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Sheriff’s office: Nearly $186,000 in meth seized in I-40 stop; 2 men charged

Two men were arrested in Iredell County on drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop along Interstate-40, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office said that members of the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Team stopped a 2016 Nissan Altima heading east on I-40 on Wednesda


Statesville woman killed in early-morning crash identified; 2 others hospitalized

A 38-year-old Statesville woman died this morning while taking her daughter to North Middle School. Brandy Eckliss was killed in the crash, said Trooper Blake Ketner of the N.C. Highway Patrol.


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


'Minor Flooding' Possible In Iredell County Ahead Of Weekend Rain

MOORESVILLE, NC — The weekend promises to be a soggy one throughout the Charlotte metro area as heavy rain prompted a warning from government forecasters that minor flooding could be seen in the piedmont region, including Iredell County.


Iredell County Traffic Stop Leads To $186K Meth Trafficking Bust

MOORESVILLE, NC — A traffic violation along an Iredell County interstate this week led deputies to a stash of methamphetamine with a street value of nearly $200,000 and landed two North Carolina men in handcuffs, charged with its trafficking.


1 killed, two injured in wreck; deputy's compassion aids injured girl

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Benfield lay on his stomach in the mud, holding the hand of a 12-year-old girl as rescuers cut her from a car Thursday morning. “I told her I wasn’t going to leave her until they got her out of the car,” Benfield said Thursday.


New Suspects Added To Area Most Wanted List

Two new names were added to the Iredell County most wanted list this week. 41-year-old Stewart Brandon Mullins was added to the list. He's wanted on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny. The last known address for Mullins was 2584 Old Mountain Road in Statesville.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


Iredell-Statesville Schools: No charges after fight investigation, but ‘specific consequences’ for student-athletes involved

Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent Brady Johnson says there will not be any charges stemming from a recent fight at a high school boys basketball game. That does not mean, however, that the students involved will not be held accountable.


Mother Killed in Iredell County Crash

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. -- A deadly crash Thursday morning has taken the life of a Statesville mother. Brandy Eckliff, age 38, lost control of her Toyota and crashed into another car traveling in the opposite direction.


The Largest Mass Grave In The South Is Located In This Small City In North Carolina

Few places in America have a more somber affect than the national cemeteries filled with those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and values. And North Carolina, in particular, has one of these national cemeteries that is heavily weighted with a dull ache that will never go away.


Deputies investigating shooting, nearby house fire in Catawba County

HICKORY, N.C. - Catawba County deputies are investigating a shooting and a nearby house fire Friday afternoon. Channel 9's Dave Faherty is on scene with investigators and will have a full report, ahead on Eyewitness News at 5.


Iredell mom dies in crash while driving daughter to school

OLIN, North Carolina — An Iredell County mother is dead after troopers said she crashed her car while driving her 12-year-old daughter to school. Troopers said the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Jennings Road near Olin Road.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Statesville couple wins the lottery on their first try

First time is a charm for lucky Statesville couple Angel and Sarah Martinez after they won a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot from their first lottery ticket. They claimed their prize on Tuesday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh, beating odds of one in 962,598 to win the jackpot.


Iredell commissioners: Make Duke move all coal ash

Iredell County commissioners have made their position clear on what they think should happen to coal ash stored in basins by Duke Energy, including at the Marshall Steam Station on N.C. 150.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Statesville girls knock off North Iredell; South Iredell boys also reach NPC finals

The fourth time was the charm. Statesville's third-seeded girls basketball team avenged three losses this season to second seed North Iredell with a 39-20 victory Wednesday in the North Piedmont Conference tournament semifinals.


Habitual Felon Sentenced On Several Charges In Catawba County

HICKORY, NC — A habitual felon in Catawba County has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison following his conviction on Wednesday. Henry Pham, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of Habitual Driving While Impaired and admitted to his status of being a habitual felon.