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Little-known rule allows city property owners pick trash provider, deadline looming

Statesville property owners have until the end of June to opt-out of City trash collection for the next twelve months. According to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis, the $120 fee for residential customers is placed on the annual tax bill. Commercial rates are based on collections and the number of toters. State law (CLICK […]

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Lincolnton man accused of sexually assaulting children over more than 4-year period

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A Lincoln County man is facing a number of child sexual assault charges following an investigation into the incidents. On June 6, 2017 Detective Kelsey Harrington received a report from the Lincoln County Department of Social Services regarding the sexual assault of two children. The victims, who are related to […]

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I-SS dual-immersion student uses language skills to help lost child

An Iredell-Statesville Schools dual-immersion language student put his skills to use recently to try to help a little girl find her mother. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this audio). That audio courtesy of the East Iredell Elementary Facebook Page. Principal Amy Rhyne says the student, now in middle school, was shopping […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Marijuana grow operation busted following tip

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a couple for having a marijuana grow operation near the 3400 block of Hallman Mill Rd. in Vale.  Narcotics detectives made the arrests following a tip they received via Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers. According to detectives, the […]

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Police still working to identify body found in south Statesville creek

Still no word on the identity of a black female found in a south Statesville creek last Wednesday. In a statement this afternoon, the Police Department says conditions at the scene are making positive identification a difficult challenge. The obvious question is whether or not the body is that of Deborah Sabra, a black female […]

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Despite outcry, public and council silent on Camping World flag controversy

Despite public outcry over Statesville rules preventing a large US flag at Camping World, no one spoke about the matter at last night’s City Council meeting. CEO Marcus Lemonis Tweeted about the issue, even raising the idea of moving the store.  Mayor Costi Kutteh says that since a request before the Board of Adjustment in […]

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East Iredell chicken house a total loss following fire

A commercial Vaughn Mill Road chicken house in east Iredell is said to be a total loss following a fire this morning. The Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department says crews were called-out shortly after seven o’clock remaining on scene for about two hours. Other crews were still there at that time from at least one […]

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Statesville man accused in Hickory homicide makes first court appearance

PRESS RELEASE A Statesville man connected to a shooting death in Hickory made his first appearance in Catawba County District Court on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Bradley Dwayne Davis, 41, appeared before Judge David W. Aycock on a murder charge. The defendant was assigned an attorney and given a probable cause hearing date of July […]

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Mooresville approves Costco rezoning

Mooresville is one step closer to a new Costco and Academy Sports. Town Commissioners approved the rezoning of property at the corner of Brawley School Road and Talbert Road in a 5-0 vote, according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Kim Sellers. Twenty-five spoke during the public hearing, fourteen were in favor of the project. Last […]

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Statesville Council writes-off parking tickets, West addresses Phifer interaction

Statesville City Council members wrote-off nearly $20,000 in parking tickets and fees at their meeting last night. Mayor Costi Kutteh told the group during the pre-agenda meeting that this represents under ten percent of tickets owed to the city. Calling an interaction with Councilman Jarrod Phifer an embarrassment, Councilman Roy West made this offer at […]

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