Jan
27

ICPRD plans public information meeting on master parks and recreation plan for Feb. 12

Special to Iredell Free News A consultant team working with the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department (ICPRD) to develop a parks and recreation master plan will present initial findings,

Jan
27

I-SS educators rock Mac Gray Auditorium, raise $5,000 for endowment (Photo Gallery)

Special to Iredell Free News Approximately 450 concert-goers packed Mac Gray Auditorium on the campus of Statesville High School to attend the first annual Educators With a Cause (EWAC) Concert

Jan
26

Birth Announcements: Jan. 5-18

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announced the following births: JANUARY 5 ♦ A girl, Brenda Krystal Martinez-Bautista, born to Nereyda Hernandez and Juan Martinez of

Jan
26

ICSO Felony Arrests: Jan. 16-23

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JANUARY 16 ♦ Donald Donnell Chambers Jr., 23, of Caldwell Street, Statesville, was served with a true

Jan
26

Contractors making progress on new Troutman Fire and Rescue headquarters

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The two story, 15,000-square-foot addition to the Troutman Fire and Rescue department is under roof and contractors are making progress, according to Chief Wesley Morris. The

Jan
26

Stony Point VFD presents awards during annual banquet

Special to Iredell Free News During its recent annual banquet, the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department honored firefighters, medical responders, ladies auxiliary, the Board of Directors and special guests. A

Jan
26

I-SS plans five informational meetings on school bond referendums

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools officials have scheduled several informational sessions to provide voters with information about the public schools bond referendum on the March 3 ballot. Voters

Jan
25

New therapy dog joins Pressly School family

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools has added another therapy dog as a result of its partnership with Partners Behavioral Health Care. Partners helped I-SS purchase a therapy dog

Jan
25

Statesville Council backs proposal for strategic plan, authorizes raises for electric utility workers

  BY STACIE LETT CAIN Statesville City Manager Ron Smith provided an immediate answer when he was asked to name the top accomplishment at this week’s City Council retreat. “That

Jan
25

Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce announces support for school bond referendums

Special to Iredell Free News The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for the public school bond referendums on the March 3 ballot. The chamber’s board of

Jan
25

SPD Felony Arrests & Crime Reports: Jan. 11-22

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following arrests: JANUARY 22 ♦ Angie Belinda Geddings, 38, of Hovis Road, Charlotte, charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance,

Jan
24

State health officials investigating possible case of coronavirus in North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a possible case of infection with the newly discovered 2019 coronavirus. The individual

Jan
24

MPD Felony Arrests & Crime Reports: Jan. 13-18

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: JANUARY 14 ♦ Martavious Levar Smith, 24, of West Statesville Avenue, Mooresville, charged with credit card fraud, identity

Jan
24

Sheriff: Suspect faces felony charges after ICSO investigation, drug raid at Statesville hotel

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville area man faces drug charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office personnel conducted a raid on the hotel room where he was staying and seized crystal

Jan
24

Statesville Chamber honors Iredell Health System Future5

  BY BRANDY TEMPLETON The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce recognized a group of emerging civic and business leaders Friday morning. Honored as the Iredell Health System Future5 for 2020

Jan
23

Statesville City Council discusses pressing facility needs during two-day retreat

New garage, police headquarters, and fire station among priorities BY STACIE LETT CAIN While surrounded by the natural beauty of Lake Norman State Park, Statesville City Council members and city

Jan
23

Photos: Scotts Elementary students mark 100th day of school year

FROM STAFF REPORTS Scotts Elementary School, an A+ arts integrated school, celebrated the 100th day of the school year earlier this week. Students arrived at school dressed in T-shirts that

Jan
23

Our Big List of Fun Things to do in Iredell this Weekend (Jan. 24-26)

ElderCenter Bingo Night When: Friday, January 24, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Elder Center, 502 Brevard Street, Statesville Details: Great prizes and gift cards. Food and beverages will be available

Jan
23

Former pastor serving life sentence for murder charged with killing woman whose remains were found near Mooresville

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a former Concord pastor with killing a woman whose skeletal remains were found near Mooresville last January. Timothy Lavaun Crumitie,

Jan
22

Iredell commissioners establish new countywide fire protection service district

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to create a new fire protection service district that covers the majority of the county following a public hearing

Jan
22

City of Statesville crews making progress on leaf collection

Special to Iredell Free News Weather has delayed Statesville’s curbside leaf collection, but crews should complete the third rotation through the City next week before making one more round. Currently,

Jan
22

Sheriff: Woman on probation on federal drug charges arrested after ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS An Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine has culminated with the arrest of a woman who was on probation following a conviction

Jan
22

Walmart provides funding to support MPD’s Rape Aggression Defense program

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Board of Commissioners accepted $2,800 in grants on behalf of the Mooresville Police Department, courtesy of the Walmart Foundation, during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Jan
22

Sheriff Campbell asks county commissioners to pass ‘historic statement’ supporting Second Amendment rights

Commissioners will hold public hearing on resolution at Feb. 4 meeting BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell on Tuesday asked the Iredell County Board of Commissioners to take

Jan
21

Rep. McHenry touts trade successes, urges engagement to heal country’s divisions

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry addressed the Mooresville-South Iredell Developer’s Council on Tuesday afternoon at Langtree Plantation, updating members and guests on the latest work in Congress

Jan
21

NCDOT welcomes public comments on future transportation projects

Special to Iredell Free News ​​​People will have a chance to provide input on what transportation projects they would like to see included in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 10-Year

Jan
21

Discussions about growth, economic development top agenda for two-day Statesville Council retreat

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville City Council will meet Wednesday and Thursday at the Lake Norman State Park Visitors Center for its annual planning retreat.  The retreat, which

Jan
21

Sheriff: Suspect charged with planting secret video recording device in woman’s home

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville man faces multiple felony charges in connection with an electronic video recording device found inside the home of woman in western Iredell County. Sheriff Darren

Jan
20

MLK Celebration inspires community to move beyond ‘walls of division’ (Story, Photos & Video)

Breakfast honoring civil rights icon attracts nearly 600 people to Civic Center BY STACIE LETT CAIN Joyful voices filled the Statesville Civic Center on Monday morning as nearly 600 people

Jan
20

Sen. Sawyer receives additional committee appointments

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Senator Phil Berger has appointed Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell, Yadkin) to serve on the following additional committees through

Jan
19

Friends of Lake Norman State Park receives two grants, engages in park improvement projects and activities

FLANO renovated two group campsites and will continue improvements in February. BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Friends of Lake Norman State Park (FLANO) is finishing up its second year of

Jan
19

ICSO Felony Arrests: Jan. 9-15

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: JANUARY 9 ♦ Kalif Hassan Carpenter, 22, of Jennifer Lane, Claremont, charged with being a fugitive from justice.

Jan
19

City of Statesville announces schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Special to Iredell Free News Statesville City Offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage Collection There will be no garbage

Jan
19

Young people show off their talents at 2020 MLK youth expo

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON More than a dozen young people showcased their talents at Statesville High School’s Mac Gray Auditorium as part of the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. “Beyond

Jan
18

I-SS board considering policy to restrict personnel use of crowdfunding campaigns for schools

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell-Statesville Board of Education members are considering a new policy that would establish restrictions for school employees who want to launch a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of

Jan
18

Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell honors outgoing chairperson, plans two fundraising events

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell honored its outgoing chairperson for her two years of leadership and announced plans for two upcoming fundraising events during its January