Apr
08

Commissioners approve resolution supporting $60 million bond sale for Iredell Health System

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday in support of Iredell Health System’s plan to refinance existing debt and fund construction of

Apr
08

First COVID-19 related death reported in Iredell County as number of confirmed cases in county rises to 60

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death in Iredell County. The individual had underlying health conditions and died from complications

Apr
08

Town of Mooresville Public Services Division awarded national accreditation

Special to Iredell Free News The Town of Mooresville’s Public Services Division has been awarded accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The APWA is a 501(c)3 organization that

Apr
08

Mitchell Community College donates masks, face shields, supplies to local medical providers

Special to Iredell Free News Mitchell Community College recently donated 525 N95 masks, 41 face shields and other needed supplies to local medical providers in response to needs during the

Apr
08

FEMA approves North Carolina request to fund shelters for residents with unstable housing during COVID-19 pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that the State of North Carolina has received approval from FEMA to provide housing alternatives, such as

Apr
07

I-SS board awards contract for Brawley School renovations, extends relationship with auditing firm

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Board of Education held its first virtual meeting on Monday in order to comply with an executive order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper that bans

Apr
07

Number of COVID-19 diagnoses eclipses 3,220 in North Carolina; 55 cases now confirmed in Iredell County

FROM STAFF REPORTS There are now 3,221 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Health & Human Services is also reporting 46 deaths across the

Apr
07

DHHS to provide financial support to essential workers and child care providers

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is providing financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care and bonuses to

Apr
07

Iredell Health System hires new VP of Medical Affairs

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System has hired Joseph Mazzola, a seasoned healthcare executive, as the system’s first vice president of Medical Affairs. Mazzola earned a Bachelor of

Apr
07

ICATS to waive transit fees for duration of COVID-19 crisis

Special to Iredell Free News ICATS Transit, Iredell County’s public transportation system, announced Tuesday that passengers will not have to pay a fare to ride the transit system during the

Apr
07

MPD: Suspect faces multiple charges after drug raid

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 37-year-old man faces multiple drug charges after Mooresville and Troutman police executed a search warrant on Thursday, April 2. Mooresville resident Keita Ford was arrested after

Apr
06

N.C. Division of Prisons enacts 14-day moratorium on new offender admissions and most transfers

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — To stop the spread of coronavirus, the N.C. Division of Prisons will not accept offenders from the county jails and will dramatically reduce

Apr
06

North Carolina modeling shows social distancing necessary to slow spread of COVID-19 and preserve hospital capacity

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — A collection of North Carolina experts today released a composite modeling forecast looking at how COVID-19 could affect North Carolina in the coming

Apr
06

Sheriff: Mt. Airy man faces drug-trafficking charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Mt. Airy man faces drug-trafficking charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized cocaine, marijuana and cash from his vehicle following a traffic stop on Interstate

Apr
06

Iredell Health System receives Go365 Inspire Health Award

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System recently received the Inspire Health Award for its high employee engagement in the Go365 Health Program, an employee wellness program sponsored by

Apr
06

Eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in Iredell, raising county’s total to 52

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials are now reporting 52 cases of COVID-19 in the county, up eight cases from the number reported by the N.C. Department of Health

Apr
06

City of Statesville announces revised garbage collection schedule for Easter holidays

Special to Iredell Free News Statesville City Government offices will be closed Friday, April 10, in recognition of the Easter holidays. There will be no garbage collection on that day.

Apr
06

Iredell Water Corporation provides relief for customers during COVID-19 pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News In response to growing concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Iredell Water Corporation has announced new measures to provide additional financial relief for

Apr
05

CCTL senior to continue academic, athletic career at High Point University

Attending the signing event in support of Ryan Tenor Jr. were his parents, CCTL staff, MCC staff, WIHS coaches, and some of his friends and family. Special to Iredell Free

Apr
05

I-SS now serving 10,000 meals per day as COVID-19 crisis continues

BY KARISSA MILLER A growing number of Iredell County children and teens are enjoying a free hot lunch and ready to eat breakfast for the next day. This occurrence is

Apr
05

ICSO Felony Arrests: March 27 – April 2

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: MARH 27 ♦ Christopher Gabriel Morra, 22, of Hadley Green Court, Charlotte, charged with possession with intent to

Apr
05

State health officials report two new cases of COVID-19 in Iredell, raising county’s total to 44

FROM STAFF REPORTS There are now 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iredell County. The N.C. Department of Health & Human Services reported two new cases in the county on

Apr
05

Sheriff: Statesville man faces felony drug charges after traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville man faces felony drug charges following a traffic stop by an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Derryck Duane Turner

Apr
04

Photo Gallery: South Iredell High honors senior athletes

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS South Iredell High School Athletic Director Shawn Cioffi hung senior athletes’ banners on SIHS fences on Friday to honor seniors who played for the school this year. Many

Apr
04

Downtown Statesville property owner invests in community art wall

Special to Iredell Free News Downtown Statesville Development Corporation announced the creation of a new community art wall on the building at 609 & 611 South Center Street. Donald Hicks,

Apr
04

Grieving mother says she has forgiven man charged with killing her daughter

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON Crying as she clutched the side of her daughter’s coffin Friday afternoon, Tamika Smyre tried desperately to make sense of her profound loss, to find something to

Apr
03

U.S. Attorney’s Office and IRS caution the public about scammers targeting Economic Relief Payments

Report suspected fraud to the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 and disaster@leo.gov Special to Iredell Free News CHARLOTTE – U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray and Matthew D. Line,

Apr
03

Iredell County announces partial closure of Mooresville Transfer Station for facility repairs

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County officials announced Friday the planned partial closure of the Mooresville Transfer Station in order to conduct major repairs. Construction is set to begin

Apr
03

Health officials: 42 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iredell County

  FROM STAFF REPORTS There are now 42 reported cases of COVID-19 in Iredell County. According to the Iredell County Health Department, the number of cases increased from 36 cases

Apr
02

City of Statesville explains modifications to utility payment procedures during COVID-19 crisis

Special to Iredell Free News Earlier this week Gov. Roy Cooper issued an Executive Order to help reduce the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the state’s citizens. For

Apr
02

N.C. Health Plan to waive costs associated with treatment of COVID-19

Coronavirus waiver also includes screening-related costs Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH – State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell and the State Health Plan announced Thursday that the Plan is waiving

Apr
02

Iredell health officials report 36 cases of COVID-19, reveal geographic dispersal for first time

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Health Department released information about the geographic dispersal of the novel coronavirus in the county for the first time on Thursday afternoon. The county

Apr
02

SPD: Cleveland woman faces murder charge for causing crash that fatally injured 27-year-old man

  FROM STAFF REPORTS A Cleveland woman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man. Jennifer Jean, 36, of Browns Farm

Apr
02

DHHS reports 31 people in Iredell County have tested positive for COVID-19

FROM STAFF REPORTS After holding steady at 25 for several days, the number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Iredell County increased to 31 on Thursday. According to the N.C.

Apr
01

First inmate in custody of N.C. Division of Prisons tests positive for COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — An offender at the minimum custody unit of the Caledonia Correctional Complex in Tillery has tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first

Apr
01

2020 Census: Help make sure every person is counted in N.C.

Residents can complete the survey online, by phone or mail Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper declared April 1, 2020, as National Census Day to encourage