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Sep
16

TPD: Man charged with shattering glass window at I-SS Board meeting expresses regret for acting ‘disgracefully’

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Mooresville man was arrested on Thursday afternoon and charged with two misdemeanors for his role in a disturbance that disrupted an Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education

Sep
16

Iredell health officials report county’s 275th COVID-19 death; 97 people currently hospitalized

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Health Department has reported four more deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the past three days. With the latest death reported on Thursday, 275 lives

Sep
16

MPD asks for public’s help identifying man who robbed Walgreen’s pharmacist

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department is asking for the public to help identify a man who robbed a pharmacist on Saturday.  According to an MPD news release, a

Sep
16

Darrell Harwood returns to Downtown Statesville for Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Concert Series

Special to Iredell Free News Family favorite Darrell Harwwod will take the stage in Downtown Statesville on Friday for the latest installment of the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Summer

Sep
16

N.C. superintendent of public instruction unveils vision for improving student outcomes across state

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As schools across North Carolina focus on efforts to recover ground lost last year to COVID-19, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt

Sep
16

Iredell County Health Department, I-SS: State statutes, public health guidelines provide legal authority to impose quarantines, require face masks to prevent spread of COVID-19

Editor’s Note: The Iredell County Health Department and Iredell-Statesville Schools released the following information on Thursday in response to questions about mask and quarantine requirements related to COVID-19. Special to Iredell

Sep
16

Viewpoint: MGSD student surveys help district staff better understand social and emotional challenges facing today’s youth

BY STEPHEN MAUNEY Recently, the Moorsville Graded School District sent out surveys to our students that created a fair amount of chatter on social media. As the superintendent of schools,

Sep
15

11th annual G4G Ministries golf tournament planned for October 1; event raise funds to feed, support those most in need

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com G4G Ministries 11th Annual Golf Tournament, its only fundraiser each year, will be Friday, October 1, at Larkin Golf Club in Statesville. Proceeds will fund much

Sep
15

Sheriff: North Iredell man charged with concealing death of a child

FROM STAFF REPORTS A north Iredell County resident has been charged with concealing or failing to report the death of a child following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s

Sep
15

Troutman Council honors Shealy for 23 years of service to town

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman Town Council honored Finance Director Steve Shealy for his 23 years of service to the town last Thursday night, presenting him with a plaque

Sep
15

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist updates visitor guidelines

Special to Iredell Free News Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has updating its visitor guidelines for inpatient, outpatient, maternity, emergency department and surgical services areas. Effective immediately, all visitors at

Sep
15

‘Crisis in Carolina’ living history event set for September 25 at Fort Dobbs

Special to Iredell Free News In 1761, the western part of North Carolina was in crisis. Warfare between British colonists and the Cherokee had been raging for two years. By

Sep
14

PREVIEW: Public Sector Job Fair set for September 25 at Signal Hill Mall in Statesville

Iredell Free News interview Iredell County Government HR Director Sandra Gregory and Recruitment Specialist Jennie Mason.

Sep
14

Debate over I-SS mask mandate continues to dominate public comment portion of board meetings

SEE RELATED ARTICLES: Troutman police investigating actions of unruly crowd at I-SS Board meeting; at least two people will face criminal charges AND Anti-mask protesters break glass window, disrupt I-SS

Sep
14

Sheriff: Suspect charged with stealing Bible, mail during church break-in

FROM STAFF REPORTS  A Winston-Salem man has been arrested and charged with breaking into a church in Iredell County and stealing mail and a Bible. Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell

Sep
14

Health officials urge North Carolinians to get flu shot as COVID-19 cases remain high

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Public health officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolinians to protect themselves, their families and those

Sep
14

Troutman police investigating actions of unruly crowd at I-SS Board meeting; at least two people will face criminal charges

BY MIKE FUHRMAN At least two people involved in disrupting an Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday night — and possibly several others — will face criminal charges

Sep
13

Anti-mask protesters break glass window, disrupt I-SS board meeting

BY KARISSA MILLER A group of anti-mask protesters disrupted an Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday night by slamming into and beating on a glass window until it

Sep
13

ICSO Teen Academy awarded ‘Project-A-Game’ grant from 7-Eleven franchise

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON  The staff at the new 7- Eleven store located at 1505 Salisbury Highway in Statesville celebrated the store’s grand opening by making an investment in young people.

Sep
13

Iredell health officials report 655 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; 105 people who have tested positive are hospitalized across county

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Health Department reported more than 600 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, along with three more deaths and an increase in hospitalizations.

Sep
13

Sheriff: Two suspects face felony drug charges after undercover investigation into crystal meth sales in Troutman, Mooresville

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two men face felony drug charges following an undercover investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in Troutman and Mooresville. Sheriff

Sep
13

Iredell Health System honors unsung heroes of the pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News Ever wonder how a hospital is kept clean even though thousands of people, including patients, staff, and visitors, walk the halls of a hospital each

Sep
13

I-SS Board to consider plan to hire 33 temporary workers to help with COVID-19 contract tracing in district schools

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools administrators want to use grant funds to hire 33 temporary employees to help district nurses with contact tracing and other duties related to COVID-19. More

Sep
12

More than 3,500 I-SS students were required to quarantine or isolate last week; all students at four schools to receive remote instruction through September 17

FROM STAFF REPORTS More than 3,500 Iredell-Statesville Schools students were required to quarantine or isolate last week after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or after

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