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Candidate field set for local elections

The candidate field is set for this fall’s local elections – more than thirty five people have entered the races which span from Love Valley to Davidson. Candidates for Mayor in Harmony, Love Valley, Davidson and Troutman will run un-opposed. Incumbent Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins picked up a last minute competitor Friday with the filing […]

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North Carolina Senator Jeff Tarte discussed his legislative fight against I-77 toll lanes at a Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce event Friday morning

Tarte discusses legislative fight against I-77 toll lanes

Lake area state Senator Jeff Tarte encouraged members of the business community to keep speaking out against the I-77 toll lane project this morning. (AUDIO – NC Senator Jeff Tarte). “When the small businesses, and the businesses and the chamber got involved in this issue, it’s a game changer. It literally changes the equation.” Tarte […]

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Racing community takes stand against tolls

Members of the NASCAR community and others took another stance against toll lanes at last night’s Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization meeting. John McAlpine, is an engineer for Michael Waltrip racing and a small business owner.  He was there and says NASCAR icon Humpy Wheeler and others addressed the board with their concerns. Opponents say […]

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One dead following Iredell diving accident

One person is dead following a diving accident late Wednesday morning at an old rock quarry west of Mooresville off Highway 150 on Greenbay Road. The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Anthony Wright Sanders of Casar, North Carolina. Major Todd Carver with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office says one of the divers signaled to […]

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Local Congressional Representatives concerned about Iran nuclear deal

Local congressional representatives are concerned about the nuclear deal struck with Iran. Representative Robert Pittenger says the deal is dangerous for Israel and that it trusts Iran without verification. He also notes the lack of help given to Americans being held in Iran. (AUDIO).“We’ve done nothing to support these innocent individuals at the same time […]

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I-SS announces new principals

PRESS RELEASE At the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting of July 13, 2015, the Iredell Statesville Schools Board of Education confirmed the following principal appointments: Mrs. Susan Fail will take over leadership at Coddle Creek Elementary School after serving as Assistant Principal at Troutman Elementary School since 2010. Mrs. Fail began her career in […]

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The Iredell County Sheriff's Office reports seizing two and a half pounds of marijuana during a weekend traffic stop.
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2.5 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop

  PRESS RELEASE Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team were conducting drug interdiction activities on Interstate 77 North when they noticed a vehicle traveling North Bound being operated with a motor vehicle violation. A traffic stop was conducted and during the stop and subsequent conservation with the driver, the […]

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Former LNHS counselor pleads guilty to sex crimes

Former Lake Norman High School Counselor Amy Saffos has plead guilty to three counts of felony sexual activity with a student. Saffos was accused by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office of having sex with a student on three occasions including twice at Lake Norman High School. As part of a plea bargain, Saffos did not […]

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Silver Alert issued for missing Iredell man

FROM PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH 11:36 AM — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Joe Arthur Steele Sr. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Joe Arthur Steele Sr, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Anyone with […]

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Davidson to consider re-vamping affordable housing requirement

Anyone wanting to develop land for housing in Davidson is currently required to build a certain amount of affordable housing by town standards. Commissioners there will hold a public hearing and consider changing that rule at tonight’s meeting. If approved, developers will have the option of buying there way out of that requirement at cost […]

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