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Sheriff’s Office: Two charged after couple found passed out in vehicle with child

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on August 7th, 2017 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a larceny of US Currency and jewelry with a value of $5, 550.00. Items stolen from the house included a coin collection along with several rings and $210.00. The victims were able to provide possible suspects […]

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Cooper wants Civil War monuments removed

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper wants all Civil War monuments in the state taken down. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). Pointing to protestors who took down a monument in Durham, the Governor says he’s worried about safety. Those opposed say the Civil War was also about state rights, not […]

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Unresponsive man pulled from burning Statesville residence

RADIO SCRIPT A man was pulled from a burning Deaton Street home in Statesville overnight. The fire department was on-scene around midnight and reported finding an adult male unresponsive inside the residence. That individual was taken to the hospital for treatment. The fire appears to have started in the kitchen, but remains under investigation.

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Davie Avenue detour planned for Tuesday during tree removal

PRESS RELEASE Traffic will be detoured around a portion of Davie Ave. on Tuesday morning (Aug. 15) while crews remove a tree located between Elm and Harrell Streets. Work will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and is expected to take most of the morning. Detour signs and flaggers will help direct traffic around the work. […]

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Iredell Commissioners to vote on jail expansion contract

Iredell County Commissioners will consider approving a nearly $26 million contract tomorrow for construction of the jail expansion. The base bid from Hickory Construction Company is about $25.6 million with just over $1 million for other allotments. County Manager Ron Smith is recommending using approximately $25 million from the jail expansion fund with the remaining […]

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UPDATE: Damages not as extensive as first thought in downtown Statesville fire

Downtown Statesville’s “The Farm and Garden Store” was damaged by fire Saturday evening. Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says crews arrived at the Light Street business to find it heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was requested for additional manpower. While the Fire Department initially thought the structure would be a total loss, damages […]

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UPDATE: Damages not as extensive as first thought in downtown Statesville fire

Downtown Statesville’s “The Farm and Garden Store” was damaged by fire Saturday evening. Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says crews arrived at the Light Street business to find it heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was requested for additional manpower. While the Fire Department initially thought the structure would be a total loss, damages […]

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Man shot in leg at Statesville business

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Saturday August 12, 2017, just after 1PM, Statesville Police Officers responded to a reported shooting outside of the Good Deal Food Mart convenience store on Newton Dr. Upon arrival, officers found a 37 year old male victim in the parking lot suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. […]

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VIDEO: WSIC Statesville City Council forums archive

WSIC is hosting a series of four Statesville City Council candidate forums in August (11 a.m. Fridays).  The forums are sponsored by Black Automotive and Chris Johnson Realty.  Videos of previous forums can be found below. At large seats forum one Ward seats forum

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Friday After Five canceled

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC — With the forecasted weather for this evening being 60% chance of rain, the organizers have decided to err on the side of caution and CANCEL tonight’s Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Concert. “If there is one thing we have learned from past concerts, it’s that whether it rains or is […]

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