September 23, 2020

Former local police officer faces rape charge in Iredell

Officers in Iredell County have arrested and charged 51 year old Scott Wesley Bath, former officer with the Taylorsville Police Department, with several violent crimes. According to court records, Bath was arrested on Sept. 17, 2020, and faces the following charges: Felony First Degree Forcible Rape, Felony First Degree Forced Sex Offense, Felony Assault By…

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Loree Daye Keller Benge

Loree Daye Keller Benge, 56, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her home. She was born on Tuesday, September 24, 1963 in Caldwell County, daughter of the late Robert Gene Keller Sr. and Helen Ann Cannon Keller. Loree worked in the restaurant industry as a hostess. Loree is survived by her husband…

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Betty Ann Petree

On September 20, 2020, Betty Ann Petree peacefully passed away at the age of 66. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend lost her life to a long battle to cancer. Betty was one of a kind and those who knew her loved her warm and inviting smile that was bound to…

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Charlie “Buddy” Walker, Sr.

Charlie “Buddy” Walker, Sr., 77, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at his residence. Charlie was born May 14, 1943, in Wilkes County, the son of the late Grover Walker and Ona Hood Walker. He was the owner and operator of Walker Frame Shop, a member Rocky Creek Baptist Church,…

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Anna Reeves Wright

Anna Reeves Wright, 88, of Hiddenite, went home to be with her beloved Jesus and her husband Wade on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her home following a brief illness. Anna was born May 13, 1932, in Davie County, the daughter of the late Willie Lindsey Reeves and Cecil Blanche Keller Reeves. She was a…

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Heather Leigh Harris

Heather Leigh Harris, 28, of Old Devil Track Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at Carolina Caring-Newton. She was born March 29, 1992, in Caldwell County, to Jamie Harris and Renita Hoyle Denny. Survivors include her mother, Renita Hoyle Denny of Taylorsville; her father, Jamie Harris of Lenoir; three brothers, Bobby Harris of…

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Eva Dean Millsaps Adams

Eva Dean Millsaps Adams, 78, of Taylorsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 18, 2020. Eva was surrounded by her loved ones when she passed. Eva was born on December 8, 1941 to the late Emmit Walt and Lucy Anna Cook Millsaps. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church,…

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Jesus Gutierrez Cano

Jesus Gutierrez Cano, 49, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Jesus was born March 16, 1971, in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico, the son of Jeronimo Gutierrez Leura and Ma. Remedios Cano Ibarra. He worked in the furniture industry and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.…

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Louise Elder Freeman

Louise Elder Freeman, 85, of Hiddenite, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Louise was born October 24, 1934, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Frank Mitchell and Ruth Elder Mitchell. She was a homemaker. She was…

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About 18,000 gallons of wastewater overflows Town sewer

Notice from the Town of Taylorsville Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters. In accordance with this regulation, the following news release…

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