Jul
09

COVID-19 Update: More than 400 people isolating at home in Iredell as number of confirmed cases nears 1,000; 557 people presumed recovered

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials have reported nearly 100 new cases of COVID-19 in the past three days as the number of laboratory confirmed cases in the county

Jul
09

SPD: Man fatally injured after crashing vehicle into utility pole while fleeing officer

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 30-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after crashing his vehicle into a utility pole while fleeing from a Statesville police officer, authorities said. According to a Statesville

Jul
09

I-SS officials cancel graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19 concerns

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools officials have decided to cancel graduation ceremonies planned for next month at high schools throughout the county. In a news release Thursday afternoon, the district

Jul
09

NCDHHS to deploy up to 300 free COVID-19 testing sites in underserved communities

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has launched the Community testing in High-priority And Marginalized Populations (CHAMP) Initiative to increase access

Jul
09

EnergyUnited donates $10,000 to SCAN of Iredell

Special to Iredell Free News The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Iredell in support of the nonprofit organization’s efforts to establish an emergency

Jul
09

ICSO Lake Enforcement deputies provide free boat safety inspections

FROM STAFF REPORTS On Friday, July 3, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Lake Enforcement deputies set up a boater safety check at Stumpy Creek Access Area. These boating safety checking stations

Jul
08

MPD: Mooresville man charged with drug trafficking

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Mooresville man faces a drug trafficking charge following an investigation by the Mooresville Police Department. After receiving complaints about possible drug sales this spring, narcotics officers

Jul
08

SCAN of Iredell becomes Pharos Parenting

Special to Iredell Free News SCAN of Iredell has impacted parents and caregivers in our community by teaching and modeling positive parenting skills since 1987, serving as a catalyst for

Jul
08

Birth Announcements: June 28 – July 3

Special to Iredell Free News The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announces the following births: JUNE 28 ♦ A boy, Jayce Ronnye Martinez, born to Yonathan Martinez and Sadenny Fernandez

Jul
08

NCDHHS, CDC warn public of health risks associated with methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug

Jul
08

Sheriff: Suspect charged with four counts of rape following ICSO investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Huntersville man faces four charges of first-degree rape following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Martin Cuevas

Jul
08

Troutman Council discusses paving projects, upcoming parade, wayfinding progress

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com During its pre-agenda meeting on Monday, Troutman Town Council discussed progress on completing ongoing street maintenance project options, wayfinding signage, video streaming improvements, the upcoming Independence

Jul
07

NCDHHS announces statewide COVID-19 Test Standing Order, requires reporting of all test results

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) took action Tuesday to decrease barriers to COVID-19 testing by issuing a Statewide Standing

Jul
07

Iredell health officials report county’s 12th COVID-19 death; 21 people currently hospitalized

FROM STAFF REPORTS Another person in Iredell County has died from complications associated with COVID-19. The Iredell County Health Department reported the county’s 12th death from the novel coronavirus on

Jul
07

SPD: Woman charged with voluntary manslaughter in fatal shooting

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Statesville woman has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of a 54-year-old man. The Statesville Police Department announced the arrest of

Jul
07

Mooresville commissioners allocate $560,000 for design of next phase of Liberty Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS Mooresville town commissioners on Monday agreed to pay McAdams and Company nearly $560,000 to design phase II of Liberty Park. Preliminary plans for phase II include an

Jul
07

DeCaron joins staff of Hope of Mooresville as new director

Special to Iredell Free News The Board of Directors of Hope of Mooresville (HOMe) is pleased to welcome Dr. Amy DeCaron as the new director. DeCaron joins existing Program Coordinator

Jul
07

ICSO K-9 unit helps apprehend suspect in kidnapping, robbery

FROM STAFF REPORTS An Iredell County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit helped authorities in Yadkin County apprehend a suspect in an armed robbery on Monday. ICSO deputies responded to a home

Jul
07

Superintendent selects new principal for East Iredell Middle School

Special to Iredell Free News Pending approval by the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education later this month, Superintendent Jeff James has recommended Kathy Walker to serve as the principal of East

Jul
06

Mooresville commissioners approve conditional rezoning for 339 new homes off Rinehardt Road

FROM STAFF REPORTS Despite opposition from more than a dozen residents, Mooresville town commissioners on Monday approved a conditional rezoning request that will allow 339 residential units to be built

Jul
06

SPD: Woman shot and killed man after ‘encounter’ outside her home

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was shot and killed early Monday morning outside a home on Adams Street. Officers who

Jul
06

Sheriff’s Office donates found, unclaimed bikes to local nonprofit

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office recently donated 73 found or unclaimed bicycles to Yokefellow Ministries. The bikes had been recovered by deputies over the last

Jul
06

Iredell health officials report two more deaths as county’s COVID-19 caseload surpasses 900

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials reported two more COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, increasing the county’s death toll to 11. Citing privacy laws, the Iredell County Health Department

Jul
06

Online check-in at Davis Regional ER increases during COVID-19 pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News Getting fast ER care with minimal exposure to other people has never been more important than now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Davis Regional Medical Center’s

Jul
05

SPD Arrests: June 4-26

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Statesville Police Department reported the following arrests: JUNE 4 ♦ Roger Lee Stump, 60, of Crossroads Drive, Statesville, charged with assaulting a handicapped person and assault

Jul
05

Leave it or remove it? Elected officials from throughout Iredell weigh in on Confederate monument

Editor’s Note: We invited elected officials from throughout Iredell County to share their views about the fate of the Confederate monument on the grounds of the Iredell County Government Center

Jul
05

Statesville earns accreditation as 2020 North Carolina Main Street Community

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Statesville is one of 48 North Carolina communities designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s highest

Jul
05

SPD chief to discuss race relations with men’s church groups

Special to Iredell Free News God’s Mighty Men, a men’s group from approximately 10 churches in Iredell County that meets weekly at Horizon Church, will host Statesville Police Chief David

Jul
04

Starting July 5, masks will be mandatory for Iredell employees and those visiting county facilities

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Board of Commissioners is taking precautionary action to protect its employees from increasing community transmission of COVID-19 by implementing the use of

Jul
04

ICSO Felony Arrests: June 23-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JUNE 23 ♦ Randall Lee Hollifield, 59, of 9th Street Drive SE, Hickory, charged with possession of

Jul
04

Mooresville business owners donate 14,000 masks to nonprofits

Special to Iredell Free News Mooresville residents and business owners Todd and Tara Youngblood donated a total of 14,000 N95 masks to the Christian Mission and the HealthReach Community Clinic,

Jul
04

Superintendent releases 100-day plan for Iredell-Statesville Schools

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent released his 100-day plan for the district on Friday. Superintendent’s Transition Plan Dr. Jeff James Effective August 2020 INTRODUCTION               As the new leader

Jul
04

Photo Gallery: Baymount Fourth of July Parade

BY BRANDY TEMPLETON The Baymount Community held its annual Fourth of July Parade on Saturday morning.

Jul
03

Superintendent recommends new principal for Third Creek Middle School

Special to Iredell Free News Pending approval by Iredell-Statesville Board of Education at its July board meeting, Marlene Scott has been recommended by Superintendent Jeff James to serve as the

Jul
03

New manager brings enthusiasm for small town government to Troutman

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Bryan Gruesbeck, who will assume his duties as Troutman town manager on July 13, is looking forward to leading the staff in a town that resembles

Jul
03

Federal authorities seize over $80,000 tied to COVID-19 unemployment fraud scheme

Special to Iredell Free News CHARLOTTE — Federal authorities have seized $80,661.05 in funds held at bank accounts allegedly used to perpetuate COVID-19 unemployment fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray.