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Community Foundation accepting grant applications

PRESS RELEASE July 13, 2015 – The Iredell County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations (501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions) for its 2015 Grants Program. Priority will be given to requests for projects and programs that address literacy for children ages 5-10; however, requests that fall outside of this […]

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City Council to consider $1.5 M in economic development incentives

The Statesville City Council meets tonight and will consider granting about one point five million dollars in economic development incentives. Members of the public can share their thoughts on that during one of two public hearings. There will also be a chance for public comment concerning the re-zoning of a Wooten Street property – the […]

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Local filing period continues

The candidate field for this fall’s local elections grew slightly yesterday – with three more people filing by early afternoon. Local governments including Troutman, Mooresville, Statesville and others have seats up for election. The filing period started Monday and will continue through noon on July seventeenth. If you don’t want to run, but still want […]

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Statesville Finance Director retiring

PRESS RELEASE Statesville Finance Director Lisa Salmon has announced her retirement effective August 1, 2015. Salmon, 53, started her career in accounting for the town of Pilot Mountain in 1979. She was named Statesville’s finance director in 2000. “It is a bittersweet decision,” said Salmon. “I enjoy what I do, the employees and citizens I […]

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Local election season kicks off with opening of filing period

  The filing period for this fall’s local elections got off to a busy start yesterday with incumbents and new comers throwing their names in the hat. Twelve people entered the races on the first day of the filing period, which runs through July seventeenth. Seats for Statesville City Council wards one, four and six […]

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Chief Anderson leaving Statesville PD

PRESS RELEASE Statesville Police Chief Tom Anderson has resigned his position with the City of Statesville to become the director of Public Safety/Risk Management with the North Carolina League of Municipalities. Anderson, 48, will leave effective July 27, 2015. More information about Anderson’s resignation, his new position and his replacement will be released at a […]

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LKN Chamber asking for halt of toll project

PRESS RELEASE Cornelius, NC June 23, 2015 – The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted Monday, June 22nd to respectfully request that the contract between the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and I-77 Mobility Partners be terminated as soon as reasonably possible and that an alternative source of funding be secured […]

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Statesville fire being investigated as arson

PRESS RELEASE The Statesville Fire and Police Departments are seeking information about an arson-type fire that destroyed a vacant home at 804 Wilmington Ave. on Saturday, June 20 at 7:15 p.m. There were no injuries. When Statesville firefighters arrived on the scene, the house was well involved with fire, according to Deputy Fire Chief Gary […]

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MPD offering safety training for churches

PRESS RELEASE This training will last one hour, and is suitable for faith leaders, congregation members, church staff, and persons responsible for the safety of their house of worship. Choose from one of the listed training dates, or contact your Community Resource Officer for a one-on-one meeting or site survey of your facility. Each of […]

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These are leaves from a Southern Red Oak tree in the Davie Ave. area.  In all probability, the leaves will crinkle and then fall off.
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Leaf disease affecting Southern Red Oaks

PRESS RELEASE The City of Statesville is alerting residents about a disease affecting Southern Red Oak trees in our area. Even though the leaves will be covered with large, circular, discolored spots and eventually fall off, the trees are not dead and should not be cut down, according to Statesville City Arborist Shawn Cox. “We […]

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