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Despite concerns, NCDOT says toll lanes moving forward

Following concerns from local governing bodies, the NCDOT yesterday issued a letter concerning the I-77 toll lanes. The letter was addressed to Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain and says an amendment to the long range transportation plan adopted in 2013 included a future widening of I-77. Rather than have bidders for the toll lane project amend […]

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2015-05-08FBItraining

FBI conducts training for Iredell law enforcement

  WSIC got an inside look at the FBI training being held at the old Ebenezer School this week. Law enforcement agencies from, Statesville, Mooresville and Troutman have been learning how to handle active shooter situations. (AUDIO)”Break Break Break…pop pop”. The sound of a training weapon used for the program. FBI instructor Jeff Waters says […]

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City considers employee raise, taxpayers to pay more

Three and a half percent performance-based raises proposed for Statesville employees are estimated to cost tax payers about six-hundred eighty thousand next fiscal year. That’s according to an e-mail from City Finance Director Lisa Salmon. The budget proposal calls this standard council practice, although the City has foregone raises in the past. City Manager Larry […]

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Company considering a location in Iredell County

  Iredell County Commissioners approved a possible economic development incentive this week that could range between about fifty-eight and and one-hundred sixteen thousand. Rob Carney with Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development told commissioners the company considering a location here is in the aerospace industry. (AUDIO).“The company also plans to hire 58 full time engineers and machinists, […]

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2015-05-07CityBusTour

Tour de’ Statesville educates riders about the city

Did you know there are seven thousand feet of runway at Statesville Airport? That’s just one of the things folks learned during yesterday’s Tour de’ Statesville bus ride. Some participants, not even Statesville residents. (AUDIO).“Sightseeing but its also gonna be a lot of government. Were gonna talk about tax rates and industrial development and economic […]

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Mooresville denies zoning change, leases ballpark

Mooresville Commissioners met this week turning down a measure that would have decreased the buffer requirement between service type businesses and other specific zoning types. That’s according to an e-mail from the Town Clerk. Board members also approved a nine-year lease agreement for Moor Park to the Mooresville Spinners baseball team. The team is expected […]

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FBI to train local officers on mass shootings

PRESS RELEASE The Charlotte Division of the FBI in partnership with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office will host the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program. ALERRT, developed and housed at Texas State University, is part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR program. ALERRT has trained more than 60,000 law enforcement first responders […]

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Approved zoning for a Langtree Road property

Iredell Commissioners approved releasing control of zoning for a Langtree Road property to the Town of Mooresville last night. Developer Rick Howard describes why that’s needed for his housing project. (AUDIO)“The county does not have the proper zoning in place to utilize water, sewer, curb and guttering, that’s not a bad thing its just because […]

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Clerk of court warns of phone scam

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC – It appears that scammers are again impersonating (so to speak) local law enforcement and court officials to get personal information from citizens in Iredell County and other counties in North Carolina. Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Jim Mixson reports that in the latest scam, that on May 4, 2015 […]

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City of Statesville proposing two cent tax increase

The City of Statesville is proposing a two cent increase to the property tax rate. City Manager Larry Pressley outlined a nearly half-million dollar budget shortfall at last night’s meeting. (AUDIO)”We have had a lost of three-hundred seventy-five thousand dollars in revenue due to the state eliminating the privilege license tax. The other concern… There […]

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