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Aug
11

Sheriff: Greensboro residents face drug, weapons charges after traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two Greensboro residents face felony charges in Iredell County following a traffic stop on Interstate 77. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Tyrick Ashley Chandra, 31, and Dorrian

Aug
11

Overnight bridgework to temporarily close I-77 in Statesville later this week

Special to Iredell Free News N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will temporarily close a section of Interstate 77 in Statesville later this week to perform bridgework. Both directions of I-77

Aug
11

Iredell County 4-H’ers attend virtual NC 4-H Congress

FROM STAFF REPORTS A delegation of Iredell County 4-H members attended N.C. 4-H Congress, which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19 concerns. This year’s 4-H Congress, held July

Aug
11

NCDHHS confirms state’s first reported SARS-CoV-2 positive case in dog

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has received its first reported case of a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 positive dog in North Carolina.

Aug
11

Viewpoint: Even in a pandemic, North Carolina is prepared for hurricane season

BY GOV. ROY COOPER RALEIGH — North Carolina has seen more than its fair share of devastating storms, particularly in the past few years. When hurricane season comes around, we

Aug
11

Number of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iredell surpasses 2,000; more than 1,500 now presumed recovered

FROM STAFF REPORTS The number of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iredell County surpassed 2,000 on Tuesday. According to the Iredell County Health Department, there have now been 2,000

Aug
10

Parents, teachers express support for I-SS reopening plan; board member calls Our Schools First members ‘fascist’

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell-Statesville Board of Education members heard from a large group of concerned teachers, parents and community members during their meeting Monday evening. About a dozen people signed

Aug
10

Sheriff: Suspect charged with felony stalking after ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF RESULTS A northern Iredell County resident faces a felony stalking charge following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Carolyn

Aug
10

MGSD begins new school year with convocation, honors teacher of the year

BY MELINDA SKUTNICK The Mooresville Graded School District began the 2020-2021 school year on Monday with its annual convocation – an event attended by few guests at the Performing Arts

Aug
10

Sheriff: Missing man’s body found in heavily wooded area

FROM STAFF REPORTS The body of a 50-year-old man who was reported missing on Saturday was located Monday afternoon. Curtis Allen Wuellner’s body was found in a heavily wooded area

Aug
10

I-SS provides information on child-care options for upcoming school year

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools provided the following information about organizations offering child-care during the upcoming school year. Each site has limited capacity because of CDC guidelines due

Aug
10

USDA conducting survey to identify opportunities for improvement

Special to Iredell Free News WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is conducting a new annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners. The survey will help USDA

Aug
10

I-SS teachers, administrators share concerns about district’s plan for reopening schools

Editor’s Note: The I-SS Board of Education meets Monday at 6 p.m. at the Career Academy & Technical School located 350 Old Murdock Road in Troutman. Read the agenda HERE.

Aug
09

SPD Felony Arrests & Crime Reports: July 16-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following arrests:  JULY 16 ♦ Joseph James Chakos, 64, of Sullivan Road, Statesville, charged with possession with intent to sell or

Aug
09

N.C. Department of Labor encourages businesses to participate in ‘Safe + Sound Week’

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — A national campaign to promote workplace safety and health has been declared in North Carolina for the week of August 10–16 by Gov.

Aug
09

MGSD preparing for upcoming school year with virtual open houses, convocation

BY MELINDA SKUTNICK The Mooresville Graded School District will virtually kick off its fall semester with online events and welcoming activities throughout the following week. Keeping aligned with the district’s

Aug
09

ICSO launches missing person investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a missing person investigation for Curtis Allen Wuellner, 50, who lives at 516 Laurel Cove Road in western Iredell

Aug
08

Lake Norman State Park superintendent’s love of outdoors inspired career path

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Lake Norman State Park’s new superintendent, Scott Avis, was destined to chose an outdoor career. Spending his childhood in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia cemented

Aug
08

NCDHHS to fund ongoing COVID-19 testing of nursing home staff; biweekly testing now required

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) today took additional steps to protect nursing home residents and staff during the COVID-19

Aug
08

United Way of Iredell County unveils plans for the fall campaign

Special to Iredell Free News The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic, educational and social disruptions it has caused have changed the way most people live, work and play in Iredell

Aug
08

ICSO Felony Arrests: July 30 – August 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JULY 30 ♦ William Joseph McCurdy, 29, of James Way, Statesville, charged with possession of a schedule

Aug
07

Iredell health officials report county’s 20th death attributed to COVID-19

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials reported the county’s 20th death attributed to COVID-19 on Friday, marking the second consecutive day that a death was reported in the county.

Aug
07

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Javara recruiting healthy adults for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Special to Iredell Free News WINSTON-SALEM – Wake Forest Baptist Health, in partnership with Javara, announced Friday that they have begun recruiting healthy adults for a Phase 3 clinical research

Aug
07

Iredell County Sports Hall of Fame announces new class of inductees

  Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its fifth class of inductees. The class, which encompasses over 90 years of athletics in

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