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Hickory PD: Woman dies in crash after fleeing from officers

PRESS RELEASES HICKORY – On February 26, 2014, at approximately 11:07 pm, a Hickory Police Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of US 70 and 4th Street Drive SW.  The officer was speaking to the driver and suspected she was under the influence. The Officer asked her to turn her engine off and step […]

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Candidate filing ends Friday at 12 p.m.

Candidate filing for the 2014 elections closes at 12 p.m. on Friday, February 28.  Click here to view the Iredell County Board of Elections report of candidate filings as of late Tuesday afternoon.  Document courtesy of the Iredell County Board of Elections.

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I-SS sets kindergarten registration dates

PRESS RELEASE All Iredell-Statesville Schools elementary schools have dates scheduled for kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year.  The entire schedule, along with other important information regarding kindergarten, can be found by clicking here. Iredell-Statesville Schools is continuing to offer a wider variety of educational services to meet student needs.  East Iredell Elementary will continue […]

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Iredell confirms 1st case of rabies for 2014

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County Animal Services has confirmed a case of rabies in Iredell County. This case involved a skunk contacting 2 dogs in the area of Cove Gap Rd off of Midway Rd. Iredell County Health Department reminds the public to avoid contact with stray animals. These animals could be infected with rabies. Rabies […]

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Police: Suspects stole vehicle, led officers on chase

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC:  On Tuesday morning Officers responded to a larceny of a vehicle call at DriveRight Auto Sales. Officers responded and while investigating the theft of the vehicle, the suspects drove back by the business in the stolen car. Officers attempted to catch up to the suspects to stop the vehicle. The suspects […]

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Police: Alert neighbor helped officers find suspect

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: Statesville Police Officers responded to a breaking and entering in progress on N. Mulberry St. The witness was a neighbor who lived nearby and watched the suspects break into the residence and called 911 immediately. The caller stayed on the line and was able to direct officers towards the suspect that ran from the residence with a […]

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I-SS PR department recognized

PRESS RELEASE School public relations professionals across the state were recently honored for the products of their craft during the North Carolina School Public Relations Association’s annual Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communications celebration at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro.  Twenty-nine school districts totaled 163 awards in 11 categories. The Iredell-Statesville Schools PR department […]

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Suspect arrested on rape charge

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC:  On Monday January 13, 2014, Investigator Kelly Wilson obtained felony charges on James Calvin Smyre Jr. for First Degree Forcible Rape.  These charges come after an extensive yearlong investigation into this sexual assault which was first reported to Statesville Police on January 13, 2013. The victim reported that she was walking […]

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SPD: Assault victim dies, autopsy scheduled next week

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE:  The victim in this case, a 70 year old white male, passed away this morning at Baptist Hospital.  The identity of the victim is not being released at this point, due to verification of family notifications out of state. This case is still active &ongoing, and we are seeking any information regarding […]

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SPD: Couple charged in vending machine break-ins

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC:  The Statesville Police Department has been investigating a rash of drink machine break-in’s spanning the past several months.  The break-in’s took place at numerous shopping centers throughout Statesville. A possible suspect and vehicle description was developed by Investigators early on, however Police received the break that was needed to resolve these […]

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