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Lemonis Tweeted about the Statesville flag controversy early Thursday morning - Source: @marcuslemonis on Twitter

Will Camping World move Statesville store over flag controversy?

Referencing a story about a jumbo US flag not being allowed at Camping World in Statesville, CEO Marcus Lemonis wrote on Twitter this morning that he would move the store. His Tweet says it’s not a problem since their lease is ending soon.  Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining […]

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Camping World CEO calls-out Statesville over flag rules

Camping World CEO and reality TV star Marcus Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining to the the United States Flag. His request to followers was for help getting those rules changed. In Statesville, flags cannot exceed 8 feet by 12 feet. Flagpoles are capped at 40 feet. CLICK HERE […]

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Davidson bond referendum would require 10 percent tax increase

New details this morning on the tax impact of a potential of a $15 million bond referendum in Davidson this fall. Commissioners will vote on resolutions tonight required to place the decision before voters. According to information from town spokeswoman Christina Shaul, an approximately ten percent increase in the property tax rate would be required. […]

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No tax rate increase, 22 new positions in approved Iredell budget

Iredell County’s property tax rate will remain the same in the upcoming fiscal year. Commissioners unanimously approved the budget this week, according to Board Clerk Retha Gaither. Twenty-two new positions are funded in the budget including eight paramedics, four E-COMM telecommunicators and an attorney for the Sheriff’s Office. ECOM has an established goal of nearly […]

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Iredell names new Emergency Management Coordinator

PRESS RELEASE It is my pleasure to announce that Jody Smyre has been named to replace retiring Paul Webster (after 30 years) as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Iredell County. Mr. Smyre has been employed with Iredell County since 1998 and currently serves as a Shift Supervisor for Iredell County EMS. He is certified through […]

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UPDATE: Statesville Councilman Roy West charged with assault & battery, communicating threats

Charges have been served on Statesville City Councilman Roy West. According to a courthouse staffer, West faces one count of misdemeanor assault and battery and one count of misdemeanor communicating threats. An attorney for Councilman Jarrod Phifer says his client suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb during a physical altercation that took place […]

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Attorney: Statesville Councilman Phifer injured in altercation with fellow council member

UPDATE Charges have been served on Statesville City Councilman Roy West. According to a courthouse staffer, West faces one count of misdemeanor assault and battery and one count of misdemeanor communicating threats. An attorney for Councilman Jarrod Phifer says his client suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb during a physical altercation that took […]

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Statesville Council to vote on budget, condemnations

FROM PRESS RELEASE In addition to the second readings of condemnations of six properties, Statesville City Council will consider four more structures for condemnation. Each of these 4 requests will have a separate public hearing. The addresses are: 616 Newbern Ave., 1003 Brown Summit Ave., 1213 Wilson Lee Blvd., 1219 Goldsboro Ave. Also on the […]

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Statesville Regional Airport receives $8 million grant

PRESS RELEASE The Statesville Regional Airport received great news Thursday from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division following the board’s approval of an $8 million grant to construct a new parallel taxiway at the airport. Even more celebration occurred with the announcement that the grant requires no matching city or county funds. “We are […]

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The City of Statesville says this sign has to come down because its size violates the ordinance - WSIC Photo

City says political sign has to go

A sign at the corner of Hartness and Radio in Statesville says the city needs new leaders. It goes on to give the filing dates for this fall’s municipal race and the address for the Board of Elections Office. But, the City of Statesville says it it has to go referencing the sign ordinance which […]

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