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Child touches downed powerline, burned by electric shock

Jan. 06, 2022 14:29 PM EST

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A child was burned by an electric shock after coming in contact with a downed powerline near a North Carolina school on Wednesday, officials said. Iredell County emergency officials said the child was taken to a hospital with injuries from an electric...

Drought conditions plaguing much of North Carolina

Dec. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The combination of an extended period of abnormally dry weather and above-normal temperatures has plunged much of North Carolina into drought, and projections for 2022 suggest conditions will not improve. “We had a very wet start to the year, dried out...

Ex-CEO charged with embezzling $15M to fund lavish lifestyle

Dec. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former CEO has been charged with embezzling more than $15 million from her employer and using stolen money to pay for a lavish lifestyle, including travel, jewelry and family weddings, according to federal prosecutors. Donna Osowitt Steele, of...

Lawsuit: Man was complying with officers when he was shot

Dec. 07, 2021 21:20 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was complying with police commands when officers killed him in a barrage of gunfire from high-powered rifles, according to a new federal lawsuit filed by his widow. Amy Craven's lawsuit says the actions by Mooresville police officers...

Sheriff: N. Carolina man faces assault, trafficking charges

Nov. 15, 2021 15:06 PM EST

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is facing multiple charges in connection with reports of a sexual assault on two teenagers, a sheriff's office said. Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell said William Joshua Byard, 30, of Stony Point was charged with six...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 06, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Fayetteville Seventy-First 28, West Brunswick 6 Class 1A East= First Round= Chocowinity Southside 48, Robersonville South Creek 0 Gaston KIPP Pride 44, Jones County 22 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Andrews 22, Murphy 12 Apex Middle Creek 30, Cary 2 Asheville 49, Enka 0 Asheville Erwin 35, North Buncombe 22 Asheville Reynolds 60, McDowell County 0 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albemarle 46, Monroe Union Academy 20 Apex Middle Creek 48, Friendship 13 Arden Christ School 34, Charlotte Christian 31 Asheville 48, North Buncombe 6 Asheville Erwin 25,...

North Carolina man charged after three killed in house fire

Oct. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with murder and arson in connection with the discovery of three bodies after a house fire, a sheriff's office said Thursday. Corey Alexander Cook, 21, was arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office...