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Eddie Gaines - Source: Homesley, Gaines, Dudley & Clodfelter, LLP Attorneys at Law

Statesville attorney Eddie Gaines has died

PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Council and staff were deeply saddened this morning to learn of the death of long-time City Attorney Eddie Gaines. He has served as the City’s attorney for about 30 years. “Eddie was a tremendous friend, colleague and city attorney,” said Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh. “His sense of humor and calm demeanor […]

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Lineman training school held in Statesville

Electric utilities linemen from across North Carolina have been at the Statesville Regional Airport this week for an intermediate training course. David Young is leading that effort for public utility organization ElectriCities and says there’s great need for people in the industry. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). Students this […]

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Statesville looking for Airport Commission volunteers

PRESS RELEASE The City of Statesville is looking for interested citizens to serve on the Airport Commission.  This is a nine-member commission, with seven members and one City Council member appointed by City Council and one Iredell County Commissioner appointed by the Iredell County Commission. The Airport Commission recommends broad policies that affect the care […]

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Eric "Bubba" Pennell - Picture courtesy of the Alexander County Sheriff's Office

Alexander Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of fire fighter, colleague

PRESS RELEASE It is with sadness that we learned on Monday, April 17th about the death of Alexander County Sheriff’s Office 911 Telecommunicator Michael Eric “Bubba” Pennell, while he was on duty at the Central Alexander Fire Department. Mr. Pennell was 49 years old and had worked for the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office for more […]

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The clean-up team gathers for a picture.  Source: City of Statesville (Police Department) Facebook

Officers & kids clean-up Statesville neighborhood

Community spirit is alive and well in Statesville.  Photos posted by the Police Department on Facebook show kids, community members and officers helping clean-up in the Rolling Lane Community.  According to police, someone mentioned that trash and litter had gotten out of control.  Inside of two hours, the team of volunteers filled three fifty-five gallon […]

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Linemen enjoy breakfast on National Linemen Appreciation Day - Picture courtesy of the City of Statesville

Statesville recognizes electric utilities linemen

PRESS RELEASE The City of Statesville is one of hundreds of electric utilities honoring its linemen on Tuesday, April 18, in observance of National Lineman Appreciation Day. This special day has been set aside to recognize the selflessness in building, maintaining and repairing the infrastructure that powers the country. “I truly respect the work and […]

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MORNING NEWSCAST: Taylorsville fire fighter dies, wreck clean-up forces lane closure

The Central Alexander – Taylorsville Fire Department is grieving the loss of a member this morning. The agency posted on its Facebook Page late yesterday that Eric, or Bubba, Pennell had died. Visitation and funeral plans have yet to be completed. The department is requesting prayers for the family and for its other members. In […]

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Mooresville Commissioners approve contract for Town Manager

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, NC – During tonight’s Town Board meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Dave Treme to remain on staff through December 2018 to continue with the transition plan put in place upon the retirement of former manager Erskine Smith on December 31, 2016. Also, Treme’s title will change from Interim […]

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Metal debris found in the roadway within the toll construction area - Source: Bill Russell Facebook

I-77 safety summit held in Cornelius

Community leaders and members of the public met for an I-77 safety summit in Cornelius last night. The focus was the toll lane construction zone following an increase in accidents and a review by the state. On display last night were pieces of metal debris found in the roadway. The state previously ordered various improvements […]

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Lieutenant Myron "Bubba" Wally - Submitted Photo

From the Electrical Department to the Police Department, a true public servant retires in Cornelius

PRESS RELEASE On March 31, 2017, Lieutenant Myron “Bubba” Wally retired from the Cornelius Police Department after 24 years of service to the Town of Cornelius. During the Cornelius Board of Commissioners Meeting on Monday, April 4, Lieutenant Wally was recognized for his years of service by Chief Hoyle and received his service weapon from […]

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