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Lemonis Tweeted about the Statesville flag controversy early Thursday morning - Source: @marcuslemonis on Twitter

Will Camping World move Statesville store over flag controversy?

Referencing a story about a jumbo US flag not being allowed at Camping World in Statesville, CEO Marcus Lemonis wrote on Twitter this morning that he would move the store. His Tweet says it’s not a problem since their lease is ending soon.  Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining […]

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Camping World CEO calls-out Statesville over flag rules

Camping World CEO and reality TV star Marcus Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining to the the United States Flag. His request to followers was for help getting those rules changed. In Statesville, flags cannot exceed 8 feet by 12 feet. Flagpoles are capped at 40 feet. CLICK HERE […]

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Refrigerator problem suspected in Friday morning fire

A house is thought to be a total loss following a Bailey Road fire this morning. That’s northwest of Mooresville off Highway 21. Shepherd’s Fire Department Chief Kelly Robinson says it appears to have started from a problem with a refrigerator. The call was received around 9:00. An adult and two children were home. There were […]

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Owner of Lake Norman’s Blue Parrot Grill pleads guilty to tax evasion

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peter Gjuraj, 49, of Mooresville N.C., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer today and pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. Attorney Rose is joined in making today’s announcement by Thomas J. Holloman […]

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Mitchell to expand agriculture instruction

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC –On May 19, 2017, the State Board of Community Colleges approved the following a new curriculum program standard, Agriculture Education (A15330). Mitchell Community College will begin offering Agriculture Education in the Fall 2017 semester, expanding the College’s Agribusiness Systems offerings. The new curriculum was developed at Mitchell. The Agriculture Education […]

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No tax rate increase, 22 new positions in approved Iredell budget

Iredell County’s property tax rate will remain the same in the upcoming fiscal year. Commissioners unanimously approved the budget this week, according to Board Clerk Retha Gaither. Twenty-two new positions are funded in the budget including eight paramedics, four E-COMM telecommunicators and an attorney for the Sheriff’s Office. ECOM has an established goal of nearly […]

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Woman accused of mailing drug to Iredell County Jail

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: Two suspects have been arrested in conjunction with a month’s long investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in the West Iredell area of Iredell County, this investigation is being conducted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. Angela Kelso McCollum and Scottie Eugene Hopkins were being investigated […]

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Iredell names new Emergency Management Coordinator

PRESS RELEASE It is my pleasure to announce that Jody Smyre has been named to replace retiring Paul Webster (after 30 years) as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Iredell County. Mr. Smyre has been employed with Iredell County since 1998 and currently serves as a Shift Supervisor for Iredell County EMS. He is certified through […]

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One person dead following Iredell hit-and-run

One person is dead following a hit-and-run on I-40 Thursday afternoon. This happened on the westbound side near mile marker 158 not far from the Cool Springs exit. Citing witness reports, the Highway Patrol says a white Toyota Sienna pulling an aluminum trailer, possibly a U-Haul, came into the lane of a motorcycle where the two […]

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Carolina Renaissance Festival to host auditions for 2017 actors

FROM PRESS RELEASE Jesters! Peasants! Nobles! Knights! The Carolina Renaissance Festival, a combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and feast, will hold open auditions on Saturday, June 10th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Saturday, June 17th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Cannon School located at […]

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