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Kannapolis man sentenced to life in prison after murder trial

A Kannapolis man was sentenced to life in prison in the murder of a Rowan County woman. Donald Lee Frye, of 12th Street in Kannapolis, was found guilty in the murder of acquaintance Sheila Godfrey that happened in April, 2017. At the time Frye was a sex offender that was recently released from jail


Linder opens new state-of-the-art facility in Kannapolis

Linder Industrial Machinery has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 5733 Davidson Hwy in Kannapolis. In collaboration with the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kannapolis, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning, Thursday, April 18.


North Carolina TV station evacuated after report of suspicious package, police say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A hazardous device team was called Thursday afternoon to a television news station after a report of a suspicious package, according to Asheville police. Christina Hallingse, with Asheville police, said that at about 1:40 p.m., they received a call about a suspicious parcel in the


Two men found dead inside Mooresville home identified

Authorities have identified the two men found dead inside a Mooresville home Wednesday afternoon. They are Andrew F. Carter, 34, who lived in the Devon Forest Drive home and Andrew J. Owens, 34, of Cornelius.


Harrison leads Suns' offensive fireworks

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — KJ Harrison blasted a three-run home run in the third inning as the Hagerstown Suns scored early and often on Thursday night in a 10-5 South Atlantic League victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.


Car, being chased by authorities on busy interstate, slams into tree

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Toyota Prius, being chased by authorities on I-77 Thursday afternoon, slammed into a tree. The car primarily traveled on I-77, but got off on several exits, including Nations Ford, Woodlawn and Tyvola roads.


Cabarrus County Schools now among other NC school districts closing May 1

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — Cabarrus County Schools will be closed for students on a traditional school year calendar on Wednesday, May 1, according to school officials. Multiple school districts across North Carolina are closing on May 1, and many teachers statewide are expected to be attending the tea


'The most expensive sale ever recorded in Lake Norman': Check out the house that just broke the record

A lakefront estate in Mooresville has sold for $4.78 million, which the real estate company on the deal calls “the most expensive sale ever recorded in Lake Norman.” The 12,000-square-foot home at 127 Thurstons Way has four bedrooms, and four full and five half baths. After eight years on the market


Police: Charlotte man arrested on nearly 20 breaking and entering charges, conspiracy and identify theft

Mooresville police recently arrested a Charlotte man in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins. Nazir Murice Lucky, 20, was arrested on 18 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of identity theft, two counts of conspiracy, transferring/recovering/possession of a stolen ve


Emergency personnel respond to accident involving tractor trailer

Emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle accident on Fortune Drive in Concord early Thursday morning, April 18. Concord Fire’s Hazmat and Ladder 7 responded to the accident involving a tractor trailer around 2 a.m. Officials said no one was injured, but the crews spent several hour pumping


N.C. Gov. Cooper Vetoes ‘Born-Alive’ Legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor’s responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.


Man, woman arrested after deputy finds meth, counterfeit cash during traffic stop

STATESVILLE, N.C. - A man and woman were arrested over the weekend after deputies said they found meth and counterfeit cash in their vehicle. On Sunday evening, a deputy pulled over Jason Connolly and Ashley Jenkins on Bowles Farm Road in Statesville for a traffic violation.


Family of teen killed by brain-eating amoeba from NC Whitewater Center settles lawsuit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCMH) - Nearly three years after a Westerville, Ohio, teen died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba, court documents show her family has settled with the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Governor Cooper announces 1,200 new jobs at online pet supply retailer in Rowan County

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that Chewy, an online pet supply retailer, has selected Rowan County for its new fulfillment center, creating 1,200 new jobs and investing $55 million. The company will locate in Salisbury.


North Carolina governor vetoes 'born alive' abortion bill

(CNN) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required doctors to try to preserve the life of any infant born alive during an attempted abortion.


Friday Five: ‘Colored News’ and Mr. Coleman

There’s always more news than we can report and sometimes a good story gets pushed to the back burner for a while. Leonard Conell Coleman is one of those stories and we’ll tell you a little about him today.


Mooresville-based Lowe's to layoff, relocate 800 employees in Charlotte

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Lowe's announced it is cutting and relocating jobs in Charlotte that will affect 800 employees. The Mooresville-based home improvement company said more than 200 employees will be laid off and about 600 jobs will be moved to their headquarters in Mooresville.


Mooresville Parks Seeking Resident Input On Upcoming Projects

MOORESVILLE, NC — The Town of Mooresville is planning a new aquatics center and park expansion and seeking resident input. "The Town of Mooresville is looking for residents' input, as the Parks and Recreation Department embarks on the planning, design and future construction of both the new War Memo


Aberdeen Planning Board Rejects Proposed N.C. 5 Subdivision

Concern about the impact of high residential density in the proposed Blake Village development along N.C. 5 prompted the Aberdeen Planning Board to unanimously recommend denial of the application on Thursday.


Easter 2019: Holiday Closings In Mooresville

MOORESVILLE, NC — Good Friday and Easter Sunday are fast approaching, and many area schools, government offices and businesses will be closed in observance. Here's a list of what's closed this week in Mooresville: