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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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Corning plans 410 new jobs in Catawba, Cabarrus Counties

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH: Corning Incorporated and its subsidiary, Corning Optical Communications LLC, will invest $176 million in facilities in Catawba and Cabarrus counties, creating 410 jobs over the next two years, Governor Cooper announced today. The company will invest $67 million in a new optical cable manufacturing facility in Newton and $109 million to expand […]

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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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Man sentenced for 251 counts of making false bomb reports

PRESS RELEASE The man accused of making false bomb threats last summer in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties will spend at least 11 years of active prison time after pleading guilty to charges of terrorism and making false bomb reports during Burke County Superior Court Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Cody Matthew Startt, 27, of Matoaka, […]

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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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Reconstruction at Fort Dobbs underway

FROM PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. – For more than a decade, the non-profit Friends of Fort Dobbs organization has persevered in their effort to rebuild a French and Indian War fort in Iredell County. Those efforts have now taken a dramatic step forward. Construction of a full-scale replica of the three story log fort began […]

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Lake Norman State Park saw rise in visitors during 2016

Lake Norman State Park saw a 24 percent increase in visitors last year.  That’s according to the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation which says Pilot Mountain State Park in Surry County saw a 51 percent increase.  Attendance was up at 31 of the state’s 39 state park facilities.

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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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