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Mitchell nursing program named number 5 in NC

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program was recently ranked as number five in North Carolina by Registered The organization ranked the top 30 nursing schools in North Carolina by analyzing current and past National Council Licensure Examination–Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) pass rates–the percentage of graduates who pass the exam. […]

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Billy Wells - Picture courtesy of Iredell-Statesville Schools

I-SS names principal for agriculture early college

PRESS RELEASE At the regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting tonight, Iredell-Statesville Schools named Billy Wells as Principal of the new Early College for Agriculture on campus at North Iredell HIgh School ​Coming to Iredell-Statesville Schools from the private sector, Mr. Billy Wells brought a wealth of business experience, team building knowledge and processes to […]

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Statesville's Old Davis Hospital - Picture by "EccenTric"

Mitchell buys old Davis site in tax foreclosure auction

Mitchell Community College is buying the old Davis Hospital site following a tax foreclosure auction.  That’s according to President Tim Brewer who says the school will pay just over $46,000 for the site.  The school had been set to pay Fred Godley more than $400,000 for delivery of a clean property.  Mitchell will now assume […]

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A group from the Career Academy and Technical School with one of the donated vehicles.  From left to right: Instructor Shane Fox; Elijah Martin, CATS student; Seth Johnson, CATS student; Principal Larry Rogers - Submitted Photo

Fleet vehicles donated to I-SS Career Academy and Technical School

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC — Two vehicles retired from the Iredell Health System (IHS) fleet are being put to good use as a learning aid for local students. Earlier this year, IHS donated a Chevy Malibu and a Toyota 4Runner to the Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) in Troutman. These donations will enable students […]

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UPDATED: Bus driver accused of leaving student not terminated, I-SS admits communication error

UPDATE WSIC NEWS The East Iredell Middle bus driver accused by the Sheriff’s Office of making a student get off for poor behavior last week remains on administrative leave. Iredell-Statesville Schools previously reported that Maria Sanchez had been terminated from her position, but issued a correction Monday. Captain Mike Bova with the Iredell County Sheriff’s […]

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AFTERNOON NEWSCAST: Charge filed in fatal wreck, I-SS board to hold mid-year review

The person who the Highway Patrol says was driving a vehicle during a fatal west Iredell accident last month is facing one count of misdemeanor death by vehicle. That’s according to the accident report in which the Highway Patrol estimates that the vehicle driven by Donovan White hit a tree at about 50 miles per […]

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Youth leadership students take-on City budget

The City of Statesville handed over operations yesterday … to a bunch of high schoolers. It was only an exercise, but participants in the Youth Leadership program had a chance to work on the city budget and learn about local government. Organizer Susie Wiberg says forty-four students are part of this year’s class.  That group […]

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Mitchell partners with NC A&T to expand agricultural studies program

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – On Thursday, March 2, dignitaries from Mitchell Community College and North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T) formally signed an articulation agreement for agricultural studies. The agreement is a 2+2 program between Mitchell’s AAS in Agribusiness Technology and NC A&T’s BS in Agricultural Education (Secondary Education and Agricultural Professional Service […]

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Karl Fleming and items the Iredell County Sheriff's Office says were seized during the execution of a search warrant - Submitted photo

Mooresville man accused of selling marijuana near school

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On Thursday February 23, 2017 members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit executed a search warrant at 113 Steam Engine Drive, Unit 104 in Mooresville. This investigation began when narcotics investigators received information about marijuana sales occurring in the Mount Mourne area of Southern Iredell […]

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Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded Schools along with Iredell County signed joint resolutions concerning education Tuesday - Image Source: Iredell-Statesville Schools Facebook

Iredell County joins school districts in asking state for flexibility

Iredell County along with Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded Schools signed three joint resolutions yesterday. All are made as requests to state lawmakers. One deals with the school calendar which is, of course, regulated by the state. Officials are asking for more local flexibility and that students be allowed to take first semester exams before Christmas […]

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