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Jul
05

SPD Arrests: June 4-26

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following arrests: JUNE 4 ♦ Roger Lee Stump, 60, of Crossroads Drive, Statesville, charged with assaulting a handicapped person and assault

Jul
05

Leave it or remove it? Elected officials from throughout Iredell weigh in on Confederate monument

Editor’s Note: We invited elected officials from throughout Iredell County to share their views about the fate of the Confederate monument on the grounds of the Iredell County Government Center

Jul
05

Viewpoint: All Americans have a duty to protect our constitutional rights

BY DARREN CAMPBELL One of the most poignant and most recognized sentences in the English language, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal….” is

Jul
05

Statesville earns accreditation as 2020 North Carolina Main Street Community

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Statesville is one of 48 North Carolina communities designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s highest

Jul
05

SPD chief to discuss race relations with men’s church groups

Special to Iredell Free News God’s Mighty Men, a men’s group from approximately 10 churches in Iredell County that meets weekly at Horizon Church, will host Statesville Police Chief David

Jul
04

ICSO Felony Arrests: June 23-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JUNE 23 ♦ Randall Lee Hollifield, 59, of 9th Street Drive SE, Hickory, charged with possession of

Jul
04

Mooresville business owners donate 14,000 masks to nonprofits

Special to Iredell Free News Mooresville residents and business owners Todd and Tara Youngblood donated a total of 14,000 N95 masks to the Christian Mission and the HealthReach Community Clinic,

Jul
04

Superintendent releases 100-day plan for Iredell-Statesville Schools

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent released his 100-day plan for the district on Friday. Superintendent’s Transition Plan Dr. Jeff James Effective August 2020 INTRODUCTION               As the new leader

Jul
04

Photo Gallery: Baymount Fourth of July Parade

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON The Baymount Community held its annual Fourth of July Parade on Saturday morning.

Jul
03

Superintendent recommends new principal for Third Creek Middle School

Special to Iredell Free News Pending approval by Iredell-Statesville Board of Education at its July board meeting, Marlene Scott has been recommended by Superintendent Jeff James to serve as the

Jul
03

Federal authorities seize over $80,000 tied to COVID-19 unemployment fraud scheme

Special to Iredell Free News CHARLOTTE — Federal authorities have seized $80,661.05 in funds held at bank accounts allegedly used to perpetuate COVID-19 unemployment fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray.

Jul
03

Birth Announcements: June 15-24

Special to Iredell Free News The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announces the following births: JUNE 15 ♦ Twin girls, Evelyn Sophia Caparco and Cassidy Marie Caparco, born to Richard

Jul
03

City of Statesville seeking volunteers to serve on Board of Adjustment

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Board of Adjustment (BOA) is seeking interested residents to serve as alternates on the BOA. The Board of Adjustment is the body which

Jul
03

NCDHHS reports highest single-day increase in COVID-19 positive tests

  Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with 2,099

Jul
02

Iredell health officials urge vigilance over holiday weekend as number of COVID-19 cases in county surpasses 800

Nearly 9 percent of tests in county are coming back positive; 22 people now hospitalized in Iredell FROM STAFF REPORTS As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, the Iredell

Jul
02

Camp Rainbow: ‘Great courage in the face of adversity’

Special to Iredell Free News The children who attended this year’s Camp Rainbow were young but none had any difficulty when asked to name the elephant in the room, the

Jul
02

N.C. Highway Patrol announces enforcement operations over July 4th holiday weekend

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to drive responsibly when traveling to their intended destinations for the July 4th holiday weekend. The

Jul
02

Sheriff: Cornelius man faces drug trafficking charges in Iredell County

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Cornelius man has been jailed in lieu of a $300,000 bond on drug trafficking charges in Iredell County. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Hector

Jul
01

Gov. Cooper: State working toward getting students back in the classroom

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday shared that North Carolina will continue working with schools, teachers, parents, and health experts to ensure that plans

Jul
01

Sheriff: Statesville woman faces identity theft charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville woman faces identity theft and forgery charges after opening financial accounts in another individual’s name and making unapproved purchases. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office began

Jul
01

Unemployment rate improves slightly in Iredell County; 11,919 people still out of work

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The unemployment rate improved slightly in Iredell County in May to 13.7 percent, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. There are 11,919

Jul
01

Photo Gallery: Field of Flags rises for July 4th weekend at Lowe’s YMCA

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com A field of 600 American flags began taking shape on Wednesday after an enthusiastic army of Mooresville/Lake Norman Exchange Club members and community volunteers assembled the

Jul
01

James sworn in as new Iredell-Statesville Schools superintendent (Story & Video)

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Jeff James was sworn in as the new Iredell-Statesville Schools superintendent on Wednesday morning. James, who agreed to a four-year contract after being selected for the position

Jul
01

MPD identifies pedestrian who was struck and killed while attempting to cross East Plaza Drive

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department has forwarded the results of an accident that claimed a woman’s life to the District Attorney’s Office. MPD officers responded to an accident

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