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Neighbors say there's a prostitution problem in a Concord neighborhood, and recently, police have been cracking down on the illegal activity near Ann Street and Buffalo Avenue.
Police have already arrested two women in the last week for soliciting an undercover officer. They were arrested in daylight.
"I leave to go to work at 6:30 in the morning, and I see them walking up and down the road," Travis Hailey said.
Hailey told Eyewitness News he drives by three of four prostitutes a day on Kerr Street, and there's a school on the same road.
"You got a school, and there's a lot of kids walking around…and it's definitely not the place for them," Hailey said.
Other neighbors are also concerned.
"There was one who actually stopped my grandpa," Beverly Reynolds said.
Reynolds has lived in the neighborhood near St. John's Avenue her entire life, and she says recently she's seen activity she's never seen before.
"I seen one just the other day get out of a car over here," Reynolds said.
Like Hailey, she's glad police are cracking down.
"It needs to be taken care of," Reynolds said. "It's not good. I mean there are kids that come out, and we have kids here all the time. They don't need to see that."
The dog walks with a limp, his narrow frame still skin and bones.
However, he has improved since a woman brought him to Randall Veterinary Hospital on Friday, after she found him wandering along Highway 801 in Moorseville.
"She got him in her car and realized he had an injured leg, a wound on his neck, was bleeding from his nose and was very malnourished," said Pam Dingler, a vet technician with the hospital.
The staff at the hospital realized the dog's injuries were worse than imagined.
"He has a bullet lodged in his neck and possibly one in his jaw. He has a fractured tooth and a broken hip," Dingler said.
In addition to being shot, it looks like the dog was hit by a car. The hospital is asking for anybody to come forward with information.
"We do not want people out here mistreating animals like this," Dingler said.
Dingler said they are doing everything they can to get him back to health and hopefully into a safe home.
"The first thing he did when he saw me was lick me with all of his wounds and his tail wagging. He was just wanting to please me. I think he was saying thank y'all for helping me out here," Dingler said.
The issue over a proposed toll road project along a stretch of Interstate 77 continues to heat up.
In Mooresville on Sunday, the citizens' group wideni77.org, which opposes the move, turned out to encourage leaders to find another way to deal with the congestion.
North Carolina Department of Transportation has proposed a $550 million widening project that would extend 27 miles, rebuild multiple bridges and add toll roads.
The widening project will stretch from Uptown Charlotte to Mooresville. NCDOT and elected officials have said there is no other choice but to accept toll lanes.
At least two state lawmakers have spoken against the plan, saying toll roads will place a heavy burden on the everyday citizen.
"If we're talking about toll lanes, we're not really talking about the people wanting to drive to the airport in Charlotte. We're talking about the people who have to get up and go to work every day," said Rep. Robert Brawley of Iredell County.
The Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization is expected to take a vote on this issue Wednesday.