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Statesville Council delays splash pad vote

PRESS RELEASE Plans to build a splash pad at the Bentley Center were put on hold Monday night after Council member Roy West moved to table the motion in order to study the possibility of locating the project at the new municipal building on Shelton Ave. The design of the municipal building, which will house […]

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Statesville PD identifies victim in fatal moped accident

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2017 just before 4PM, SPD officers responded to a crash involving a passenger vehicle and moped. The crash happened on West End. Ave. at N. Kelly St. As a result of the collision, the moped driver, 55 year old Johnny Ray Crosby of Statesville died from […]

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Downtown road to close temporarily for jail expansion work

PRESS RELEASE As part of the jail expansion project, a new storm water line will be installed across Constitution Lane.  This work should take approximately 2 days. It will involve closing a section of Constitution Lane which is down the hill from the Magnolia tree outside the Water Street entrance of the Court House. During […]

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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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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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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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Mitchell Community College reveals plans for health sciences building

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College recently announced the exterior design for the College’s new Health Sciences Building. The exterior design will feature a modern façade with a 2 story, glass front atrium. Portions of the former Davis Hospital entrance have been preserved for use in the atrium, upholding the site’s history. Mitchell’s […]

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Statesville City Council recognizes fire fighters, approves demolition funds

PRESS RELEASE Lifesaving awards were presented to two citizens and four Statesville firefighters Monday night in recognition of their efforts in saving the life of Owen Conner on July 25, 2017. Mr. Conner was present at the meeting that recognized his mother, Shay Conner and cousin, Alisa Smyre, and there were hugs all around. Chief […]

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