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Jul
23

Building Bridges: SPD Summer Camp brings cops and kids together

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON The Statesville Police Department is hosting a summer day camp this week for South Statesville children. About 35 children, ages 6- 13, are participating along with four

Jul
22

Great Race Tour presents Town of Mooresville with 2021 Best Overnight City Award

Special to Iredell Free News The Town of Mooresville has been named as recipient of the 2021 Best Overnight City Award on the Great Race Tour. The Mooresville Downtown Commission

Jul
22

N.B. Mills Elementary implementing year-round school year in effort to boost student achievement

BY KARISSA MILLER N.B. Mills Elementary School is getting a head start on the 2021-2022 school year and implementing an innovative school calendar in an effort to close student learning

Jul
22

Sheriff: Suspect charged with sexually assaulting juvenile after ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Harmony man faces 18 felony charges after the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced

Jul
21

Sheriff: Suspects arrested for a second time after second drug raid at Statesville home

FROM STAFF REPORTS Last spring Iredell County Sheriff’s Office personnel seized drugs and firearms from a home at 306 Garfield Street in Statesville and arrested four suspects. On Tuesday ICSO

Jul
21

Gov. Cooper: Students in grades K-8 should be required to wear masks indoors when schools reopen

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy K. Cohen shared updated public health guidance for K-12 schools

Jul
21

N.C. Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses awarded grant to help minority-owned businesses

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Administration’s Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses has been awarded a 5-year grant in the amount of $385,000 from the

Jul
21

Iredell County Health Department to deploy mobile unit to provide basic medical and dental services

BY KARISSA MILLER Basic health and dental care are not accessible to all Iredell County residents, but the county health department is working to change that. Iredell County Health Director

Jul
21

Community forum in South Statesville exposes difficult questions

By STACIE LETT CAIN  From the process of the judicial system to crime on the streets of South Statesville, citizens gathered at the Bentley Community Center on Tuesday to demand

Jul
21

Photo Gallery: Crosby Scholars learn about Iredell County’s diverse agriculture industry

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON A group of Crosby Scholars high school students recently spent a day visiting local farms and nurseries to learn more about agriculture. The first stop on the

Jul
20

N.C. unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.6 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from May’s revised rate. The national rate

Jul
20

NCDHHS: COVID-19 vaccinations available for those who cannot leave home

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — In its effort to provide all with access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is

Jul
20

Residents, community leaders urge Statesville Council to take action in wake of drive-by shooting

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Galvanized by the recent murder of 8-year-old Ah’Miyahh Howell, Statesville residents and community activists on Monday urged the Statesville City Council to take wide-ranging actions to improve

Jul
19

NCDOT: Section of Glenway Drive to close temporarily starting July 20 for pipe replacement

Special to Iredell Free News N.C. Department of Transportation crews will temporarily close a section of an Iredell County road for three days. Starting Tuesday, July 20, Glenway Drive will

Jul
19

Statesville mayor announces creation of ‘Protect Our Children Reward Fund’

Special to Iredell Free News As the Statesville community struggles to make sense of the murder of 8-year-old A’Miyahh Howell on June 28, local officials have been working with several

Jul
19

Iredell commissioners scheduled to hear requests for rezoning, release of jurisdiction

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings related to three rezoning requests during Tuesday’s meeting. The board will meet at 7 p.m. at

Jul
19

Sheriff: Multi-agency investigation leads to charges in crystal meth trafficking conspiracy

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three suspects face charges that they conspired to traffic crystal methamphetamine in Iredell County following a multi-agency investigation. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Steven Early

Jul
19

Sheriff: Maintenance workers charged with series of break-ins at storage facility after ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects face numerous felony charges following an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a string of break-ins at a self-storage facility located on Buffalo Shoals Road

Jul
19

Iredell Court Report: Defendants enter guilty pleas to felony charges

Special to Iredell Free News District Attorney Sarah Kirkman’s Office reported that the following guilty pleas were entered in Iredell County Superior Court on July 13:: • Brandon Allison —

Jul
19

City of Statesville presents community forum about criminal justice system

Special to Iredell Free News There will be a community forum from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, at the Bentley Community Center in Statesville. The public is

Jul
19

ICSO Felony Arrests: July 9-15

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JULY 9 ♦ Caleb Toy Allison, 19, of Cascade Street, Mooresville, charged with breaking or entering and

Jul
18

A Change of Pace: My Week on the Idaho Main Salmon River (Photos)

BY KARISSA MILLER I recently disconnected from daily life and lived on the Idaho Main Salmon River for six days. My husband and I, along with 22 other people, ditched

Jul
18

Iredell County Government Employment Opportunities (July 18)

These positions are subject to pre-employment screenings. Iredell County does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, genetic information, or handicapping

Jul
18

I-SS Board hears from critics of Critical Race Theory and parents opposed to COVID-19 vaccine clinics and face mask requirements

BY KARISSA MILLER Parents and community members addressed the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education last week on a variety of issues, including Critical Race Theory, concerns about COVID-19 vaccine clinics

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