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UPDATE: Damages not as extensive as first thought in downtown Statesville fire

Downtown Statesville’s “The Farm and Garden Store” was damaged by fire Saturday evening. Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says crews arrived at the Light Street business to find it heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was requested for additional manpower. While the Fire Department initially thought the structure would be a total loss, damages […]

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UPDATE: Damages not as extensive as first thought in downtown Statesville fire

Downtown Statesville’s “The Farm and Garden Store” was damaged by fire Saturday evening. Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says crews arrived at the Light Street business to find it heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was requested for additional manpower. While the Fire Department initially thought the structure would be a total loss, damages […]

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VIDEO: WSIC Statesville City Council forums archive

WSIC is hosting a series of four Statesville City Council candidate forums in August (11 a.m. Fridays).  The forums are sponsored by Black Automotive and Chris Johnson Realty.  Videos of previous forums can be found below. At large seats forum one Ward seats forum

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Friday After Five canceled

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC — With the forecasted weather for this evening being 60% chance of rain, the organizers have decided to err on the side of caution and CANCEL tonight’s Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Concert. “If there is one thing we have learned from past concerts, it’s that whether it rains or is […]

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Statesville passes “brunch bill,” formalizes trash collection opt-out policy

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Statesville now has a formalized set of guidelines for property owners wanting to opt-out of city trash collection. That policy passed last night, according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. It essentially solidifies what was already in place, requiring those who opt-out to prove they have a new provider. It also […]

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Hungry? Pizza stolen in Statesville

Thieves were hungry in Statesville last night – snatching a Domino’s Pizza bag from a delivery driver in the 400 block of Deaton Street around 11:00. According to Statesville PD, a black male approached the driver and said he had only a card to pay with. Another black male approached from behind, snatching the pizza […]

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Statesville sanitation workers cleaning the streets in more ways than one

PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, August 26, hundreds of community members will gather at Harris Park for a day of “peace, love and fellowship” complete with food, live entertainment, basketball games, special remarks and lots of fun. What many of those in attendance at the 2nd Annual Stop the Violence Cookout may not be aware of, […]

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West-Phifer case moving to district court

The case of Statesville City Councilman Roy West and Jarrod Phifer will move to district court. That’s according to West who told WSIC this afternoon that Phifer chose not to mediate during private warrant court today. West is facing two misdemeanor charges following an interaction with Phifer during a closed-door meeting last month. (AUDIO: Please […]

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Councilman Roy West goes to court on misdemeanor charges

It’s possible, but unlikely, there will be any resolution today in the case of Statesville City Councilman Roy West. He was in private warrant court this morning on two misdemeanor charges – communicating threats as well as assault and battery. State law mandates these be dealt with via arbitration if possible to avoid district court. […]

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Statesville seeking citizen input on possible “brunch bill”

PRESS RELEASE At its next meeting on August 7th Statesville City Council will consider taking action on the “brunch bill” which allows 10 a.m. Sunday alcohol sales instead of noon. Mayor Costi Kutteh announced Council’s intentions at its July 17 meeting, encouraging persons to contact him or other Council members with their viewpoints before that […]

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