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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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Mooresville Parks & Rec earns national accreditation

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, NC – The Town’s Parks & Recreation Department joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The announcement was made during the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference […]

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Statesville Council delays splash pad vote

PRESS RELEASE Plans to build a splash pad at the Bentley Center were put on hold Monday night after Council member Roy West moved to table the motion in order to study the possibility of locating the project at the new municipal building on Shelton Ave. The design of the municipal building, which will house […]

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Downtown road to close temporarily for jail expansion work

PRESS RELEASE As part of the jail expansion project, a new storm water line will be installed across Constitution Lane.  This work should take approximately 2 days. It will involve closing a section of Constitution Lane which is down the hill from the Magnolia tree outside the Water Street entrance of the Court House. During […]

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Statesville City Council to consider splash pad contract

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Council will meet Monday night, October 12 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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Runoff formally requested in Statesville Mayor race

It’s official – Statesville Mayor candidate and City Council member Michael Johnson has made the formal request for a runoff against Costi Kutteh. The sitting Mayor had 38 percent of the vote with just over 1,100 ballots cast. Michael Johnson was 113 votes behind. Rosetta Williams placed third in that contest, receiving 380 votes, just […]

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Board of Elections: Johnson plans to seek runoff in Mayor’s race

RADIO SCRIPT Statesville’s Mayor election is not over – according to the Iredell County Board of Elections, Michael Johnson has indicated he plans to seek a runoff with incumbent Costi Kutteh. That’s not been made official as of yet – the Board of Elections has to have it in writing for that to be the […]

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I-SS Board nominates replacement for Haynes seat

PRESS RELEASE Mr. Samuel Kennington was nominated and approved by the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education to replace Board Member Cindy Haynes (District 3) in a special election on October 2, 2017. He was sworn in at the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting Monday, October 9, 2017. Mr. Kennington received his Bachelor’s from East […]

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Statesville early voting participation doubles from 2013

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Roughly 1500 people voted early ahead of tomorrow’s Statesville City Council and Mayor Elections. That’s more than double the early voting participation seen in 2013. Early voting closed Friday – there is no early voting today. All voting tomorrow must do so within assigned precincts. Interest is especially heavy in the Mayor […]

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