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Statesville hires airport manager

PRESS RELEASE Statesville’s first full-time airport manager is on the job. John Ferguson, 56, has been hired to oversee the operations and marketing of the Statesville Regional Airport. With 33 years of experience in airport management, Ferguson’s goal is to grow the airport into a top contender for industries needing an airport presence. “There is […]

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Troutman honors officers during National Police Week

The Town of Troutman was among those to honor officers during the recent National Police week. Chief Matthew Selves says three officers were recognized at a town meeting – two traffic safety officers and a school resource officer. His thirteen-year-old daughter gave a speech to the group, recognizing officers and expressing appreciation for what they […]

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Emergency officials complete Davidson College drill

PRESS RELEASE Davidson, NC – On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Davidson Fire Department partnered with Davidson College to conduct an emergency drill on campus. This drill included the participation of other local emergency services agencies in the area. The exercise provided a unique opportunity for all of the participating agencies to work together with Davidson […]

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Iredell adding Mooresville Magistrate office

PRESS RELEASE Statesville N.C. – Judicial and county officials announce opening of Mooresville/South Iredell Area Magistrate’s Office. The office will open for business on Tuesday June 2, 2015 in the Government Center South building located at 610 East Center Avenue in Mooresville. A ribbon cutting celebration is planned for 12:30 pm on that day. Except […]

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Former Statesville Police Officer charged with assault

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On May 21, 2015 at approximately 11:45pm Deputies from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault call on Hemingway Lane, Statesville NC. Upon arrival Deputies found a 57 Year old man with what appeared to be serious injuries as a result of an assault. The victim who […]

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In Brief: SCVB budget, Governments oppose sales tax re-distribution

  In Brief: SCVB budget The Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Board will talk about its budget tomorrow. The one-hundred seventy-six thousand dollar budget is funded by the occupancy tax on local hotel rooms. Board members have chosen to operate without an Executive Director and instead used part of the budget to issue grants to […]

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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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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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