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Shawn Taylor

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Breaking news multimedia reporter covering #Iredell County, NC for @statesville. @UOsojc grad and Reese's lover. Send story ideas to staylor@statesville.com.

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I'm a breaking news and multimedia reporter for the Statesville Record & Landmark in Iredell County, North Carolina. I report unfolding criminal and police activity, traffic accidents, fires and serious injuries. I also write long-form stories about the community and the locals who shape it. ...

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@Shawn_A_Taylor — 181 followers, 1,582 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

Snow Creek Road CLOSED in the 200 block north of #Statesville. Mobile home ran off road around 4:30 a.m. https://t.co/V0ZHg9cdsn

Nov 21, 2017

Obryan Glaspy, the man charged with the Ora Drive shooting last week, commented on my story about police dropping his charges because he was at work when the gunfire happened. https://t.co/RuqP8jfrvu

Nov 20, 2017

RT @statesville: A #Mooresville teenager charged with stealing cars earlier this year is now accused of tossing a burning backpack i…

Nov 20, 2017

Exclusive: #Statesville police quietly dropped charges against Ora Drive shooting suspect the day after he was charged, court document shows. https://t.co/JcncuDGU4P

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid gig was a contributor to a gaming news website while in college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

As a kid, my grandma still had one. Mom said it was the same she used to write high school papers -- can you imagine! Tak-tak-tak-crrrching!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Rory Gilmore