Oct
22

NCDOT: Animal-related vehicle crashes decline across state

Special to Iredell Free News​​​​​ ​RALEIGH – The frequency of vehicle crashes involving animals decreased last year across North Carolina, according to figures kept by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Oct
22

Mitchell Community College celebrates opening of Health Sciences Building (Photos)

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Mitchell Community College celebrated the opening of its new high-tech Health Sciences Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday evening. Representatives from the City of Statesville and Iredell

Oct
21

NCDHHS announces funding opportunity to provide justice-involved individuals with drug treatment

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has released a funding opportunity that will award a total of $5.8 million to at

Oct
21

Sheriff: Man charged with murdering parents and brother and setting fire to home

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 21-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of his parents and brother following an investigation by the Iredell

Oct
21

Iredell commissioners sign off on sale of $35 million in bonds to help fund construction of new MGSD middle school

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday night authorizing the sale and issuance of school bonds series 2021 to help fund construction of a new

Oct
20

N.C. HOPE Program has provided $461 million in rent and utility assistance during pandemic

  Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program recently marked its one-year anniversary of awarding pandemic relief funds to North

Oct
20

MPD: Suspect charged with robbing Mooresville pharmacist

FROM STAFF REPORTS A man suspected of robbing a pharmacist in Mooresville and another in Wilmington was apprehended by Mooresville police officers and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Carolinas Regional

Oct
20

Sheriff: Two suspects face charges after being apprehended following pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two suspects face numerous charges, including animal cruelty, after being apprehended by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Justin Nathaniel Deaton,

Oct
20

Iredell commissioners making plans to utilize $35 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds; employees to receive premium pay for essential work during pandemic

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners have begun discussing how to best spend more than $35 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. ARPA funds are allocated by the

Oct
20

Iredell-Statesville Schools boosts pay rate for substitute teachers

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools officials on Wednesday announced several steps the district is taking to attract qualified applicants to work as substitute teachers in district schools. In an effort

Oct
19

Statesville Council approves rezoning for property on Secor Avenue, clearing way for new homes

BY STACIE LETT CAIN The StatesvilleCity Council unanimously approved the first reading of a request to rezone nearly two acres on Secor Avenue from Conditional Use General Business to the

Oct
19

Love United Iredell campaign helps disabled veteran return home

Special to Iredell Free News Six months have passed since the 2021 Love United Iredell program, which raised raised $28,184 for local nonprofit agencies. Here’s a look at how the

Oct
19

Mooresville Police Department working to strengthen community relationships

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy a sunny fall weather on Sunday afternoon at the Mooresville Police Department’s first “Afternoon Out,” a free downtown event

Oct
19

Data from long-term care facilities in N.C. show dramatic impact of COVID-19 vaccination

With more than 80% of residents fully vaccinated, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in long-term care facilities decrease sharply Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As COVID-19 cases surged this

Oct
19

Nearly 300,000 North Carolinians expected to participate in Great Southeast Shakeout

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — On Thursday, October 21, millions of people across the globe, including more than 250,000 school children have pledged to participate in the world’s

Oct
19

Statesville Woman’s Club presents proceeds from annual geranium sale to three nonprofits

Special to Iredell Free News The General Federation of Woman’s Club of North Carolina (GFWC of NC) Statesville Woman’s Club held their October meeting on Thursday, October 7, meeting at

Oct
18

Mobility Specialists: Physical therapists help restore and maintain physical function

Special to Iredell Free News Have you ever thought about how many ways there are to simply “move”? From walking to standing and reaching into a cabinet to texting a

Oct
18

Statesville ABC Board donates $90,680 to local agencies addressing drug, alcohol issues

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville ABC Board has announced the recipients of this year’s Educational Grants. The following agencies received a share of the $90,680 total contribution: ♦

Oct
17

I-SS officials report continuing decline in COVID-19 cases, quarantines due to close contact

FROM STAFF REPORTS  Iredell-Statesville Schools officials reported only one case of COVID-19 related to secondary spread in schools during the week of October 8-14.  The case was one of only

Oct
17

Troutman Council delays public hearing on 1.7-million-square-foot fulfillment center near Exit 42

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com After a public outpouring of concern at a community meeting on the Troutman Logistics project, the Troutman Town Council voted 4 to1 to delay the public

Oct
17

ICSO Felony Arrests: October 7-13

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: OCTOBER 7 ♦ Roland Thomas Simmons Jr., 39, of Cornelius Road, Mooresville, charged with habitual misdemeanor assault.

Oct
17

Iredell County Government Job Openings (October 17)

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
16

SPD Felony Arrests: October 1-11

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department announced the following felony arrests: OCTOBER 1 ♦ Kim Lawson Holmes Sr., 57, of Statesville charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting

Oct
16

Town of Mooresville announces selection of new technology & innovation deputy director

Special to Iredell Free News Town of Mooresville employee Jeff Martin was recently selected for the new position of technology & innovation deputy director. Martin has been employed with the

Oct
16

Iredell Imaging at Mooresville earns gold seal mammography accreditation

Special to Ired Free News Do you know someone who has had breast cancer? Like many of us, your answer is most likely yes. You may even know multiple people

Oct
16

N.C. troopers conducting Operation Stop Arm on October 18-22

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — In support of Operation Stop Arm week, the N.C. State Highway Patrol will be aggressively enforcing stop arm and other traffic violations in

Oct
16

I-SS Board approves $12.3 million tech refresh for 2022-2023 school year

BY KARISSA MILLER After months of research, the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the $12.3 million tech refresh recommendation for the 2022-2023 school year. The next wave of

Oct
15

SPD: Woman charged with attempted murder after running over boyfriend with vehicle on I-40 entrance ramp

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Walkertown woman faces an attempted murder charge in Iredell County after ran her boyfriend over multiple times with a vehicle, according to Statesville police. The Statesville

Oct
15

Wellness nurse joins staff at Iredell Wellness and Diabetes Center

Special to Iredell Free News Amy Brant has joined the staff of the Iredell Wellness and Diabetes Center. Brant (RN, BSN, CDCES) will be the program manager for Iredell Wellness

Oct
15

City of Statesville crews to begin leaf collection on October 18

Special to Iredell Free News Loose leaf curbside collection is ramping up for City of Statesville residents who perform their own yardwork. (Landscape contractors are responsible for proper disposal of

Oct
15

Gov. Cooper encourages eligible N.C. families to apply for child tax credit payments

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — This month many families across North Carolina are receiving an installment of the advance Child Tax Credit federal payment, which provides them with up

Oct
15

CATS students, staff remember ‘benevolent and selfless’ teacher who died from COVID-19 complications

BY KARISSA MILLER A beloved longtime automotive teacher and a fixture at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman passed away on Tuesday from complications due to COVID-19. Ashley

Oct
14

ICSO Felony Arrests: October 1-6

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: OCTOBER 1 ♦ Kevin Lee Blow, 51, of 8th Street, Statesville, charged with being a fugitive from

Oct
14

Early voting underway in municipal elections across Iredell County; two MGSD seats also on ballot

Special to Iredell Free News Election Day is less than three weeks away for several key positions in local municipal governments and the Mooresville Graded Schools Board of Education. Early

Oct
14

Davis Regional Medical Center now offers 3D mammography

Technology finds significantly more invasive breast cancers than a traditional mammogram Special to Iredell Free News Davis Regional Medical Center now offers three-dimensional mammography for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis

Oct
14

Mixson sworn in as treasurer of N.C. Conference of Clerks of Superior Court

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Jim Mixson was recently sworn in as treasurer of the N.C. Conference of Clerks of Superior Court and presented