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Dec
02

NCDHHS now accepting applications for Low-Income Energy Assistance Program to help with heating costs

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications through county social services departments for the state’s Low Income Energy

Dec
02

Fort Dobbs to present ‘Winter with the Western Company’ living history event on December 11

Special to Iredell Free News By December of 1756, Fort Dobbs was complete. Its garrison of 50 North Carolina soldiers prepared to spend the first of many winters in the

Dec
02

Mooresville suicide prevention effort stresses importance of recognizing warning signs, reaching out to others for assistance

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Mooresville Graded School District and the Town of Mooresville partnered with Susan Tolle of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Wednesday night to show

Dec
02

First responders honored at Iredell County EMS Awards Banquet (Photo Gallery)

BY KARISSA MILLER Dozens of emergency responders were recognized for outstanding service to their community at the 2021 Iredell County EMS Awards Banquet at the Statesville Civic Center on Wednesday

Dec
01

Gov. Cooper urges North Carolinians to get vaccinated this holiday season

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy K. Cohen are encouraging North Carolinians who have not

Dec
01

Holiday season kicks off in Downtown Statesville this week with Tree Lighting and Shop & Stroll Spectacular

Special to Iredell Free News Kick of the holiday season in Downtown Statesville with the lighting of the Christmas tree on Thursday, December 2. The following night will be filled

Dec
01

Troutman Planning and Zoning Board recommends denial of rezoning request for proposed mixed-use development

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman Planning and Zoning Board on Monday declined to recommend a mixed-use development off Highway 21 while approving rezoning of a six-acre residential subdivision on

Dec
01

City of Statesville issues burning ban

Special to Iredell Free News The City of Statesville has issued a burning ban prohibiting all outdoor open burning, including within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. The ban, which

Dec
01

Sheriff: ICSO deputies save life of man who overdosed at I-77 rest area

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies saved the life of a man who overdosed on Tuesday and then crashed a vehicle at the rest area off Interstate 77

Nov
30

Cohen stepping down as NCDHHS secretary; governor selects current deputy secretary to lead department

Special to Iredell Free New RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Dr. Mandy K. Cohen will be stepping

Nov
30

NCDHHS announces new program to help low-income families pay water bills

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that the State of North Carolina has been awarded more than $38 million

Nov
30

Learning to Live with Type 1 Diabetes: One Woman’s Story

Special to Iredell Free News Diabetes is a disease we hear of often. In fact, you likely know a handful of people who have diabetes. Though the word is tossed

Nov
30

Applications now open for Love United Iredell – 14 Days of Local Impact

Special to Iredell Free News Do you know a nonprofit agency in need of some extra love around a project next spring? Or is the nonprofit you support looking to

Nov
30

Iredell County fire marshal imposes burning ban due to ‘hazardous fire conditions’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Citing “extremely hazardous fire conditions,” Iredell County Fire Marshal David Souther announced that a local burning ban would take effect on Tuesday afternoon. The ban, which begins

Nov
29

Commissioner Causey negotiates settlement with insurance companies over proposed rate hike

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Insurance has ended its legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau on its proposed 24.5 percent homeowners insurance

Nov
29

Fifth Street Ministries announces $10,000 community challenge to help fund tiny homes initiative

FROM STAFF REPORTS A local veterans group has promised to match up to $10,000 in community donations to support three nonprofits’ efforts to provide housing solutions for homeless veterans in

Nov
29

Viewpoint: Seeking the harder right over the easier wrong

  BY KEN ROBERTSON JR. There are moments in our lives when we see or hear something that has a profound impact on how we think, and more importantly, how

Nov
29

EnergyUnited Foundation donates $10,000 to Purple Heart Homes

Special to Iredell Free News The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Purple Heart Homes (PHH) to help support the construction of housing for local veterans. “Nearly 1 million veterans

Nov
29

King sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News CHARLOTTE – Dena J. King was officially sworn in Monday as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. King was nominated by

Nov
28

Troutman police investigating dispute between neighbors that ended in shooting

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Troutman Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Rooster Tail Lane on Sunday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Rooster Tail

Nov
28

ICSO Felony Arrests: November 17-22

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: NOVEMBER 17 ♦ Leonard Jason Davenport, 55, of Charles Street, Statesville, charged with larceny of a motor

Nov
28

DACI members explore Iredell’s juvenile justice, community support services

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Drug Alcohol Coalition of Iredell County invited several area agencies to talk about their services to help youth and citizens avoid the dangers of substance

Nov
28

Iredell County Government Job Openings (November 28)

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

Nov
27

Letter to the Editor: Statesville Council should reject flawed land-development plan

TO THE EDITOR: Our city hall has conceived a 2045 Land Development Plan which will direct growth in our town for the next two decades. The new plan, created behind

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