Mar
06

Sons of Confederate Veterans opposes Iredell commissioners’ plan to relocate memorial

FROM STAFF REPORTS The local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans opposes a plan by the Iredell County Board of Commissioners to relocate the Confederate memorial on the grounds

Mar
05

Leaders as Readers: I-SS leaders participate in Cloverleaf’s Read Across America Day

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent Jeff James thumbed through a copy of a Dr. Seuss classic while surrounded by nearly 20 second-graders in Toni Gentle’s classroom. “Green Eggs and

Mar
05

FEMA approves federal disaster declaration for Iredell, 18 other counties damaged by Tropical Storm Eta

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — President Biden and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a major federal disaster declaration to help communities recover

Mar
05

NCDHHS expands access to COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 schools

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will be expanding access to rapid testing in K-12 public schools to protect students, teachers

Mar
05

Four ICSO detectives, one sergeant earn advanced law enforcment certificates

Special to Iredell Free News In keeping with the highest levels of training and professionalism at the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Darren Campbell recently presented four detectives and one

Mar
05

Iredell County rec department will not enforce mask mandate for youth sports

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County staff members will not be requried to enforce the governor’s face masking mandate for youth sports following a unanimous vote by county commissioners earlier this

Mar
04

Troutman Parks and Recreation staff working on ESC Park upgrades, spring programs

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The long-awaited baseball/softball fields at ESC Park are coming online this week if weather permits the finishing touches to be completed, according Troutman Parks and Recreation

Mar
04

COVID-19 cases declining rapidly in N.C. long-term care settings; many facilities can resume visitation

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — New COVID-19 cases in North Carolina long-term care facilities have declined rapidly in the last several weeks. Case rates are down over 15-fold

Mar
04

I-SS superintendent reports on first 100 days of his administration

BY KARISSA MILLER When Jeff James began working as superintendent of Iredell-Statesville Schools on July 1, he provided the Board of Education and the community with a plan for the

Mar
04

Sheriff: New K-9 plays key role in $60,000 cocaine seizure on I-77

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two men face drug trafficking charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized more than $60,000 worth of cocaine following a vehicle stop on Interstate 77. Sheriff

Mar
04

Town of Mooresville Beautification Committee presents award to TriStone Group Inc.

Special to Iredell Free News The Town of Mooresville’s Beautification Committee recently awarded TriStone Group Inc. with a Beautification Award for their property located at 604 East Iredell Avenue. The

Mar
04

Deadline rapidly approaching to apply for 2021 Electric Cooperative Virtual Youth Tour with EnergyUnited

Special to Iredell Free News The deadline to apply for a chance to represent EnergyUnited on the 2021 Electric Cooperative Virtual Youth Tour is March 15, 2021. Applications for this

Mar
04

The City of Statesville and Iredell Arts Council to offer Coffee & Canvas painting class on March 20

v Special to Iredell Free News The City of Statesville and Iredell Arts Council are collaborating on an all-inclusive class taught by local artist Chrystal Ingersoll. The painting class will

Mar
03
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03

Sheriff: Suspect charged with statutory rape following ICSO investigation

  FROM STAFF REPORTS A Mooresville man faces multiple felony charges, including statutory rape, following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of

Mar
03

I-SS to hold virtual learning day for students on March 25

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell-Statesville Schools officials are making plans for hundreds of district employees to receive their second COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, March 24. In anticipation that a

Mar
03

Iredell County commissioners begin process of relocating Confederate memorial to local cemetery

BY KARISSA MILLER Iredell County commissioners voted Tuesday to relocate the Confederate memorial in front of the Iredell County Government Center to a public cemetery in the City of Statesville.

Mar
02

Frontline essential workers eligible for vaccination on March 3; Group 4 vaccinations to begin March 24

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy K. Cohen announced Tuesday that additional frontline essential workers

Mar
02

Brawley School sixth-grader wins I-SS spelling bee

BY KARISSA MILLER The word i s “beguile.” Meriam Webster’s Dictionary defines it as leading by deception. For The Brawley School sixth-grade student Rishidharan Jayakumar, the word meant victory. Rishidharan

Mar
02

SPD: Overall crime numbers down in Statesville, but murders and aggravated assaults increased sharply in 2020

BY STACIE LETT CAIN Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and associated challenges, crime decreased in the City of Statesville in 2020, but reports of some categories of violent crimes increased from

Mar
02

Mitchell Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honored

Special to Iredell Free News Mitchell Community College’s Nu Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was recently honored as a 2021 PTK Recognizing Excellence in Acceptance and

Mar
02

ICSO searching for missing woman

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Evelyn Edminsten Funderburk, who was last seen early Tuesday morning at Iredell Memorial Hospital. At 8:01 a.m. Tuesday her car,

Mar
02

I-SS board adopts $46.6 million budget for 2021-2022

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a $46.6 million budget for 2021-2022. The plan calls for a $1.2 million increase in spending, or

Mar
01

Stetzer to serve as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District Of North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News William T. Stetzer has been named Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, following the departure of U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray on

Mar
01

Troutman Council approves land acquistion, discusses pressing need to expand town facilities

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Troutman Town Council voted to proceed with the acquisition of two pieces of property on Wagner Street and to pursue the purchase of four unidentified

Mar
01

Iredell County Health Department adopts online appointment system for COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department will begin accepting online appointments this week for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. This appointment system will allow residents to personally

Mar
01

Video: Deadline for open enrollment at American Renaissance School approaching; charter school has open spots for 2021-2022

Video ARS Executive Director Jim Duffey discusses open enrollment deadline, construction and planned opening of new downtown campus and $750K federal grant

Mar
01

North Carolina to begin receiving Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine on March 3

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — North Carolina has another tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to protect against virus-related hospitalization and death. The federal government authorized the distribution of

Mar
01

Iredell Health System to host luminary ceremony to honor COVID-19 victims, survivors

Special to Iredell Free News The month of March marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Iredel County. While the pandemic still continues, Iredell Health System is taking time

Feb
28

Number of I-SS students forced to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 continues to decline

FROM STAFF REPORTS Iredell-Statesville Schools officials reported a total of eight cases of secondary spread of COVID-19 last week as the coronavirus continues to directly impact instruction for a small

Feb
28

Iredell commissioners honor former Rep. Fraley for service to community

BY KARISSA MILLER The Iredell County Board of Commissioners recently presented former N.C. Rep. John Fraley with a plaque in appreciation for his service and contributions to the citizens of

Feb
28

City of Statesville reduces access to Customer Service Office due to COVID-19 concerns

Special to Iredell Free News Effective Monday, March 1, the City of Statesville is limiting walk-in access to the Customer Service Office at 301 S. Center Street to protect the

Feb
28

MPD Felony Arrests: February 12-24

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mooresville Police Department reported the following felony arrests: FEBRUARY 12 ♦ Jordan Dominick Johnson, 33, of Murray Road, Orangeburg, S.C., charged with possession of a firearm

Feb
28

Town of Troutman honors Eagle Scout for ESC Park project

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com Troutman Mayor Teross Young recently honored Henry Young for his work to beautify a section of ESC Park near the pavilion as his Eagle Scout Project.

Feb
28

Iredell County Government Job Openings (February 28)

  Employment Opportunities This position is 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