Dec
02

Iredell health officials report two more COVID-19 deaths as number of confirmed cases in county approaches 6,000

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell health officials reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday along with dozens of new laboratory confirmed cases. The deaths, which were reported by the Iredell County

Dec
01

Lesane earns education leadership certification

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools Associate Superintendent Alvera Lesane has completed the requirements to be certified as a Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE). This certification recognizes

Dec
01

WAME Radio to broadcast annual concert to benefit Children’s Hope Alliance

Special to Iredell Free News Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 22nd annual benefit concert for Children’s Hope Alliance – Barium Springs Home for Children will be broadcast a 6:30 p.m.

Dec
01

Statesville City Hall hosts Santa’s magic mailbox

Special to Iredell Free News Santa Claus has left his magic mailbox at Statesville City Hall again this year. The magic mailbox has the ability to special express your letter

Dec
01

Safe Kids Iredell County seeks winter hat, glove and sock donations

Special to Iredell Free News Safe Kids Iredell County wants to make sure no children go cold this winter. The coalition is hosting a holiday cold weather drive to collect

Dec
01

Davis Regional’s Wound Healing Center recognized with national award for clinical excellence

Special to Iredell Free News Davis Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center was recently presented the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care

Dec
01

N.C. Medicaid expands website to include new resources for Medicaid beneficiaries and applicants

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new online portal for North Carolinians receiving or looking to apply for

Nov
30

NCDOT: South Chipley Ford Road to close for two days for culvert replacement

​Special to Iredell Free News The N.C. Department of Transportation will close part of a road in Iredell County for two days this week for a culvert replacement. Road crews

Nov
30

Iredell health officials report two more COVID-19 deaths; more than 1,050 people now isolating at home

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two more people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iredell County have passed away. The Iredell County Health Department on Monday reported the county’s 65th and

Nov
30

Sheriff: Gang member faces drug, gun charges after traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS A verified gang members who was wanted for drug and gun charges faces new charges after he was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies following a

Nov
30

Iredell Health System recognizes efforts of Home Health staff during pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News Due to visiting restrictions limiting the time they can spend with family members, more patients in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are shortening their stays

Nov
30

MPD: Man shot during early morning home-invasion

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department is investigating after a 28-year-old man was shot during home-invasion early Monday morning. Officers responded to Stonewood Apartments about 6:27 a.m. Monday in

Nov
30

N.C. Auto Racing Hall of Fame, NASCAR Tech collecting donations for abused and neglected children

Toys and funding needed after cancellation of annual Stocks for Tots event Special to Iredell Free News The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR

Nov
29

Iredell commissioners considering I-SS plan to borrow $9 million for LED lighting, air quality improvements

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County commissioners on Tuesday will consider a request by Iredell-Statesville Schools officials to borrow up to $9 million to pay for LED lighting upgrades, indoor air

Nov
29

ICPYC to host three virtual fundraisers to support year-round programming

Special to Iredell Free News Giving looks a little different this holiday season as charitable organizations adapt to the ongoing pandemic. Like many nonprofits, Iredell County Partnership for Young Children

Nov
29

Sheriff: Protect yourself from being a victim of credit card fraud this holiday season

BY DARREN CAMPBELL By the time you read this article, the turkey will be a memory, except for those leftovers. Black Friday will have taken place and retailers will be

Nov
29

2020 Statesville Christmas Parade canceled due to COVID-19

FROM STAFF REPORTS Organizers of the 2020 Statesville Christmas Parade announced Sunday that the parade had been canceled due to COVID-19. “With a heavy heart we must announce our decision

Nov
28

I-SS, Health Department report positive COVID-19 tests at 10 district schools and Race Street administrative offices

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools and the Iredell County Health Department sent COVID-19 notifications to parents of students at 10 district schools last week. An individual who spent time in

Nov
28

Better Business Bureau offers tips for online transactions on Cyber Monday

Special to Iredell Free News The Monday following Black Friday, known as Cyber Monday, has become one of the top shopping days of the year. Like so much else in

Nov
28

State Library of North Carolina seeking public input on future of N.C. Libraries

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Beginning December 1, the State Library of North Carolina will host a series of online discussions to gather the public’s input regarding public

Nov
28

Operation Giveback: Yeager Snowmen & Crafts shows appreciation for frontline workers

BY MELINDA SKUTNICK This Thanksgiving week one small Mooresville business has been putting the emphasis on “giving.” Yeager Snowmen & Crafts, a six-year-old woodcrafting business, strives to share a smile

Nov
27

Photo Gallery: South Iredell High JROTC cadets pay tribute to U.S. Marine Corps

Special to Iredell Free News Each year, the Marine Corps JROTC cadets of South Iredell High School hold a cake-cutting ceremony the week of the Marine Corps birthday. The ceremony

Nov
27

Piedmont HealthCare Job Openings (November 27)

Employment Opportunities Piedmont HealthCare is one of the largest physician-owned multi-specialty groups in North Carolina and the Southeast. We are committed to providing excellent care for the whole family. We

Nov
27

ICSO Felony Arrests: November 19-23

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: NOVEMBER 19 ♦ Tilden Trymaine Miller, 31, of Longdale Drive, Statesville, charged with felony probation violation. NOVEMBER

Nov
27

N.C. Division of Prisons suspends operations at three facilities in effort to curb spread of COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Leadership of the N.C. Division of Prisons has consolidated some of its operations to help mitigate the surge of COVID-19 in North Carolina

Nov
26

Photo Gallery: Coddle Creek Elementary holiday parade

Special to Iredell Free News Coddle Creek Elementary first-graders read “Balloons Over Broadway” and learned about how the Macy’s Parade started and how balloons are created. Then they had a

Nov
26

MPD’s Heroes and Helpers initiative brings joy to underprivileged families

Special to Iredell Free News On Saturday, December 12, the Mooresville Police Department will partner with Target and the Salvation Army to make this holiday season extra special for several

Nov
26

Iredell health officials: Don’t let Black Friday cost you your health

Editor’s Note: The Iredell Health Department provided the following  guidance for holiday shopping. Special to Iredell Free News Black Friday deal shopping is already looking a little different than last

Nov
25

Better Business Bureau offers tips for a better Black Friday

Special to Iredell Free News Black Friday, traditionally the single busiest shopping day of the year, is going to look a bit different in 2020. Instead of setting an alarm

Nov
25

Iredell health officials report 139 new cases of COVID-19 as death toll rises by three

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County health officials reported 139 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday along with three more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. The deaths were

Nov
25

Commissioner Causey urges families to take action before Medicare open enrollment ends

Avoid scams when changing Medicare supplement plans Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey encourages families to talk to their Medicare-aged loved ones about getting

Nov
25

Highway Patrol encourages traffic safety during holidays

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. State Highway Patrol is gearing up for the holiday season and for the increased number of roadway users expected across our

Nov
24

Iredell County Government Job Openings (November 24)

Employment Opportunities Iredell County receives applications online only. You may browse through the job openings below to learn about our current employment opportunities. If you do not have access to

Nov
24

Health systems and hospitals urge North Carolinians to unite, take steps needed to slow spread of COVID-19

Editor’s Note: The following statement is made on behalf of the Chief Medical Officers and Chief Clinical Officers of North Carolina healthcare systems and hospitals identified below: Special to Iredell

Nov
24

N.C. State Board of Elections certifies results from historic 2020 general election

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The bipartisan N.C. State Board of Elections on Tuesday voted to certify nearly all contests in the 2020 general election, including the presidential

Nov
24

Iredell County Parks & Rec to present youth basketball skills challenge on December 12

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce details for its 2020 Basketball Skills Challenge. This two-event challenge at the Iredell County