Press Releases

Huneycutt Named Warden at Avery-Mitchell Correctional

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Ronnie “Lane” Huneycutt as warden at the Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine. Huneycutt, 50, had been the associate warden at Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir since 2015.

Offender Dies in Apparent Suicide

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Offender Christopher Watson (#0876848) died Tuesday evening at Scotland Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at 7:40 p.m.

State Highway Patrol To Launch Move Over Campaign

Monday, July 27, 2020

In an effort to increase the public’s awareness on the importance of moving over for public service vehicles, the State Highway Patrol is launching Move a Little/Save a Lot, a campaign focused on the education and enforcement of the state’s Move Over law. 

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