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Charlotte City Council votes to continue I-77 tolls

The Charlotte City Council upheld its support for I-77 toll lanes last night. In a 7-4 vote, members of that group directed their representative on the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization to support the tolls. Last night’s decision comes as the latest blow to opponents who essentially accuse the state of using scare tactics to continue […]

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Young Democrats hosting candidate forum

Democrat candidates for local and state offices are set to participate in a forum Wednesday night. The Iredell County Young Democrats will host the event at the library in Statesville. Candidates for County Commissioner and even Lieutenant Governor have confirmed. Those interested can submit questions online by looking for the group on Facebook. Questions can […]

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Statesville airport urges drone safety

PRESS RELEASE Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson didn’t receive a drone for Christmas, but he is aware that those who did must now follow new guidelines before operating these “unmanned aircraft systems” within five miles of an airport or near aircraft flight plans. According to Ferguson, the Federal Aviation Authority requires that drones are […]

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Bentley Community Center Celebrates 20 Years with Open House

PRESS RELEASE The Bentley Community Center will host an open house Sunday afternoon, January 10, 2-3 p.m., to celebrate 20 years of serving the south Statesville community. The center will also get a chance to show off its recent renovations that include the creation of a game room, computer lab and small fitness center. The […]

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Local Representatives displeased with President’s latest action on guns

Local Representatives in Washington speaking out, calling President Obama’s Executive Action on gun laws an attack on the second amendment. (AUDIO). Lake-area Congressman Robert Pittenger. (AUDIO). The President yesterday introduced plans to expand background checks, hoping to close the so-called flea market loop-hole. (AUDIO). Congresswoman Virginia Foxx also taking issue, calling the President’s actions an attempt to […]

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Fox Den homeowners still waiting on court ruling over foreclosures

Wedgeview homeowners in Statesville’s Fox Den Development are still waiting to see if their homes will be foreclosed on. More than fifteen homes weren’t properly released from loans relating to the construction of the development. In the fall of 2014, a judge ruled members of the Ethel Goforth Primary Trust couldn’t foreclose – they took […]

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Council takes first steps for jail expansion

Statesville City Council members approved the first reading of changes to City code last night relating to a future jail expansion. That according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. Changes define parking and height standards for the building. County Manager Ron Smith says the changes set the stage for when plans are submitted. He […]

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Council members to consider code changes for jail expansion

Tonight in local government – the Statesville City Council will consider amending City Code to allow for future expansion of the Iredell County Jail. This includes adding jail to the table of permitted uses, defining the difference between a jail and a correctional facility and defining parking requirements. Mooresville Commissioners will consider tonight a conditional […]

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Property owned by Mooresville Graded School Board candidate John Meadows straddles the Iredell-Rowan line.  Meadows' house sits in the back of the property in Rowan County.  He recently added a new street number for the property and indicated to the county his intent to add a single-wide mobile home on the Iredell side.  As of July 28, only a camping trailer and the house could be seen from the road.

Toll lanes, politics, crime are top stories for 2015

We’re looking back at the top stories of 2015 this morning. In government and politics – construction started on I-77 toll lanes between Mooresville and Charlotte. Opposition heated-up in the latter half of 2015. A lawsuit still hopes to de-rail the project. Mooresville lost Commissioner Mac Herring this year – officials say his death was […]

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County Commissioner candidate field expands as filing closes

The filing period is complete ahead of next year’s elections. The Iredell County Commissioner’s field of candidates expanded slightly with two democrats and a republican filing to run yesterday. Chad Gallyon is the son of Iredell-Statesville Schools Board member Chuck Gallyon – he filed to run for the county board as a republican. Diane Hamby […]

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