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Filing closes with five candidates for Statesville Mayor

Filing for this fall’s elections is closed and the race for Statesville Mayor has grown to five candidates. Karen Keaton has joined the list. She tried unsuccessfully in 2013 to get elected to the Iredell County Board of Commissioners as a Democrat.

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Statesville releases audio of West-Phifer interaction

Audio has been released by the City of Statesville of an interaction between Councilman Roy West and Jarrod Phifer during a closed door meeting last month. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this clip). His attorney claims he suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb. West says there was no physical […]

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HP: 8-year-old dies from injuries suffered in Statesville accident

An eight year old has died from injuries suffered in a Highway 70 accident last week. WSIC news partner Fox 46 reports that a car was struck by a tractor trailer while making an illegal u-turn at Third Creek Road.  According to the Highway Patrol, a Daniel Bowlin was driving and none of the car’s […]

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Cornelius meeting focuses on I-77

Drivers concerned about I-77 and the toll contract met in Cornelius last night.  WSIC News Partner Fox 46 says there wasn’t an empty seat in the room.  Leaders questioned a contract review which said expansion of the road would cost $500 million.  There has been discussions of total contract repeal or alterations.

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Steve Johnson files to run for Statesville City Council, Mayor’s race sees fourth candidate

Former Iredell County Commissioner Steve Johnson has filed to run for Statesville City Council. He’s the twelfth candidate to enter the race for two seats currently held by William Morgan and Michael Schlesinger. Johnson’s four-part platform is clearly based on recent concerns from residents. He proposes eliminating the yearly sanitation fee, not renaming anything without […]

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Statesville fire fighter appointed to state retirement system board

PRESS RELEASE Raleigh, NC — PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith began his service on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System today after being sworn in before the start of the governance board’s meeting. Smith, an Iredell County native and Statesville resident, is a captain with the Statesville […]

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Dead dog, 35 living dogs seized from Iredell home

PRESS RELEASE On July 19, 2017, Iredell County Animal Services seized, under warrant, 35 living and one deceased dog from 4469 Taylorsville Highway. This location was identified as a breeding operation. Animal Services has monitored the conditions at 4469 Taylorsville Highway, and Animal Control officers have worked with the owner for approximately four years. In […]

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No decision in controversial zoning release

A controversial zoning release for property off Williamson Road near Lake Norman did not receive a vote at last night’s Iredell County Commissioner’s meeting. Board Clerk Retha Gaither says the consensus was to give residents more time to see the new proposed site plan from the developer.

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SPD: Investigators working day & night to solve teen’s homicide

The Statesville Police Department says investigators have been working day and night to solve the murder of a 19-year-old Monday. Shaun Antwan Holmes was pronounced dead at the hospital after a reported Winona Street shooting. There were no updates as of late Wednesday morning. Officers were told that a black SUV was seen fleeing the […]

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Man accused of attempted murder in SC arrested in Iredell

PRESS RELEASE On July 18th, 2017 Deputies responded to 111 Bunny Lane where a subject was located on security camera breaking into an outbuilding on the property and removing items. When Deputies arrived they encountered a black male later identified as Joshua Winfield Drummond. Property that was stolen from the victim at 111 Bunny Lane […]

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