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Jun
01

Iredell health officials report 17 new cases of COVID-19; 168 people now presumed recovered in county

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Health Department reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. There have been a total of 268 laboratory confirmed cases in the county.

Jun
01

Mooresville’s Field of Flags display rescheduled for July 1-5

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The annual Memorial Day weekend Field of Flags celebration, postponed in the wake of COVID-19 public gatherings restrictions, has been rescheduled for July 1-5  on the

Jun
01

Iredell Health System names director of Food & Nutrition Services

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System has named Andrew Hennis as director of its Food & Nutrition Services. As director, Hennis is responsible for all food and nutrition

Jun
01

Sheriff: Suspect charged with trafficking opiates

FROM STAFF REPORTS A western Iredell County resident faces a drug trafficking charge following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of William

Jun
01

Iredell County Health Department offers more drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics

Special to Iredell Free News Last week the Iredell County Health Department offered COVID-19 testing to the general community in both Mooresville and Statesville. During both of the day-long drive-thru

Jun
01

North Carolina to observe Day of Mourning on June 1 to honor lives lost to COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper encourages all North Carolinians to honor June 1, 2020, as a Day of Mourning to grieve the 100,000 people in

Jun
01

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announces resumption of swimming, plans for summer camps

Special to Iredell Free News The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is excited to kick off the summer season with outdoor group exercise, summer exploration academies/day camp, and swimming, while

Jun
01

Volunteers make improvements at Lake Norman State Park

Special to Iredell Free News Friends of Lake Norman State Park (FLANO) volunteers recently completed work on improvements at the Group Camp area in Lake Norman State Park. During several

May
31

Chief Justice Beasley issues new emergency orders staying evictions and extending filing deadlines

Special to Iredell Free News N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has entered three additional emergency orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The orders extend several existing emergency

May
31

ICSO Felony Arrests: May 22-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: MAY 22 ♦ Bradley Carlton Sarno, 28, of Buckwheat Drive, Statesville, charged with habitual misdemeanor assault and

May
30

Commissioners weighing impact of COVID-19 on county’s 2020-2021 budget

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners reviewed the $230.3 million budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year during two budget workshops this week. Weighing heavily on commissioners was the potential toll

May
30

Gov. Cooper extends moratorium on utility shut-offs and implements evictions moratorium

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Saturday signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implement a moratorium on evictions.

May
30

SPD Arrests & Crime Reports: May 21-26

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following arrests: MAY 25 ♦ Nora Mize Hill, 39, of Fifth Street, Statesville, charged with breaking or entering, second-degree burglary, second-degree

May
30

ICSO deputies recover stolen property and vehicle; two suspects face charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects face felony charges related to the larceny of a vehicle and the theft of more than $1,000 worth of tools and other items in separate

May
30

Rescue Ranch to reopen for summer programs while assisting local pet owners in need

Animal education nonprofit reopens with precautions to protect guests and animals Special to Iredell Free News Rescue Ranch has reopened its doors and education programs to the public following guidance

May
29

Sheriff: Man who beat female relative with guitar faces felony assault, robbery charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 21-year-old man faces felony charges in connection with the assault and robbery of a female family member following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

May
29

EnergyUnited Bright Ideas education grant season in full swing for local educators

  Educators can apply for grants up to $2,000 to fund innovative projects Special to Iredell Free News EnergyUnited is reminding teachers throughout its 19-county service area that its Bright

May
29

Iredell health officials report 11 new cases of COVID-19; 155 people across county now presumed recovered

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell health officials reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday afternoon, increasing the county’s total to 251 cases. Among those cases: ♦ 83 people are currently

May
29

Courts to reopen on June 1 with COVID-19 precautions

Special to Iredell Free News Chief Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley has announced that North Carolina courts will resume much of their regular activity beginning June 1 With that in

May
28

Darty joins family law firm after swearing-in ceremony

Special to Iredell Free Jordan Darty was recently sworn in by Superior Court Judge Joe Crosswhite. His sister, attorney Kaleigh Darty, held the Bible for her brother with their parents,

May
28

Cloverleaf Elementary, an IB World School, sends off fifth-graders

BY KARISSA MILLER The teachers and staff at Cloverleaf Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School, know how to send a message. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements,

May
28

Troutman Independence Day Parade rescheduled for August 15

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The 16th Annual Troutman Independence Day Parade and fireworks show, originally planned for June 27, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 15, due to COVID-19 restrictions

May
28

Iredell Psychiatry forges partnership with Kintegra Health to better serve patients’ mental health needs

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Psychiatry, a practice within Iredell Health System’s Iredell Physician Network, will become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) effective June 1, thanks to a

May
28

Mooresville commissioners to consider $70.84 million budget at June 1 meeting

FROM STAFF REPORTS Mooresville town commissioners are scheduled to consider and approve the town’s budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 during a special meeting on Monday evening. Town Manager Randy Hemann

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