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Dec
09

Jury deliberations underway in Hague murder trial

BY MIKE FUHRMAN A jury began deliberating in Iredell County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon after hearing closing arguments in the murder trial of Blaine “Dale” Hague. Hague, 73, faces

Dec
08

Local organizations awarded more than $150K from United Way’s Endowment for the Future

Special to Iredell Free News The United Way of Iredell County announced Thursday that five organizations had been selected to receive 2022 Endowment for the Future Grants. Twenty-one organizations who

Dec
08

Local first responders honored during annual Iredell County EMS Awards Banquet (Photo Gallery)

BY KARISSA MILLER Despite rain and dense fog outside, the Statesville Civic Center was packed and the crowd was energized Wednesday night for the annual Iredell County EMS Awards Banquet.

Dec
08

Statesville mayor proclaims December 17-24 as N.C. Aviation Week

Special to Iredell Free News Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh proclaimed the week of December 17-24 as North Carolina Aviation Week during the City Council meeting on December 5. Kutteh stated

Dec
08

Sheriff: Suspect faces felony assault charge in connection with stabbing

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville man faces a felony assault charge in connection with a stabbing that occurred in western Iredell County on Wednesday following an investigation by the Iredell

Dec
08

Sun setting at Sunshine’s Cafe after 38 years

Local eatery to close after nearly four decades BY AMY FUHRMAN Something magical happens when you walk into Sunshine’s Cafe — suddenly, your day seems a little brighter. Maybe it’s

Dec
08

Iredell Health System announces plans to expand emergency department and critical care unit

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System on Thursday announced plans to significantly expand Iredell Memorial Hospital’s critical care unit and emergency department. The expansion will increase the size of

Dec
08

Defendant disputes witness testimony, claims he killed ‘crazy’ hunter in self-defense

BY MIKE FUHRMAN A man charged with killing Harmony resident Tommy Cass told an Iredell County Superior Court jury on Wednesday that he shot Cass because he feared for his

Dec
07

Mooresville commissioners approve 108-unit, multi-family housing development near Brawley School Road

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Despite the concerns raised by nearby residents about traffic congestion and a possible negative impact on their property values, Mooresville town commissioners on Monday cleared the way

Dec
07

The last Mallory Minute: Board chairman expresses appreciation for opportunity to serve community

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County Board of Commissioners Chairman James Mallory delivered a heartfelt goodbye to the community at large and his colleagues during his final meeting as a commissioner.

Dec
07

Leaf collection efforts running behind schedule in Statesville due to weather, staffing issues

Special to Iredell Free News Loose leaf curbside collection continues for Statesville residents on the new schedule and routes released earlier in the fall. The new schedule consists of five

Dec
07

Viewpoint: Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County committed providing exemplary service to community

BY MIKE SMITH ProPublica and The New Yorker recently published an article entitled “How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle,” outlining multiple instances of fraud and malfeasance targeting the Medicare hospice

Dec
07

Health Beat: What to do if someone gives you the flu this holiday season

Special to Iredell Free News Giving and receiving gifts with friends and family is fun during the holidays, but you may come home from your holiday party with more than

Dec
07

New physician joins Piedmont HealthCare Pediatrics in Statesville

Special to Iredell Free News Dr. Andrea Iyekepolo has joined the practice at Piedmont HealthCare Pediatrics in Statesville. Iyekepolo said she always knew she wanted to be a pediatrician. “I

Dec
07

Witnesses: Defendant shot and killed Harmony man during dispute over hunting

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Before leaving home in the early morning hours of September 7, 2020, to hunt with three friends and his son, Tommy Cass woke his wife and told

Dec
06

Rainbow Kidz awarded grant from Speedway Children’s Charities

Special to Iredell Free News Rainbow Kidz, the pediatric grief program of Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, was honored to accept a grant from the Speedway Children’s Charities

Dec
06

City Council clears way for 100 new housing units, business expansion in Southeast Statesville

Council member takes current and past council members to task for treatment of city staff BY STACIE LETT CAIN The Statesville City Council on Monday night approved plans for up

Dec
06

Wreaths Across America to honor veterans buried at Willow Valley Cemetery

Special to Iredell Free News Veterans buried at Willow Valley Cemetery in Mooresville will be honored once again this holiday season by Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America is working

Dec
06

Holland takes office as Iredell County register of deeds

BY KARISSA MILLER Republican Renee Holland was sworn in Monday morning as the register of deeds at the Iredell County Government Center in Statesville. Superior Court Judge Joseph Crosswhite administered

Dec
06

Troutman Council approves Girl Scout project for ESC Park

BY DEBBIE PAGE The Troutman Town Council approved a request by Girl Scout Troop 12965 to install bird houses throughout ESC Park and create an orienteering activity for a Silver

Dec
05

Gov. Cooper encourages residents to prepare for winter weather

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is December 4-10 Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Winter Weather Preparedness Week is December 4-10, and Gov. Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to plan

Dec
05

New I-SS Board members sworn in; Howell elected chairman (Photos)

BY KARISSA MILLER Four newly elected members officially joined the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education on Monday during a swearing-in ceremony on Monday afternoon. Iredell County Chief Magistrate Daniel Chambers

Dec
05

Opening statements in murder trial scheduled for Tuesday in Iredell County Superior Court

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Opening statements in the murder trial of a Union Grove man are scheduled for Tuesday morning in Iredell County Superior Court. Blaine “Dale” Hague is charged with

Dec
05

Connolly, Stroud and Houpe sworn in as Iredell County commissioners

BY KARISSA MILLER Republicans Bert Connolly, Gene Houpe and Brad Stroud were sworn in Monday as Iredell County commissioners during a ceremony at the Iredell County Government Center in Statesville.

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