Dec
08

Angell launches campaign for District 6 seat on Iredell-Statesville Board of Education

FROM STAFF REPORTS Kevin Angell announced Sunday evening that he will run for the District 6 seat on the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education. Angell, who works as chief program officer

Dec
08

Offender Watch: Thirty-three felons, included convicted killer, returned to Iredell in November

FROM STAFF REPORTS Thirty-three offenders, including five sex offenders and a convicted murderer, returned to Iredell County after being released by the N.C. Department of Corrections. Seven of the offenders

Dec
08

Photo Gallery: 2019 Statesville Christmas Parade

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Hundreds of people lined the streets in Downtown Statesville on Sunday afternoon to watch the annual Christmas Parade. For an hour and a half, streets were lined

Dec
08

Sheriff travels to Southern border to learn about drug smuggling, human-trafficking operations

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell (far right) and other participants in a recent trip sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security pose for a photo. BY MIKE FUHRMAN iredellfreenews@gmail.com

Dec
08

Felony Arrests: Nov. 26 -Dec. 3

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: NOVEMBER 26 ♦ Robert Lee Autry, 36, of Lutz Avenue, Mooresville, charged with habitual misdemeanor assault. ♦ Shiqwade

Dec
08

Election Watch: Five Republicans file to run for seats on Iredell County Board of Commissioners

FROM STAFF REPORTS The first week of candidate filing for the 2020 elections ended Friday without a single Democrat filing to run for office in Iredell County. Meanwhile, five Republicans

Dec
07

Lowe’s Home Improvement corporate team completes community project at ElderCenter

Employees from Lowe’s Corporate Headquarters helped with painting and landscaping at ElderCenter as part of their Giving Tuesday and Lowe’s Community Impact Program. Special to Iredell Free News Lowe’s Home

Dec
07

Iredell County 4-H plans holiday craft workshop for kids on Dec. 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Cooperative Extension Office will present a 4-H Holiday Craft Workshop for children and teens on December 20. The event will take place from 9

Dec
07

Photo Gallery: Santa sightings abound at Troutman parade, Rotary holiday breakfast

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Troutman got a case of Santa fever on Saturday morning with residents turning out to support the Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the

Dec
07

Community, co-workers rally to support ICSO detective’s wife

PHOTO: ICSO Detective Adam Blackburn and his wife Keetha pose for a photo with their children, Layla and Barrett, at Cool Springs Fire Department on Saturday. BY BRANDY TEMPLETON About

Dec
06

Cedar Stump Pub owner adds second location in east Statesville

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Building on the success of his Troutman location, Cedar Stump Pub owner Jeremy Shaw is bringing the “Cedar Stump Family” to east Statesville. The venue will

Dec
06
Dec
06

How to avoid delivery scams and package thefts this holiday season

  Special to Iredell Free News For holiday shopping, most consumers love the convenience of making purchases online and having them shipped straight to their doorstep. But with millions of

Dec
06

I-SS officials outline legislative priorities for local lawmakers, elected leaders

Iredell-Statesville Schools Teacher of the Year Bethany Orr addresses lawmakers. BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell-Statesville Schools leaders and elected officials met Friday morning in Troutman to discuss the school board’s legislative

Dec
06

Sheriff: Owner of cleaning company charged with stealing jewelry from customer’s home

FROM STAFF REPORTS A local cleaning company owner was charged with stealing jewelry from one of her customers following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell

Dec
06

Sheriff: Winston-Salem man faces gun, drug charges after traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Winston-Salem man faces felony drug charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized marijuana, cash and a loaded handgun in his vehicle during a traffic stop,

Dec
06

Holiday Events Schedule: Christmas traditions abound in Mooresville

FROM STAFF REPORTS Mooresville has something for everyone this month to gear up for the holiday season! Here are some of the big events: ♦ Stop by the annual free

Dec
06

Our Big List of Fun Things to do in Statesville, Mooresville and Troutman this Weekend (Dec. 6-8)

2019 Shop & Stroll Spectacular When: Friday, December 6, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Where: Downtown Statesville Details: Visit Santa Central at City Hall with his elves while enjoying popcorn and

Dec
05

MGSD teacher honored as NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year

Park View Elementary teacher selected from 28 finalists Special to Iredell Free News CULLOWHEE — Leanne Rose, a second-grade teacher at Park View Elementary School inthe Mooresville Graded School District,

Dec
05

I-SS board divided over plan to expand IB program to Statesville High

Critical vote on critical funding expected to occur at Monday’s board meeting BY KARISSA MILLER Administrators’ plans to expand the International Baccalaureate (IB) program to Statesville High School sparked a

Dec
05

Safe Kids Iredell County seeking community support for holiday helmet drive

Special to Iredell Free News With the holidays quickly approaching, multiple agencies throughout Iredell County are gearing up their gift-giving missions and are helping those in need by providing Christmas

Dec
05

Young announces second bid for district court judge seat in 2020 election

Special to Iredell Free News Alexander County trial attorney Rob Young has filed his notice of candidacy for the District Court Judge seat being vacated by the Judge Deborah Brown

Dec
05

Statesville chamber accepting nominations for Future5

  Special to Iredell Free News The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nomination for its Future5 young professional recognition program. Future5 will annually recognize 5 Statesville area young

Dec
04

Iredell commissioners authorize $126 million school bond referendum for March 2020 ballot

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners on Tuesday voted to place a $126 million school bond referendum on the March 2020 ballot. Following a public hearing, commissioners unanimously agree to

Dec
04

Experts: Community awareness of human trafficking essential to ending national crisis

Source: https://traffickingresourcecenter.org Mooresville forum highlights tactics employed by traffickers in $32 billion industry BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and is the third-largest criminal

Dec
04

Sheriff: Verified gang member faces drug-trafficking charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS A verified member of the Folk Nation gang faces a drug-trafficking charge following his arrest in Iredell County. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Michael Alvin

Dec
04

Sheriff: Two suspects charged in connection with Mooresville-area break-in

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects are charged with multiple felonies related to the theft and sale of a large amount of tools from a garage near Mooresville. Iredell County Sheriff

Dec
04

Holiday Shop & Stroll event returns to Downtown Statesville on Friday

Special to Iredell Free News Bring the whole family to Downtown Statesville on Friday, December 6, for the Holiday Shop & Stroll Spectacular.  This event features the feeling of an

Dec
04

I-SS administrators unveil five-year Career Technical Education plan

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell-Statesville Schools administrators proposed the creation of a five-year Career Technical Education track for students to Board of Education members during Monday’s meeting. Under the new plan,

Dec
04

National Balloon Rally Charities donates $100,000 to local nonprofits, community agencies

Representatives of local nonprofits and community agencies who received a contribution from National Balloon Rally Charities pose for a photo with Executive Director Bud Welch Tuesday night. Special to Iredell

Dec
03

Kirkman launches campaign for fourth term as district attorney

FROM STAFF REPORTS District Attorney Sarah Kirkman has filed the necessary paperwork to run for re-election in 2020 in Judicial District 22A, which covers Iredell and Alexander counties. “I am

Dec
03

Skeletal remains found near Mooresville identified as missing Charlotte woman

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigators have identified a homicide victim whose skeletal remains were found near Mooresville almost 11 months ago as a missing Charlotte woman. DNA

Dec
03

MPD’s 4th Annual Heroes & Helpers event brings Christmas joy to children in need

Special to Iredell Free News Mooresville Police Department officers will help 32 children participate in a Christmas shopping spree on Saturday, December 7, at the Target store at 594 River

Dec
03

Iredell County Health Department wins Loving Support of Excellence Award

Special to Iredell Free News Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service announces recipients of the Loving Support of Excellence. This year the Iredell County Health

Dec
03

‘A Christmas Carol’ downtown walking tour opens Dec. 5 in Statesville

Special to Iredell Free News Once again, Theatre Statesville presents the heartwarming, classic holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” This progressive play will take guests back to

Dec
03

Mooresville Fire-Rescue honors firefighters at awards ceremony

Special to Iredell Free News Following the Mooresville Christmas Parade, three Mooresville firefighters were recognized for their hard work and dedication to their field and the community. Each award recipient