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Iredell native serving country in Navy’s furthest deployed unit

One of Iredell County’s own is serving his country on the other side of the world. Petty Officer Paul Davis is part of the US Navy’s furthest deployed unit… thirty five miles south of Tokyo. According to the Navy’s Community Outreach Office, Davis is responsible for navigating and maneuvering the two billion dollar USS Fitzgerald […]

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Charges filed in Duke Energy coal ash matter

Editor’s note: The press release from the US Attorney’s Office for Western North Carolina appears first, followed by the press release from Duke Energy. PRESS RELEASE FROM THE US DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The United States Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, along […]

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Mooresville commissioners talk finances at annual retreat

  It’s day two of the annual planning retreat for Mooresville Commissioners.  Spokeswoman Sellers says the board talked about finances and vision for the future.   The town has received a positive review from those who rate financial stability. (We have a growing tax base. We have a healthy reserve which is our fund balance. […]

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I-SS to remain closed Thursday, other districts on delay

Iredell-Statesville Schools will be closed Thursday, February 19, 2015 with an optional teacher workday. The Mooresville Graded School District and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be on a two hour delay.

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Schools closed Wednesday, re-freezing expected overnight

Iredell-Statesville Schools and the Mooresville Graded School District have both announced they will be closed tomorrow. (AUDIO: Jordan-Ashley Walker).  “We really anticipate that we’ll make a big dent in our primary roads today and start on mostly…our secondary roads tomorrow. NCDOT Spokeswoman Jordan-Ashley Walker. The DOT, City of Statesville and Town of Mooresville have all […]

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Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in Jerusalem.
Picture courtesy of the Office of Congressman Robert Pittenger

Iredell Congressman meets with Israeli Prime Minister

PRESS RELEASE JERUSALEM – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, met this morning with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and the threat of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. “Prime Minister Netanyahu explained the sobering reality of a nuclear Iran within […]

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Temperature a key factor in storm clean-up

Authorities are urging motorists to continue staying off the roads if possible. (AUDIO: Maria Molina). “We’re looking at temperatures for several days staying below freezing for many of these areas. A big dip in the Jet Stream will stay in plaice out there and that’s what’s helping it produce those cold surges of arctic air.” […]

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Like other streets, East End Avenue is covered with snow and ice Tuesday morning

Cold temps mean plowing efforts on hold till mid-morning

Local schools are closed this morning and roads covered with snow and ice. Because of the cold temperatures, road clearing efforts aren’t expected to get going until mid-morning. (AUDIO: Scott Harrell). “It packs down and it freezes so hard it’s really difficult to plow off. We tried that some last night and just that was […]

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Snow started falling mid-afternoon Monday in Statesville.  Stay with WSIC at and on Facebook and Twitter for the latest weather related news.

Local schools closed Tuesday due to concern about the weather

UPDATED – SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Iredell-Statesville Schools, Mooresville Graded Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Mitchell Community College and Statesville Christian School will be closed Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Ingresoll Rand in Mocksville has also notified WSIC that there will be no 3rd shift Tuesday morning.  Tuesday’s 1st shift will operate on a 2-hour delay. With […]

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The bread section was hit hard by shoppers at Statesville's Save-A-Lot store, apparently getting ready for the possibility of winter weather.

Local residents prepare for winter weather

Schools have sent students home early and people are buying heaters, de-icer and groceries. (I’ll tell you what, people are getting out, getting it done before that weather gets nasty). Kirk Lawton – He’s the owner of Statesville’s Save-A-Lot grocery store where Candace Shufford was stocking-up for her family. (…coming to the milk, I’m looking for […]

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