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The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, is proud to announce the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system. The system is used to notify the public when any law enforcement officer in North Carolina has been violently attacked and a su…

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To keep patients – and visitors – safe from the flu, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge is restricting hospital access for visitors 12 and under at the Morganton and Valdese hospitals, effective at 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

  • By Emily Willis ewillis@hickoryrecord.com
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HICKORY — Dr. Russell A. Barkley, an internationally recognized expert in the field of attention deficit, is coming to Hickory on March 5-6 to present a variety of topics, including teen drivers with ADHD.

  • The Associated Press
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he’s taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.

  • By Robert E. Lee rlee@statesville.com
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Due to a potential conflict of interest, a prosecutor with the North Carolina Attorney General’s office will now handle the case of the Statesville man charged with accidentally shooting and killing his 18-year-old girlfriend.

  • By Shawn Taylor staylor@statesville.com
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Three people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after a chain-reaction wreck involving nine vehicles temporarily closed northbound lanes of Interstate 77 Wednesday morning, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.