Feb
06

Rescue Ranch to host garage sale March 4; donations and volunteers needed

Special to Iredell Free News Rescue Ranch is bringing back one of its popular fundraisers, its community garage sale. The public garage sale will be held Saturday, March 4, from

Feb
06

Water Tech Inc. announces plans to invest $10.8 million in new Statesville facility

Special to Iredell Free News Water Tech Inc. announced plans Monday to expand the company’s operations to Statesville to better serve its customers on the East Coast. The company is

Feb
06

Sheriff: Suspect charged with 18 felonies in connection with string of construction site break-ins

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Kannapolis man faces 18 felony charges in connection with a string of break-ins at a construction site off Wiggins Road near Mooresville. Iredell County Sheriff Darren

Feb
06

Sponsors needed to help provide meals through N.C.’s Summer Nutrition Programs

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — More than 900,000 North Carolina students rely on the nutritious meals and snacks served during the school year through the breakfast, lunch, and

Feb
06

Iredell County awarded more than $67,173 to supplement emergency food and shelter efforts

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National

Feb
05

2023 Love United Iredell campaign kicks off

FROM STAFF REPORTS The 2023 Love United Iredell campaign is officially underway. This year’s campaign runs from February 5-19. Over the next 14 days, residents have the opportunity to help

Feb
05

IFN Monthly now available at more than 50 locations across Iredell County

We’re excited to announce that we’ve begun distributing the first edition of our new venture, IFN Monthly. Below is a list of places where you can pick up a copy

Feb
05

ICSO Felony Arrests: January 27 – February 3

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: JANUARY 27 ♦ Joshua Lynn Sylvester, 30, of Happy Lane, Statesville, charged with sell or deliver a

Feb
05

Iredell’s unemployment rate dipped to 2.9 percent in December

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County’s unemployment dropped to 2.9 percent in December, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. Iredell has a labor force of 93,505 individuals. In

Feb
05

Upcoming re-entry simulation to shed light on challenges recently incarcerated individuals face

BY DEBBIE PAGE Leadership Statesville is sponsoring an Incarceration Re-entry Simulation on Thursday, March 2, at the Statesville Fitness Center. Pre-registration is required for this event, which runs from 9 a.m.

Feb
05

City of Statesville Career Opportunities (February 5)

Applications are being accepted online only. Apply for open positions online by clicking HERE. Featured Job Community Resource Coordinator – South Statesville Department: Statesville Police Department Salary Range: $42,348.80 – $69,867.20 Closing Date: Open

Feb
04

City of Statesville exploring ways to assist Iredell Homeless Coalition

BY DEBBIE PAGE The Iredell Homeless Coalition raised the alarm at its February meeting, noting a rapid increase in the area’s homeless population and the need for more affordable housing

Feb
04

Statesville Community Black History Celebration set for February 11 at the Unity Center

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Community Black History Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at the Unity Center. There will be several presentations, recitals, dancing, singing, a

Feb
04

MPD Felony Arrests: January 11-31

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: JANUARY 11 ♦ Stacey Grayson Drake, 18, of Richland Lane, Mooresville, charged with larceny of property, misdemeanor injury

Feb
04

Broad Street UMC beginning social group for young adults in Statesville area

Special to Iredell Free News Broad Street United Methodist Church is starting a social group for young adults in the Statesville area. The first “Young Adults Meet-up” is secheduled for

Feb
04

Iredell County Government Career Opportunities ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus)

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

Feb
04

Polar Plunge fundraiser set for February 18 at Statesville Leisure Pool

Special to Iredell Free News Special Olympics Iredell County is bringing back the popular Polar Plunge later this month after a long break due to the pandemic. The plunge takes

Feb
03

Town of Mooresville Career Opportunities ($2,000 to $3,000 Signing Bonus)

  The policy of the Town of Mooresville is to foster, maintain, and promote equal employment opportunities. We recruit, hire, train, and promote employees without discrimination because of race, religion,

Feb
03

N.C. Rate Bureau requests 28.4 percent rate increase for auto insurance

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that the North Carolina Rate Bureau has submitted a rate filing with the N.C. Department of Insurance, requesting

Feb
03

Birth Announcements: January 21-30

Special to Iredell Free News The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital announced the following births: JANUARY 21 ♦ A boy, Malikai Antonio Canales, born to Bryan and Anastasia of

Feb
03

Downtown Statesville to host 2023 N.C. Main Street Conference

Special to Iredell Free News Downtown Statesville Development Corporation will host the 2023 North Carolina Main Street Conference on March 14-16, bringing approximately 750 community and economic development leaders together

Feb
02

NCDOR begins accepting individual income tax returns for 2022

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Revenue on Thursday officially opened the 2023 individual income tax season and began downloading 2022 returns. Taxpayers who file

Feb
02

Career fair for Iredell County high school seniors planned for March 22

  BY KARISSA MILLER High school seniors can learn more about a variety of careers available in Iredell County and how to earn industry credentials or an associate degree while

Feb
02

SPD: Former Statesville mayoral candidate charged with sexually assaulting 11-year-old child

FROM STAFF REPORTS A former Statesville mayoral and city council candidate was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a child following an investigation by the Statesville Police Department. Kyle Lang Houston,

Feb
02

NCDHHS awarded federal grant to boost Family Child Care Home network

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced a $4 million Preschool Development Grant that will help support children’s health and well-being,

Feb
02

Sheriff: Mooresville man faces drug-trafficking charges following pursuit by ICSO deputy on I-77

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Mooresville man faces drug trafficking charges after a pursuit by an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Interstate 77. Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of

Feb
01

Big Day: ICSO lieutenant, canine partner retire together

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Gary Simpson and his canine partner are embarking on a well-deserved retirement. The duo has worked together since 2014 in

Feb
01

Statesville Woman’s Club to host Love Your Valentine Bake Sale on February 11-13

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Woman’s Club will host a Love Your Valentine Bake Sale at the Historic Clubhouse on Saturday, February 11; Sunday, February 12; and Monday,

Feb
01

NCDHHS announces new online bed registry to decrease wait times for behavioral health care

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Hundreds of people in North Carolina each day are waiting inside hospital emergency departments for behavioral health care. One reason is that a

Feb
01

Live Music in Iredell: February 2023

FROM STAFF REPORTS Here’s a listing of live performances scheduled for February in local venues. To add your event to our calendar, email details to iredellfreenews@gmail.com. David Childers & the

Jan
31

Cervical Cancer Awareness: Understanding the HPV Vaccine

Special to Iredell Free News Close to 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually. Of those, 4,000 die every year. Many of us are vaccinated

Jan
31

Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont to hold first annual Pancake Day event

Special to Iredell Free News The Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont will hold its first annual Pancake Day – Iredell’s Happiest Day on Thursday, April 20. The event

Jan
31

Iredell County Request for Proposals: Audit Services

Iredell County P.O. Box 788 200 South Center Street Statesville, NC 28677 Request for Proposals Audit Services The Board of Iredell County, North Carolina, invites qualified independent auditors having sufficient

Jan
31

N.C. Department of Labor reports increase in non-COVID related workplace deaths in 2022

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Struck-by incidents and falls from elevation caused the largest number of non COVID-19 work-related deaths last year in the Tar Heel State, based

Jan
31

Mayor Atkins announces plans to seek re-election this fall

Special to Iredell Free News Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins has announced that he will seek re-election in 2023. “I am passionate about the greater Mooresville community and believe we have

Jan
30

N.C. attorney general discusses opioid epidemic, national settlement with Iredell County leaders

BY KARISSA MILLER N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein visited Iredell County on Monday to meet with local health department workers, EMS, police, jail, local government leaders and others in the