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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 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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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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Sheriff’s Office: Cool Springs homicide victim died from “blunt force trauma”

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on December 28, 2016, Gary Stephen Love who is currently being held on murder charges was arrested and will now face charges for: 10 counts of Felony Statutory Sex Offense with a child less than 15 years of age One count of Felony 1st Degree Kidnapping One count Felony […]

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Fires force cancelation of I-SS band trip

IN LIGHT OF THE DEVESTATING FIRES RAGING AROUND GATLINBURG…IREDELL-STATESVILLE SCHOOLS HAS CANCELLED A BAND TRIP TO THE AREA. DISTRICT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER SUSIE WIBERG TELLS ME THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND WAS SUPPOSED TO PERFORM IN THE FANTASY OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARADE… (AUDIO) “WELL THEY CANCELED THE TRIP BECAUSE THE PARADE WAS CANCELED. IN THE MIDST […]

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