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Former Troutman Mayor Elbert Richardson dies

Former Troutman Mayor Elbert Richardson has died. He served in that role for 16 years. Mayor Ron, or Duck, Wyatt who won that seat by a landslide last fall. He says Richardson’s legacy will be Troutman’s park and greenways. A town staffer says Richardson died Tuesday at his home. He had been dealing with medical […]

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Attorney on Scalia: He was “intellectual giant”

Brendan Sanger is brother to our Station Owner Mark Sanger and once had the opportunity to meet former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Zack McGee caught-up with him yesterday to learn more about the court’s longest-serving member.  Brenden met with Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia about 16 years ago at a private meeting. (AUDIO)”I met […]

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Mooresville takes steps toward approving Costco, Academy Sports

The Mooresville Planning Board has endorsed a developer’s proposal to build a shopping center. If approved, this shopping center will include Costco and Academy Sports and will be located off exit 35 on Interstate 77. Senior Mooresville Planner Craig Cullberson states the only concerns have come from local residents who are worried about traffic congestion. […]

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City of Statesville cancels garbage collection, urges drivers to use caution

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville Police and Fire crews are responding to multiple wrecks around the City this morning. The roads are extremely slick. Due to icy road conditions, garbage collection has been cancelled for Monday. Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday. Sanitation crews started Monday’s route, but determined that it was unsafe […]

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Temps expected to remain low, black ice a concern Monday

Local schools are closed today while road crews monitor weather conditions to determine the clean-up process. (AUDIO). “The issues that we’re seeing right now is that any kind of water that might have already been on the roadway before, whether that was from runoff from maybe a prior precipitation event, that’s freezing. And so, in […]

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Iredell courts report annual statistics

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC – For the second year in a row Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Jim Mixson, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Joe Crosswhite, Resident Superior Court Judge Lynn Gullett and District Attorney Sarah Kirkman are pleased to report strong operational statistics in Iredell County’s Criminal Superior Court. For the twelve month […]

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Statesville names Police Chief

PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Manager Larry Pressley has announced the appointment of Joe Barone as Statesville’s new Police Chief. Barone, a 26-year veteran of the Statesville police force, has served as Acting Chief for the past six months. He has been an Assistant Chief since 2013. Pressley started the hiring process last November for the […]

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4-year-old found dead in Iredell pond

A four-year-old foster child is dead after apparently drowning in a South Iredell pond late yesterday afternoon.  Cullen’s body was found around 10:45 last night.  Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell says officials were dispatched to the area of Craftsman Loop to search for a child who had been playing.  He says the boy had been […]

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Statesville installs directional signs

Statesville drivers should be seeing new directional signs around town. (AUDIO). “New directional signs are being installed around Statesville in an effort to help visitors locate some of the city’s major attractions. This wayfinding porject includes 6 large signs around the entrances to town. This has been in the works for many years and involved […]

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Statesville hires new finance director

PRESS RELEASE Statesville has a familiar face behind the Finance Director’s desk.  Ralph Staley, 55, the City’s Finance Director from 1990-1999, has been appointed to the position, announced City Manager Larry Pressley.  Staley’s first day (back) at the job was Monday, Jan. 25. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Ralph’s experience and abilities […]

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