• Fundraiser held for boy paralyzed from hit-and-run

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    STATESVILLE, N.C. - A Statesville mother is still looking for answers and trying to help her son who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run.

    On Sunday, the woman is holding a fundraiser for her son, Elijah Houpe, who was hit on North-Pointe Boulevard a year ago while riding a bike home from a friend's house.

    Houpe spent three months in the hospital and is now paralyzed.

    The Sunday dinner fundraiser starts at 1 p.m. on Rickert Street in Statesville.

    Money raised will help pay for Houpe's medical bills.


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