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Jan
23

Former pastor serving life sentence for murder charged with killing woman whose remains were found near Mooresville

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a former Concord pastor with killing a woman whose skeletal remains were found near Mooresville last January. Timothy Lavaun Crumitie,

Jan
22

Tony Leon Whitlock

Tony Leon Whitlock, 72, of Statesville, N.C., died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born in Iredell County on October 4, 1947, to the late

Jan
22

Troy Jerome Whitley

Troy Jerome Whitley, 71, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his residence. He was born on March 3, 1948, in Union County, N.C. Mr. Whitley

Jan
22

Iredell commissioners establish new countywide fire protection service district

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to create a new fire protection service district that covers the majority of the county following a public hearing

Jan
22

Dewey O’Neal Gilleland

Mr. Dewey O’Neal Gilleland, 85, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the Sherrills Ford Hospice. Mr. Gilleland was born in Iredell County on October 27,

Jan
22

City of Statesville crews making progress on leaf collection

Special to Iredell Free News Weather has delayed Statesville’s curbside leaf collection, but crews should complete the third rotation through the City next week before making one more round. Currently,

Jan
22

Sheriff: Woman on probation on federal drug charges arrested after ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS An Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine has culminated with the arrest of a woman who was on probation following a conviction

Jan
22

Walmart provides funding to support MPD’s Rape Aggression Defense program

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Board of Commissioners accepted $2,800 in grants on behalf of the Mooresville Police Department, courtesy of the Walmart Foundation, during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Jan
22

Sheriff Campbell asks county commissioners to pass ‘historic statement’ supporting Second Amendment rights

Commissioners will hold public hearing on resolution at Feb. 4 meeting BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell on Tuesday asked the Iredell County Board of Commissioners to take

Jan
21

Rep. McHenry touts trade successes, urges engagement to heal country’s divisions

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry addressed the Mooresville-South Iredell Developer’s Council on Tuesday afternoon at Langtree Plantation, updating members and guests on the latest work in Congress

Jan
21

NCDOT welcomes public comments on future transportation projects

Special to Iredell Free News ​​​People will have a chance to provide input on what transportation projects they would like to see included in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 10-Year

Jan
21

Discussions about growth, economic development top agenda for two-day Statesville Council retreat

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville City Council will meet Wednesday and Thursday at the Lake Norman State Park Visitors Center for its annual planning retreat.  The retreat, which

Jan
21

Sheriff: Suspect charged with planting secret video recording device in woman’s home

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville man faces multiple felony charges in connection with an electronic video recording device found inside the home of woman in western Iredell County. Sheriff Darren

Jan
21

Viewpoint: Crowdfunding policy necessary to protect school district and its employees

BY MARTIN PAGE Crowdfunding is the practice of using online sites to solicit donations, whether monetary or in-kind. A crowdfunding campaign is considered to be on behalf of the school

Jan
21

Romie Allen Martin

Romie Allen Martin, 80, of Statesville, N.C., died Monday, January 20, 2020, at his home. Born in Wilkes County on October 1, 1939, he was a son of the late

Jan
21

Richard Lee St. John

Richard Lee St. John, 78, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House following a lengthy illness. Richard was born March 28, 1941,

Jan
21

Viewpoint: A fitting tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Brian Summers honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in a most fitting fashion on a chilly Monday morning. As community residents and elected officials left

Jan
20

MLK Celebration inspires community to move beyond ‘walls of division’ (Story, Photos & Video)

Breakfast honoring civil rights icon attracts nearly 600 people to Civic Center BY STACIE LETT CAIN Joyful voices filled the Statesville Civic Center on Monday morning as nearly 600 people

Jan
20

How to boost immunity to fight the flu before it affects you and your family

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com This year’s flu season is on track to be one of the worst in decades, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of

Jan
20

Sen. Sawyer receives additional committee appointments

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Senator Phil Berger has appointed Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell, Yadkin) to serve on the following additional committees through

Jan
20

Annie Bell Mason Arrington

Mrs. Annie Bell Mason Arrington, 80, of Statesville, N.C.,went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House. Miss Annie, as she was affectionally

Jan
20

Marvin Paul Gryder

Mr. Marvin Paul Gryder, 79, of Statesville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2020 with his wife and sons by his side. Born January

Jan
19

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Jan
19

Friends of Lake Norman State Park receives two grants, engages in park improvement projects and activities

FLANO renovated two group campsites and will continue improvements in February. BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Friends of Lake Norman State Park (FLANO) is finishing up its second year of

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