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Oct
23

Troutman Council refuses to change date for vote on Troutman Logistics project

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Three members of the Troutman Town Council present for a special called meeting on Friday afternoon were unable to overturn an earlier vote by the full

Oct
23

ICSO Felony Arrests: October 15-20

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: OCTOBER 15 ♦ Charles Vernon Parrish Jr., 39, of Rebel Hill Lane, Mooresville, charged with obtaining property

Oct
23

Birth Announcements: October 11-19

Special to Iredell Free News The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announced the following births: OCTOBER 11 ♦ A boy, Skyler Jonathan Martinez-Hernandez, born to Nereyda and Juan Noe

Oct
23

NCCCS President Stith visits Mitchell Community College

Special to Iredell Free News Mitchell Community College officials welcomed North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) President Thomas A. Stith III to campus on Thursday, October 21. President Stith toured

Oct
22

Unemployment rate slides to 4.2 percent in North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH —  The State of North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The

Oct
22

MPD Felony Arrests: September 30 – October 17

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: SEPTEMBER 30 ♦ Casey Dawn Garrett, 31, of Lakewind Drive, Mooresville, charged with larceny of property, possession of

Oct
22

Monticello United Methodist Church welcomes Rev. Slaughter for inspiring, educational weekend

Special to Iredell Free News As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Monticello United Methodist Church welcomes Rev. Mike Slaughter this weekend for inspiration and learning. Rev. Slaughter is pastor

Oct
22

CATS students support local domestic violence survivors

BY KARISSA MILLER Students at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman led a special event on Thursday, which coincided with National Domestic Violence Day, to show their suport

Oct
22

NCDOT: Animal-related vehicle crashes decline across state

Special to Iredell Free News​​​​​ ​RALEIGH – The frequency of vehicle crashes involving animals decreased last year across North Carolina, according to figures kept by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Oct
22

Mitchell Community College celebrates opening of Health Sciences Building (Photos)

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Mitchell Community College celebrated the opening of its new high-tech Health Sciences Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday evening. Representatives from the City of Statesville and Iredell

Oct
21

NCDHHS announces funding opportunity to provide justice-involved individuals with drug treatment

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has released a funding opportunity that will award a total of $5.8 million to at

Oct
21

Sheriff: Man charged with murdering parents and brother and setting fire to home

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 21-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of his parents and brother following an investigation by the Iredell

Oct
21

Iredell commissioners sign off on sale of $35 million in bonds to help fund construction of new MGSD middle school

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday night authorizing the sale and issuance of school bonds series 2021 to help fund construction of a new

Oct
20

N.C. HOPE Program has provided $461 million in rent and utility assistance during pandemic

  Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program recently marked its one-year anniversary of awarding pandemic relief funds to North

Oct
20

MPD: Suspect charged with robbing Mooresville pharmacist

FROM STAFF REPORTS A man suspected of robbing a pharmacist in Mooresville and another in Wilmington was apprehended by Mooresville police officers and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Carolinas Regional

Oct
20

Sheriff: Two suspects face charges after being apprehended following pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects face numerous charges, including animal cruelty, after being apprehended by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Justin Nathaniel Deaton,

Oct
20

Iredell commissioners making plans to utilize $35 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds; employees to receive premium pay for essential work during pandemic

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners have begun discussing how to best spend more than $35 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. ARPA funds are allocated by the

Oct
20

Iredell-Statesville Schools boosts pay rate for substitute teachers

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools officials on Wednesday announced several steps the district is taking to attract qualified applicants to work as substitute teachers in district schools. In an effort

Oct
19

Statesville Council approves rezoning for property on Secor Avenue, clearing way for new homes

BY STACIE LETT CAIN The StatesvilleCity Council unanimously approved the first reading of a request to rezone nearly two acres on Secor Avenue from Conditional Use General Business to the

Oct
19

Love United Iredell campaign helps disabled veteran return home

Special to Iredell Free News Six months have passed since the 2021 Love United Iredell program, which raised raised $28,184 for local nonprofit agencies. Here’s a look at how the

Oct
19

Data from long-term care facilities in N.C. show dramatic impact of COVID-19 vaccination

With more than 80% of residents fully vaccinated, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in long-term care facilities decrease sharply Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As COVID-19 cases surged this

Oct
19

Nearly 300,000 North Carolinians expected to participate in Great Southeast Shakeout

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — On Thursday, October 21, millions of people across the globe, including more than 250,000 school children have pledged to participate in the world’s

Oct
19

Statesville Woman’s Club presents proceeds from annual geranium sale to three nonprofits

Special to Iredell Free News The General Federation of Woman’s Club of North Carolina (GFWC of NC) Statesville Woman’s Club held their October meeting on Thursday, October 7, meeting at

Oct
18

Mobility Specialists: Physical therapists help restore and maintain physical function

Special to Iredell Free News Have you ever thought about how many ways there are to simply “move”? From walking to standing and reaching into a cabinet to texting a

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