May
23

School News & Notes: I-SS Board recognizes teachers who earned gifted instruction certification, robotics competition winners

Pic-Professional Achievement From left: School board member Doug Knight, Joanna Bell, Third Creek Elementary, Superintendent Jeff James and Rebekah Pierce, Sharon Elementary. BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Schools’ board room

May
23

Girl Scout Troop #13179 helps make animal beds for local shelters

Special to Iredell Free News To celebrate National Pet Month in May, Girl Scout Troop #13179 participated in partnership with Future Fashion Designers of Mooresville to make about 40 beds

May
23

Circle of Giving awards $15,000 worth of scholarships to local high school students

BY JABRIA WILLIAMS Circle of Giving, a nonprofit organization, awarded a total of $15,000 in college scholarships to local students on Sunday afternoon. The nonprofit is is supported by local donations

May
23

Mitchell Community College partners with Metro Electric Contracting Corp. for Apprenticeship Iredell program

Special to Iredell Free News Mitchell Community College and Metro Electric Contracting Corp. have established a new partnership through the college’s Apprenticeship Iredell program. Apprenticeship Iredell, established in fall 2020,

May
22

Lake Norman High School celebrates 20th anniversary with spring festival (Photos)

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Lake Norman High School is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, so the PTSA marked the milestone with a spring festival for students and the community

May
22

Photo Gallery: Statesville Dance presents ‘A Night at the Movies’

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Statesville High School’s Mac Grady Auditorium was packed on Saturday for Statesville Dance Academy’s spring recital. Photos

May
22

Iredell Firewire Report: Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department has been serving community for almost 60 years

BY DAN GITRO Union Grove was a well-known locale way before the growth hit Iredell County in the mid 2000’s. Prior to the big growth we know today, Union Grove

May
22

ICSO Felony Arrests: May 13-20

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: MAY 13 ♦ Matthew Tyler Marsh, 30, of N. Lackey Street, Statesville, charged with sell or deliver a

May
22

I-SS Odyssey of the Mind teams qualify for World Competition

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell-Statesville Schools had eight schools participate in the Odyssey of the Mind virtual regional competition this year. Odyssey of the Mind is an international program that provides

May
22

I-SS, MGSD boards promote importance of mental health awareness

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education and Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education both unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month. According

May
22

Iredell County Government Jobs (May 22)

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

May
22

Iredell County District Court Report: May 10 term

Special to Iredell Free News District Attorney Sarah Kirkman’s Office reported dispositions in the following cases during the May 10 term of H & I Felony District Court: ♦ Jessica

May
21

Photo Gallery: Troutman’s Party in Park brings out community for music and fun

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com After a three-year COVID-19 pause, the Town of Troutman resumed its Party in the Park series on Saturday afternoon to bring the community together for music,

May
21

Art in the Park: Muralist collaborates with community on Kimbrough Park project (Photo Gallery)

BY KAHLEAH S. GAITHER DeNeer Davis understands the power of art. She’s experienced firsthand how it can help heal. On Saturday, she used her artistic talents to inspire others. Along

May
21

Inspiring Young Readers: Author shares love of history with Central Elementary fourth-graders (Photo Gallery)

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON During her visit to Central Elementary School this week, author Joyce Moyer Hostetter talked with student about her book and championed those with disabilities. A native of

May
21

Photo Gallery: Dads, daughters rock the dance floor at annual Girl Scout event

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Local Girl Scouts danced the night away on Friday at the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at Monticello United Methodist Church in Statesville. Photo Gallery 

May
21

Birth Announcements: May 7-13

Special to Iredell Free News The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announced the following births: MAY 11 ♦ A boy, Sebastian Ramos Noriega, born to John Noriega and Charlotte

May
21

Iredell commissioners approve $35 million budget request for ICSO

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners agreed by consensus to approve Sheriff Darren Campbell’s $35 million budget request for 2022-2023 during the board’s budget workshop on Friday.

May
21

Troutman Elementary Family Night focuses on nutrition, exercise and literacy

FROM STAFF REPORTS Troutman Elementary Schools Fuel Up to Play 60 program held its Annual Healthy Snack Recipe Contest on May 12. The contest was held in conjunction with the

May
21

First-year students can earn free college credit at Mitchell Community College through Summer Bridge Program

Special to Iredell Free News This summer, Mitchell Community College is sponsoring a free six-week academic program for first-year students to gain college experience and develop a network of support

May
20

Iredell Museums to present Living History Day at Gregory Creek Homestead on May 21

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Museums will present its Spring Living History Day at Gregory Creek Homestead on Saturday, Saturday May 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 18th

May
20

TPD: Two men face felony charges after officer stops stolen U-Haul truck

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two Charlotte men face felony charges after being stopped in a stolen U-Haul truck by a Troutman police officer early Friday morning. About 4:15 a.m. Friday, Sgt.

May
20

Iredell County Superior Court Report: Sex offender sentenced to minimum of 356 months in prison

Special to Iredell Free News District Attorney Sarah Kirkman’s Office announced that the following cases were disposed during the May 2 term of Iredell County Criminal Superior Court: ♦ Assistant

May
20

Iredell commissioners take deeper dive into proposed 2022-2023 budget

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners reviewed the $258.7 million budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year during a half-day work session at the Iredell County Cooperative Extension office on Thursday.

May
20

New Perth ARP Preschool Trike-a-Thon teaches safety while helping others (Photo Gallery)

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com About 30 preschoolers raced around the Town of Troutman’s town simulation on Thursday morning, practicing their bike safety skills while raising money for the Rainbow Kidz

May
20

A Journey to Remember: Precious Medals, Purple Heart Homes collaborating on mission to deliver service medals to relatives of World War II veteran

Special to Iredell Free News Two years ago, while browsing in an antique shop, Statesville resident Kim Siegrist came across a cheap display case containing something very precious. Inside the

May
20

Suspect charged with murder in connection with shooting death of Statesville man (Video)

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department announced Friday morning that a suspect has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of Breyon De’Andre Tucker. Marcus Mack, 34, of

May
19

Sheriff: Undercover investigation leads to arrests of five suspects in Troutman

FROM STAFF REPORTS Five suspects face drug charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and deputies assigned to the ICSO SERT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 155

May
19

Iredell County FOP honors fallen officers’ sacrifice at memorial ceremony (Video & Photos)

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com During this National Police Week observance, the Iredell County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10 held its fifth annual Police Memorial Ceremony on Thursday morning to

May
19

Community Art: Residents invited to help paint basketball court at Kimbrough Park

Special to Iredell Free News Graffiti and mural artist DeNeer Davis will be painting a basketball court mural at Kimbrough Park in Statesville on Saturday, May 21. Davis is a

May
19

Town of Mooresville implementing new road maintenance program

Special to Iredell Free News Keeping town-owned streets in good working order is a top priority for Mooresville staff and elected officials, but the increasing prices of asphalt pavement means

May
19

Iredell County ECOM training coordinator honored with statewide award

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County Emergency Communications is proud to announce that Iredell County ECOM Training Coordinator Jody Sherrill was awarded the 2022 N.C. Chapter of the Association

May
18

MPD: Three suspects face charges after police pursuit ends in crash on Williamson Road

Special to Iredell Free News Three suspects face charges after a pursuit by Mooresville police officers ended with a suspect vehicle crashing into three other vehicles. On Tuesday, May 17,

May
18

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation announces hiring of new executive director

Special to Iredell Free News After an extensive national search in partnership with the Altman Initiative Group, the hiring committee assigned by the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation Board of Directors

May
18

Sheriff: Lake Norman High School coach charged with felony indecent liberties with a child

FROM STAFF REPORTS A coach at Lake Norman High School was arrested Wednesday and charged with a felony sex offense following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. On

May
18

County manager presents $258.7 million budget for fiscal year 2022-2023

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County Manager Beth Mull is proposing a $258.7 million budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The spending plan maintains the current county tax rate of 53.75