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Iredell Register of Deeds expects to exceed $4 million in gross revenue this week

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County Register of Deeds Ronald N. Wyatt announces that the Register of Deeds office will soon exceed 4 million dollars in gross revenue for the first time since the fiscal year July 1, 2007 thru June 30, 2008, which collected $4,073,863.80. This was also the beginning of the recession that hit America […]

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Statesville City Council condemns six properties

The Statesville City Council this week approved the condemnation of six properties. That’s according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. The city describes these as “the worst of the worst,” and is expected to spend about $10,000 a piece to tear them down. The following information from a City of Statesville press release describes […]

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Mooresville Fire-Rescue receives best possible insurance rating

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, NC: During tonight’s Town Board of Commissioners meeting, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey recognized Mooresville Fire-Rescue for achieving the highest possible inspections rating, ISO Class 1. Mooresville Fire-Rescue is the only fire service with less than 100,000 residents to receive this rating in North Carolina. In February 2017, Mooresville […]

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Statesville City Council hears from the public on park’s name change

About eighteen people spoke on the re-naming of Lakewood Park to Martin Luther King Junior Park at last night’s Statesville City Council meeting. According to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis, proponents thanked Council members of their decision. Those against the change had varied comments — everything from pick another park to someone ready to […]

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Family of Hickory Mayor issues statement following Wright’s death

STATEMENT Rudy Wright passed away on May 11th. Rudy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many; in these initial hours and days of celebrating his life, we, his family, deeply appreciate all of the kind words and stories from so many that he touched. We would like to thank the first responders […]

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Statesville ABC Board distributes funds to community groups, city

PRESS RELEASE Statesville ABC Announces Distributions and Education Grant Applications More than $11.8 million in profits has been distributed to community organizations since the Statesville ABC Board was organized in 1973.  The legislation approved at that time directed the board to use a portion of the net income for law enforcement, alcohol education and adequate […]

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Statesville Council to vote on condemnation for six properties

PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Council will consider the condemnation of six properties at their May 15 Council meeting. These six requests are at the top of a list of 20 properties currently in the condemnation process. Each property will have a separate public hearing, followed by a first reading. Planning Department Director David Currier will […]

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Hickory Mayor found dead

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – Today at approximately 2:40 p.m., Mayor Rudy Wright was found deceased at his home. “It is with deepest sorrow, that I must inform you of the untimely passing of Mayor Rudy Wright today at his home,” said City Manager Warren Wood. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this […]

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I-SS Board meets today to talk budget

It’s time to talk budget. The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education meets this afternoon to look at the options. Staff previously outlined two plans — one using $1 million from savings, the other using $0. Without a state budget right now, any local decisions are subject to change. Board member Cindy Haynes tells WSIC that […]

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Tax breaks approved for expanding Statesville business

A presently unnamed company has been approved for additional economic development incentives from the City of Statesville. According to e-mails from spokeswoman Nancy Davis, the existing business can now receive another two years of tax breaks beyond five years already approved. This comes following a vote by the City Council and will discount the property […]

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