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May
23

Class of 2024: Iredell-Statesville Schools Virtual Academy

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Schools Virtual Academy graduation ceremony held Thursday at Unity Center in Statesville was a rite of passage for 28 students — and a moment of

May
23

Class of 2024: Career Academy and Technical School iAcademy (Photos)

BY DEBBIE PAGE The 11th commencement ceremony for the Career Academy and Technical School honored 41 graduates, the largest class yet for this unique program that provides specially tailored high

May
23

Sheriff: ICSO Warrant Squad deputies arrest twin brothers, seize drugs and cash

FROM STAFF REPORTS Members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad on Tuesday arrested 21-year-old twin brothers, one of whom was wanted in multiple jurisdictions. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced

May
23

Blues band GA-20 to perform at Iredell Arts Council on Friday, May 24

Special to Iredell Free News GA-20, the trailblazing trio at the forefront of the traditional blues revival, will perform at the Iredell Arts Council in Statesville on Friday, May 24.

May
23

TPD: Suspect in multiple break-ins apprehended

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville man faces charges in multiple jurisdictions after being arrested by Troutman Police Department officers in connections with a residential break-in. The TPD announced the arrest

May
23

SPD: Suspect in road rage incident arrested, jailed without bond

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville man accused of firing a handgun at a vehicle during a road rage incident has been charged with a felony and two misdemeanors. Clifton Lamont

May
23

NCDHHS shares best practices for a healthy summer ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As summer approaches, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is emphasizing the importance of safe swimming, heat safety and safe grilling

May
23

Neighbors of proposed Holland Farms project express concerns about size and density of development

BY STACIE LETT CAIN Nearly 200 people gathered at the Statesville Civic Center on Wednesday evening to learn more about the proposed Holland Farms development. Despite the detailed description of

May
22

SPD: Suspect in road rage incident hospitalized after surrendering to officers

FROM STAFF REPORTS A man who fired a handgun in the direction of an occupied vehicle after a road rage incident on Wednesday afternoon has been taken to a local

May
22

Sheriff: Two suspects face felony charges after ICE Team deputies seize drugs, guns during traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects face felony drug trafficking charges after members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement Team seized more than 160 pounds of marijuana, four

May
22

MPD: Automated license plate readers contribute to recovery of stolen vehicles; two suspects apprehended

Special to Iredell Free News Mooresville Police Department officers recovered two stolen vehicles and arrested two suspects on Tuesday with the assistance of the department’s automatic license plate reader (ALPR)

May
22

SPD: Juvenile detained in connection with shooting on Crescent Lane

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 16-year-old suspect has been detained in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old in Statesville on Tuesday evening. Officers were dispatched for a report of a

May
22

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site to highlight 1761 invasion during June 1 event

Special to Iredell Free News Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will present a special “Highlighted History” event on Saturday, June 1. Visitors will learn about the June 1761 invasion of

May
22

West Iredell High student selected to attend leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

BY KARISSA MILLER West Iredell High School junior Lauren Alford will join a group of students from across the country for a premier leadership experience this July at the National

May
22

Troutman Fire-Rescue puts new rescue pumper into service at Station 3 (Photos)

BY KEVIN IMM Troutman Fire-Rescue put its new Pierce Enforcer Rescue Pumper into service on Tuesday at Station 3 on Pineville Road. This state-of-the-art rescue pumper was ordered in January

May
21

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge honors fallen officers at annual ceremony (Photos)

BY JAIME GATTON Law enforcement personnel and government officials gathered for the Iredell County Fraternal Order of Police’s memorial ceremony on Tuesday to honor local fallen law enforcement officers and

May
21

12th annual Rumble Quake to honor military service members who made ultimate sacrifice

Special to Iredell Free News A motorcade to salute the ultimate sacrifices made by hundreds of thousands of U.S. military service members will end in Statesville on Saturday, May 25.

May
21

Fire Marshal’s Office investigating house fire in Mooresville’s Cherry Grove neighborhood

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Fire-Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office is  investigating the cause of an early morning fire in the Cherry Grove neighborhood. MF-R personnel responded to a

May
21

Iredell County Sports Hall of Fame inducts five new members (Photos)

BY JABRIA WILLIAMS Five new members of the Iredell County Sports Hall of Fame were inducted in a grand ceremony on Monday evening. Steve Rankin, the executive director of the

May
21

Developers planning two new hotels in Statesville

BY STACIE LETT CAIN Increased hotel occupancy rates are fueling an increased interest in hotel development in the Statesville area. Cindy Sutton, executive director of the Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau, announced the latest development

May
21

Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County earns 2024 Hospice CAHPS Honors Elite Award

Special to Iredell Free News Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County has been named a 2024 Hospice CAHPS Honors Elite Award recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of CAHPS

May
20

Mooresville town manager presents proposed budget for 2024-2025

Spending plan calls for increases in water, sewer and solid waste fees; property tax rate unchanged FROM STAFF REPORTS Mooresville Town Manager Tracey Jerome presented the proposed town budget for

May
20

Iredell County health officials urge public to take precautions after uptick in rabies cases

Special to Iredell Free News Local healthcare providers are stressing the importance of being careful around animals to avoid exposure to rabies, a serious disease. Recent events show why it’s

May
20

Full Bloom Film Festival to host screening of ‘The Big Lebowski’

Special to Iredell Free News The Full Bloom film Festival will host a special screening of “The Big Lebowski” on Tuesday, May 21, at the Iredell Arts Council. This cult