May
08

Celebrating 100 Years: Friends, family help retired superintendent mark milestone (Photo Gallery)

BY KARISSA MILLER Dozens of friends and family members dropped by The Crawford Farm recently to wish William “Tom” Poston a happy 100th birthday . A Statesville native, Poston joined

May
08

ICSO Felony Arrests: April 30 – May 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: APRIL 30 ♦ Kevin Michael Duckworth, 32, of Allen Road, Harmony, charged with possession of methamphetamine and

May
08

Town of Mooresville to hold grand opening for Memorial Dog Park

Special to Iredell Free News The grand opening for the Officer Jordan H. Sheldon Memorial Dog Park will be held on June 5 and will be a day to not

May
08

Statesville ABC Board accepting proposals for education grants program

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville ABC Board is accepting proposals for its 2021 Alcohol Education Grants program. Each year, as required by N.C. law, the ABC Board in

May
08

N.C. SNAC releases Nutrition Resource Programs Guide to help eligible residents receive services

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and its partners with the State Nutrition Action Coalition (SNAC) have released a new NC Food

May
07

MPD Felony Arrests: April 18-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: APRIL 18 ♦ Zhanelah Brown, 19, of Parasol Tree Lane, Charlotte, charged with possession of stolen goods, flee

May
07

Statesville Family YMCA expands weekday hours, offers introductory rates for new members

Special to Iredell Free News The Statesville Family YMCA will extend its hours starting Monday, May 10. In addition, the Y is offering for a limited time a lower joining

May
07

Iredell County manager recommends $236.1 million budget for 2021-2022

Proposed spending plan maintains property tax rate at 53.75 cents per $100 valuation BY KARISSA MILLER County Manager Beth Mull has presented a $236.1 million budget proposal for fiscal year

May
07

NCDHHS Get-Out-the-Vaccine Campaign kicks off May 9

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will kick off the Bringing Summer Back campaign on May 9 with more than 140 partner

May
06

NCDHHS: Fifty percent N.C. adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that more than 50 percent of adults 18 and older in the state

May
06

Construction projects getting underway at MGSD elementary schools

Special to Iredell Free News The Mooresville Graded School District is celebrating the start of construction with groundbreaking events at Park View Elementary and South Elementary, with a final design

May
06

EnergyUnited accepting Bright Ideas grant applications from teachers in 19-county service area

Educators can apply for grants of up to $2,000 to fund innovative projects Special to Iredell Free News EnergyUnited is accepting applications for the cooperative’s 2021 Bright Ideas education grant

May
06

Statesville city manager proposes nearly 10 percent property tax hike and 20 percent increase in water and sewer rates

FROM STAFF REPORTS Statesville City Manager Ron Smith has called for a nearly 10 percent increase in the city’s property tax rate and a 20 percent hike in water and

May
05

Video: I-SS officials discuss Executive Order requiring students, staff to mask indoors

Iredell Free News interview with Superintendent Jeff James, Lead Nurse Karen Kerley and Communications Director Boen Nutting.

May
05

SPD: Suspect charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting

FROM STAFF REPORTS Statesville Police Department investigators have charged a 17-year-old suspect with murder in connection with the shooting death of Naseem Wilkes. The SPD announced the arrest of Statesville

May
05

N.C. households can get help with monthly internet bills from federal program

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — North Carolinians can get critical help to pay for high-speed internet from a $3.2 billion federal program opening in May for families and households

May
05

NCDMV resuming regular road tests for 15- to 17-year-old drivers

Special to Iredell Free News With health safety conditions improving in North Carolina, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is resuming regular road tests this week. This ends the Contactless

May
05

With help of ICSO drone, first responders find elderly man who wandered off

FROM STAFF REPORTS An 78-year-old man who wandered away over the weekend was located by first responders and treated for dehydration. Late Sunday morning the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received

May
04

Gov. Cooper proclaims May 3-7 as Teacher Appreciation Week

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 3-7 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 4 as Teacher Appreciation Day, to honor and support North Carolina’s

May
04

I-SS board members: Face masks must be worn by students, staff while indoors

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education does not have the authority to lift the face mask mandate included in Executive Order No. 209. Two school board members

May
04

JELD-WEN to invest $7.9 million in Statesville production facility, create 235 jobs

Special to Iredell Free News JELD-WEN Holding Inc., a global manufacturer of windows and doors, will invest $7.9 million to establish a new production facility for VPI Quality Windows in

May
04

Coalition files lawsuit in effort to force Iredell commissioners to remove Confederate monument from county property

READ Lawsuit to Relocate Confederate Monument. Special to Iredell Free News A coalition of Iredell County residents, state and local NAACP chapters, and a local clergy group filed a lawsuit

May
04

Iredell Health System welcomes new Birth Place director

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System is pleased to welcome Sharon Paul as the new director of The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital. With 25 years of

May
04

Sheriff: Three suspects face felony charges after deputies seize crystal meth during drug raid

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three suspects faces felony drug charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office personnel executed a search warrant at home off Brown Summit Avenue and seized crystal methamphetamine. Sheriff

May
03

Aluminum shortage forces NCDMV to suspend program to replace older license plates

Special to Iredell Free News​​ A worldwide shortage of aluminum is forcing the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to indefinitely suspend its program to replace license plates that are older

May
03

ICSO investigators ask public to help identify two men who stole truck in Harmony

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking the public to help identify two men who stole a Dodge Ram pickup truck that was parked outside a Harmony

May
03

Doosan Bobcat to invest $70 million to expand Statesville operations, add 250 new jobs

Special to Iredell Free News Doosan Bobcat North America, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, announced plans on Monday for a $70 million expansion of its Statesville manufacturing

May
03

Receiving complaints about your snoring? It may be time for a sleep test

Special to Iredell Free News Are you tired of tossing and turning all through the night – waking up exhausted and stumbling through the day? You are not alone. Nearly

May
03

Sheriff: Two-year-old child in stable condition after accidental shooting; two suspects face misdemeanor charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two individuals face two misdemeanor charges in connection with an incident in which a 2-year-old child suffered a gunshot wound over the weekend in Iredell County. Iredell

May
02

Lake Norman wrestlers earn All-American honors at NHSCA High School Nationals

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two Lake Norman wrestlers earned All-American accolades during the recent NHSCA High School Nationals. Junior Carson Floyd finished fourth in the 220-pound weight class and freshman Eli

May
02

State health officials advise North Carolinians to ‘Fight the Bite’

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As the weather continues to warm up, state health officials urge North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” by taking measures to reduce their

May
02

I-SS officials attribute five new COVID-19 cases to transmission in schools; more than 650 students were required to quarantine last week

FROM STAFF REPORTS Twenty-five Iredell-Statesville Schools staff members were forced to isolate or quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposure, along with 654 students, during the week of April 23-29. Eight

May
02

A Few Good Men: Mentoring club helping ‘control the narrative’ about Statesville High

BY KARISSA MILLER Dozens of colorful men’s neckties covered a table like a kaleidoscope of paint. Each Statesville High School student selected a tie and teacher Shadrach Martin provided instructions

May
02

ICSO Felony Arrests: April 23-28

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported the following felony arrests: APRIL 23 ♦ Andrew Jameson Kovalchik, 39, of Elysian Drive, Mooresville, charged with two counts of possession

May
01

Nicholson Funeral Home prepared to help families apply for FEMA’s COVID-19 funeral assistance

Special to Iredell Free News With the implementation of FEMA’s COVID-19 funeral assistance application process, Nicholson Funeral Home is offering its assistance to the families it served after January 20,

May
01

Award-winning author to discuss new book during virtual presentation sponsored by Mooresville Public Library

Special to Iredell Free News   The Mooresville Public Library will host Canadian-based author Pam Withers in a virtual visit to discuss her new book along with some of her other