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Statesville City Council to consider splash pad contract

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Council will meet Monday night, October 12 at 7 p.m. This meeting provides an opportunity for public comment. Persons desiring to speak at this time must sign up on the list located at the City Clerk’s counter in Council Chambers. Speakers are allowed three minutes to talk on any topic […]

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Iredell County employees could soon be allowed to carry concealed firearms

Iredell County employees could soon be allowed to carry concealed firearms on the job.  Commissioners will consider a policy change tomorrow allowing those with a valid permit to do so.  Staff is recommending a series of rules be approved with the policy.  Employees would also be required to notify human resources of their intent to […]

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Young Iredell Cancer patient Dalton Edwards has died

Dalton Edwards, who inspired Iredell County and beyond through his dealings with Cancer, has died. The “Pray for Dalton” Facebook Page posted Sunday afternoon that Dalton had passed-away around 9:00 am. A graduate of West Iredell High School, Dalton has had the community’s attention and support in recent years including through the publishing of a […]

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New app offers way to report trash and pollution in Catawba River, Lake Norman

FROM PRESS RELEASE (Charlotte, N.C.) The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has released its Water Watcher app, now available for free in both the Apple and Google Play stores. Focusing on exploring and protecting the waters of the Catawba-Wateree River basin, this first version of the app has eight tools: pollution reporter; trash logger; basin explorer map; […]

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Runoff formally requested in Statesville Mayor race

It’s official – Statesville Mayor candidate and City Council member Michael Johnson has made the formal request for a runoff against Costi Kutteh. The sitting Mayor had 38 percent of the vote with just over 1,100 ballots cast. Michael Johnson was 113 votes behind. Rosetta Williams placed third in that contest, receiving 380 votes, just […]

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Board of Elections: Johnson plans to seek runoff in Mayor’s race

RADIO SCRIPT Statesville’s Mayor election is not over – according to the Iredell County Board of Elections, Michael Johnson has indicated he plans to seek a runoff with incumbent Costi Kutteh. That’s not been made official as of yet – the Board of Elections has to have it in writing for that to be the […]

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I-SS Board nominates replacement for Haynes seat

PRESS RELEASE Mr. Samuel Kennington was nominated and approved by the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education to replace Board Member Cindy Haynes (District 3) in a special election on October 2, 2017. He was sworn in at the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting Monday, October 9, 2017. Mr. Kennington received his Bachelor’s from East […]

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Pictured are the 2016 recipients: (From right to left): Lake Norman Chamber Board Chair Callan H. Bryan, North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad recipient Michael Tessari, Chamber President Bill Russell, Crime Stopper Board Chair Tommy Davis, Huntersville Fire Chief Larry Irvin, Fire Fighter Henry Cook, Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla, Huntersville Police Officer Jesse Helms and Major Barry Graham, Davidson Captain Steve Ingram, and Detective James Stokes, Cornelius Lelmely Deputy Fire Chief Guerry Barbee and Firefighters Ricky Overcash and Peter Blaich, Davidson Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald and Firefighter Billy Todd, Davidson Mayor John Woods, and Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis.  Photo by John McHugh / Ocaid Photography

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce to recognize first responders

PRESS RELEASE (Huntersville, NC – October 9, 2017) The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will salute the men and women who work tirelessly to protect and serve the families and businesses of the Lake Norman region at a Public Safety Luncheon to be held at NorthStone Country Club (15901 Northstone Drive) in Huntersville. The twelfth […]

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Statesville early voting participation doubles from 2013

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Roughly 1500 people voted early ahead of tomorrow’s Statesville City Council and Mayor Elections. That’s more than double the early voting participation seen in 2013. Early voting closed Friday – there is no early voting today. All voting tomorrow must do so within assigned precincts. Interest is especially heavy in the Mayor […]

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Statesville Water Resources Director Joe Hudson announces retirement

PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Manager Larry Pressley has announced the retirement of Water Resources Director Joe Hudson, effective Dec. 31, 2017. Hudson’s 31-year career with the City began in 1986 and has seen the department expand in facilities and in services. “Statesville has been very fortunate to have had Joe at the helm of the […]

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