Public officials in Statesville are “putting band-aids on surgical wounds” after a nine-year-old girl was gunned-down and killed while playing on a neighborhood sidewalk earlier this week.
“The city can revitalize downtown, but in South Statesville, they do everything half-ass; they don’t want to deal with the underlying garbage,” said Danette Glover, a lifelong resident of the neighborhood where three children were struck by bullets in two separate – but likely related – drive-by shootings on Monday.
Ezer Vavala tries to mind her business, but it isn’t easy when she’s on foot, pulling a tiny house behind her with a small pack of farm animals in tow.
From an impromptu candlelight vigil to local businesses offering services for law enforcement officers, the Mooresville community has rallied behind police in the wake
I was a newspaper reporter in Mooresville, NC for a decade and covered local government issues from 2003 to 2006.