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Multiple wrecks cause major backups on I40

Multiple wrecks caused major backups on I-40 on Friday. The first collision took place just before 6 a.m. near mile marker 115. The accident involved two vehicles and three tractor-trailers. A minor wreck also occurred 100 yards

Man who escaped patrol car arrested

A man who escaped from a patrol car Sunday has been arrested. Clarence Crutchfield was arrested after being found in a car near a reported breaking and entering when police discovered he had multiple warrants out for

Roof collapses on Conover daycare

A portion of a roof at a daycare in Conover collapsed yesterday morning. A handful of rooms were damaged, but no children were inside at the time of the accident. WSOCTV reports 6 trusses gave way due

Fire leaves Lenoir Family Homeless

A fire damaged the basement of a house in Lenoir and left a family homeless. The fire started yesterday morning near the water heater of a house on Vance Street. The News Topic reports Mercedes, Jose, and

Grace Chapel woman order to repay $18,000

A Grace Chapel-area woman was ordered to repay more $18,000 after pleading guilty to stealing her mother-in-law’s debit card. Jane Hefner used Edna Davis’ debit card to withdraw $8,000 last year. The News Topic reports Hefner also