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County hopes to encourage downtown development with new plan reviewer

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County Building Standards is pleased to announce the assignment of Mr. Walt McGervey, Plan Review Specialist, to serve as our contact for renovation projects in the downtown areas of Mooresville, Statesville, and Troutman. The assignment of Mr. McGervey to this role is an effort to help encourage the renovation of existing buildings […]

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MORNING NEWSCAST: Development grant on hold, dead Python found in Statesville

A downtown Statesville development grant program is on hold for now.  That’s according to an e-mail from City Spokeswoman Nancy Davis.  The item was originally on the agenda for Monday night’s meeting but was taken off.  Under one of the proposals, recipients could receive up to $50,000 for projects over $100,000.  A new date for […]

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Statesville PD makes arrest in B&E case

An Old Charlotte Road house in Statesville was broken-into yesterday afternoon with someone inside at the time.  The victim told police that the man started yelling, cursing and asking about a book bag when confronted.  Police arrested a David Simpson next door in their investigation, also charging him with assault on a handicapped person – […]

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Collier resigns as head of Carolina Balloon Fest organizing body

PRESS RELEASE Robb Collier, Executive Director of the National Balloon Rally Charities, has resigned effective March 29, 2017. “I am passionate about our festivals and [have] spent every day working to make them wildly successful,” said Collier. “I wish the National Balloon Rally Charities much success.” During Collier’s time as Executive Director, he successfully increased […]

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Statesville PD: Construction site larcenies, winning scratch offs stolen

Reports of larcenies from Statesville Construction sites. At an Eastside Drive location, Statesville PD says video showed two Latino males and one Latino female enter the property eventually leaving with 25 sheets of 30 foot galvanized steel decking. Detectives describe the suspect vehicle as possibly a black Dodge Caravan and a burgundy four door pickup… […]

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Mitchell buys old Davis site in tax foreclosure auction

Mitchell Community College is buying the old Davis Hospital site following a tax foreclosure auction.  That’s according to President Tim Brewer who says the school will pay just over $46,000 for the site.  The school had been set to pay Fred Godley more than $400,000 for delivery of a clean property.  Mitchell will now assume […]

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Commissioners approve land purchase for jail parking

Iredell County will purchase a property at the corner of Harrill and Stockton Streets in Statesville to serve as parking for the jail expansion. That approval came at Tuesday’s meeting, according to an e-mail from Board Clerk Retha Gaither. $181,000 was approved. The agreed amount for the purchase is $175,000, but the budget amendment includes […]

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Youth leadership students take-on City budget

The City of Statesville handed over operations yesterday … to a bunch of high schoolers. It was only an exercise, but participants in the Youth Leadership program had a chance to work on the city budget and learn about local government. Organizer Susie Wiberg says forty-four students are part of this year’s class.  That group […]

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Statesville Council approves new fire truck, advertising for athletic facilities

The City of Statesville is moving forward with the process to purchase a new fire truck. According to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis, Council members voted last night to enter a co-op for the purchasing process. Delivery of the truck is expected around this time next year. Council members will vote on the final […]

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Statesville in brief: No major problems from severe weather, B&E cases reported

The City of Statesville is reporting no major problems following yesterday’s severe weather. Spokeswoman Nancy Davis says customers may have experienced some brief flickering, but no long-term outages. Other places didn’t make it off so easy.  A cow was killed after being trapped in a barn in Charlotte. In Catawba County, a state trooper was […]

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