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Sep
26

SPD Felony Arrests: September 11-21

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: SEPTEMBER 11 ♦ Brian Lowell Dalton, 48, of Harmony charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Sep
26

I-SS, health officials notify parents of positive COVID-19 tests at seven district schools

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools and the Iredell County Health Department notified parents of students at seven district schools that a student or employee at their school had tested positive

Sep
26

Sheriff: Two men face felony drug charges following traffic stop near Harmony

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two men face felony drug charges following a traffic stop by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies near Harmony. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Vestal Izaiah

Sep
26

State treasurer announces new program to expedite return of millions of dollars in unclaimed property to rightful owners

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH – It’s your money, and State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell is eager to put it back in the hands and wallets of its rightful

Sep
25

Sheriff: Suspect charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor

FROM STAFF REPORTS A western Iredell County resident was charged with sexually abusing a minor following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest

Sep
25

Gov. Cooper gets flu shot, urges others to protect themselves during COVID-19 pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — In preparation for flu season, Gov. Roy Cooper got his flu shot on Friday at the Wake County Public Health Center and encouraged

Sep
25

Iredell health officials report county’s 38th COVID-19 death; 2,707 people now presumed recovered

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell health officials reported the county’s 38th death attributed to COVID-19 on Friday afternoon. The Iredell County Health Department does not release personal information about COVID-19 patients,

Sep
25

Viewpoint: RBG worked to protect America’s promise of ‘liberty and justice for all’

BY DIANE HAMBY Why do decent, brilliant, fair and open-minded U.S. Supreme Court justices matter? What difference could it possibly make? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18,

Sep
24

Sheriff: Suspect charged with sexually assaulting child over six-year period

FROM STAFF REPORTS A western Iredell County man faces nine felony charges following an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a sexual assault complaint. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest

Sep
24

Friends of Lake Norman State Park plans several volunteer opportunities

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Friends of Lake Norman State Park recently held its annual meeting, which was delayed from April, to elect officers and board members, reflect on the

Sep
24

The Rest of the Story: It’s time for serious conversations about suicide in Iredell County

BY JEFF JAMES September is designated as Suicide Prevention Month. I think all of us can agree that one suicide is one too many. Suicide is the second-leading cause of

Sep
24

EnergyUnited encourages members to submit nominations for Touchstone Energy’s #WHOPOWERSYOU Contest

Special to Iredell Free News EnergyUnited is encouraging all members to submit nominations for Touchstone Energy’s 2020 #WhoPowersYou Contest. The contest highlights the joint efforts of EnergyUnited and Touchstone Energy’s

Sep
24

Iredell Health System speech-language pathologist earns certification in program that helps Parkinson’s patients

Special to Iredell Free News Caroline Goodson, a speech-language pathologist with Iredell Health System’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, recently became certified in the individual speech therapy program that helps Parkinson’s disease

Sep
24

MGSD board approves revised learning plan for second quarter

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a new learning plan for students when the second quarter of

Sep
23

NCDHHS launches free SlowCOVIDNC exposure notification app

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called “SlowCOVIDNC.” The app will help North Carolinians

Sep
23

Armstrong receives NCHSAA Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools Assistant Superintendent Richard Armstrong was honored on Wednesday for his contributions to middle and high school sports by the North Carolina High School Athletic

Sep
23

SPD: Woman dies after being hit by truck while waiting in line outside Statesville DMV Office

FROM STAFF REPORTS One woman was fatally injured and a second hurt when they were struck by a pickup truck while standing outside the DMV Office in Statesville on Wednesday

Sep
23

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week: Is your child in the right car seat?

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week, September 20-26, Insurance Commissioner Mike

Sep
23

MPD officers apprehend murder suspect while investigating vehicle break-in

FROM STAFF REPORTS Mooresville police have apprehended a Charlotte man wanted on murder charges. Officers responded to the 300 block of Talbert Road about 1:14 a.m. on September 19 in

Sep
22

Cranford appointed to supervisor of ICSO School Resource Officers Division

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell announced Tuesday that Gina Cranford has been promoted to lieutenant and will now supervise the ICSO’s School Resource Officer Division.

Sep
22

Gov. Cooper announces additional $40 million in COVID-19 relief for small businesses

  Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Some North Carolina small businesses that have experienced extraordinary disruption to their operations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic may benefit from

Sep
22

Statesville Council delays decision on feasibility study for Jane Sowers Road interchange

BY STACIE LETT CAIN The Statesville City Council began discussions Monday night on a feasibility study about the possibility of converting the Jane Sowers Road/ Interstate 77 overpass into an

Sep
22

N.C. treasurer announces payments to survivors of murdered public safety workers

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell and the Retirement Systems Division (RSD) announced Tuesday that almost $1 million has been sent to survivors of

Sep
22

Iredell health officials report two more deaths attributed to COVID-19; 2,610 now presumed recovered in county

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two more people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died in Iredell County. The Iredell County Health Department reported the county’s 36th and 37th deaths attributed to

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