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Jan
19

Treasurer Folwell: NC 403(b) retirement program to be discontinued in 2022

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell announced Wednesday that the North Carolina Supplemental Board of Trustees has decided to discontinue the NC 403(b) Program,

Jan
19

Parents tell Iredell County commissioners that mask mandates are harmful to children

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners have been receiving feedback from their constituents for months about COVID-19 vaccines, mask requirements, and how local school districts and the health department have

Jan
19

Speak Life and Live recognizes efforts of ‘Community Shero’

Special to Iredell Free News Speak Life and Live, a local nonprofit committed to supporting and empowering local youth, has honored Jennifer Johnson for her work with students throughout the

Jan
19

N.C. Medicaid direct care workers, support staff to receive one-time bonus in recognition of work during COVID-19 pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The recently adopted North Carolina state budget includes funds to give a one-time bonus to eligible home- and community-based direct care workers and

Jan
19

Viewpoint: Statesville Council demonstrates lack of vision, strategy for moving city forward

Correction: An earlier version of this column incorrectly reported that Councilman Frederick Foster represents Ward 4. He represents Ward 6. BY MIKE FUHRMAN If you were expecting – or hoping

Jan
18

COVID-19 hospitalizations surge in Iredell County as positivity rate remains above 32 percent

FROM STAFF REPORTS The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to Iredell County hospitals surged to 100 over the holiday weekend. Iredell County health officials reported Tuesday that the number of

Jan
18

SPD’s 2021 Fill the Trailer Toy Drive provided gifts to more than 300 children, teens

Special to Iredell Free News Thanks to the outpouring of support from the community, the Statesville Police Department’s 3rd Annual Fill the Trailer Toy Drive was a massive success. The

Jan
18

In His Steps offers free night out for teenage girls on January 29

Special to Iredell Free News In His Steps, a local, all-girl Christian dance ministry, is offering a free night out for teen girls (ages 13-19) on Saturday, January 29.  The

Jan
18

Inaugural I-SS Middle School Cheerleading Competition set for February 4

Special to Iredell Free News On Friday, February 4, Iredell-Statesville Schools will hold its first ever Middle School Cheerleading Competition. The event will be held at the South Iredell High

Jan
18

Iredell COAST to host Community Feud

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell Community Outreach Association (COAST) of Statesville is planning a fun and exciting event for residents of Iredell and surrounding counties. Iredell COAST will

Jan
18

Health Beat: Severe hypothyroidism can be life-threatening

Special to Iredell Free News Most of us have heard of the thyroid gland, but we may not realize the importance of this gland or what it even really does.

Jan
17

N.C. Division of Prisons continues to administer booster shots to all offenders

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Prisons is ensuring that all offenders who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot – and who have

Jan
17

Bishop Gray: MLK demonstrated the power of prayer and praise in struggle for justice and equality

BY MIKE FUHRMAN More than 50 years have passed, but Bishop Lonnie E. Gray recalls the events of April 4, 1968, in vivid detail. He was a junior at a

Jan
17

Man on national suicide prevention walk finds refuge at emergency shelter in Statesville

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Just a few hours before the snow started to fly on Saturday, Clinton Baker and his Great Dane Watonga, who are on a nationwide walk to

Jan
17

Statesville High CNA graduates recognized by I-SS Board

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education recently honored six nursing fundamental student graduates for passing the N.C. State Board Certified Nursing Assistant examination. Nursing Fundamentals teacher Lacie

Jan
17

Troutman ABC Store eclipses $10 million in sales; board eyes second location

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman ABC Store continues to outperform expectations, with the location projected to top $3 million in sales for the 2021-22 fiscal year, according to ABC

Jan
16
Jan
16

Troutman Council shines spotlight on Tasty Pickles By Carson

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreeneews@gmail.com The Troutman Town Council turned green for pickles on Thursday night as it recognized Tasty Pickles by Carson in its Business Spotlight. The council and staff

Jan
16

U.S. Attorney reaffirms commitment to combating human trafficking in Western District of North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News CHARLOTTE – January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina reaffirms its commitment to

Jan
16

MPD Felony Arrests: December 22 – January 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: DECEMBER 22 ♦ James Early Austin, 53, of James Road, Charlotte, charged with aid and abet larceny, conspire

Jan
16

I-SS: Mask mandate kept more than 700 students in schools last week

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education’s decision to require masks after the holiday break helped hundreds of students who were exposed to COVID-19 remain in school last

Jan
16

Iredell County Government Career Opportunities (January 16)

These positions are subject to pre-employment screenings. Iredell County does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, genetic information, or handicapping

Jan
15

Troutman Council approves Town Charter revision, ethics policies

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman Town Council approved the proposed revisions to the Town Charter to send to the state legislature for approval during Thursday’s meeting. The council also

Jan
15

Troutman honors legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with “Day ON” (Photos)

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Troutman Mayor Teross Young welcomed about 60 attendees to the town’s first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the South Iredell High School Performing

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