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Pilot flying from Statesville killed after plane found crashed, officials say

STATESVILLE, N.C. - Officials said the pilot who was heading from Statesville Regional Airport to Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County but never arrived is dead after the plane was found crashed.


Plane missing after taking off in Statesville; was supposed to land in Davie County

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A plane is missing after taking off from Statesville Regional Airport Monday morning, according to a news release from Statesville police. Statesville police said around 9 a.m., a plane departed from Statesville Regional Airport headed to Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County.


Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrant

42-year-old Nigel Eugene Terry of Fieldcrest Drive in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 Friday evening (April 19) on two orders for arrest; one felony and one misdemeanor. Terry was taken into custody without incident at the intersection of Springs Road N.E. and 26th Avenue Pl


Statesville native reflects on 'Motown 60' TV show

It's the middle of the afternoon and I am at Washington Reagan Airport. As I take my seat on the plane, I settle into my normal travel routine and pull my iPod out of my backpack. I notice the travel tag with the number 20 that is still attached to my backpack — it is a fond reminder of my days trav


Police: Drugs suspected in deaths of two men found in Mooresville home, no evidence of foul play

The Mooresville Police Department is examining the possibility that drugs contributed to the death of two men found at a home Wednesday. In an email Monday morning, Mooresville Police Department Major Ron Chilton stated “(the) MPD is continuing its death investigation and treating such as an overdos


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


Iredell prison releases: April 8-14

The following persons were released from the N.C. Department of Corrections to Iredell County from April 8-14. » April 8; Amiel T. Bennett, 41; multiple prior larcenies, released to parole.


In Iredell County, tests show high percentage of wells contain Chromimum 6

More than three-quarters of private drinking water wells tested in Iredell County had levels of Chromium 6 above the state health screening level, but the source of the compound is unknown.


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


Plane Goes Missing From North Carolina Airport; Civil Air Patrol Activated

**UPDATE: Missing plane found crashed in Rowan County; pilot dead.**. Statesville, North Carolina — Investigators are on the case after a plane was reported missing following takeoff from the Statesville Airport Monday.


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


Man arrested in fatal shooting in Yadkin County

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Yadkin County, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Shawn Adam Murdock, 41, of Yadkinville, is charged with first-degree murder.


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


PHOTOS: Night Out in Iredell April 19-20

This weekend, we visited Marty's Pub & Grill, Fourth Creek Brewing Company, Wine Maestro, Broad Street Burger Company, Red Buffalo Brewing Company and Risto's Place Food & Spirits.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


Sexual assault suspects face little chance of conviction in some NC counties

In 38 counties across North Carolina, zero defendants who were charged with sexual assault between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, were convicted of that charge or a reduced charge during that time window, according to analysis of statewide court data by Carolina Public Press.


Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.


Search underway for plane that has not been seen since taking off, NC cops say

A search has been launched for a plane that has not been seen since taking off from a North Carolina airport Monday morning, the Statesville Police Department said. The pilot flying the plane took off from Statesville Regional Airport around 9 a.m., according to a statement from police that was shar