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Mar
01

Iredell Health System to host luminary ceremony to honor COVID-19 victims, survivors

Special to Iredell Free News The month of March marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Iredel County. While the pandemic still continues, Iredell Health System is taking time

Feb
28

Number of I-SS students forced to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 continues to decline

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools officials reported a total of eight cases of secondary spread of COVID-19 last week as the coronavirus continues to directly impact instruction for a small

Feb
28

Iredell commissioners honor former Rep. Fraley for service to community

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners recently presented former N.C. Rep. John Fraley with a plaque in appreciation for his service and contributions to the citizens of

Feb
28

City of Statesville reduces access to Customer Service Office due to COVID-19 concerns

Special to Iredell Free News Effective Monday, March 1, the City of Statesville is limiting walk-in access to the Customer Service Office at 301 S. Center Street to protect the

Feb
28

MPD Felony Arrests: February 12-24

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: FEBRUARY 12 ♦ Jordan Dominick Johnson, 33, of Murray Road, Orangeburg, S.C., charged with possession of a firearm

Feb
28

Town of Troutman honors Eagle Scout for ESC Park project

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Troutman Mayor Teross Young recently honored Henry Young for his work to beautify a section of ESC Park near the pavilion as his Eagle Scout Project.

Feb
28

Kaiser Family Foundation: North Carolina ranks No. 1 for vaccinating people 65 and older

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Kaiser Family Foundation ranks North Carolina as first in the nation for vaccinating the largest share of its 65 and older population at 49

Feb
27

Statesville rec department extends registration deadline for youth baseball, girls softball

Special to Iredell Free News The City of Statesville Recreation and Parks has extended registration for Spring Youth Baseball/Softball until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Baseball: Four baseball divisions

Feb
27

ICSO Felony Arrests: February 18-26

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: FEBRUARY 19 ♦ Shawn Glenwood Cannon, 20, of Riding Hill Avenue, Charlotte, charged with trafficking in marijuana,

Feb
27

Troutman Planning and Zoning Board continues work on new livestock regulations

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com After drawing up draft ordinances regarding regulation of livestock in the town limits, Troutman Interim Town Planner Jonathan Wells shared them with the Planning and Zoning

Feb
27

Iredell Health System Job Openings (February 27)

  Employment Opportunities Iredell Health System is an equal opportunity employer and conducts all human resource practices in compliance with federal, state and local civil rights and employment legislation. Accordingly,

Feb
27

State Highway Patrol commander announces retirement

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety has announced the upcoming retirement of State Highway Patrol Commander Col. Glenn M. McNeill Jr. McNeill

Feb
27

MPD: Mooresville man faces drug trafficking charge after town’s license plate reader alerts officers to location of stolen vehicle

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Mooresville man faces a drug trafficking charge after the Town of Mooresville’s license plate reader alerted Mooresville police officers that a stolen vehicle was in the

Feb
26

I-CARE offers free weatherization assistance program for low-income households

Special to Iredell Free News I-CARE Inc., a Community Action Agency, is actively seeking individuals and families in Lincoln and Iredell counties who may qualify for Weatherization Services. Working through

Feb
26

New Student Support Department helps Mitchell Community College students overcome obstacles, stay on track to graduate

Special to Iredell Free News Mitchell Community College’s recently created Student Support Department is impacting students in a big way. A vital service realized during the College’s initial COVID-19 pandemic

Feb
26

Video: Patti West retires as executive director of Fifth Street Ministries, reflects on career serving the area’s homeless population

VIDEO Patti West, executive director Fifth Street Ministries, retired on February 26. In this interview, she reflects on the 31 years she spent working to help the area’s homeless population.

Feb
26

DPS to begin releasing 3,500 offenders as part of settlement in COVID-19 lawsuit

  Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Public Safety has reached a Settlement Agreement with a group of plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit seeking the

Feb
26

Man who produced child pornography sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and Statesville Police Department played key roles in the prosecution of a Charlotte man who was sentenced to more than

Feb
25

Statesville mayor, developer sign Master Development Agreement for Vance Hotel (Photo Gallery)

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh and developer Stephen Barker signed the Master Development Agreement for the Vance Hotel on Thursday morning, beginning a process that city officials hope

Feb
25

The Rest of the Story: It’s time to go back to school

BY JEFF JAMES I think we can all agree that students need to return to school. After what has been an unimaginable year, it’s time to give our children the

Feb
25

State treasurer announces NCCash Match program has paid out more than $1 million

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH – The Department of State Treasurer (DST) has successfully answered the million-dollar question of whether there is a quicker way to distribute some of

Feb
25

Video: Vance Hotel developer Stephen Barker and Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh discuss plans to restore, reopen historic property

 VIDEO Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh (left) and Vance Hotel developer Stephen Barker signed a Master Development Agreement for the historic property on Thursday morning.    

Feb
24

SPD Felony Arrests: February 8-18

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: FEBRUARY 8 ♦ Cornelious Epperson, 38, of Statesville charged with assault by strangulation. FEBRUARY 10 ♦ Darius Odell

Feb
24

Gov. Cooper announces stay-at-home order will be lifted on February 26; state to relax restrictions on businesses, public gatherings

FROM STAFF REPORTS As the number of hospitalizations and the state’s positive test rate for COVID-19 decline, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state’s stay-at-home order will end at

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