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Statesville Police create technology specialist position

The Statesville City Council met this week, approving the reclassification of a police department position.  That’s according to an e-mail from City Spokesperson Nancy Davis.  A patrol officer position will now be listed as a police technology specialist. (A lot of very unique technologies that are totally different from what your average IT officer would work with). […]

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In local government: economic incentives, Dillon’s pond tax district, outdoor dining

Iredell Commissioners approved an economic development incentive of nearly eighty thousand dollars last night for a company looking to relocate from Charlotte. (Project Galahad will result in a net investment of five million to Iredell County and would result in the immediate establishment of 40 new jobs in the county paying an average of over […]

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In Brief: Park superintendent dies, toll lane project goes to court, Charlotte considers controversial ordinance

Lake Norman State Park Superintendent WIlliam Rhinehart Jr. died this week. Rhinehart worked for the North Carolina Parks Service for 26 years and was a member of Monticello United Methodist Church. The viewing is from 6 to 8 this evening at Monticello United Methodist. The funeral service will be held tomorrow morning. A motion hearing […]

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Winter weather causes court cancelations

Weather forced the cancelation of district and criminal courts in Iredell County yesterday.   That includes the case of Jeffery Gillespie – he’s accused by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office of murdering his estranged wife’s boyfriend in Troutman last month.  No word yet on a re-schedule date.

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Statesville crews continue snow & ice clean-up

PRESS RELEASE Street Division crews continue to work on icy patches today, and it appears that the afternoon snow has passed without any accumulation. Sand/salt trucks will be covering bridges and other trouble spots this afternoon, in anticipation of tonight’s low temps. A wintry mix is forecast for Saturday; we will be monitoring that forecast […]

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NC Congressman Robert Pittenger meets with Israel PM Netanyahu

Lake area Congressman Robert Pittenger met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday morning, talking about a pending nuclear agreement with Iran.   (Very disconcerting to the prime minister, in terms of the capacity that they will have…  with their current centrifuges and the amounts they are demanding now).   A preliminary deadline in that […]

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Latest weather response update from the City of Statesville

PRESS RELEASE Street crews will continue to work on snow/ice removal until early evening. The sand/salt trucks will be addressing slick/shady spots as needed. The crews have been operating eight specially equipped trucks and 2 motor graders. Sanitation services are planning to run tomorrow on a delayed schedule, collecting both Tuesday and Wednesday routes. A […]

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Like other streets, East End Avenue is covered with snow and ice Tuesday morning

Cold temps mean plowing efforts on hold till mid-morning

Local schools are closed this morning and roads covered with snow and ice. Because of the cold temperatures, road clearing efforts aren’t expected to get going until mid-morning. (AUDIO: Scott Harrell). “It packs down and it freezes so hard it’s really difficult to plow off. We tried that some last night and just that was […]

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Davidson Fire Chief to resign

The Town of Davidson announces that Fire Chief Darin McIntosh will resign at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2015. He has served as fire chief since July 2013. “We are sorry to see Darin leave us in this capacity, and thank him for serving the town as fire chief for the past […]

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N.C. state park attendance up all around

Visits to Lake Norman State park increased seventy percent in twenty-fourteen.  According to the state, more than half a million people came to the park last year – up from about three-hundred twenty thousand the year before.   William B. Umstead State Park in Wake County had the best attendance at nearly one point three […]

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