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Youth leadership students take-on City budget

The City of Statesville handed over operations yesterday … to a bunch of high schoolers. It was only an exercise, but participants in the Youth Leadership program had a chance to work on the city budget and learn about local government. Organizer Susie Wiberg says forty-four students are part of this year’s class.  That group […]

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Statesville Council approves new fire truck, advertising for athletic facilities

The City of Statesville is moving forward with the process to purchase a new fire truck. According to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis, Council members voted last night to enter a co-op for the purchasing process. Delivery of the truck is expected around this time next year. Council members will vote on the final […]

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Possible “compromise” to HB2 continues in Raleigh

What some are calling a compromise to North Carolina’s nationally-known bathroom bill HB2 remains in the works in Raleigh.  (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote).   Lake-area State Senator Jeff Tarte.  House Bill 186 was presented as a means to repeal HB2 while keeping regulation of multiple occupancy bathrooms with the […]

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“Thank Responders Day” event set for Saturday

A number of local public safety agencies including law enforcement and fire departments will participate in a “Thank Responders Day” Saturday. Set from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesville High School, the event will include safety demonstrations, live music, a kid’s art show, door prizes and Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr. The event is […]

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Stricter zoning requirements imposed for Iredell mining & quarry operations

Iredell County Commissioners voted this week to impose stricter zoning requirements on ready-mix, mining and quarry operations. According to an e-mail from County Planning Director Matthew Todd, this comes in response to the Elmwood Strong group which is opposed to the development of a quarry in the east Statesville community. The new rules mandate minimum […]

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Statesville Council continues process to purchase fire truck

RADIO SCRIPT The Statesville City Council met last night continuing the process to buy a new fire truck. According to an e-mail from Spokeswoman Nancy Davis, the group approved entering a purchase co-op to speed the process. The official approval of the purchase is expected to take place at the March 6th meeting. Council members […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Patrol cars damaged in accident

RADIO SCRIPT Two Iredell County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars were damaged in a Highway 21 accident last week. Major Marty Byers says a Deputy did not see traffic slowing in front of him and rear-ended another patrol vehicle. According to Byers, that car bumped another one in front of it and a car traveling in […]

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Kutteh to seek re-election in 2017

Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh has announced plans to seek re-election in 2017. He issued the following statement Tuesday morning: “It is with great excitement and anticipation that I announce my candidacy for reelection as Mayor of Statesville in the October 2017 City elections. “I am excited because I enjoy serving the citizens of Statesville. I […]

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Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded Schools along with Iredell County signed joint resolutions concerning education Tuesday - Image Source: Iredell-Statesville Schools Facebook

Iredell County joins school districts in asking state for flexibility

Iredell County along with Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded Schools signed three joint resolutions yesterday. All are made as requests to state lawmakers. One deals with the school calendar which is, of course, regulated by the state. Officials are asking for more local flexibility and that students be allowed to take first semester exams before Christmas […]

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Iredell County names Chief Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheila Cooke as Chief Information Officer, in the Department of Information Technology Services, for Iredell County effective February 16, 2017. Sheila has held various positions of employment in Iredell County since 2006. Since 2013 she has served as the Business Officer for the Department […]

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