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Aug
03

ARS board opts to begin school year with remote instruction after weighing health concerns

BY MIKE FUHRMAN The faculty and staff at American Renaissance School are working to make the first nine weeks of the upcoming school year as close to an “in-school” experience

Aug
03

I-SS officials cancel football practice and conditioning at South Iredell High after player tests positive for COVID-19

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools officials announced Monday that South Iredell High School football practice and conditioning has been cancelled for the week of August 3-7 after a player tested

Aug
03

MPD: Officers shot and killed man after he pulled gun from waist

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department has released the identity of a man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Sunday evening. Christopher Kimmons Craven, 38, was fatally

Aug
03

SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Mooresville

FROM STAFF REPORTS The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday evening in Mooresville. The Town of Mooresville has confirmed that one individual who

Aug
03

Statesville Electric Utilities crew headed to New Bern to assist with possible storm outages

Special to Iredell Free News While Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to have little impact on the Statesville area, residents of eastern North Carolina are bracing for heavy rainfall, strong

Aug
03

Town of Mooresville postpones 2020 Citizens Academy due to COVID-19 concerns

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Citizens Academy, which typically runs throughout September and October, has been postponed due to COVID-19. With the many hands-on and group activities that

Aug
02

Sheriff: Suspect charged with break-in on Lookout Dam Road ‘should have learned his lesson by now’

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Catawba man whose criminal record includes more than 40 felony charges was charged with breaking into a motor vehicle on Lookout Dam Road. Robert William Davis,

Aug
02

More than 1,250 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iredell are now presumed recovered

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials reported 230 new cases of COVID-19 during the final week of July, capping a month in which nine deaths in the county were

Aug
02

MPD Felony Arrests: July 14-28

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following arrests: JULY 14 ♦ Monica Susan Vanwert, 27, of E. Lowrance Avenue, Mooresville, charged with assault with a deadly weapon

Aug
02

DMV adjusts road test waiver requirements for drivers age 18 and older

  Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is providing clarification for road test waiver requirements to help drivers better understand if they meet

Aug
01

ICSO Felony Arrests: July 24-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JULY 24 ♦ Eduardo Madjeed Cordova 18, of Brown Ridge Lane, Mooresville, charged with four counts of

Aug
01

Iredell’s new Animal Services and Control director dedicated to helping animals and people

BY KARISSA MILLER Kristian Hernandez is getting settled into his new job as director of Iredell County Animal Services and Control. “I like working with animals, but it’s not just

Aug
01

Iredell County Public Library receives grant for Chromebooks To Go program

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The Iredell County Public Library has been awarded one of 39 SLNC CARES Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants administered by the

Jul
31

Mooresville police seize counterfeit goods valued at $360,400

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Police Department assisted in halting the distribution of counterfeit goods by seizing items worth an estimated retail value of $360,400. In the course

Jul
31

Iredell Arts Council accepting subgrant applications from artists, arts organizations, and organizations that provide arts programs

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through September 4. Since 1977, the North Carolina

Jul
31

Iredell County Health Department confirms COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care facility

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department received notice of a COVID-19 outbreak at Summit Place of Mooresville, a long-term care facility. At this time, N.C. Department

Jul
31

Campbell elected to leadership position in N.C. Sheriffs’ Association

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell has been elected Third Vice President of the N.C. Sheriffs’ Association at its 2020 Annual Summer Business Meeting in Raleigh.

Jul
31

Unemployment rate declined sharply in Iredell County in June

FROM STAFF REPORTS The unemployment rate decreased sharply in Iredell County in June after stay-at-home restrictions related to COVID-19 were eased prior to Memorial Day weekend. According to the N.C.

Jul
30

N.C. Pandemic Recovery Office disburses additional $150 million to local governments

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that an additional $150 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties has been disbursed this

Jul
30

Sheriff: Harmony man faces state, federal drug charges after ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Harmony man faces state and federal drug charges following an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigation into crack cocaine sales in northern Iredell County. Sheriff Darren Campbell

Jul
30

Mitchell Community College to showcase BLET program in virtual panel discussion

Special to Iredell Free News Mitchell Community College will host a virtual panel discussion on the college’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program and fiscal support for local law enforcement

Jul
30

North Carolina awarded federal grant to strengthen instruction during school disruptions

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the N.C. Department of Public Instruction a $17.6 million grant to develop innovative instructional approaches to

Jul
30

Mooresville Public Library eliminates fines for overdue materials

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Public Library has implemented a fine-free policy, eliminating charges for overdue materials. Director Marian Lytle said that the library chose to go fine-free

Jul
29

Troutman Planning Board to consider large mixed-use development for site near Exit 42

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman Planning and Zoning Board will consider plans for a huge commercial/residential development near Exit 42 when it meets in August. During Monday’s meeting, the

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