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Jan
28

SPD: Suspect charged with murder in death of Shana Nichole Harmon

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville woman was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the January 16 death of 25-year-old Shana Nichole Harmon. Statesville police announced the arrest of Qawiesha

Jan
28

Shana Nichole Harmon

Shana Nichole Harmon, 25, of Statesville, N.C., died January 16, 2020. Shana was born June 10, 1994, in Spartanburg County, S.C., a daughter of Sammy Ray Harmon (Christine) and Gladys

Jan
28

Statesville ABC Board makes quarterly distributions

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville ABC Board has made its quarterly distributions, contributing a total of $59,706 to the City of Statesville, Mitchell Community College, Iredell-Statesville Schools and

Jan
28

Work-related fatalities increase to 10-year high in North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Falls caused the largest number of work-related fatal incidents in the Tar Heel state in 2019, based on preliminary information released today by

Jan
28

Iredell County historian to present African Safari gallery talk and slideshow

Special to Iredell Free News In conjunction with its Black History Month programming, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host an African Safari gallery talk and slideshow by Iredell

Jan
28

Billy “Bill” Eugene Jenkins

Mr. Billy “Bill” Eugene Jenkins, 92, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away January 24, 2020, at his home. Mr. Jenkins was born September 6, 1927, in Henry River, N.C., and was

Jan
28

Carol Rae Keever

Carol Rae Keever peacefully passed from this life into the loving arms of God and her mama and daddy on January 24, 2020. She was born in Taylorsville, N.C., at

Jan
28

ICSO turns to courts to force property owner to sell home tied to criminal activity

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has utilized the court system to force a property owner to sell a home in Stony Point linked to criminal activity. Between

Jan
27

Iredell Health System implements new blood-testing technology

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Microbiology and Blood Bank Department has implemented new automation technology – the Ortho Vision Analyzer and Cepheid GenXpert System – that

Jan
27

Iredell County Public Library plans grand reopening to show off remodeled lower level (Photo Gallery)

BY KARISSA MILLER Nearly two years after potentially harmful vapors associated with a dry-cleaning solvent were found in the air in the children’s section, the county has completed remediation work

Jan
27

ICPRD plans public information meeting on master parks and recreation plan for Feb. 12

Special to Iredell Free News A consultant team working with the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department (ICPRD) to develop a parks and recreation master plan will present initial findings,

Jan
27

Test results negative for patient tested for coronavirus in North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Public Health (NC DPH) is reporting that a patient who was being tested for the novel 2019 coronavirus is

Jan
27

I-SS educators rock Mac Gray Auditorium, raise $5,000 for endowment (Photo Gallery)

Special to Iredell Free News Approximately 450 concert-goers packed Mac Gray Auditorium on the campus of Statesville High School to attend the first annual Educators With a Cause (EWAC) Concert

Jan
27

Sylvia Ann Hoke Dishmon

Sylvia Ann Hoke Dishmon passed away on January 26, 2020. She was born April 9, 1939, in Statesville, N.C., to her loving parents, Loy and Katherine Hoke. Sylvia, a genuine

Jan
26

Viewpoint: The best thing I saw last week was the public recognition of a lifetime of service

BY MIKE FUHRMAN The best thing I saw last week was a community taking time to honor a man who has devoted 50 years of his life to helping families

Jan
26

Birth Announcements: Jan. 5-18

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announced the following births: JANUARY 5 ♦ A girl, Brenda Krystal Martinez-Bautista, born to Nereyda Hernandez and Juan Martinez of

Jan
26

ICSO Felony Arrests: Jan. 16-23

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JANUARY 16 ♦ Donald Donnell Chambers Jr., 23, of Caldwell Street, Statesville, was served with a true

Jan
26

Contractors making progress on new Troutman Fire and Rescue headquarters

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The two story, 15,000-square-foot addition to the Troutman Fire and Rescue department is under roof and contractors are making progress, according to Chief Wesley Morris. The

Jan
26

Stony Point VFD presents awards during annual banquet

Special to Iredell Free News During its recent annual banquet, the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department honored firefighters, medical responders, ladies auxiliary, the Board of Directors and special guests. A

Jan
26

I-SS plans five informational meetings on school bond referendums

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools officials have scheduled several informational sessions to provide voters with information about the public schools bond referendum on the March 3 ballot. Voters

Jan
26

David John “DJ” Spence Jr.

David John “DJ” Spence Jr. passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Born in Arlington, Texas, on April 15, 1992, DJ, as he was fondly known, is survived by his

Jan
25

New therapy dog joins Pressly School family

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools has added another therapy dog as a result of its partnership with Partners Behavioral Health Care. Partners helped I-SS purchase a therapy dog

Jan
25

Statesville Council backs proposal for strategic plan, authorizes raises for electric utility workers

  BY STACIE LETT CAIN Statesville City Manager Ron Smith provided an immediate answer when he was asked to name the top accomplishment at this week’s City Council retreat. “That

Jan
25

Iredell Memorial Hospital celebrates National CRNA Week

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Memorial Hospital’s certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) celebrated National CRNA Week January 19-25. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who specialize in administering anesthesia for

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