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No primary in I-SS district 4 race

  There will be no Republican primary in the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education district four race. Candidate Josh Pardue died in a December motorcycle crash, forcing the Board of Elections to re-open the filing period by state law. No additional candidates filed during the five day period, meaning Republican Ryan Pegarsh will face Democrat incumbent […]

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I-SS tweaks vision, mission statements

PRESS RELEASE Last Spring, our District began the process of looking at the Iredell-Statesville Schools’ vision, mission and values. Part of the process included reaching out to all stakeholders to seek their input. After receiving this feedback from students, parents, staff and the greater community,our District has unveiled the new Vision, Mission and Values. The […]

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I-SS looking for host families

Iredell-Statesville Schools is looking for host families to provide short-term accommodations to teachers and students visiting from China later this month. The district has partnered with seven public schools there to bring 145 students and 10 teachers to Iredell county. Students will be shadowing local students – the goal is to share knowledge about how […]

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Property owned by Mooresville Graded School Board candidate John Meadows straddles the Iredell-Rowan line.  Meadows' house sits in the back of the property in Rowan County.  He recently added a new street number for the property and indicated to the county his intent to add a single-wide mobile home on the Iredell side.  As of July 28, only a camping trailer and the house could be seen from the road.

Toll lanes, politics, crime are top stories for 2015

We’re looking back at the top stories of 2015 this morning. In government and politics – construction started on I-77 toll lanes between Mooresville and Charlotte. Opposition heated-up in the latter half of 2015. A lawsuit still hopes to de-rail the project. Mooresville lost Commissioner Mac Herring this year – officials say his death was […]

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Members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont accept the award.
Back row:
Jim Ashburn (Chair, Iredell County Community Foundation), Anna Washington (Chief Professional Officer, Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont), Ralph Bentley (Vice Chair, Iredell County Community Foundation)
Front row: (Boys & Girls Club members)
Hunter Woodside, Madison Bryant, Navi Grant, Paisley Tippett, Jayko Moreira, and Johntay Gaither.
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$10,000 grant will support literacy enrichment program for local 2nd graders

FROM PRESS RELEASE Efforts to improve childhood literacy in Iredell County have received a boost from the Iredell County Community Foundation, which recently awarded an $80,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont to fund a literacy enrichment program for 170 second graders at eight Iredell-Statesville schools. The grant is the largest […]

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ISS teacher on administrative leave, district says he “restrained” student

A Statesville High School teacher is on administrative leave with pay following an incident Monday in the school’s commons area. According to Iredell-Statesville Schools, students were exhibiting “disruptive behavior” when VPAC science instructor Richard Holmes intervened and restrained one of the students. Assistant Superintendent of Operations Richard Armstrong is investigating for the school district, and […]

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Mooresville approves $2.5 million for school district

The Town of Mooresville will pay $2.5 million to help the Mooresville Graded School District finance its Visual and Performing Arts Center.  Town Manager Erskine Smith says the school district wanted some upgrades to the building – the overall project is being paid for with bond money.  Town Commissioners approved the money this week – […]

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I-SS Automotive Technology Center wins WIX School of the Year

PRESS RELEASE WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, in conjunction with Tomorrow’s Tech magazine, has named Iredell-Statesville Automotive Technology Center in Troutman, N.C., as the 2015 School of the Year. During a surprise ceremony this morning for roughly 100 students and instructors, Luke Lambert, crew chief for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan […]

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Dawn Creason
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Former I-SS spokeswoman receives probation

Former Iredell-Statesville Schools Spokeswoman Dawn Creason will serve 12 months probation, according to state records. Creason was accused by the Statesville Police Department of misappropriating travel funds and of stealing school system property. Following their investigation in 2014, police charged Creason with 18 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and five counts of embezzlement […]

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Mooresville Middle teacher a finalist for Presidential award

PRESS RELEASE Maureen Fitzsimmons, a mathematics teacher at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville Graded School District, has been selected as a 2015 North Carolina State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Fitzsimmons, a teacher at the middle school for the last 12 years, is now one of three […]

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