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Captain Randy Cass (right) looks on during an activity at one of the earlier teen academies - Source: Iredell County Sheriff Facebook

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office launches next teen academy

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office launched its next teen academy last night. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). Captain Randy Cass on this morning’s “The Good, The Bad and The Guilty.” The program teaches young people about various operations of the agency. Room is still available in the current program […]

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Iredell County to remodel parts of old courthouse

Iredell County is getting ready for several remodeling projects at the government center in downtown Statesville. According to an e-mail from county spokesman Ben Stikeleather, phase one is expected to start and finish this fall – it’s aimed at security and will reduce the number of access points from seven to two. The cost will […]

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Panthers name interim GM

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have named Marty Hurney interim general manager, the team announced Wednesday. Hurney previously worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, serving as general manager beginning in 2002. With Hurney as general manager, the Panthers made three playoff appearances, won an NFC championship, two NFC South titles, and played in two NFC […]

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Statesville approves condemnations

The Statesville City Council met this week, approving condemnation for several south-side properties. That’s according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. The City has nearly $120,000 in this year’s budget for condemnation and demolition projects. Condemnation involves an inspection, title search and informal hearing before the City Council votes. A second vote of approval […]

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Iredell woman facing drug charges following traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 07-17-2017 Sgt. C.W. Bentley of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Pontiac on Salisbury Rd. due to a traffic violation. Sgt. Bentley approached the suspect vehicle and advised the driver, Christina M. Phillips, 32, of Statesville, NC, of the violation. While […]

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Statesville Council funds new sculpture, approves emergency services building site plan

The Statesville City Council met last night, approving up to $13,000 for a new sculpture to be placed in the downtown pocket park. That’s according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. The group also approved a site plan for the county’s emergency services building plan for Bristol Drive. An item to solidify the policy […]

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Statesville to consider “brunch bill”

The City of Statesville will consider its own “Brunch Bill” next month. This, of course, could allow the sale of alcohol as early as 10:00 Sunday mornings. A change to state law allows local municipalities to make the decision for themselves, something Huntersville and Mecklenburg County recently moved to do. According to an e-mail from […]

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Statesville teen dead following shooting

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Monday afternoon, July 17, 2017, just before 5:30PM, SPD officers responded to a reported shooting in the 300 block of Winona St. A caller reported that a person had been shot. It was also reported that a black SUV was seen fleeing from the area after the shooting. Multiple SPD […]

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Seven charged in Catawba County street racing investigation

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – On Sunday, July 16 at approximately 4:20 p.m., the State Highway Patrol received notification from multiple motorists of a group of sports cars impeding traffic, traveling at a high rate of speed and running other vehicles off the roadway on US 321 in Catawba County. Troopers responded to the area, stopping […]

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Mooresville PD charges two with identity theft

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, N.C. – On July 11, Mooresville Police arrested two men for multiple offenses, including possession of counterfeit checks and stolen identities, after a traffic stop on West Plaza Drive. Mooresville Police stopped a vehicle occupied by Olushola Ayoola, 48, and Isiaka Babalola, 30, for a traffic violation. Upon inspection of the vehicle, […]

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