Jul
17

N.C. Board of Elections recognizes We The People Party as official political party

Special to IFN RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Elections on Tuesday recognized the We The People Party of North Carolina as an official political party in the state. Recognition

Jul
17

Project LIGHT works to increase awareness of human trafficking

BY KARISSA MILLER A group of girls attending the Abby Winthrop SMART Girls Leadership Camp learned about the signs of human trafficking or modern-day slavery on the campus of Mitchell

Jul
17

Home off Oak Brook Drive heavily damaged by fire (Photos)

BY KEVIN IMM Personnel for South Iredell Fire – Rescue along with Mooresville, Shepherds, Mount Mourne and Atwell fire departments responded to a structure fire off Oak Brook Drive near

Jul
17

NCDHHS celebrates Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s second anniversary

Special to IFN The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services this week marked the second anniversary of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. In the past two years, 988

Jul
16

Statesville Council agrees to invest $190,000 in Iredell Housing Fund

BY STACIE LETT CAIN In an effort to assist residents purchase their own home and help others make needed home repairs, the Statesville City Council voted on Monday to approve

Jul
16

Local, state law enforcement officers seize products containing marijuana from local smoke and vape shops

FROM STAFF REPORTS State and local law enforcement officers have seized more than 20 pounds of products containing marijuana as well as counterfeit merchandise as part of an investigation targeting

Jul
16

City of Statesville imposes new water restrictions in response to worsening drought conditions

Special to IFN The City of Statesville has issued new restrictions in an effort to promote water conservation in response to worsening drought conditions. The Statesville area is now under

Jul
16

Troutman ABC Store posts another banner year with sales topping $3.33 million

BY DEBBIE PAGE Troutman ABC Board Chair Layton Getsinger reported another record-breaking year for the Troutman ABC Store during last week’s town council meeting. Getsinger said budgeted revenue for 2023-2024

Jul
16

NC By Train sets ridership records in first half of 2024

Special to IFN RALEIGH — Ridership on North Carolina’s intercity passenger rail service is 20 percent higher in 2024 than last year through the end of June. NC By Train,

Jul
15

Commission on the Future of North Carolina Elections concludes state’s elections are fair and secure

Special to IFN The Commission on the Future of NC Elections convened its second all-commission meeting at Catawba College on Monday to present its findings on the safety and security

Jul
15

Troutman Council turns down rezoning request for townhome development, continues Cedar Stump Pub discussion

BY DEBBIE PAGE Citing citizens’ desire for residential development of U.S. Highway 21 south to be medium density in the town’s recent Future Land Use Map revision and traffic concerns,

Jul
15

I-SS Board considering giving district employees opportunity to evaluate board’s performance

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education members appear to be moving toward asking district employees to evaluate the board’s performance through an anonymous survey. During a discussion about

Jul
15

Historic Sharpe House to host Appalachian BBQ, concert on July 27

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON The Historic Sharpe House will host an Appalachian BBQ in honor of Tom Dooley on Saturday, July 27. The barbecue & bluegrass event will feature a performance

Jul
15

Iredell Health System welcomes provider to Family Care Center of Taylorsville

Special to IFN Family Nurse Practitioner Landon Marshall has joined the medical practice at Family Care Center of Taylorsville. In addition to more than two years of experience as a

Jul
14

ICSO Felony Arrests: July 3-12

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JULY 3 ♦ Duane Allen Shelton, 55, of Shenandoah Loop, Troutman, charged with five counts of indecent

Jul
14

I-SS taking multi-faceted approach to suicide prevention

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools has taken a multi-faceted approach to identifying students who are considering taking their own life and making sure they have access to mental health services.

Jul
14

Town of Mooresville Career Opportunities ($2,000 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,

Jul
14

Iredell commissioners to consider request to fund design for phase I of fairgrounds project

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will consider a request on Tuesday to award a contract for the design of phase I of the Iredell

Jul
13

Photo Gallery: Foundation of Hope Ministries hosts Community Day

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Foundation of Hope Ministries hosted its third annual Community Day on Saturday at The Boys & Girls Club of The Piedmont. Local nonprofits, churches, medical providers, advocates,

Jul
13

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

Jul
13

Iredell Civic Community United aims to empower nonprofits, address community needs

Special to IFN Imagine the collective talents and efforts of Iredell County service groups, united in their mission to make a high-impact difference, taking on the needs of one local

Jul
13

More than 500,000 North Carolinians have enrolled in Medicaid Expansion

Special to IFN RALEIGH — More than half a million North Carolinians have now enrolled in Medicaid expansion since the program began seven months ago. Beneficiaries are now able get

Jul
12

NCDHHS encourages recreational water safety during summer months

Special to IFN RALEIGH — As temperatures remain high, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging residents to enjoy recreational waters safely and be aware of possible

Jul
12

City of Statesville Career Opportunities (July 12)

The City of Statesville is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, non-disqualifying disability or

Jul
12

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site to showcase Cherokee culture during July 27 event

Special to IFN Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will highlight the resilience of Native American culture with a visit by a group of educators known as the Atsila Anotasgi or

Jul
12

NCSHP: Charlotte man died from self-inflicted gunshot wound following pursuit on I-77

FROM STAFF REPORTS The N.C. State Highway Patrol has identified the man who died after a crash on Interstate 77 on Thursday following a high-speed chase. Dashawn Samuels, 20, of

Jul
12

Public Notice: Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, Inc. is applying for United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service Housing Preservation Grant (USDA-RD-HCFP-HPG-2024) to complete repairs on qualifying owner-occupied homes

Jul
11

Statesville High grad’s indie film now available on streaming services

Special to IFN Statesville High grad and indie filmmaker Glenn Roberson’s new feature-length film, “When First We Practice to Deceive,” is now available on a half-dozen streaming services, including Tubi,

Jul
11

North Carolina again ranks among top three states to do business

Special to IFN RALEIGH — CNBC has named North Carolina the second best state to do business and in the top three for the fifth year in a row in recognition

Jul
11

Shepherds Fire Rescue completes state-of-the-art training facility (Photos)

Special to IFN Shepherds Fire Rescue, rooted in the community since its inception in 1961 under the auspices of the Lions Club, reached a significant milestone with the completion of

Jul
11

Reya officially begins term as fourth Dog Mayor of Mooresville

Special to IFN The Mooresville Youth Council (MYC) is excited to announce the election of the fourth Dog Mayor of Mooresville. Reya’s term as the new Dog Mayor began during

Jul
10

U.S. Attorney’s Office hosts meeting of partners working to advance Environmental Justice initiative

Special to IFN CHARLOTTE – The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Wednesday convened a meeting of the Western District’s Environmental Justice & Environmental Crimes Working Group, reaffirming its commitment to advancing

Jul
10

MGSD Board sets goals, discusses legislative priorities

BY DEBBIE PAGE The Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education wrapped up its 2023-24 budget year and passed an interim budget for 2024-2025 in two special meetings. Board members

Jul
10

Statesville nonprofit asks community for financial help after second break-in

Special to IFN Iredell Community Outreach Association is asking the community to help the nonprofit rebound after its retail shop was broken into twice in a five-week period. On June

Jul
10

Moving Day: Fifth Street Ministries helps homeless man find housing, hope

BY MIKE FUHRMAN Josh Mitchell endured a long, hard struggle before finally finding a dry, safe place to rest his head at night. Kaylionna, his wife of 15 years, passed

Jul
10

Sheriff: Two suspects face drug charges after ICSO deputies find meth, marijuana in vehicle

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects face felony charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies found illegal narcotics in their vehicle during a traffic stop. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests