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

NCDHHS: Statewide hepatitis A outbreak surpasses 1,000 cases

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that the state has surpassed 1,000 reported cases of hepatitis A associated with

Jul
27

Doosan Bobcat breaks ground on $70 million expansion in Statesville (Photos & Video)

BY KARISSA MILLER Doosan Bobcat, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, broke ground Tuesday morning to celebrate the start of construction for a new $70 million, 600,000-square-foot manufacturing,

Jul
27

Sheriff: Verified gang member faces felony charge in connection with Facebook scam

FROM STAFF REPORTS A verified gang member who is on probation for assault faces prosecution for fraud following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced

Jul
27

MPD: Troutman Middle School teacher faces sexual exploitation of a minor charge after soliciting nude photos of teen

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Troutman Middle School teacher was charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor following an investigation by the Mooresville Police Department. Kyle Christopher McKay, 36, of

Jul
26

MPD making plans for Mooresville Evening Out event

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Police Department is looking forward to hosting one of their first larger community-oriented events since the pandemic, welcoming residents for fun, food and

Jul
26

Sheriff: ICSO recovers $200,000 worth of stolen property; five suspects face charges in break-in

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two adults and three juveniles face charges in connection with a residential break-in and the theft of more than $200,000 in property following an investigation by the

Jul
26

Iredell Crosby Scholars participate in GEMS-Girls Empowered by Math and Science program

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Crosby Scholars Isabella and Anna Rufty were selected to participate in GEMS-Girls Empowered by Math and Science Saturday Academy, which met once per month

Jul
26

Iredell Health System seeks to combat vaccine hesitancy with data proving efficacy

Special to Iredell Free News As the new, highly contagious COVID-19 variant causes virus cases to rise once again, vaccination rates continue to fall. This widespread decline in COVID vaccinations

Jul
26

Laptops available for checkout from Iredell County Public Library starting August 1

Special to Iredell Free News Beginning August 1, the Iredell County Public Library will expand its lending catalog to include Chromebook laptops. Chromebooks will be available for checkout to patrons

Jul
26

Video: Rep. McHenry recognizes Purple Heart Homes on floor of U.S. House

Special to Iredell Free News Washington – Rep. Congressman Patrick McHenry delivered a speech on the U.S. House floor on July 22 to recognize Purple Heart Homes for completing its

Jul
26

Iredell COAST announces plans for two community events

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell Community Outreach Association (COAST) has two community events planned for August: ♦ On Saturday, August 7, Iredell COAST will host its annual back-to-school

Jul
26

Iredell County Government Employment Opportunities (July 26)

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

Jul
25

ICSO Felony Arrests: July 16-22

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JULY 16 ♦ Steven Earl Abernethy, 35, of Timber Ridge Trail, Denver, charged with 13 counts of

Jul
24

MPD Felony Arrests: July 16-20

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: JULY 16 ♦ Y. Giu Nie, 29, of Harte Place, Greensboro, charged with larceny of auto parts, possession

Jul
24

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office honors Teen Academy graduates

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office honored graduates of the sixth annual Teen Academy on Thursday evening. These teens are from all across Iredell County. They

Jul
24

REBOOT trauma healing courses offered for everyone, first responders and vets

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Trauma-related stresses are pervasive in society today. A suicide attempt happens every 22 seconds in the U.S., and one life is lost to suicide every 11

Jul
24

Iredell County 4-H Trouble Shooters hit their mark at national competition (Photos)

BY KARISSA MILLER Just two years ago, Luke Chapin picked up a muzzle-loader rifle for the first time, simply aiming to have some fun. Today, Chapin, 15, is a national

Jul
24

Troutman National Night Out to bring law enforcement, community together on August 3

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com After a hiatus due to the pandemic last year, the Troutman Police Department will hold its National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 3, from 6

Jul
23

Mooresville Youth Council accepting applications for new members

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Youth Council is now accepting applications from high school students until September 1, offering teens a fun opportunity to serve the community, while

Jul
23

Iredell commissioners approve two rezoning requests

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners approved two rezoning requests earlier this week after conducting public hearings. The first request from Michael “Dean” Richon was to rezone

Jul
23

COVID-19 cases increasing rapidly in unvaccinated North Carolinians; hospitalizations have doubled in two weeks

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — After months of decline, North Carolina is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 spread among those who are unvaccinated. On Thursday, 1,998 cases

Jul
23

NCDOT: Section of Jennings Road to close for six months for bridge replacement

Special to Iredell Free News ​N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close a portion of an Iredell County road for six months starting next week. Beginning July 26, Jennings Road

Jul
23

The Gospel Voices to perform Sunday in Statesville

Special to Iredell Free News The Gospel Voices’ unique blend of Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, and Appalachian Mountain Gospel provides a tradition of music and singing that is truly special.

Jul
23

Building Bridges: SPD Summer Camp brings cops and kids together

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON The Statesville Police Department is hosting a summer day camp this week for South Statesville children. About 35 children, ages 6- 13, are participating along with four

Jul
22

Great Race Tour presents Town of Mooresville with 2021 Best Overnight City Award

Special to Iredell Free News The Town of Mooresville has been named as recipient of the 2021 Best Overnight City Award on the Great Race Tour. The Mooresville Downtown Commission

Jul
22

N.B. Mills Elementary implementing year-round school year in effort to boost student achievement

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report incorrectly reported that Statesville High would begin the new school year earlier than other schools. Statesville High will begin classes on August 23.

Jul
22

Sheriff: Suspect charged with sexually assaulting juvenile after ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Harmony man faces 18 felony charges after the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced

Jul
21

Sheriff: Suspects arrested for a second time after second drug raid at Statesville home

FROM STAFF REPORTS Last spring Iredell County Sheriff’s Office personnel seized drugs and firearms from a home at 306 Garfield Street in Statesville and arrested four suspects. On Tuesday ICSO

Jul
21

Gov. Cooper: Students in grades K-8 should be required to wear masks indoors when schools reopen

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy K. Cohen shared updated public health guidance for K-12 schools

Jul
21

N.C. Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses awarded grant to help minority-owned businesses

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Administration’s Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses has been awarded a 5-year grant in the amount of $385,000 from the

Jul
21

Iredell County Health Department to deploy mobile unit to provide basic medical and dental services

BY KARISSA MILLER Basic health and dental care are not accessible to all Iredell County residents, but the county health department is working to change that. Iredell County Health Director