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Michael Tarter - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Iredell man accused of strangling woman with belt

PRESS RELEASE Sherriff Darren Campbell stated that on June 13, 2017, Detective N. Rash with the Special Victim’s Unit was following up on a domestic violence incident that occurred on June 12, 2017. Michael Tarter was initially charged with Assault on a Female and given a $1500.00 bond after his initial appearance, he was also […]

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Photos submitted by Todd Hollas, attorney for Councilman Jarrod Phifer

West: Councilman Phifer’s injuries not sustained during meeting

RADIO SCRIPT Statesville City Councilman Roy West spoke with WSIC yesterday about an interaction between himself and Councilman Jarrod Phifer during a closed-door meeting last month. West says there was no physical contact between the two and that there’s no way Phifer was injured in that meeting. An attorney for Phifer disagrees saying his client […]

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Statesville City Council to vote on parking ticket write-off

PRESS RELEASE At Monday night’s meeting, Statesville City Council will receive a report from Police Chief Joe Barone and Public Works Director Scott Harrell concerning improvements to two pedestrian crosswalks in downtown. Police have been studying the two mid-block crosswalks on Center St. because of reports of unsafe situations when pedestrians are using them. There […]

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Marcus Brown - Picture courtesy of the Statesville Police Department

Man accused of committing Statesville burglaries arrested following hospital release

He went from the hospital to the jail – Marcus Brown is accused by the Statesville Police Department of committing two burglaries and was arrested yesterday after his release from CMC. One burglary happened on Stockton Street, the other on Buffalo Shoals. Police say Brown was shot by the victim in the second case.

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Lemonis Tweeted about the Statesville flag controversy early Thursday morning - Source: @marcuslemonis on Twitter

Will Camping World move Statesville store over flag controversy?

Referencing a story about a jumbo US flag not being allowed at Camping World in Statesville, CEO Marcus Lemonis wrote on Twitter this morning that he would move the store. His Tweet says it’s not a problem since their lease is ending soon.  Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining […]

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Family of eight displaced by north Statesville fire

A family of eight was displaced Wednesday following a Kenhill Road house fire. According to Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee, the fire is believed to have started in a laundry room. Crews from the Statesville and Monticello Fire Departments were able to control the fire within approximately ten minutes. There were no injuries, however, fire […]

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Body found in Statesville creek

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Wednesday June 14, 2017, just after 12:30PM, Statesville police officers were called to Rolling ln. at Diamond St. in regards to a deceased person that had been found. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of a deceased black female in a creek behind a residence at the corner of Diamond […]

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Keeley Ward - Picture courtesy of Iredell-Statesville Schools

I-SS names new Celeste Henkel principal

FROM PRESS RELEASE Keeley Ward began her career with Iredell-Statesville Schools in 2001 as an English Language Arts teacher at North Iredell Middle School. In 2007, Ms. Ward became the Literacy coach at Statesville Middle School where she provided teachers and administrators with professional learning on the use of student data, including identifying trends and […]

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Sheliah Burnette - Picture courtesy of Iredell-Statesville Schools

New N.B. Mills principal named

PRESS RELEASE When an administrator of an educational building tells you that their most important role is to lead their school in instructional excellence, you know you have someone who puts children and their learning first. Sheliah Burnette not only puts students first, but exudes enthusiasm, dependability and a strong work ethic. Ms. Burnette’s building […]

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Camping World CEO calls-out Statesville over flag rules

Camping World CEO and reality TV star Marcus Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining to the the United States Flag. His request to followers was for help getting those rules changed. In Statesville, flags cannot exceed 8 feet by 12 feet. Flagpoles are capped at 40 feet. CLICK HERE […]

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