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New Iredell County Athletic Director starts Wednesday

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County is excited to announce the hiring of a new Athletic Director. Daniel Taylor will be joining Parks and Recreation on July 26th. Daniel will be responsible for managing the Athletic Division of Iredell County Parks and Recreation, which includes but is not limited to, baseball, soccer, cheer, and self-defense. Daniel is […]

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Statesville PD seeking highly-prized law enforcement recognition, public input being sought

PRESS RELEASE A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on August 6, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Statesville Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Statesville Police Department meets the Commission’s nationally recognized standards […]

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Statesville seeking citizen input on possible “brunch bill”

PRESS RELEASE At its next meeting on August 7th Statesville City Council will consider taking action on the “brunch bill” which allows 10 a.m. Sunday alcohol sales instead of noon. Mayor Costi Kutteh announced Council’s intentions at its July 17 meeting, encouraging persons to contact him or other Council members with their viewpoints before that […]

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Statesville Fire Department receives federal grant

PRESS RELEASE On January 23, 2017 Statesville City Council approved the Fire Department to submit an application for the FY16 SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) funded by FEMA through U.S. Department of Homeland Security funds. Fire Department staff was notified by FEMA that the SAFER Grant was awarded to Statesville July […]

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Filing closes with five candidates for Statesville Mayor

Filing for this fall’s elections is closed and the race for Statesville Mayor has grown to five candidates. Karen Keaton has joined the list. She tried unsuccessfully in 2013 to get elected to the Iredell County Board of Commissioners as a Democrat.

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Statesville releases audio of West-Phifer interaction

Audio has been released by the City of Statesville of an interaction between Councilman Roy West and Jarrod Phifer during a closed door meeting last month. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this clip). His attorney claims he suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb. West says there was no physical […]

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Steve Johnson files to run for Statesville City Council, Mayor’s race sees fourth candidate

Former Iredell County Commissioner Steve Johnson has filed to run for Statesville City Council. He’s the twelfth candidate to enter the race for two seats currently held by William Morgan and Michael Schlesinger. Johnson’s four-part platform is clearly based on recent concerns from residents. He proposes eliminating the yearly sanitation fee, not renaming anything without […]

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Statesville fire fighter appointed to state retirement system board

PRESS RELEASE Raleigh, NC — PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith began his service on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System today after being sworn in before the start of the governance board’s meeting. Smith, an Iredell County native and Statesville resident, is a captain with the Statesville […]

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Dead dog, 35 living dogs seized from Iredell home

PRESS RELEASE On July 19, 2017, Iredell County Animal Services seized, under warrant, 35 living and one deceased dog from 4469 Taylorsville Highway. This location was identified as a breeding operation. Animal Services has monitored the conditions at 4469 Taylorsville Highway, and Animal Control officers have worked with the owner for approximately four years. In […]

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No decision in controversial zoning release

A controversial zoning release for property off Williamson Road near Lake Norman did not receive a vote at last night’s Iredell County Commissioner’s meeting. Board Clerk Retha Gaither says the consensus was to give residents more time to see the new proposed site plan from the developer.

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