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I-SS receives $397K federal grant

FROM PRESS RELEASE In a time of increasingly tighter budgets, Iredell Statesville Schools has found ways to bridge funding gaps by writing innovative grants.  Many of these grants have been directed to emotional and psychological support for our students. A limited number of mental health professionals, barriers to accessing services, untreated mental disorders and increasing student […]

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Iredell Commissioners concerned about possible change in sales tax distribution

Concerns about proposed state legislation were raised at this week’s County Commissioners meeting. A bill currently in the Senate seeks to re-distribute sales tax revenues to less wealthy counties by changing distribution to a per-capita basis. (AUDIO: “Every time government becomes more concerned with being fair than effective, its going to cost you a lot […]

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Mooresville drops 24-hour water re-connect service

Mooresville Commissioners met this week and voted to discontinue twenty-four hour service for water system re-connects after July 1st. That’s according to an e-mail from Town Spokeswoman Kim Sellers. The change is a result of safety concerns. Staff reportedly felt at-risk when working alone after dark. Residents did pay a one hundred twenty-five dollar surcharge […]

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Statesville to intverview potential downtown developers

PRESS RELEASE Little more than a year ago, Statesville City Council decided to take steps to create a redevelopment process for Downtown Statesville. Later this spring, they’ll take another big step by selecting one or more development companies to partner with on a specific project in downtown. In the past 12 months, a steering committee […]

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Mooresville schools announce teachers of the year

PRESS RELEASE Congratulations to all of our 2015 Teachers of the Year and 2015 Beginning Teachers of the Year in Mooresville Graded School District! Certainly all of the school nominees were well deserving of this honor, and we recognize the exceptional level of each of our teaching professionals in the Mooresville Graded School District! Being […]

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The Town of Davidson is working on a catalyst project with plans to develop public land around town hall.
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Town of Davidson continues catalyst project

Davidson Commissioners received an update on the catalyst project this week. That seeks to connect the historic Main Street and South Main Street areas through development of public land surrounding town hall. Spokesperson Christina Shaul says a subcommittee shared citizen input with the architect this week. The architect is expected to have some possibilities worked-up […]

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Government: iPad program expansion, capital improvement plan approved

Mooresville schools to expand iPad program The Mooresville Graded School District met this week approving an expansion to the district’s iPad program. According to an e-mail from district spokesperson Tanae McLean, a grant will pay for the additional iPads. That means all kindergartners and first grade students will have one to use – right now, […]

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Davidson Commissioners to consider capital improvement plan

Town of Davidson Commissioners have a meeting tonight and will vote on approval of a capital improvement plan. Commissioners will also get an update on the catalyst project.  That seeks to connect the historic Main Street and South Main Street areas.  The town plans to use public land to provide space for additional development.

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City Council: $75K for MCC, “pocket park” gets go-ahead, Love’s site plan approval

It’s official – the City of Statesville will help Mitchell Community College buy the old Davis Hospital site. The approval for a seventy-five thousand dollar contribution came at last night’s Council meeting according to an e-mail from City spokeswoman Nancy Davis. Council members also approved spending more than sixty-three thousand from the streetscape construction fund […]

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Iredell County Democrats will hold annual convention Saturday

The Iredell County Democratic Party will hold its annual convention at the Hall of Justice in Statesville this Saturday, April 11. The party will select county party officers and a party chair at the event. Evelyn Funderburk, spokesperson for the party, says suggestions have been made for a party chair but that information has not […]

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