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Morning Show "Boss Man" Jamie West passes away

Morning Show “Boss Man” Jamie West passes away

He was known as the Morning Show’s “Boss Man” – Jamie West has died.  Harold Johnson: Good Morning, WSIC! Hi there! Positive radio Boss! Jamie West: Hey gentleman, hope you had a good weekend. Harold Johnson: It was decent boss, how about your weekend? Jamie West: Oh, it was good That clip from earlier this […]

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James Best – actor & Alexander County resident – dead at 88

He was best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the Duke’s of Hazzard – Actor James Best died Monday at the age of eighty-eight after a brief illness and complications from pneumonia. (AUDIO: What a horrendous gunshot wound.  How come you’re still standing?) Best got his start acting with Special Services in the US […]

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Iredell 9-1-1 lines restored after outage

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County Emergency Communications lost the ability to receive 9-1-1 calls this morning at 10:31 a.m. due to a networking problem. At the time, our telephone vendor was in the process of adding the Mooresville Police Department onto the county Next Generation 9-1-1 switch. When the connection was put in place to the […]

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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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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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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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Legacy Ledership Academy names director; student director

  Legacy Leadership Academy, a new private leadership academy coming to the Lake Norman area, has announced its managing and student directors. Legacy has named Ashley Kopp as managing director and Jennifer Elliot as student director and Curriculum Coordinator. The new school is currently accepting applications for students in kindergarten through fifth grade for the […]

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Local education updates

Parents and students rally for Opportunity Scholarship grant Parents and students spoke at the North Carolina general assembly this week about the positive changes the Opportunity Scholarship program has made in their lives. The program, which awards scholarships for students to attend private schools, is currently on hold as the court considers constitutionality. (I was […]

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The Mitchell Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to proceed with a contract to buy the old Davis Hospital site.

MCC to pay $402,000 for old Davis Hospital site

Sitting only about two blocks away from the site they plan to purchase, Mitchell Community College Trustees voted unanimously last night (editor’s note: Wednesday night) to move-forward with a contract for the old Davis Hospital. WSIC broke the story Tuesday that the owner was going to sell. The school plans to pay about four hundred […]

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