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Iredell students return to class, school districts ask for patience

Students headed back to school yesterday. Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded both reporting successful starts overall. Iredell-Statesville had more than 200 busses on the road carrying nearly 15,000 students. The district served about 3000 breakfasts and 6500 lunches. District Spokeswoman Susie Wiberg expects those numbers will grow as the year progresses. Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded both […]

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Vehicle break-ins an “epidemic”

The Statesville Police Department is calling it an epidemic – a sharp increase in vehicle break-ins in the last few months. The common factor in most cases? The vehicles have been unlocked. Police released a new list of cases yesterday – 12 were broken into between Thursday and Friday. Three were entered in the Sullivan […]

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Deputies charge Woodleaf man with homicide

PRESS RELEASE The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 5985 Foster Rd., Woodleaf, NC a little after 2am this morning to investigate a possible shooting. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a Dewey Ervin Gray, a 54 year old black male of the 5985 Foster Rd. address, lying in the driveway of the […]

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Traffic stops end with drug charges

PRESS RELEASES Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 8-15-2016 Sgt. C.W. Bentley of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 moped/scooter on West Memorial Hwy due to not having a tag displayed. Bentley approached the driver, Jerry A. White, 39, of Harmony, and advised him of the violation. While speaking […]

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Running team raises funds for scholarship honoring late MCC instructor

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College recently received a contribution to the Beverly Hedrick Memorial Continuing Education Scholarship from the “Running for Bev!” running team. The group, headed by Tanner Hedrick, son of the late Beverly Hedrick, seeks to raise funds for and awareness of causes important to Beverly. Now with over 30 […]

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Sex offender accused of address violation

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on August 19, 2016 Deputy Craig Bess received information that a registered sex offender, Timothy Wayne Easterling, 27, was no longer living at his registered address of 4331 Taylorsville Hwy Statesville, N.C. 28625. Registered sex offenders are required to report any change of address within 3 days of moving […]

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Man accused of trying to strangle father

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On August 2nd 2016 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to 113 Cheng Dr. in reference to a subject at the home causing problems. Once deputies arrived they discovered that Kaw Yang, 35, of 144 Yang Drive, Statesville, had attempted to strangle his father and pushed his mother to […]

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Sports: South crushes Hickory, Panthers narrowly lose to Patriots

It appeared South Iredell had more fans than their host Hickory Friday night during a landslide victory against the Red Tornadoes. Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers narrowly loosing to the New England Patriots. Ryan Pegarsch breaks it down in your Monday morning look at sports.  

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Back to school for I-SS and MGSD

It is the first day of school for Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded students. We wish them the best on day one, and encourage you to watch out for students and buses throughout the community – especially in and around school zones. If you’d like to share some day one pictures with us, you can do […]

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Man accused of stealing equipment, wooden pallets from Troutman Lowe’s

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday August 21, 2016 at approximately 1:10 AM, Troutman Police Officers were conducting routine patrol security checks at Exit 42 in Troutman. During this time, an Officer observed a gold GMC SUV pulling a trailer full of wooden pallets from around the side of Lowes Home Improvement at 1041 Charlotte Highway. The […]

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