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Feb
26

Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce honors civic, business leaders

FROM STAFF REPORTS On a night devoted to honoring civic and business leaders of today and inspiring those of tomorrow, the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce presented the 2019 Citizen

Feb
25

Iredell Health System names new lead clinical exercise physiologist

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department has named Jennifer Simmons as its lead clinical exercise physiologist. Simmons joined Iredell Health System’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab team in

Feb
25

Offender Watch: Thirty-two offenders returned to Iredell in January

FROM STAFF REPORTS Thirty-two offenders returned to Iredell County in January after being released by the N.C. Department of Corrections. Four of the offenders completed their sentences, and 28 were

Feb
25

Troutman Planning and Zoning Board recommends rezoning for luxury apartment project

BY DEBBIE PAGE drpage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously to recommend rezoning of two parcels near the Oswalt Amity Road and Highway 21 intersection to Highway Business

Feb
25

Statesville Recreation and Parks Department invites residents to offer input about parks and programming needs

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Recreation and Parks Department is working on a new comprehensive recreation and parks master plan in an effort to develop programs, parks and

Feb
24
Feb
24

Statesville Electric Utilities recognized for Excellence in Public Power

Special to Iredell Free News The City of Statesville Electric Utilities has received the prestigious Public Power Awards of Excellence in four key areas of service, recognizing Statesville as one

Feb
24

Henry Arthur Bowell

Henry Arthur Bowell, 82, of Mooresville, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. He was born on May 27, 1937 in Scranton, Pa., to

Feb
24

Anthony Lynwood Putnam Jr.

Surrounded by his immediate family, Tony (Anthony) Putnam went to be with Jesus on February 19, 2020, after battling leiomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He was 52.

Feb
24

Armed robbery suspect convicted by Iredell County jury, sentenced to at least eight years in prison

Special to Iredell Free News A Statesville man was found guilty by an Iredell County jury of robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a

Feb
24

Sheriff: Road-rage shooting victim in serious condition; deputies looking for suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS A man who was shot over the weekend during what authorities are describing as a road rage incident was listed in serious but stable condition on Monday

Feb
23

County commissioners check out renovations at the Iredell County Public Library

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners toured the downstairs portion of the Iredell County Public Library during the board’s annual retreat on Friday morning. Executive Director Julianne

Feb
23

Starrette Farm Retreat dedicates Stations of the Cross trail

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON The Starrette Farm Retreat dedicated its new Stations of the Cross trail on Sunday. Dedicated in memory of Tom Starrette and in honor of his brother Ray,

Feb
23

South Iredell JRTOC cadets win regional competition, earn trip to Nationals

Special to Iredell Free News The South Iredell Marine Corps JROTC Drill Team has solidified their bid to attend the National MCJROTC Finals for the fourth year in a row.

Feb
23

ICSO Felony Arrests: Feb. 14-20

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: FEBRUARY 14 ♦ Stephen Alexander Mercaldo, 28, of Brett Drive, Hinesville, Ga., charged with assault inflicting serious

Feb
23

James Carroll Blanton

James Carroll Blanton, 77, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at his residence under the care of Hospice. Born December 29, 1942 in Modesto, Calif., he

Feb
23

Jeanette Mull Osborne

Jeanette Mull Osborne, 71, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on February 22, 2020. She was born in Asheville, N.C., on June 12, 1948, to Harry and Eva Mull. She graduated

Feb
23

Relay for Life “Knock Out Cancer” event set for February 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS SBK Boxing Club invites cancer survivors and their caregivers to the club’s “Knock Out Cancer” event on Saturday, February 29. Organizers promise “a fun, life-affirming celebration of

Feb
22

Iredell commissioners direct staff to work on stormwater runoff issues

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners agreed on Friday to have administrative staff work to address stormwater issues in various subdivisions throughout the county following a round of heavy rainfall.

Feb
22

SPD Felony Arrests & Crime Reports: Feb. 6-17

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: FEBRUARY 7 ♦ Adam Joshua Jones, 21, of W. Front Street, Statesville, charged with breaking or entering to

Feb
22

Larry Allen Beaver

Larry Allen Beaver, 78, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Larry was born November 14, 1941, in

Feb
22

David Wayne Barringer

David Wayne Barringer, 56, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at his home. Born in Iredell County on June 16, 1963, he was the son of

Feb
22

MPD Arrests: Feb. 10-15

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following arrests: FEBRUARY 10 ♦ Kevin Lee Tallent, 18, of Oklahoma Court, Lincolnton, charged with larceny of property. FEBRUARY 11 ♦

Feb
22

Photo Gallery: Statesville Family YMCA Father-Daughter Dance

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Fathers and daughters danced the night away Friday at the Statesville Family YMCA.

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