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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Regional children homes uniting

WSIC got an inside look at Barium Springs Home for Children this week. As you’ve heard in the commercials, the facility near Troutman has joined with Grandfather Home for Children and now operates as Children’s Hope Alliance.President and CEO John Koppelmeyer says he was attracted by the history and the faith background. (AUDIO).“Kids that we […]

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Family friend accused of sexual assault

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office on April 15, 2015 in reference to the sexual assault of a child under the age of 16. The victim stated she had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions during 2014 by a family friend. On one occasion the […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Suspect arrested after nearly year on the run

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: on May 3, 2014, the Iredell County Sheriff’s office responded to a call for assistance for a fight in progress in northern Iredell County. Upon arrival Deputies were advised that the suspect, Rudis Odir Guevara, had been in an argument with his girlfriend and it became violent. Guevara held […]

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Sheriff’s Office identifies suspect in “hit list” case

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have identified an eighth grade student as the person who wrote an alleged hit list and left in the boy’s bathroom. The 15 year old male student confessed to writing the note and has been suspended from school. Information turned up during the investigation will be […]

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