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Feds target Lazy 5 Ranch

The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed an administrative complaint last month citing the owner of Lazy 5 Ranch, Henry Hampton, with more than 50 violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

STATESVILLE RECORD & LANDMARK - 2018-10-16 19:13:00

Albemarle selects assistant city manager - The Stanly News & Press

Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris announces the hiring of Nyki Hardy as the city’s assistant city manager.Hardy will begin her duties for the city of Albemarle on Nov. 13 and fills the vacancy created when Christina Alphin accepted the position of town administrator with the village of Marvin.Ny

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-10-16 15:42:28

ROWAN COUNTY INFECTION: Rowan Co. school officials confirm 2 suspected cases of highly contagious infection

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C.- Rowan-Salisbury school officials confirmed they are looking into two suspected cases of impetigo, a highly contagious bacterial infection.

WSOC-TV - 2018-10-15 21:33:10

OFF DUTY OFFICER SPOTS SUSPECT WALKING DOWN STREET: Off-duty officer spots kidnapping suspect walking down street in Gastonia

Deputies said Reginald Aaron Ballard, 42, eluded officers in September after he kidnapped a Lincolnton woman and forced her to drive to a bank and attempt to withdraw $5,000.

WSOC-TV - 2018-10-16 19:17:34

No suspects in 2 city shootings - The Stanly News & Press

Officers later found Macati Michael, 24, of 112 N. Sixth St., outside with a gunshot wound to the hand. Police also recovered several spent shell casings from the area.

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-10-15 19:22:55

North Carolina mom threw baby on ground after being denied beer, police say

Policetold CBS17that Kyesha Sherell Willis, 29, went to a neighbor's house on Saturday and demanded a beer. When she couldn't get one, she became angry and threw her son to the ground, police say.

WLTX.COM - 2018-10-15 19:54:22

Child hit by car near University City, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a child was hospitalized after being hit by a car in northeast Charlotte Tuesday evening.Medic responded to a call in the 1000 block of Old Concord Road. The child was transported to CMC Main with serious injuries.NBC Charlotte's crew at the scene sa

WCNC - 2018-10-16 22:42:26

Manhunt is on for inmate who escaped from a North Carolina prison on Sunday

A 44-year-oldinmate escaped Sundayfrom a minimum-security prison near Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.Prison officials said in a press release that Cul Jones was reported missing Sunday at about 7:45 p.m. fromHoke Correctional Institution in

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2018-10-15 11:55:00

Police: Child hit by car in northeast Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY)- Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say a child was seriously injured after being hit by a car in northeast Charlotte.The accident occurred around 5:20 p.m. at Grier Rd. and Old Concord Rd. Police say the caller reported that it was a child who was struck.Medic confirms that th

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-10-16 23:49:00

Albemarle votes 6-1 in favor of sales tax referendum - The Stanly News & Press

Hurricane damage to city parks, timing of insurance payments and adoption of a resolution of support for the upcoming quarter-cent sales tax referendum were the primary topics of discussion at Monday’s meeting of Albemarle City Council.Following approval of minutes of the Oct. 1 meeting, Wayne Sasse

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-10-16 12:58:49

Concord local to join other legends in NC Music Hall of Fame

Ramseur will join the ranks of Eric Church, Earl Scruggs, James Taylor, Doc Watson, Randy Travis and many others when he is inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame in Kannapolis during a ceremony Thursday.

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-16 18:58:00

Police searching for man accused of stabbing girlfriend in Rowan County

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Deputies are searching for a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend in China Grove late Sunday night.Officials with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office say they responded to the scene in the 100 block of Thunder Road and discovered a 28-year-old female suffering from several

WBTV - 2018-10-15 15:38:00

Voters to elect 4 new commissioners - The Stanly News & Press

Candidate newbies running for commissioner include Lane Furr, Dr. Elaine Coats, Tommy Jordan, Mike Lambert and Zachary D. Almond. Of the newcomers, only Jordan is guaranteed a victory with no opponent, barring no write-in candidate.

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-10-15 14:28:48

Fatal crash sends mother and a child to the hospital in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, NC (Fox 46 WJZY)- A motorcyclist was killed while a mother and a child were injured in a crash in Gaston County according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.The crash took place on Old Dallas Highway in Dallas around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening.The motorcycle was traveling down the highw


Police looking for woman accused of larceny who cut off electronic monitor

Police said Brandy Elaine Degraffenreid is wanted for multiple counts of habitual larceny, obtaining property by false pretense, damage to property and interfering with an electronic monitoring device. Degraffenreid was ordered by a court to wear an electronic monitoring device as a condition of her


CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG SCHOOLS: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to open on normal schedule Monday

CMS will be open on a regular schedule Monday, October 15 for all schools, all students and all staff. Thank YOU for your focus on safety and patience, and to CMS operations and@DukeEnergyemployees who worked tirelessly to restore power to 32 schools and to all our neighbors.pic.twitter.com/QP1pC6sL

WSOC-TV - 2018-10-15 08:17:48

GAME BREAKDOWN: Mount Pleasant runs all over Bearcats in Rocky River opener

Fifty-four of Mount Pleasant’s 64 offensive plays were rushes, and they helped the Tigers put away the Bearcats, 28-23, Friday night.


Burlington woman threw 1-year-old son after she was denied a beer, police say

Officers responded around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 2000 block of Morningside Drive in regards to an assault on a child, according to a police news release. Policesaid 29-year-old Kyesha Sherell Willis, of 2016 Morningside Drive, Apt. E had gone next door and demanded a beer from her neighbor. W


A search for a robbery suspect. A firefighter injured in a crash. And another impressive volleyball match. Did you miss any local news?

A vehicle traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 77 plowed head-on into another vehicle near Statesville Sunday. The drivers of both vehicles were killed. A passenger who survived remained in serious condition Monday. The crash happened at 1:26 a.m. near mile marker 47, between Statesville and


Investigation shuts down part of I-77 in Huntersville

The exit will remained closed for a "significant amount of time" as the department investigates. HFD officials suggested using exit 25, Sam Furr Road, instead for access to Huntersville.