Mayor Kutteh signs proclamation

Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh has signed a proclamation designating Saturday as Corneli de Lange Syndrome awareness day. CdLS is a genetic syndrome without a cure, affecting physical and cognitive development. The credit for this year’s awareness day goes to Statesville residents Scott and Margaret Sloan whose thirteen-year-old son Gabe has CdLS. He barely weighs fifty […]

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Continued talks on supplemental pay for principals

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education continued its discussion about supplemental pay for principals last night. Board member Martin Page recently called for more structure in determining the local amount added to what these employees receive from the state. Four principals addressed the board – their message was that they love their jobs, and put […]

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City of Statesville proposing two cent tax increase

The City of Statesville is proposing a two cent increase to the property tax rate. City Manager Larry Pressley outlined a nearly half-million dollar budget shortfall at last night’s meeting. (AUDIO)”We have had a lost of three-hundred seventy-five thousand dollars in revenue due to the state eliminating the privilege license tax. The other concern… There […]

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Drug charges issued following traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on May-01-2015 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina on N. Center St. due to the registration plate displayed being fictitious. Stone spoke to the driver, Ricky L. Frenette, 50, of Mooresville, and advised him of the […]

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Top headlines: Judge rules Rowan prayer un-constitutional, life sentence issued, officer recovering

Rowan Prayers ruled un-constitutional A federal judge ruled today (Monday) that Rowan County Commissioners were violating the constitution when they offered prayers in the name of Jesus. The ruling from US District Judge James Beaty took issue with the practice of only having Commissioners provide the prayers and directing citizens to stand and pray as […]

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Life sentence issued in Statesville courtroom

PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. – Today, a federal judge sentenced Martin Martinez Saldana, 44, of West Jefferson, N.C., to life in prison on conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a short-barreled shotgun charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. […]

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Tonight’s budget proposal meeting

The Statesville City Council will officially be presented with the budget proposal at tonight’s meeting. Iredell County Commissioners have that festivity scheduled for tomorrow when the board will also consider an economic development incentive for a currently un-named project. Before that, the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education will continue an ongoing discussion at tonight’s meeting […]

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Annual Dove House event draws large support

Statesville’s Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center held it’s fourteenth annual Evening for Dove House fundraiser in Mooresville over the weekend. Nearly four-hundred fifty tickets were sold for the agencies biggest fundraiser. There were nearly one-hundred volunteers and more than fifteen restaurants and caterers providing food. And, it wouldn’t be official without the auction helping raise […]

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Police: Suspect found hiding in attic

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: At about 7:00PM on Saturday May 2nd, 2015, The Statesville Police Department received information that a wanted person, Acquilla Cain was at 639 Harrison St. Preliminary information was received that Cain was possibly armed, and may have possibly been holding a female against her will inside the residence. Officers responded, and […]

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ISS discussions on school principals

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education meets Monday and will continue it’s discussion about the roles and responsibilities of principals and how administrator contracts are negotiated. Board member Martin Page expressed concern at a recent meeting about a state law that allows Principles to change student grades. He wants to see regular reports of when […]

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