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Jun
05

Iredell County health officials report 37 new cases of COVID-19 on heels of community testing clinics

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest number of new cases reported in a single day in the county. The

Jun
05

North Iredell High students win two awards at FFA Event

  Special to Iredell Free News North Iredell High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students competed at the North Carolina FFA Career Development Events earlier this week. NIHS brought

Jun
05

Iredell commissioners adopt master plan for improving, expanding county parks

BY KARISSA MILER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners recently adopted a comprehensive recreation master plan that will guide the county’s future programming priorities in this area over the next

Jun
05

Wake Forest Baptist to expand visitor access starting June 9

Special to Iredell Free News WINSTON-SALEM – Wake Forest Baptist Health will be implementing a more family-friendly visitation policy, effective Tuesday, June 9. These changes apply to all Wake Forest

Jun
05

Gov. Cooper signs executive order to address disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order 143 to addresses the social, environmental, economic, and health disparities in communities of color that have

Jun
05

NCDHHS reports state’s first pediatric death attributed to COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News Raleigh — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19-associated pediatric death in North Carolina. A child in the central

Jun
04

Statesville Leisure Pool, Bentley Center Splash Pad to open June 5 with some COVID-19 restrictions

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Leisure Pool and Bentley Community Center Splash Pad will open Friday, June 5. There are a number of changes in place in order

Jun
04

N.C. State Board of Education calls for action to eliminate inequities and racism

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Meeting while demonstrations nationwide continue over the death of George Floyd, members of the N.C. State Board of Education on Thursday issued an

Jun
04

COVID-19 Update: Number of confirmed cases in Iredell approaches 300; nearly 200 people across county now presumed recovered

FROM STAFF REPORTS The number of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 is rapidly approaching 300 in Iredell County. The Iredell County Health Department reported six new cases on Thursday after

Jun
04

Troutman Farmer’s Market kicks off season with COVID-19 precautions (Photo Gallery)

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com After a month’s delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Troutman Farmer’s Market got off to a busy start on Tuesday afternoon as a steady stream of

Jun
04

Viewpoint: Boys & Girls Club remains committed to helping children during these challenging times

BY JAMES HOGAN The Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont exists to bring hope and opportunity to children in our community who need it most. We seek to provide

Jun
03

Master of the Mic competition brings local bands together to support SCAN of Iredell

Special to Iredell Free News SCAN of Iredell has collaborated with WAME Radio for a night of awesome music featuring local bands to raise money for a great cause. Master

Jun
03

Iredell commissioners conduct public hearing on proposed $230.3 million budget

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County residents had a chance to weigh in Tuesday on the county government’s proposed $230.3 million spending plan for fiscal year 2020-2021. Commissioners conducted a public

Jun
03

Mayor: City of Statesville committed to protecting rights of protesters while safeguarding residents and businesses

BY STACIE LETT CAIN On the third night of peaceful protests following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh stressed that city officials are committed to

Jun
03

Man who brought guns to peaceful protest in Statesville arrested following SPD investigation

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this report incorrectly reported that the suspect faces a felony charge. Going armed to the terror of the public is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Jun
03

SPD pays tribute to retired K-9 Czar, who passed away over the weekend

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Police Department is honoring the life and service of retired K-9 Czar, who passed peacefully at home on Saturday, May 30. K-9 Czar

Jun
03

Iredell Health System announces new nursing directors, assistant directors

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System recently named several employees to nursing leadership positions at Iredell Memorial Hospital: Charles Wolfe Charles Wolfe is the new director of the

Jun
02

Iredell Health System to ease some visitor restrictions starting June 3

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System is easing some of its visitor restrictions, initially put in place at the end of March to help protect the safety of

Jun
02

Local physician provides advice on safe business reopening

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Mooresville physician James Allen III, in a Zoom meeting sponsored by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, shared information to help businesses safely reopen as restrictions are

Jun
02

I-SS officials grappling with budget uncertainties caused by COVID-19 pandemic, potential funding shortfalls

BY KARISSA MILLER As Iredell-Statesville Schools officials continue preparations for the 2020-2021 school year, they must consider that COVID-19 will continue to disrupt student learning and enrollment. The two biggest

Jun
02

Sen. Sawyer: We must ‘make meaningful change in our state and in our country’

Special to Iredell Free News N.C. Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell, Yadkin), released this statement about the recent events following the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer:  “Over

Jun
01

Iredell health officials report 17 new cases of COVID-19; 168 people now presumed recovered in county

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Health Department reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. There have been a total of 268 laboratory confirmed cases in the county.

Jun
01

Mooresville’s Field of Flags display rescheduled for July 1-5

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The annual Memorial Day weekend Field of Flags celebration, postponed in the wake of COVID-19 public gatherings restrictions, has been rescheduled for July 1-5  on the

Jun
01

Iredell Health System names director of Food & Nutrition Services

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System has named Andrew Hennis as director of its Food & Nutrition Services. As director, Hennis is responsible for all food and nutrition

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