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ECOMM Director talks needs with WSIC

We told you earlier this week about the county’s consideration of a new Emergency Services building.  ECOMM Director David Martin spoke with WSIC about the needs.   (We’re seeing the gap close, I guess thats what we’re saying).  The gap he’s referring to is the amount of capacity available for higher call volume.  ECOMM answered […]

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State prisoner alleges mistreatment in county jail

Iredell County and some of its dentition officers are being sued by a man in state prison, saying he was mis-treated while in the county jail.   Christopher Harris alleges he did not receive proper medical care, had to sleep in a holding cell without a mat and was attacked by another inmate.  He also […]

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Man police accuse of sexually abusing ex-girlfriend’s child arrested

PRESS RELEASE Update: On Thursday, March 12th, 2015, after further investigation into the incident, additional charges were obtained on Antonio Torres Ibarra for First Degree Kidnapping, Indecent Liberties with a Child, and Delivering a Controlled Substance to a Minor less than 13 years of age. Ibarra turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, March 12, […]

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ISS Board of Education turns down student advisor program; vote to upgrade internet

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education turned-down a student advisor program in a 6-1 vote this week.  That’s according to an e-mail from the clerk.  A South Iredell student had proposed the idea.  The board reserved the right to bring the program back in for further discussion.   Iredell-Statesville Schools students taking drivers ed will […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Children lived in Iredell home with raw sewage

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on the evening of Friday March 6th, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office arrested a Statesville man and woman for 5 counts of Misdemeanor Child Abuse each. Deputies responded to 185 West winds Loop in northern Iredell County to investigate the report of a death. When Deputies arrived on […]

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Iredell County releases list of top delinquent property taxes

According to county tax collector Bill Furches, over 3.5 million is owed while 96 percent of taxes had been collected by the end of February. More than 40,000 dollars is owed for a portion of Field Brook Apartments.  A real estate company owes over 30 thousand for property at Talbert Point Business Park. Ingersoll Rand […]

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Iredell County considers raising minimum salary

Iredell County is looking at bumping the minimum starting salary for new employees two percent.  County Manager Ron Smith says they examined other counties and found Iredell’s salary mins and maxes to be lower than average.  The issue was discussed at this weekend’s planning retreat.  Smith says it would cost taxpayers about eight hundred ninety […]

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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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