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Oct
21

Pressly School holding month-long SOCKtoberfest

Special to Iredell Free News Pressly School is holding its first annual SOCKtoberfest sock drive, thanks to middle school students who made the decision to help those in need this

Oct
21

Iredell County to provide free flu vaccines this fall

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Health Department will offer free flu vaccines this fall at multiple sites in preparation of the merging of flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct
21

Iredell Health System hires new executive director for Iredell Health Foundation

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System recently welcomed William J. Brown to lead its donor-centered fundraising efforts of its new philanthropic organization, the Iredell Health Foundation. As executive

Oct
21

Demand for MGSD’s online academy surges following district’s return to in-person instruction for K-5 students

BY MELINDA SKUTNICK Following Mooresville Graded School District’s decision to provide full-time in-person instruction to K-5 students starting October 19, the district has experienced a significant increase in demand for

Oct
21

Iredell County Health Department to distribute potassium iodide tablets on October 24

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department will distribute potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Iredell County residents and businesses on Saturday, October 24, at no charge. The

Oct
21

Sheriff: Suspect in home invasion near Troutman arrested following pursuit in Mecklenburg County

Special to Iredell Free News A suspect faces a dozen charges in connection with a home-invasion near Troutman on Tuesday afternoon. Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of

Oct
21

Gov. Cooper announces North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will remain paused in Phase 3 for three more weeks as health officials continue to

Oct
20

MPD: Two suspects charged in fraud scheme targeting Sam’s Club

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects face charges in connection with a scheme in which fraudulently obtained Sam’s Club memberships and stolen credit card numbers were used to purchase nearly $30,000

Oct
20

N.C. unemployment rate increased slightly in September

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The State of North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 7.3 percent, increasing 0.8 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate.

Oct
20

Election Watch: Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce releases Meet the Candidates video series

Special to Iredell Free News The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce has released a Meet the Candidates video series featuring interviews with local candidates for the Iredell County Board of

Oct
20

Statesville Council urged to increase starting salaries of city firefighters

BY STACIE LETT CAIN The disparity between the starting salary of firefighters at the Statesville Fire Department and their peers at nearby departments does not sit well with some Statesville

Oct
20

Organizers cancel 76th Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade due to COVID-19 concerns

FROM STAFF REPORTS Organizers of the 76th Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade have canceled this year’s event due to concerns for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a

Oct
20

Mooresville Public Services Division, town staff recognized for earning APWA accreditation

Special to Iredell Free News The Town of Mooresville’s Public Services Division was officially recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for earning accreditation earlier this year from the

Oct
19

TPD officer and K-9 partner earn UPWDA certifications

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Troutman Police Officer James “Rico” Scott and his furry partner Jackpot, who is also known around the station as “J.P.,” earned their official K-9 certifications on

Oct
19

County boards of elections now contacting N.C. voters with absentee ballot deficiencies

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — County boards of elections across North Carolina are now contacting voters whose absentee ballot return envelopes were not properly completed to inform them

Oct
19

Iredell health officials report county’s 44th death attributed to COVID-19; 3,147 people are presumed recovered

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell health officials reported the county’s 44th death attributed to COVID-19 on Monday. The Iredell County Health Department does not release personal information about people who test

Oct
19

Iredell Health System celebrates National Pharmacy Week

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System’s Pharmacy will celebrate National Pharmacy Week this week, an annual observance acknowledging the invaluable contributions that pharmacy professionals make to patient care

Oct
19

Broad Street United Methodist Church announces opening of Broad Street Park and Playground

Special to Iredell Free News For at least 75 years, the playground at Broad Street United Methodist Church has been the site for laughter and play for children of the

Oct
18

Sheldon’s K9s, Checkered Flag Foundation make contributions to Officer Jordan H. Sheldon Memorial Dog Park

Special to Iredell Free News Two 501(c)3 charities have teamed up to donate to the Town of Mooresville’s Officer Jordan H. Sheldon Memorial Dog Park, which is designed to honor

Oct
18

I-SS, Health Department notify parents of students at nine district schools of positive COVID-19 tests

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools and the Iredell County Health Department notified parents of students at nine district schools of positive COVID-19 tests last week. Here is a summary of

Oct
18

SPD to hold National Drug Take Back Day event on October 24

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Police Department will hold a free Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 24, in conjunction with National Drug Take Back Day. This

Oct
18

Statesville crews begin annual leaf collection on October 19

Special to Iredell Free News Leaf Collection starts the week of October 19 in the City of Statesville. Here’s some information residents need to know before putting their leaves on

Oct
18

NCDHHS submits COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to CDC

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The State of North Carolina has submitted its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of the plan

Oct
17

Troutman Police Department hosts modified National Night Out event

Photos courtesy of Troutman Police Department BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Like many events, Troutman Police Department’s popular National Night Out in August was canceled because of the state’s COVID-19 gathering

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