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Speeding ticket leads to drug charges

PRESS RELEASES Speeding ticket leads to drug charges Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 5-30-15 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team was traveling east on Hickory Hwy. when he observed a 1997 Chevrolet traveling west. Lt. Stone used his radar to clock the vehicle at 72 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. speed […]

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Fifth Street Ministries recognizes volunteers

Statesville’s Fifth Street Ministries honored volunteers with a brunch over the weekend. Executive Director Patti West says former shelter residents expressed their thanks to volunteers. Mike Lewis and Appropriate Placement Options Teen Community Service Program received volunteers of the year. The Ruth Ann Blankenship Award went to Rocky Mount United Methodist Church. Missy Peet received […]

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Troutman honors officers during National Police Week

The Town of Troutman was among those to honor officers during the recent National Police week. Chief Matthew Selves says three officers were recognized at a town meeting – two traffic safety officers and a school resource officer. His thirteen-year-old daughter gave a speech to the group, recognizing officers and expressing appreciation for what they […]

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Legislators look to defund toll lanes

The anti toll lane sentiment continued yesterday afternoon with a summit in Cornelius. Legislators talked about a bill to try and defund the toll lanes. WSIC Local Biz Now co-host Joe Vagnone feels that would be a long shot because of the penalties for breaking the contract. (AUDIO). “That any body who would want to […]

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Mitchell releases Spring Dean’s list

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College congratulates the following students who made the full-time and part-time Dean’s List for the spring semester 2015. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a quality point average of 3.5 or higher with no grade below a “C.” Full-time Students – (Advance) […]

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Shannon Farrell and La'Kia Hall are accused by the Troutman Police Department of causing a bomb scare at the school Tuesday morning.  
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School district, police say officials had no advance knowledge of South Iredell prank

A number of people commented on our Facebook Page concerning Tuesday’s South Iredell High School bomb scare. Among the concerns we saw there was a claim that faculty approved the senior prank that put two students in handcuffs. Both Iredell-Statesville Schools and the Troutman Police Department say there is no truth to the claim and […]

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Anti-toll lane movement takes message to Raleigh

Lake area residents asked state lawmakers to defund the I-77 toll-lane project this week. Those against the project spent a day in Raleigh meeting with legislators and protesting at the Governor’s Mansion. (AUDIO).“I think we made it loud and clear that we are oppose to the toll lanes and that we have not been listened […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Man going 110 MPH arrested for violation of domestic violence protection order

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on Friday evening at 1130pm, Lt C. L. Stone and Sgt B. L. Johnson of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team noticed a silver car speeding north bound on I-77 from the 42 mile marker. A traffic stop was conducted and a radar lock on the vehicle confirmed that the […]

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Economic developers meet with lawmakers concerning grant program

Economic Developers from around the state met with legislators in Raleigh earlier this month to talk about an incentive program set to expire at the end of twenty fifteen. Statesville Regional Development Executive Director Mike Smith was there and is confident about the awareness gained for the Job Development Investment Grant program. North Carolina recently […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Wanted suspect sexually abused girl, took illicit photos

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated, On April 24 2015 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office by the Department of Social Services in reference to the sexual assault of a young child by a male family member. The case was sent to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit and […]

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