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2017-07-07Kutteh

Statesville announces plans to move-forward with Larkin development

Joined by state and national leaders, Statesville officials today announced plans to move forward with the Larkin Development off I-77 at exit 45. (AUDIO: Please watch the report above to hear this quote). Statesville City Councilman Mike Johnson. Hopes for the more than 1,000 acre site include five-million square feet of industrial development and 750,000 […]

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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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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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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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District Attorney: Man who purchased teen as sex slave sentenced

PRESS RELEASE A Morganton man will spend 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old female during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, May 15, 2017. Pasqual Mendez, 24, was given an active prison term of 12 to 19 years in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult […]

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Midday Newscast: Iredell crews battle fire, LKN chamber responds to HB2 compromise

Fire crews were called to a house fire at Snow Creek Farms this morning. That’s according to Iredell ECOM which says it took about an hour and a half to bring that under control. The fire is under investigation. LKN Chamber responds to HB2 compromise The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce says House Bill 142 […]

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Sheriff’s Office: $33,000 seized during I-77 traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On Thursday February 23, 2017 members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE)Team stopped a West Virginia registered Hyundai Sonata rental car traveling south on Interstate 77 near the Tomlin Mill Road Exit for traffic violations. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, deputies […]

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NC billboard fuels debate

A billboard between Winston-Salem and Greensboro reading “Real men provide Real women appreciate it” is getting mixed reactions. A boutique owner who calls the billboard sexism and an insult to single mothers is organizing peaceful protests over the weekend. She wrote online that there is an implied demand for women to be silent. WSIC’s KC […]

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Lowe’s announces 430 layoffs in Mooresville

Mooresville-based Lowe’s Companies announced today that it is laying off 430 people at it’s campus in southern Iredell. This comes as more than 500 are laid-off company wide. Lowe’s says this is being done to create a more efficient corporate structure. Mayor Miles Atkins wrote in a statement that he had spoken with Lowe’s today […]

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Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded Schools along with Iredell County signed joint resolutions concerning education Tuesday - Image Source: Iredell-Statesville Schools Facebook

Iredell County joins school districts in asking state for flexibility

Iredell County along with Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded Schools signed three joint resolutions yesterday. All are made as requests to state lawmakers. One deals with the school calendar which is, of course, regulated by the state. Officials are asking for more local flexibility and that students be allowed to take first semester exams before Christmas […]

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