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Statesville resident happily employed by Donald Trump

Your view of Donald Trump may be a hard-nosed business man who fires people on The Apprentice, but that’s not the picture painted by Statesville resident Gavin Arsenault who manages the Trump course in Mooresville. (We work for what they like to consider the largest smallest Mom and Pop corporation in America, the Trump family).  […]

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NY bound Amtrak train derails in NC accident

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH- At approximately 12:15 p.m. Monday, the northbound Amtrak Carolinian Train 80 was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer at the intersection of U.S. 301 and N.C. 903 in Halifax County. Train 80’s locomotive and baggage car were derailed as a result of the collision. At this time minor injuries have […]

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I-SS Board mid year meeting: more students in tech programs, more graduates with college credits

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education met for a mid-year meeting yesterday.  Superintendent Brady Johnson called it productive with different leaders taking part. He says two State Representatives indicated they felt drivers ed would be funded from the state and were guardedly optimistic that a two percent cut in funding would not solidify. The group […]

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Thumbpickers and Sprint into Spring take advantage of great weekend weather

Despite some cooler temperatures, folks made good use of the weekend.  It started with the Thumbpicker’s Convention – held Friday and Saturday in Statesville.   (I LIKE NEW CONVERTS TO THIS THUMB AND FINGER STYLE MUSIC. ITS JUST FANTASIC).  Iredell Arts Council Executive Director Rogelio Calvo.  The event featured open mic opportunities and workshops.  Bluegrass […]

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Toll lane project moves forward as judge denies temporary injunction

A judge has denied a motion for a temporary injunction in the Interstate 77 toll lane case. Parties met Tuesday in a motion hearing. The ruling means that plans for the toll lane project will move forward as scheduled, though a lawsuit for a permanent injunction has been filed by Widen I-77. That case will […]

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Sheriff’s Office need help identifying vandal

PRESS RELEASE – Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of damage to cropland on Parkertown road over the last few months. The victim is reporting that unknown person(s) are driving off the roadway into his field spinning up the field doing damage to the crops that are planted. […]

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Rolling Thunder launches new scholarship

Veterans advocacy group Rolling Thunder has launched the Ron Cauthen memorial scholarship fund.   (Ron Cauthen was a Vietnam veteran and dear and loved member of our chapter).  Member Rockie Lynne.   The first thirty high schoolers to enter will have a chance at five hundred dollars by creating a tri-fold relating to the prisoner […]

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Local music legend gives preview of NC Thumbpickers convention

The eleventh annual NC Thumbpickers convention is coming to Statesville this weekend. Clay Lunsford, whose band Clay Lunsford and friends is well known in bluegrass circles throughout the Appalachain mountains will be performing both Friday and Saturday night. Lunsford encourages people to bring their guitars and attend seminars throughout the day Saturday. (Well if you […]

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Iredell-Statesville Schools board to vote on student representation

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on a program that would allow student input to that group.  Spokesperson Susie Wiberg says they’re still figuring out the details.  The plan is for a group of high school representatives to form, then send someone to board meetings in a six month rotation. […]

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Overnight lane closure planned for Highway 21

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE — The N.C. Department of Transportation will install a nightly lane closure on U.S. 21 Southbound from Pump Station Road to Lakeside Drive beginning Sunday, March 8. The right lane of U.S. 21 Southbound will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. for utility work. The work is expected […]

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