Kevin Ellis, Herald-Journal

Kevin Ellis

Herald-Journal

Gastonia, NC, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

Playing it safe when 'illegal' fireworks just across the state line

Playing it safe when 'illegal' fireworks just across the state line → Read More

Three people shot at Eastridge Mall in Gastonia; no active threat

Eastridge Mall shooting: Reports of multiple people shot at the Gastonia shopping center. → Read More

Sixth victim in S.C. mass shooting dies; Cherryville man was father of three

Sixth victim in S.C. mass shooting dies; Cherryville man was father of three → Read More

Police find vehicle, still searching for former Gastonia man

RALEIGH — The vehicle of a missing 39-year-old man who grew up in Gastonia, but went missing Saturday in Raleigh was found in Danville, Virginia, on → Read More

Police find vehicle, still searching for former Gastonia man

RALEIGH — The vehicle of a missing 39-year-old man who grew up in Gastonia, but went missing Saturday in Raleigh was found in Danville, Virginia, on Monday, police said.William Anderson Banks Jr., known as "Andy" to his friends, was last heard from in just before he was to meet two men in Raleigh to sell a Range Rover in a deal set up through Craigslist.Banks grew up in Gaston County. He… → Read More

Police find vehicle, still searching for former Gastonia man

RALEIGH — The vehicle of a missing 39-year-old man who grew up in Gastonia, but went missing Saturday in Raleigh was found in Danville, Virginia, on → Read More

Former Gastonia man reported missing in Raleigh

A former Gastonia man who has lived the past several years in Raleigh has been reported missing ever since agreeing to meet two people on Saturday to try → Read More

Former Gastonia man reported missing in Raleigh

A former Gastonia man who has lived the past several years in Raleigh has been reported missing ever since agreeing to meet two people on Saturday to try → Read More

Former Gastonia man reported missing in Raleigh

A former Gastonia man who has lived the past several years in Raleigh has been reported missing ever since agreeing to meet two people on Saturday to try → Read More

He’s going to prison for beating a one-legged man and stealing his prosthetic

GASTONIA -- A man who stole a prosthetic leg during the burglary and beating of a one-legged man will spend more than a decade in prison, a judge ruled → Read More

North Carolina Scoutmaster who molested boys dies in prison

Gastonia — A former Scoutmaster from Gaston County convicted of molesting Boy Scouts in his troop in the early 1980s has died in prison. → Read More

Teen mom impregnated by NC police officer sues town

Lowell — A teen mom impregnated by a former Lowell Police Department officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the town, its police chief and the former officer now in prison. The girl, who would be 15 now, filed the lawsuit under the name of "Jane Doe" as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. She was joined in the lawsuit by her mother, Karen Vaughn. The teen mom's court-appointed guardian ad… → Read More

NC child found Christmas Eve with adults doing heroin

Gastonia — A 1-year-old child was found Christmas Eve inside a running car with the two adults passed out after shooting heroin with a needle, according to Gastonia Police. Lauren Marie Patterson, 23, and Glen Willoughby, 32, both of 1778 Allison Circle, Rock Hill, South Carolina, both face multiple charges including heroin possession, misdemeanor child abuse and contributing to the delinquency… → Read More

Bathroom bomb threat lands North Carolina teen in jail

Gastonia — A teen faces a charge of making a false bomb threat on a toilet paper dispenser at North Gaston High School. "This school is → Read More

Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85

Gaston - The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck involving a reported wrong-way driver on Interstate 85 South near the interchange with U.S. 74.The wreck was called in at 4:59 p.m. Thursday as a result of a wrong-way driver on the interstate, but that information has yet to be confirmed by state Highway Patrol troopers at the scene. The driver was reportedly driving… → Read More

Amber Alert suspect arrested, 3-year-old girl reunited with mother

A 3-year-old girl has been reunited with her mother after an Amber Alert was issued for her by Gastonia police early Sunday morning.The girl's alleged → Read More

Gastonia police issue Amber Alert for missing 3-year-old

An Amber Alert was issued for a 3-year-old Gastonia girl suspected of being abducted by a 57-year-old man.The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children issued an Amber Alert around 5:30 a.m. Sunday for Destiny Boykins, who was last seen in Gastonia.She may be traveling in a 2012 black Honda Accord with a North Carolina license plate of PJF 2122.Police say Boykins is a 3-year-old black… → Read More

Maddox Ritch: 'Our community is heartbroken'

Highlights from the press conference: Quotes from Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton • "Our community is heartbroken. Our investigators, our → Read More

Maddox Ritch: 'Our community is heartbroken'

Highlights from the press conference: Quotes from Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton • "Our community is heartbroken. Our investigators, our searchers, this is not the end that we hoped for." • "There's still a lot of unanswered questions." • "We were doing every thing that we could. I have never seen a larger response in my 32 years in this business than what we had here in this search and… → Read More

Maddox Ritch: 'Our community is heartbroken'

Highlights from the press conference: Quotes from Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton • "Our community is heartbroken. Our investigators, our → Read More