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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:49

NC Taxpayers Can Retrieve Vehicle Tax Recepts Online

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Taxpayers can retrieve their paid 2017 vehicle property tax receipts online from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to use when they file this year’s income tax returns. Vehicle owners can view and print their vehicle property tax receipts through the MyDMV web portal.

To access your tax receipts at MyDMV, visit the official NCDMV website at and click on the green “Use MyDMV Now” tab. Enter your driver license number, the last four digits of your Social Security number and your birth date, and then click “Log In” to see your personal DMV information.

Under Correspondence, click “2017 VEH PROP TAX FEE.” You’ll get a list of the county vehicle property taxes you paid in 2017. You can print this document or save it on your computer. MyDMV is a convenient online service that lets North Carolina drivers and vehicle owners view and manage details about their personal information, driving status and vehicle registration.

Vehicle owners also can sign up to receive registration renewal notices electronically, instead of by mail. To opt in, just add your email address to your MyDMV profile. Last year, 3.8 million North Carolinians logged on to MyDMV to request driving records and other documents, or to renew registrations and pay property taxes for their vehicles.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:34

Taylorsville Woman Charged With Larceny By Employee

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36-year-old Amber Shay Mitchell of Taylorsville was arrested last Monday (February 12) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony larceny by employee. Following the arrest, Mitchell was placed in jail under $2,000 secured bond. A first court date was scheduled yesterday (Monday, February 19), Mitchell's next District Court appearance is set for April 9.

22-year-old Levi Tate Ward of Stony Point was arrested last Monday, February 12, by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Ward was placed in jail under $10,000 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (Monday, February 19).

29-year-old Kimberly Nicole Freeman of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (February 18) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation. Freeman was placed in jail under $12,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 5 in Caldwell County.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:01

Milling To Take Place On Lenoir Street Next Week

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Starting next Monday, (February 26), the City of Lenoir Public Works Department will be milling North Main Street from Ashe Avenue to Conley Place in preparation for resurfacing, weather permitting. Milling will take approximately three days to complete and resurfacing will follow this spring based on the weather.

On-street parking will not be allowed during milling. One lane of North Main will be closed at various times during the project. Drivers are recommended to avoid the area if possible. Drivers who have to use North Main should use extreme caution in the area and pay attention to workers.

22-year-old Ijester Lee Abner III of Fayetteville was arrested Saturday (February 17) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, providing contraband to an inmate, and possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Abner was placed in jail under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for March 12.

38-year-old Steven Ray Dancy of Winston-Salem was arrested last Tuesday (February 13) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony obstruction of justice. Following the arrest, Dancy was placed in jail under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for March 5.

A Stanly County man will not face the death penalty in a case involving the November 2017 shooting death of a Granite Falls resident. During Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (February 19), Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith informed the Court that the State will proceed with a murder charge against 32-year-old Thomas Alexander Seabrooks as a non-capital matter.

Seabrooks is charged with murder in connection to the November 6, 2017, death of 27-year-old Michael Bryan Gardner. Preliminary investigation shows that an altercation between Seabrooks and Gardner at a Hickory residence led to the shooting death of the victim. The case remains under investigation by Hickory Police Department.

17-year-old Mackenzie Ray Swink of Melvin Propst Drive in Morganton was arrested Monday (February 19) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property.

On Monday, a student at Patton High School alerted administration that another student had made threats to “shoot up the school.” The principle of Patton High School immediately contacted the School Resource Officer. A student’s witness statement was taken and as a result Mackenzie Rae Swink was brought to the Administrators Office for questioning.

Swink was taken into custody and charged. Following the arrest, Swink was given a $50,000 secured bond and was transported to the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility. She was not listed as an inmate as of today (February 20). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:14

Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Mobile Home In Hickory

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Extensive damage resulted from a mobile home fire in Hickory. At approximately 12:52 a.m. Sunday (February 18), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to 512 10th Street SW, Lot 13. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and one command unit.

Upon arrival at 12:52 a.m., firefighters reported a single wide mobile home fully involved with fire and neighbors reporting that someone may be inside. Firefighters entered the structure to search for victims while others worked to extinguish the fire. During the search, firefighters did not find anyone and were later advised that the occupants were out of town. The fire was reported to be under control by 1:06 a.m.

No injuries were reported and fire damages were considered heavy. Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be electrical.

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