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Apr
22

Photo Gallery: Troutman community joins town’s Earth Day clean-up effort

BY DEBBIE PAGE The Troutman Parks and Recreation Department sponsored an Earth Day community cleanup on Monday evening with about 30 community members participating, including representatives of the N.C. Department

Apr
22

MPD Felony Arrests: April 1-12

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: APRIL 2 ♦ Shelly Melvin Scaglione, 55, of W. Center Street, Mooresville, charged with possession of a controlled

Apr
22

Mooresville Arts announces winners of 46th Annual Spring Fest

Special to Iredell Free News Seventy artists entered a total of 128 entries in the 46th Anniversary SpringFest Judged Show & Competition presented by Mooresville Arts. Artists from Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson,

Apr
22

State of North Carolina awarded $156 million by EPA to strengthen solar energy use across state

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that EnergizeNC, North Carolina’s Solar for All coalition, has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for

Apr
22

Photo Gallery: Inaugural Charles Fest attracts a crowd to northern Iredell County community

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON About 500 people attended the inaugural Charles Fest on Saturday, beginning what organizer Kevin Robertson hopes will become an annual tradition in the northern Iredell County community.

Apr
21

Kurfees appointed city clerk for City of Statesville

FROM STAFF REPORTS Statesville City Manager Ron Smith has appointed Emily Kurfees to serve as city clerk. Kurfees succeeds Brenda Fugett, who retired after 14 years as city clerk. “Emily’s

Apr
21

ICSO Felony Arrests: April 12-18

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: APRIL 12 ♦ Brianna Sade Bost, 28, of Lippard Farm Road, Statesville, charged with possession of a

Apr
21

Town of Mooresville Career Opportunities ($2,000 Signing Bonus)

The policy of the Town of Mooresville is to foster, maintain, and promote equal employment opportunities. We recruit, hire, train, and promote employees without discrimination because of race, religion, color,

Apr
21

SPD investigating fatal shooting on Stewart Court

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at a residence on Stewart Court. Officers responded to a 911 call reporting

Apr
20

Iredell County Government Career Opportunities ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus)

These positions are subject to pre-employment screenings. Iredell County does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, genetic information, or handicapping

Apr
20

Sheriff: Man who opened fire on ICSO deputies died from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Mooresville man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following a stand-off with Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday. Sheriff Darren Campbell identified the deceased

Apr
20

East Iredell Elementary students shine during Leadership Day (Photos)

BY KARISSA MILLER East Iredell Elementary School welcomed hundreds of parents and community members to its highly anticipated Leadership Day on Friday. “We are a Leader in Me School and

Apr
20

Statesville Woman’s Club welcomes ICPYC literacy program coordinator

Special to Iredell Free News Peyton Barrows, literacy program coordinator for the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children (ICPYC), was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Statesville

Apr
20

Mt. Mourne Cub Scouts compete in annual Pinewood Derby

Special to Iredell Free News Cub Scout Pack # 173 recently held its annual Pinewood Derby Race at Coddle Creek Elementary School. The Scouts raced the cars they had hand

Apr
20

Local archery coach traveling to Brazil for Parapan American Championships

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Statesville resident Robert Griffith has enjoyed archery since his grandfather introduced him to the sport when he was a teenager.  “I was 13 years old, and I’ve

Apr
19

I-SS seventh-graders enjoy second annual STEAM Day competition (Photos)

By KARISSA MILLER Seventh-graders from Iredell-Statesville Schools had the chance to participate in eight hands-on learning activities during the district’s second annual STEAM Day on Tuesday. The event, which was

Apr
19

City of Statesville Career Opportunities (April 19)

The City of Statesville offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment. You’ll have the chance to work alongside talented individuals who share a common goal of improving the lives of

Apr
19

Infant mortality rate in N.C. remains above U.S. average; latest data shows ethnic disparities in Iredell

Special to Iredell Free News Despite efforts to combat infant mortality, North Carolina’s 2022 infant mortality rate mirrored that of 2021, remaining 6.8 deaths per 1,000 births. Iredell County’s infant

Apr
19

Iredell Health System holds ceremony to honor organ donors

Special to Iredell Free News In observance of National Donate Life Month, Iredell Health System hosted a flag-raising ceremony on Tuesday followed by a moment of silence to honor the

Apr
19

Celebrating 30 Years: EnergyUnited accepting applications for Bright Ideas Grants

Special to Iredell Free News Teachers now have the chance to bring their dream lesson plans to life with the help of Bright Ideas education grants from EnergyUnited. This year

Apr
18

DSDC invites artists to submit artwork for Cooper Street Banner Art Gallery

Special to Iredell Free News The Downtown Statesville Development Corporation invites all local artists to submit their work celebrating the rich history, diverse culture, and vibrant community to be considered

Apr
18

South Iredell, Woodlawn volleyball squads team up to ‘Spike Out Cancer’

BY JAIME GATTON A desire to raise money for cancer research motivated teenage boys to do something that perhaps nothing else could: Do the Macarena in front of a crowd.

Apr
18

Iredell’s Happiest Day attracts a crowd to Statesville Civic Center (Photos)

BY KARISSA MILLER More than 2,000 people participated in Iredell’s Happiest Day on Thursday, dining on pancakes and sausage while supporting the important mission of the Boys & Girls Club

Apr
18

Iredell’s growing homeless population creates increased demand for services, basic needs

BY DEBBIE PAGE The Iredell Homeless Collaborative detailed the community’s escalating needs as the spring temperatures rise and more unhoused persons set up in tent encampments. Fifth Street Ministries Executive