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 MyNCDMV.gov 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.
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.
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.
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.
28-year-old Nathaniel Hastens Wood of 2nd Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Friday (February 16) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Long View Police Department. He's charged by the Sheriff's Office with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor larceny. Long View Police charged Wood with two counts of driving while license revoked. Wood was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $13,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for March 7.
30-year-old Rodney Dean Payne of Rudisill Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:35 p.m. yesterday (February 18) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus one misdemeanor count each of larceny and damage to real property with willful & wanton injury.
He was arrested after Hickory Police responded to the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory where a shoplifter had exited the store after passing the last point of sale with concealed merchandise. Payne was spotted in an adjacent parking lot and taken into custody without incident. Additional outstanding warrants from the Brookford Police Department were also served.
Following his arrest, Payne was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $11,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton. Another court date was set for May 1.
41-year-old Robert Lamonte Mayfield, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was served a grand jury indictment by Hickory Police at 2:20 Friday afternoon (February 16) on one felony count of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons. He was also charged with five misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. The failure to appear warrants come in connection to charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, failure to stop for a stop sign or flashing red light and hit & run (failure to stop with property damage). The warrants for his arrest were issued on February 6 & 7. The robbery charge comes from Gaston County, while the failure to appear warrants were issued in Mecklenburg and Catawba counties.
Mayfield was taken into custody without incident at a rental store on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $21,000, secured. A Superior Court appearance on the robbery charge is currently scheduled for December 25 of this year. District Court dates were set for March 9, 14 & 29.
37-year-old Brian Lee Maynor of Stubbs Place in Maiden was arrested Sunday (February 18) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with four counts of felony probation violation. Maynor was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $32,500 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled today (February 19).
37-year-old Thomas Allen Gibson of 16th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested today (February 19) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with assault by strangulation and communicating threats. Gibson was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. Superior Court appearances were scheduled today and September 18.
28-year-old Annie Mae Strickland of Liberty Church Street in Hickory was arrested Saturday (February 17) by Long View Police Officers. She was charged with felony larceny and possession of stolen goods. Strickland was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,500 bond. No court date was listed.
47-year-old Jerry Shayne Elrod of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (February 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine in a local confinement facility. Elrod was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (February 19).
22-year-old Desmond Antray Rashawn Gray of Cline Street in Statesville and 24-year-old Randell Damar Myricks Jr. of Marshall Street in Statesville were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Gray is charged with felony counts of posession of a firearm by a convicted felon and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to sell controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Myricks is charged with felony counts of trafficking in schedule II controlled substance by possession and transport.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received information about possible drug sales in the area of Cline Street Statesville. An undercover operation was conducted and purchases of crack cocaine were made from individuals at 1910 Cline Street.
Based in this information, investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for that residence. The warrant was executed by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigations Unit assisted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Emergency Response Team (SERT).
Once inside the home, narcotics detectives located and seized crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $20,000, marijuana, scales, and two pistols, one of which had been reported stolen to the Statesville Police Department.
Both suspects have been released, Gray on $133,500 total secured bond. Myricks on $300,000 secured bond. Both men had District Court dates scheduled today (February 19).
Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday evening at 7:00 (February 20).
Under special presentations on Tuesday's agenda, council will hear reports from community groups requesting appropriations from City Council during the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. Council will not take action Tuesday night on these requests. Action will be taken when council considers the city's annual budget in May or June. Eight organizations are scheduled to make presentations of no more than five minutes to council.
Under reaffirmation and ratification of second readings there are three items including the consideration of a lease amendment agreement with Hickory Music Factory for their use of the former Parks and Recreation Department Administration Building at Jaycee Park. In addition under second readings, the approval of a proposal with Loudoun Communications Inc. in the amount of $522,728.50 for a hardware and software radio system update will be considered. All three items listed under second readings were approved unanimously on first reading.
Under new business, there are no public hearings scheduled. Under departmental reports, there will be a presentation on the approval of revisions to the Vacant Building Revitalization Forgivable Loan and Demolition Grant Program. A closed session is also on the agenda for Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting.
In addition to the regular meeting Tuesday night, a special meeting of the Hickory City Council will be held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. The purpose of the Special Meeting is for the discussion of the N.C. Main Street Program. The special meeting and the regular 7:00 meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street in Hickory.
25-year-old Cheng Saochai Lee of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested Saturday (February 17) by Claremont Police Officers. He's charged with felony discharge a weapon within an enclosure to incite fear and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun. Lee was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (February 19).