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Sandy Wade Parsons - Picture courtesy of Rowan County Sheriff's Office

Sandy Parsons expected in court Thursday

PRESS RELEASE Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and an Agent of the NC SBI flew to the Federal Prison, in Milan, Michigan this morning, and took custody of suspect, Sandy Wade Parsons. The suspect, RCSO Detectives, and the SBI Agent arrived back in Rowan County around 4:00pm this afternoon, and Sandy Parsons was transported directly […]

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Tracy Gilpin - Picture courtesy of the Massachusetts State Police

Troutman man accused of murder in Massachusetts cold case

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT A Troutman man was arrested Friday, accused of killing a 15-year-old Massachusetts resident 32 years ago. Michael Hand was taken into custody at his, according to the office of District Attorney Timothy Cruz. He’s accused of killing Tracy Gilpin of Kingston, Massachusetts in October 1986. Investigators say the teen was reported missing […]

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Woody Durham at the Carolina Basketball Museum after his retirement - Picture courtesy of UNC Athletics

Legendary voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham has died

PRESS RELEASE CHAPEL HILL –– Woody Durham, the beloved and iconic Hall of Fame voice of Carolina Basketball and Football for 40 years, died peacefully at home from complications from Primary Progressive Aphasia at 12:45 a.m. today. He was 76 years old. A 1963 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Durham was the radio […]

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Dale Beatty - Source: Purple Heart Homes

Hero, philanthropist Dale Beatty has died

Purple Heart Homes co-founder Dale Beatty has died. The double-amputee was a veteran of the War in Iraq and joined fellow veteran John Gallina to start the organization aimed at helping combat disabled veterans with housing needs. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). While the organization may have a Statesville […]

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Tina Becker - Picture courtesy of the Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers name Chief Operating Officer

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers today announced that Tina Becker has been named Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, making her one of the highest-ranking female executives for any of the 32 teams in the National Football League. “These have been some of the most difficult days of […]

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Jerry Richardson to sell Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced plans to sell the team at the end of the current season Sunday. In a letter posted on the team’s website, Richardson thanked Charlotte for its support saying he would always be the number one fan. The announcement to sell comes amid reports accusing him of workplace misconduct. His […]

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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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NC traffic ticket reductions can now be requested online

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC – Citizens may now request online reductions of speeding offenses in every county with the statewide launch of the N.C. courts’ newest online service. The efficient, user-friendly service provides 24/7 convenience for motorists who receive a speeding ticket and meet eligibility criteria to potentially reduce and process their citation without ever […]

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WSIC's Chris Hoke recently published his first book, The Dorm Room Newsroom: Learning & Broadcasting Outside the Lines - Source: Book cover by Chris Hoke, author's picture by Dave Graham Photography

NEW BOOK: WSIC’s news once came from a college dorm room? Yes, that actually happened

The last time you heard news on the radio, did you give any thought to where it was reported from? Probably not. Chris Hoke’s listeners on WSIC in Statesville, North Carolina had no idea their newscasts were being recorded by a college student in his dorm room. A story of faith, broadcasting, college and business, […]

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Roy Cooper - Source: YouTube Screenshot

Cooper wants Civil War monuments removed

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper wants all Civil War monuments in the state taken down. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). Pointing to protestors who took down a monument in Durham, the Governor says he’s worried about safety. Those opposed say the Civil War was also about state rights, not […]

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