted ISIS support

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, of Morganton, North Carolina, was sentenced today to life in prison for attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Sullivan pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 29, 2016. Acting Assistant Attorney General […]

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Sentencing Tuesday for NC man convicted of trying to support ISIS

A North Carolina man convicted of trying to support ISIS will learn his fate at sentencing tomorrow. Morganton resident Justin Sullivan was nineteen when he was arrested in 2015 and could spend the rest of his life in prison. According to the US Attorney’s Office for Western NC, Sullivan admitted that he tried to commit […]

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GoFundMe for college? NC students rank nationally

RADIO SCRIPT You’ve heard of people using pages on the website GoFundMe to raise money for medical bills and tragedy situations. But, students have been using them to help fund their college educations as well. According to the site, a new report shows more than $60 million has been raised in the last three years. […]

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Morning Newscast: Apparent KKK note found, store joins immigration protest movement

A flyer apparently advertising for the KKK was found in the 100 block of Vermillion Loop recently. That’s according to the Statesville Police Department which says anyone found responsible could be charged with a class H felony. Statesville’s Compare Foods is among those closing today for “a day without immigrants.” The store posted on its […]

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Lead I-SS nurse to represent national organization in NC

PRESS RELEASE Washington, D. C. (Feb 8, 2017) – During recent elections the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) announced Karen Kerley, RN, BSN, NCSN, of Mooresville, NC, a new NASN Director representing North Carolina. Currently, Kerley is the Lead Nurse with Iredell-Statesville Schools. As a new NASN Director, Kerley will support NASN’s mission to […]

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New hire authorized to deal with Medicaid reform admin workload

RADIO SCRIPT Iredell County Commissioners approved an additional administrative hire for ICATS last night to help deal with the effects of Medicaid reform. According to an e-mail from Board Clerk Retha Gaither, the vote was unanimous. A county document says Iredell was not scheduled to start using a new billing system till next year, but […]

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Proposed music fee threatens local radio

BASED ON RADIO TRANSCRIPT If you’re listening to this report, it’s probably fair to say you appreciate the value of local radio.  A new statutory fee being proposed in congress threatens the business of local stations and is considered by some to be a performance tax.  The proposed fee would require local broadcasters to pay […]

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