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Investigation continues in Catawba officer-involved shooting

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – Agents with the SBI are continuing to investigate the deputy-involved shooting that occurred in Hickory on Monday. The SBI hopes to interview everyone who may have witnessed the incident or be in possession of any video footage. Agents from the SBI were not in the area prior to, or during the […]

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Three injured in Harmony crash

Three people were hurt during a crash on Harmony Highway last night, but amazingly, the trooper investigating the crash says none of them were killed. The crash happened just south of Harmony at about 9:45 Thursday evening when a 16 year-old driver lost control at a curve.  Her right tire went off the shoulder. She […]

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing woman

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Vale woman. Deputies were dispatched to 6460 Sandburg Trail, Vale, NC around 9:15 p.m. on November 30, 2016 after the woman’s husband called to report her missing. Shelia Carver, 34, was reportedly at the residence around […]

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New charges against man accused of statutory rape

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on November 25, 2016 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office regarding a victim whom had been sexually assaulted between 2013-2016 by a family member. During the initial investigation, James Robert Tewell was charged with one count of Statutory Rape. The case was assigned to Detective […]

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ABC store opens in Troutman

THERE’S A NEW LIQUOR STORE OPEN IN TROUTMAN. THE TOWN’S FIRST A-B-C STORE HELD ITS SOFT OPENING TODAY. FORMER MAYOR RON WYATT TELLS US THE TOWN OF TROUTMAN SHOULD SEE BETWEEN 80-AND-90 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ADDED REVENUE DURING THE STORE’S FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION.

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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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Police investigating stabbing, looking for B&E suspect on a kid’s bike

STATESVILLE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING. WE’RE TOLD THE VICTIM WAS STABBED YESTERDAY ON FOURTH STREET. THE ASSAILANT IS DESCRIBED AS A BLACK FEMALE. STATESVILLE POLICE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO THEY SAY BROKE INTO TWO VEHICLES ON WALNUT STREET SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND THREATENED TO SHOOT A PERSON. THE SUSPECT FLED AFTER THE […]

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Man accused of shooting, kidnapping and robbing victim in Rowan County arrested

PRESS RELEASES UPDATE During the course of this shooting investigation, 35 year old Joseph Robert King, AKA “AJ” was identified as the suspect. King is 5’08” and approximately 155 pounds. King is an acquaintance of the victim and on the night of Wednesday, November 28, 2016, the victim gave Joseph King a ride to a […]

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Former Huntersville headmaster gets prison time for $9 million embezzlement scheme

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. today sentenced the former headmaster of a Huntersville, N.C. area parochial school to 60 months in prison for embezzling nearly $9 million from the school and its affiliated church, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Wayne […]

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Sex offender accused of not reporting address change

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on October 18th, 2016 Deputy Craig Bess received information that Michael Thomas Hiott was no longer living at 143 Shanna Ln Statesville, N.C. 28625 and was able to obtained statements to that effect. Deputy Craig Bess obtained a warrant for Mr. Michael Thomas Hiott for failing to notify change […]

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