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Gastonia teen dies in wreck late Friday

Thomas Smith IV, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene after his southbound 2006 Ford Mustang left the right side of the road near Laurel Lane at 10:20 p.m. Speed contributed to the crash, police said.

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Citizen’s Facebook video of erratic driver leads to DWI arrest.

A Union County woman was arrested on a charge of driving while impaired after a passenger in a car behind her videotaped the erratic driving on her cellphone and posted it on her Facebook page.
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Citizen’s Facebook video of erratic driver leads to DWI arrest.

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CMPD continues investigation of teen shooting death

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