Statesville Finance Director retiring

PRESS RELEASE Statesville Finance Director Lisa Salmon has announced her retirement effective August 1, 2015. Salmon, 53, started her career in accounting for the town of Pilot Mountain in 1979. She was named Statesville’s finance director in 2000. “It is a bittersweet decision,” said Salmon. “I enjoy what I do, the employees and citizens I […]

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In Brief: Mooresville wreck, Family Dollar buys Dollar Tree

Two drivers were sent to the hospital following a head-on Brawley School Road accident late yesterday morning. According to an e-mail from Mooresville Town Spokeswoman Kim Sellers, witnesses reported seeing one vehicle cross the center line ahead of the crash. North Carolina based Family Dollar has been acquired by Dollar Tree. News of the completed […]

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Iredell Juvenile Crime Prevention Council accepting funding applications

  Iredell County’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is accepting applications for funding from organizations that provide temporary shelter care, group home care and specialized foster care. The Council expects to allocate nearly forty-thousand dollars this fiscal year. A thirty-percent match is required from agencies that wish to use the funding. The application form is available […]

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Local election season kicks off with opening of filing period

  The filing period for this fall’s local elections got off to a busy start yesterday with incumbents and new comers throwing their names in the hat. Twelve people entered the races on the first day of the filing period, which runs through July seventeenth. Seats for Statesville City Council wards one, four and six […]

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Missing teen, wanted sex offender located in VA

A missing 14-year-old and a wanted sex offender have been located in Smythe County Virginia, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Hayleigh Wilson and Ben Shook were located by the U.S. Marshals Service and taken to the Smythe County Sheriff’s Office, located in Marion, Virginia. Wilson and Shook had been spotted in Marion, North […]

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Man accused of child sex crimes gets $1.9 M bond

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on June 19th 2015 Ted Melton was arrested on Child Pornography charges. He received a $300,000.00 secured bond. Since Ted Melton’s arrest, more complaints came into the Sheriff’s Office. Detective Sgt. J Lowrance of the Special Victim’s Unit who led the initial investigation was assigned the new cases. The […]

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BRIEF: Two accused of having methamphetamine, driver charged following stop

PRESS RELEASES Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on 07/01/15 Detectives were following up on an investigating with James Kaleb Fulbright at 106 Bancroft Ln. Upon arriving at the residence James Fulbright saw detectives and went into his residence. Detectives were able to make contact with Fulbright and also with residence Jill Swicegood. Due to the suspicious […]

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Police: Man fired shots into vehicle driven by son

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC: On Saturday July 4th, 2015 at 7:30 PM Statesville Police responded to a reported disturbance in the 600 block of Diamond St in Statesville. When officers arrived on scene they made contact with the suspect, Donald Eugene Minor, 69 of Statesville. Minor advised the officers that he had been involved in […]

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In Brief: WSIC announces football broadcast, job site continues efforts

  WSIC is excited to announce that it will be broadcasting Lake Norman High School Football this year. Broadcasts will start around the end of august – you’ll be able to listen on-air and follow updates online through our social media channels. A group of Lake Norman professionals continue their efforts to help area residents […]

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Countdown to Balloon Fest

The countdown continues to this year’s Carolina Balloon Fest – set for the weekend of October sixteenth through the eighteenth at the Statesville Regional Airport. Last year’s event resulted in the donation of more than eighty-two thousand dollars of money to non-profits. Twenty-one thousand went to the the American Cancer Society. More than fifty-five thousand […]

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