Oct
04

I-SS planning to ramp up security at Statesville High after ‘altercation’ sends student to hospital

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools officials are working with local law enforcement to bolster security at Statesville High School after a student was hospitalized following an “altercation” with another student

Oct
03

Iredell commissioners to hold public hearing on standards for determining property values for taxation purposes

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday regarding the uniform schedules of values, standards and rules for the market

Oct
03

Iredell County Superior Court Report (October 3)

Special to Iredell Free News The following cases were heard during recent terms of Iredell County Superior Court: ♦ Chris Scott was tried and convicted by a jury of Felony

Oct
03

Dalton’s Story: Mom continues to raise awareness of pediatric cancer after losing her youngest son

Special to Iredell Free News Geri Edwards, an employee with Iredell Health System, is working to bring special attention to a topic close, and sadly too close, to her heart

Oct
03

Center Stage Alliance production of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ delights crowds at Mac Gray Auditorium

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Center Stage Alliance’s production of Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is bringing excitement and smiles to theatre-goers and filling Statesville’s Mac Gray Auditorium with cheers. The play,

Oct
03

Mitchell Community College announces hiring of new vice president for learning

  Special to Iredell Free News Randy Ledford has been hired as the new vice president for learning at Mitchell Community College. Ledford, who began his new position on October

Oct
02

ICSO Felony Arrests: September 23-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: SEPTEMBER 23 ♦ Russell Lee Glidewell, 55, of Riverview Drive Extension, Lexington, charged with possession of methamphetamine

Oct
02

Town of Mooresville Career Opportunities ($2,000 to $3,000 Signing Bonus)

The policy of the Town of Mooresville is to foster, maintain, and promote equal employment opportunities. We recruit, hire, train, and promote employees without discrimination because of race, religion, color,

Oct
02

NCDHHS confirms state’s first West Nile Virus death of 2022

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Health officials from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services have confirmed the state’s first death this year associated with West Nile

Oct
02

Iredell County Health Department receives statewide award for efforts during pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department was recently presented the Dr. Sarah Taylor Morrow – Health Department of the Year Award. The award, which was given

Oct
01

Newspaper archives can be a valuable tool for genealogy research

BY SHELLIE TAYLOR When conducting genealogy research, most people will tell you that the triad of vital records (birth, marriage and death) is the best way to find information about

Oct
01

Iredell County Government Career Opportunities ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus)

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

Oct
01

Four storm-related deaths reported across N.C.; more than 210K homes, businesses without power

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As Ian’s winds and rains leave North Carolina and the work of cleanup and power restoration is underway, Gov. Roy Cooper cautioned residents

Oct
01

Iredell Arts Council to feature vibrant artwork of Samantha Rosado

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell Arts Council will feature the work of oil painter Samantha Rosado in the Old Jail throughout October. Rosado’s exhibit will begin with an

Oct
01

EnergyUnited working to restore power to nearly 6,000 members

Special to Iredell Free News Nearly 6,000 EnergyUnited members were without power on Saturday morning as the remnants of Hurricane Ian moved inland across the Carolinas. During the peak of

Sep
30

City of Statesville Career Opportunities (September 30)

Applications are being accepted online only. Apply for open positions online by clicking HERE. Assistant Director of Planning Planning Department Athletic Supervisors (Part-Time) Recreation/Parks Department Automotive Mechanic City Garage Building Maintenance

Sep
30

United Way of Iredell County stepping up to meet food banks’ needs as economy declines

Editor’s Note: This article and headline have been revised from an earlier version. BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Food pantries and emergency food assistance organizations across the county and region are

Sep
30

Organizers now accepting applications for 6th annual Troutman Christmas Parade

Special to Iredell Free News Applications are now being accepted to participate in Troutman’s 6th annual Christmas Parade.  The parade will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 11 a.m.

Sep
30

North Carolina Zoo awarded top honors for International Conservation Program UNITE for the Environment

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recently recognized the North Carolina Zoo with the AZA’s William G. Conway International Conservation Award at

Sep
29

EnergyUnited preparing for aftermath of tropical storm

Special to Iredell Free News EnergyUnited staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts as Tropical Storm Ian approaches the Carolinas. The storm caused catastrophic loss in Florida. The cooperative is prepare

Sep
29

NCDHHS urges safety practices before and after arrival of remnants of Hurricane Ian

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As North Carolinians begin to feel the impacts, including power outages and flooding, from the remnants of Hurricane Ian, N.C. Department of Health

Sep
29

I-SS: District staff, students will have Remote Learning Day on September 30 due to threat of inclement weather

Special to Iredell Free News As Hurricane Ian has made landfall and Iredell County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning, Iredell-Statesville Schools officials have decided that Friday will be

Sep
29

Blue Jeans, Beats and Bling event raises nearly $20K for Crosby Scholars (Photos)

hotos Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County Crosby Scholars held a Blue Jeans, Beats and Bling event at the Crawford Farm earlier this month to raise funds for Last

Sep
29

Friends group helps staff improve, maintain Lake Norman State Park

Editor’s Note: The author Debbie Page is on the FLANO Board of Directors. BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com About 40 Friends of Lake Norman State Park (FLANO) volunteers celebrated National Public

Sep
29

City of Statesville crews preparing for Hurricane Ian

Special to Iredell Free News City of Statesville employees have begun preparations for potential weather-related issues that could impact our area from Hurricane Ian. Statesville is anticipating gusty winds and

Sep
28

Gov. Cooper declares State of Emergency in advance of severe weather

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — In advance of Hurricane Ian’s remnants moving through North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday to activate the

Sep
28

Partners: Youths, first responders and seniors can experience unique mental health challenges leading to suicidal ideation

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Youths, first responders and senior citizens can experience unique mental health challenges that can lead to suicidal ideation. In conjunction with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, local

Sep
28

HPCIC earns five-star rating from Medicare, marks anniversary of opening of S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House

Special to Iredell Free News Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County (HPCIC) recently earned a five-star rating from Medicare, placing the local nonprofit among the top hospices in the

Sep
28

Photo Gallery: Rocky Mount Church’s 6th Annual Cruise-In attracts large crowd

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Rocky Mount Church hosted its 6th Annual Cruise-In on Saturday, attracting so many cars and visitors that organizers had to turn away some who wanted to

Sep
28

Group urges Iredell commissioners to make Iredell County a ‘Sanctuary for Life’

BY KARISSA MILLER For two years now, a group of residents has been asking the Iredell County Board of Commissioners to take a symbolic stance on important issues by approving

Sep
27

Mooresville Police Chief: ‘This is our sanctuary’

  BY MIKE FUHRMAN Mooresville Police Department Chief Ron Campurciani became a little emotional on Tuesday afternoon as he discussed the opening of the new $19 million police headquarters and

Sep
27

Troutman Planning Board opposes rezoning requests for two controversial projects

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Meeting in front of a packed chamber and lobby area, the Troutman Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously to recommend denial of rezoning requests for two

Sep
27

N.C. State Office of Digital Equity and Literacy launches $24 million digital equity grant program

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced the launch of the state’s first digital equity grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed

Sep
27

Health Beat: Start a conversation with your provider about your prostate health

Special to Iredell Free News If you are a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, or son, you are likely aware of prostate cancer. In fact, prostate cancer is one of the

Sep
27

I-SS announces changes to high school football schedule due to weather forecast

Special to Iredell Free News Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Friday evening, Iredell-Statesville Schools’ home and away high school football schedules have been changed to the following:

Sep
27

Investing in the Future: Soccer field upgrades complete at Mazeppa Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS Mooresville town officials celebrated the completion of a major upgrade to the town’s athletic facilities on Monday with dozens of youngsters who will benefit directly from a