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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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Top headlines: Judge rules Rowan prayer un-constitutional, life sentence issued, officer recovering

Rowan Prayers ruled un-constitutional A federal judge ruled today (Monday) that Rowan County Commissioners were violating the constitution when they offered prayers in the name of Jesus. The ruling from US District Judge James Beaty took issue with the practice of only having Commissioners provide the prayers and directing citizens to stand and pray as […]

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Tonight’s budget proposal meeting

The Statesville City Council will officially be presented with the budget proposal at tonight’s meeting. Iredell County Commissioners have that festivity scheduled for tomorrow when the board will also consider an economic development incentive for a currently un-named project. Before that, the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education will continue an ongoing discussion at tonight’s meeting […]

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County Commissioners weigh in on new state law

A new state law could cost Iredell taxpayers about an extra hundred thousand dollars next year. That’s according to County Manager Ron Smith who says the measure would require an extra presidential primary election. County Commissioners weighed in at their last meeting. AUDIO: “Not budgeted for, and are essentially unfunded mandates. Also concerning is the […]

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Iredell taxpayers to see 4.25 cent rate increase

Iredell County taxpayers can expect a four and a quarter cent increase in the tax rate next fiscal year – that’s probably the biggest talking point as the local budget process is now in full-swing. Iredell County Manager Ron Smith says that is to cover school bonds approved by voters last fall. Iredell County Commissioners, […]

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SC man facing drug charges in Davidson

PRESS RELEASE DAVIDSON, N.C. – At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, officers with the Davidson Police Department conducted a vehicle stop in the parking lot of the Rushco food store at 644 Gateway Drive in Davidson, NC. This vehicle stop was the result of a narcotics investigation into the sale and delivery of […]

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