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Melissa Neal asks Iredell County Commissioners to create an exception that would allow her to keep the family's macaque monkey "George" under changes to the animal services ordinance.
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Residents voice concerns, support on proposed animal ordinance changes

Iredell County wants to change its animal services ordinance, but as County Commissioners saw last night, not everyone is in agreement. (AUDIO).”I just like to see that we have better care and that’s not gonna happen if we don’t have better ordinances” Others are concerned the changes create too many rules, don’t leave enough exemptions […]

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Statesville elections Tuesday

Tomorrow is election day for voters in Statesville wards one, four and six. Voters are required to vote at their precinct location – there will be no voting at the Board of Elections Office. There is no early voting today. Anyone not sure where they’re supposed to vote can find out via the County Board […]

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Iredell Commissioners approve economic development incentive

Iredell County Commissioners approved an economic development incentive for nearly seventy thousand dollars this week. (AUDIO).”It will invest 4 million dollars of new invest over the next 12 months. The company will eventually hire 40 new full time employees and pay average out salary rate of more than $20 per hour.” Statesville Regional Development Executive […]

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Judge rules in favor of Love’s site plan

A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of the site plan for a Love’s truck stop planned for the intersection of Highway 64 and Old Mocksville Road in east Statesville. According to an e-mail from City Spokeswoman Nancy Davis, attorney Eddie Gaines made that report to Council members this week. Opponents will have the […]

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Mooresville Golf Course opening now set for 2016

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Town Manager Erskine Smith announced today the Mooresville Golf Course has remained on schedule during construction but the opening will be delayed until 2016 to allow for additional growth on the greens and fairways. At this time, a final opening date has not been set. “We are very pleased with […]

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Driver’s ed funding still a possibility says I-SS

State lawmakers may re-instate funding for driver’s ed and teacher assistants. That’s the word from Iredell-Statesville Schools Chief Financial Officer Melissa Wike who, like everyone else, is still waiting on a state budget. Wike says Iredell-Statesville Schools and districts around the state have historically transferred that money. Lawmakers are reportedly considering a teacher bonus as […]

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Study of old parking tickets continues, City says

Statesville parking tickets are expected to go back before the City Council in the near future. The City asked Council members for the go-ahead to write-off more than thirty-seven thousand dollars of un-paid tickets in June. The vote was delayed, however, when Councilman Jap Johnson asked for a full report on the tickets and the […]

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Statesville releases Labor Day schedule

PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. There will be no garbage or recycling collection on that day. The revised schedule for residential routes will be as follows: Monday’s route will run on Tuesday, Sept. 8; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on […]

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Commissioners weigh affects of potential tax redistribution

Iredell County Commissioners met this week, discussing a state proposal to re-distribute sales tax revenue. Currently, most of that money stays were it’s spent. (AUDIO)“Sales tax revenues are projected to increase closer to 4.8% …so the impact on us is exacerbated “ Board chair James Mallory. The board took no action on the matter. Board […]

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Statesville approves new Airport Commission members

Statesville City Council members voted five-three this week to expand the Airport Commission by two members. According to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis, one person will represent a major tenant, the other will be a city resident with considerable knowledge or expertise. Jap Johnson, Roy West and Arnold Watt voted no. According to Davis’ […]

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