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Statesville Council talks Victory Air lease, Vance Hotel redevelopment

PRESS RELEASE City Council had two lengthy discussions Monday night – one concerning the approval of a 25-year ground lease with Statesville Airport tenant Victory Air. Questions about the grading for the project and the lease amount resulted in Council asking staff to come back with more information about the project. Council also asked for […]

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Council to consider funding for South Statesville greenway preparations

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Council will meet Monday night, November 20, at 7 p.m. This meeting provides an opportunity for public comment. Persons desiring to speak at this time must sign up on the list located at the City Clerk’s counter in Council Chambers. Speakers are allowed three minutes to talk on any topic […]

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Iredell courthouses evacuated following bomb threat

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT The Iredell County Courthouse in Statesville was evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat was called-in. Clerk of Court Jim Mixson says the call came-in around 10:30 and was taken by one of his staff members. According to Mixson, the Mooresville courthouse was also evacuated as a precaution. The main courthouse in […]

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Former Iredell Sheriff Clyde Lloyd has died

A former Iredell County Sheriff passed-away over the weekend. Clyde Lloyd was 82 years-old when he died Saturday, according to his Bunch-Johnson obituary. Lloyd served in the US Navy and started his law enforcement career with the City of Statesville eventually rising to the rank of Captain before serving two terms as Sheriff of Iredell […]

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Some Pine Forest residents in Statesville may be experiencing cloudy water

PRESS RELEASE Earlier today (Nov. 10), a hydrant in the Pine Forest Subdivision on E. Heart Pine and Planters Dr. was flowed for testing. Sediment at the bottom of this water main was stirred up and caused some residents to experience cloudy water when they turned on their spigots. Statesville Water Maintenance crews cleared the […]

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Statesville City Council to consider $440,000 tax incentive

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Council will meet Monday night, November 6, 2017, at 7 p.m. This is not a public comment meeting. There are two public hearings on the agenda about which anyone can speak: The first concerns the approval of an economic development incentive for an unnamed company that is planning to invest […]

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NC traffic ticket reductions can now be requested online

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC – Citizens may now request online reductions of speeding offenses in every county with the statewide launch of the N.C. courts’ newest online service. The efficient, user-friendly service provides 24/7 convenience for motorists who receive a speeding ticket and meet eligibility criteria to potentially reduce and process their citation without ever […]

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Special Court of Appeals session to honor former Iredell judge

PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. — The North Carolina Court of Appeals is holding a special session in Statesville on November 7, 2017 and the Iredell County legal community is gathering to celebrate the court’s 50th anniversary. The special session will be dedicated to former Chief Judge Robert Alfred Hedrick. Robert Alfred “Fred” Hedrick was born […]

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The City of Statesville uses a leaf collection vacuum device to help reduce the number of workers needed for collection.  Picture courtesy of the City of Statesville.

City of Statesville distributing new roll-out trash carts, prepping for leaf collection

PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION OF UPGRADED CARTS With the transition to automated trash collection, Statesville is upgrading its roll-out carts to better work with the new system. The new carts are being delivered to residents over a multi-year timeframe in order to spread the costs over several budgets. Last year, about 2,000 residents received the new […]

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Iredell Commissioners delay vote on employee concealed carry policy

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Iredell County Commissioners held-off on a vote last night to decide whether or not County employees should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on the job. Commissioner Gene Houpe tells WSIC this is so additional input can be obtained from staff and the public.  He says two people spoke at last night’s […]

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