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Doctor Chip Cooney of Animal Hospital of Statesville tells the City Council about his concerns regarding the truck stop

Statesville City Council approves Love’s site plan in 4-2 vote

The Statesville City Council voted 4-2 last night to approve the site plan for the Love’s Truck Stop planned at the intersection of Highway 64 and Old Mocksville Road. Councilmen Williams and West voted no. Doctor Chip Cooney owns the neighboring Animal Hospital of Statesville and presented concerns relating to noise, vibration and odor. (AUDIO: […]

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Love’s truck stop site plan back in front of city council tonight

Consideration of the Love’s truck stop site plan is back before the Statesville City Council tonight.   Council members spent about four hours last week hearing from witnesses put forward by Love’s.  Questions centered around entrances and exits, site layout, traffic impact and one of the buffers.   (I think that bringing jobs to Statesville […]

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Iredell Register of Deeds named new county GOP chair

Iredell Register of Deeds picked-up the chair position for the county’s Republican Party over the weekend.   (My goal is to elect conservatives and thats my responsibility as chairman. So I would focus on fundraising, and making sure we have enough money to do the things we need to get done. I would focus on […]

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Doctor Michael Schlesinger has been recused from Monday's vote on a site plan for the proposed Love's truck stop.

Schlesinger recused, still no decision on Love’s site plan

The Statesville City Council spent about four hours on the site plan for the proposed Love’s Truck Stop last night, but didn’t get to make a decision. The hearing was placed in recess until next Monday when testimony from those against the truck stop will be heard. (AUDIO: Well, I think bringing jobs to Statesville is […]

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Concerns of party disloyalty in Iredell GOP

There are concerns of disloyalty in the race for Iredell’s Republican Party chair, set for election Saturday.   Diane Umbarger admits to supporting Sean Schutt in last fall’s Sheriff election, but says… (Its not party disloyalty. Sean Schutt was a republican and at that point I was not on any board. I did resign from […]

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Davidson Town Manager Leamon Brice announces plans for retirement

PRESS RELEASE – Town Manager Leamon Brice announces that he will retire as town manager of the Town of Davidson by December 31, 2015. He has served our town for over 24 years. “Leaving this role is bittersweet,” he said. “Knowing that I have been part of the team to help grow Davidson into a […]

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Statesville Police create technology specialist position

The Statesville City Council met this week, approving the reclassification of a police department position.  That’s according to an e-mail from City Spokesperson Nancy Davis.  A patrol officer position will now be listed as a police technology specialist. (A lot of very unique technologies that are totally different from what your average IT officer would work with). […]

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In local government: economic incentives, Dillon’s pond tax district, outdoor dining

Iredell Commissioners approved an economic development incentive of nearly eighty thousand dollars last night for a company looking to relocate from Charlotte. (Project Galahad will result in a net investment of five million to Iredell County and would result in the immediate establishment of 40 new jobs in the county paying an average of over […]

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In Brief: Park superintendent dies, toll lane project goes to court, Charlotte considers controversial ordinance

Lake Norman State Park Superintendent WIlliam Rhinehart Jr. died this week. Rhinehart worked for the North Carolina Parks Service for 26 years and was a member of Monticello United Methodist Church. The viewing is from 6 to 8 this evening at Monticello United Methodist. The funeral service will be held tomorrow morning. A motion hearing […]

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Winter weather causes court cancelations

Weather forced the cancelation of district and criminal courts in Iredell County yesterday.   That includes the case of Jeffery Gillespie – he’s accused by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office of murdering his estranged wife’s boyfriend in Troutman last month.  No word yet on a re-schedule date.

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