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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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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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