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One person dead in Industrial accident

Iredell County Emergency Services and area Hazardous Material Response Teams responded on Friday, January 10, 2020 to a hazardous material release at Lineage Logistics in Statesville. Plant personnel called Iredell Emergency Communications just before 2:00 pm to

Home damaged in weekend fire

A Caldwell County firefighter was treated and released for injuries suffered while fighting a mobile home fire near Lenoir Sunday morning.  The home on Sheriff’s road near Union Baptist road heavily damaged by the fire.  There was

Car Jacking in Taylorsville

Police in Alexander County are looking for three people who were involved in a carjacking Saturday at Wal-Mart in Taylorsville.  A nearby officer attempted to stop them and he was dragged by the pick up truck for

cause of death determined in lenoir fire

Medical Examiners have determined the cause of death of the resident who was found deceased in a Sunday morning structure fire. The autopsy performed on Frankie Prestwood, 29 of 3905 Orlando’s Way, Lenoir, NC, found that Mr.

Fatal Fire in Granite Falls

A Granite Falls man died and his son suffered serious burns when their home caught fire Thursday afternoon.  David Dewey Sr. was killed in the blaze off of Woods Dr.  David Dewey Jr. was airlifted from the

Hit & Run driver surrenders to police

A man involved in a deadly hit and run on interstate 40 Tuesday afternoon has surrendered to police.  71 year old Earle Blanton turned himself in Thursday.  Harold Dean Stewart lll was killed when he was hit

Shooting death under investigation

On 2:51 a.m., January 9, 2020, Burke County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 1885 Skyland Dr., Lot #3, Morganton, regarding a reported self-defense shooting. Deputies found Leonard Evan Loehr, DOB 9/3/77, of 2078 U.S. Hwy 64, NC

Cause of death in Fire

Authorities now say a woman who died in a Caldwell County mobile home fire on December 30th died of smoke inhalation.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Firefighters found the body of Elsie Mathalene Watson in the