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Man accused of breaking-into six vehicles

PRESS RELEASE Officers responded to the 500 block of Valley St in ref to a 911 call for Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle that had just occurred. Witness had observed the suspect inside her vehicle and watched him walk to a nearby apartment. Upon officer’s arrival, they were able to locate the suspect matching […]

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Child dead after apparent accidental drowning

A four year-old child is dead after an apparent accidental drowning in the Mooresville area Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Irish Road around 2:15 Saturday afternoon following a report that a child had been found in a swimming pool. When deputies arrived, the child had been transported […]

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Suspect facing additional child sexual abuse charge

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, N.C.: On Wednesday, April 1st 2015, additional charges were brought against Joshua William Shoemaker, 35 years old. He had previously been charged with several counts of sex offenses, including indecent liberties with a minor. Investigators with the Statesville Police Department had received a report involving an additional victim who came forward with […]

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Pressly School placed on lockdown

Pressly School in Statesville was placed on lockdown Thursday morning, according to Iredell-Statesville Schools. Spokesperson Susie Wiberg issued the following statement via e-mail: “At approximately 9:30 this morning, Pressly School was placed on a lockdown status as a precautionary measure after two students became argumentative and aggressive.  There are additional police officers on campus at […]

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Two accused of selling items stolen from storage units

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a local storage facility for an incident in which seventeen storage units were broken into after the suspects cut the fence to gain entry to the premises. Sheriff Campbell Stated that Brian James Stafford and Robert Matthew Husted were caught selling […]

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I-SS Board asking for extra $4.6M

  In a six-one vote, the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education agreed to ask the county for an additional four point six million in funding next school year.   Martin Page was the single no-vote.  (I’d love to get more. Don’t get me wrong. I’d love for us to get more money, but I just […]

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McDonald’s celebrate 40 years in Statesville

This week marks forty years of the golden arches over Statesville.   The first McDonalds opened here in nineteen seventy-five.  (The biggest change, when I started with McDonalds, there were no drive-thrus. I remember the first drive-thru…and the other thing, when I started, when you worked a register you had to know the price of […]

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Troutman Bank of America to close at end of June

The Troutman Bank of America will be closing its doors at the end of June. Bank of America representative Nicole Nastacie says the branch office is closing because of a lack of physical transactions, citing the popularity of online banking as one of the reasons. The closest Bank of America to Troutman will be about […]

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Statesville Housing Authority to renovate living space for homeless vets

The Statesville Housing Authority will soon begin renovations on a residence for homeless veterans. The project is being paid for by a U.S. HOME grant worth over one hundred thousand dollars and twenty-four thousand dollars from the city of Statesville. Statesville Housing Authority director Darbah Skaf says the project is to be completed by November in time […]

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Ceremony opens Child Abuse Prevention Month

Local advocates for children marked the start of Child Abuse Prevention month with a brief ceremony outside the courthouse in Statesville Wednesday morning.   Iredell Commissioner Tommy Bowles has served as a foster parent and says many of the people in jail grew up with problems in the home. (We’ve got to get it when […]

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