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Aug
02

Jazz Night fundraiser supports Speak Life and Live’s tutoring, mentoring programs (Photos)

Special to Iredell Free News Speak Life and Live launched its First Annual Jazz Night to provide more accessible mentoring, tutoring and other programs for youth. Millsaps Trucking was the

Aug
01

Iredell County Government Job Openings (August 1)

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

Aug
01

Iredell County’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.7 percent in June

FROM STAFF REPORTS RALEIGH — Iredell County’s unemployment rate increased to 4.7 percent in June, up 0.4 percent from May, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The statewide unemployment

Aug
01

Annual Back to School Bash assists hundreds of families with classroom supplies and more (Photos)

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Cars streamed through designated lanes winding through the Statesville High School campus on Saturday, stopping at numerous stations to pick up backpacks filled with supplies, health

Jul
31

Childress million-dollar gift leads record-setting year for Mitchell Community College Foundation

Special to Iredell Free News Mitchell Community College students relying on scholarships to afford their education got a major boost with the announcement that long-time Statesville residents Frank and Carol

Jul
31

Registration underway for Mooresville Citizens Academy

Special to Iredell Free News The 2021 Mooresville Citizens Academy will kick off on September 9, and residents are welcome to start signing up now for the eight-week course. The

Jul
31

A Tradition of Giving: Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary awards scholarships (Photos)

BY STACIE LETT CAIN For well over 30 years, Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary in Statesville has seen the importance of a higher education and done their part to make sure

Jul
31

Miller selected to oversee ICSO Patrol Division

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell recently announced the promotion of Troy Miller from detective to captain. In his new position, Captain Miller will supervise the

Jul
31

NCDHHS expands COVID-19 Community Health Worker program

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the COVID-19 Community Health Worker program to make it a statewide effort. El

Jul
30

Gov. Cooper appoints interim secretary for Department of Public Safety

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that Casandra Skinner Hoekstra will serve as interim secretary for the N.C. Department of Public Safety (NCDPS). “Casandra

Jul
30

Race City Festival returns to downtown Mooresville on September 25

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host the 2021 Race City Festival on Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic

Jul
30

Accreditation team invites public comment as part of SPD assessment

Special to Iredell Free News A site-based assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will visit on August 2 to examine all aspects of

Jul
30

Birth Announcements: July 17-25

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announced the following births: JULY 17 ♦ A girl, A’Dore Lay’Marie Sherrill, born to Eric Sherrill and Chayse Wiles of

Jul
30

NCDOT advises motorists to exercise caution as construction on new I-77 ramp begins August 1

Special to Iredell Free News Starting Sunday, August 1, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will narrow lanes on an Interstate 77 North ramp for one month. The I-77 North ramp

Jul
30

Mooresville planning department unveils new software for plan submittal and review

Special to Iredell Free News The Town of Mooresville’s Planning & Community Development department has added a new software program, idtPlans, that will make the land development plan and permit

Jul
29

Iredell-Statesville Schools recognizes contributions of nearly 100 retirees (Photos)

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Iredell-Statesville Schools celebrated the contributions of nearly 100 newly minted retirees on Tuesday night at the Unity Center. The district recognized 94 retirees during the 2020-2021 Retirement

Jul
29

Health Beat: Hands-only CPR is simple to learn and saves lives

Special to Iredell Free News In the event that someone — maybe one of your friends or family members — experiences cardiac arrest, what do you do? During a cardiac

Jul
29

Gov. Cooper issues Executive Order requiring unvaccinated state employees to wear face masks, urges private employers to follow suit

CDC updates guidance to say all K-12 students should wear face masks, regardless of vaccination status  Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department

Jul
28

NCDOT: Two-month traffic shift coming to I-40 near Iredell-Davie county line

Special to Iredell Free News​​​ Beginning Monday, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will establish a new traffic pattern on Interstate 40 near the Iredell-Davie county line for two months to

Jul
28

Sheriff: ICSO investigators treating house fire that claimed two lives as suspicious

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is treating the deaths of two people in a house fire near Troutman on Tuesday night as suspicious. Investigators have not determined

Jul
28

Prospective students eligible for ‘free ride’ at Mitchell Community College thanks to new grant programs

BY MIKE FUHRMAN A free college education has never been within the reach of so many people in North Carolina. Mitchell Community College and community colleges across the state have

Jul
28

Iredell commissioners learn what their roles and responsibilities are — and what they aren’t

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners participated in a one-day workshop on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to better understand their roles and responsibilities. Commissioner Scottie Brown said that the

Jul
28

I-SS Board drops mask requirement for 2021-2022 school year; district schools will not conduct COVID-19 screenings

Students will be required to wear face masks while on school buses BY KARISSA MILLER Barring a new state mandate, Iredell-Statesville Schools students and staff will not be required to

Jul
27

Viewpoint: Public schools should protect younger students by requiring face masks when schools reopen

BY JENNY MEDLEN School districts should require masks indoors for all students and staff in elementary and middle schools. Sure, these words are from the N.C. Department of Health and

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