Jan
17

N.C. Division of Prisons continues to administer booster shots to all offenders

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Prisons is ensuring that all offenders who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot – and who have

Jan
17

Bishop Gray: MLK demonstrated the power of prayer and praise in struggle for justice and equality

BY MIKE FUHRMAN More than 50 years have passed, but Bishop Lonnie E. Gray recalls the events of April 4, 1968, in vivid detail. He was a junior at a

Jan
17

Man on national suicide prevention walk finds refuge at emergency shelter in Statesville

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Just a few hours before the snow started to fly on Saturday, Clinton Baker and his Great Dane Watonga, who are on a nationwide walk to

Jan
17

Statesville High CNA graduates recognized by I-SS Board

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education recently honored six nursing fundamental student graduates for passing the N.C. State Board Certified Nursing Assistant examination. Nursing Fundamentals teacher Lacie

Jan
17

Troutman ABC Store eclipses $10 million in sales; board eyes second location

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman ABC Store continues to outperform expectations, with the location projected to top $3 million in sales for the 2021-22 fiscal year, according to ABC

Jan
16
Jan
16

Troutman Council shines spotlight on Tasty Pickles By Carson

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreeneews@gmail.com The Troutman Town Council turned green for pickles on Thursday night as it recognized Tasty Pickles by Carson in its Business Spotlight. The council and staff

Jan
16

U.S. Attorney reaffirms commitment to combating human trafficking in Western District of North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News CHARLOTTE – January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina reaffirms its commitment to

Jan
16

MPD Felony Arrests: December 22 – January 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: DECEMBER 22 ♦ James Early Austin, 53, of James Road, Charlotte, charged with aid and abet larceny, conspire

Jan
16

I-SS: Mask mandate kept more than 700 students in schools last week

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education’s decision to require masks after the holiday break helped hundreds of students who were exposed to COVID-19 remain in school last

Jan
16

Iredell County Government Career Opportunities (January 16)

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

Jan
15

Troutman Council approves Town Charter revision, ethics policies

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman Town Council approved the proposed revisions to the Town Charter to send to the state legislature for approval during Thursday’s meeting. The council also

Jan
15

Troutman honors legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with “Day ON” (Photos)

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Troutman Mayor Teross Young welcomed about 60 attendees to the town’s first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the South Iredell High School Performing

Jan
15

City of Statesville announces closings for MLK Holiday

Special to Iredell Free News Statesville City Offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage Collection There will be no garbage

Jan
15

ICSO Felony Arrests: January 5-12

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JANUARY 5 ♦ Maleia Nicole Flouton, 26, of Diamond Street, Statesville, charged with identity theft, possession of

Jan
15

EnergyUnited Foundation donates $10,000 to Rainbow Kidz program

Special to Iredell Free News The EnergyUnited Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County to provide support for the Rainbow Kidz Pediatric Grief Program. The

Jan
15

Birth Announcements: December 30 – January 10

Special to Iredell Free News The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announced the following births: DECEMBER 30 ♦ A girl, Sage Noelle Marshall, born to Chris and Amanda Marshall of

Jan
14

Iredell health officials report 577 new cases of COVID-19 as county’s death toll rises to 376

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials reported 577 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday as the county’s positivity rate remained above 30 percent. The new cases increased

Jan
14

Iredell Homeless Coalition organizes emergency homeless shelter in advance of winter storm

Shelter to open on Saturday at Cochran Street Baptist Church in Statesville BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Forty-eight hours after concerns emerged about the unhoused facing the impending weekend winter storm,

Jan
14

Gov. Cooper urges N.C. residents to prepare for winter storm

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is urging people across North Carolina to prepare for a significant incoming winter storm and has signed a state of

Jan
14

ICPYC partners with Downtown Statesville to feature winter Statesville Story Stroll

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Story Stroll is on a roll and switching over to a winter-themed story. As part of a collaboration between the Iredell County Partnership

Jan
14

EnergyUnited preparing for Winter Storm Izzy

Special to Iredell Free News EnergyUnited is closely monitoring weather forecasts this weekend as Winter Storm Izzy approaches the East Coast. The cooperative is prepared for the possibility of significant

Jan
14

Iredell Superior Court judge dismisses mom’s petition for order preventing school from excluding students exposed to COVID-19

FROM STAFF REPORTS The mother of an Iredell County charter school student has lost her effort to get a court order prohibiting the principal from excluding students who have been

Jan
14

Every household with a prescription opioid in the medicine cabinet should have naloxone available

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com At the January Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell meeting on Monday, attendees viewed a Lazarus Project naloxone training video to learn about the importance of Narcan (naloxone)

Jan
14

Mooresville Fire-Rescue adds Auto Vehicle Locator program to decrease response times

Special to Iredell Free News Most people will only dial 911 once or twice in our lifetime. When that day comes, every second counts. Mooresville Fire-Rescue has integrated Auto Vehicle

Jan
14

Hogan named assistant vice chancellor for engagement at Western Carolina University

Special to Iredell Free News CULLOWHEE – Longtime Statesville resident James D. Hogan has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for engagement at Western Carolina University. The appointment of Hogan, effective

Jan
13

Making Dreams a Reality: Mitchell Community College honors MLK’s vision

BY KARISSA MILLER Mitchell Community College presented a virtual celebration honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday evening in advance of the federal holiday on January 17. The event

Jan
13

Founder Sport Group/Badger Sportswear Career Opportunities (January 13)

Founder Sport Group is the home of Alleson Athletic, Badger Sportswear, Garb Athletics, and Teamwork Athletic Apparel. The team members at Founder Sport Group are the most passionate and dedicated

Jan
13

Taylorsville woman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $15 million from her employer

Special to Iredell Free News CHARLOTTE – An aylorsville woman appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer on Thursday and pleaded guilty to wire fraud for embezzling more than

Jan
13

Statesville officials planning for influx of new residential developments

BY MIKE FUHRMAN At the start of the Statesville City Council’s annual planning retreat on Thursday, City Manager Ron Smith advised council members to be prepared for the growth that’s

Jan
13

Veteran firefighter promoted to assistant chief with the Statesville Fire Department

Special to Iredell Free News Statesville Fire Chief Andy Weatherman has named Captain Kyle Bell as the new assistant fire chief, effective January 10. Bell’s major responsibility will be to

Jan
13

Town of Troutman invites public to MLK Day Celebration planned for Saturday at South Iredell High School

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Town of Troutman is honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a free breakfast, speaker, and service project as part of its “Make it a

Jan
13

United Way’s Endowment for the Future awards grants to three local organizations

Special to Iredell Free News The United Way of Iredell County has awarded grants totaling $85,000 to three organizations in our community. Children’s Hope Alliance, Pharos Parenting, and Friends of

Jan
12

N.C. candidate filing for 2022 elections set to resume February 24

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Candidate filing for North Carolina’s 2022 primary elections, as well as rescheduled municipal elections, will resume at 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 24,

Jan
12

Sheriff: Registered sex offender charged with sexually assaulting 4-year-old child

FROM STAFF REPORTS A registered sex offender was charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest

Jan
12

I-SS superintendent, board seek to limit exclusions of healthy, asymptomatic students from school

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent Jeff James said the practice of excluding asymptomatic students from in-person instruction (due to the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines that the school system must follow)