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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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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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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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Statesville Fire Department receives federal grant

PRESS RELEASE On January 23, 2017 Statesville City Council approved the Fire Department to submit an application for the FY16 SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) funded by FEMA through U.S. Department of Homeland Security funds. Fire Department staff was notified by FEMA that the SAFER Grant was awarded to Statesville July […]

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Filing closes with five candidates for Statesville Mayor

Filing for this fall’s elections is closed and the race for Statesville Mayor has grown to five candidates. Karen Keaton has joined the list. She tried unsuccessfully in 2013 to get elected to the Iredell County Board of Commissioners as a Democrat.

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Statesville releases audio of West-Phifer interaction

Audio has been released by the City of Statesville of an interaction between Councilman Roy West and Jarrod Phifer during a closed door meeting last month. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this clip). His attorney claims he suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb. West says there was no physical […]

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Steve Johnson files to run for Statesville City Council, Mayor’s race sees fourth candidate

Former Iredell County Commissioner Steve Johnson has filed to run for Statesville City Council. He’s the twelfth candidate to enter the race for two seats currently held by William Morgan and Michael Schlesinger. Johnson’s four-part platform is clearly based on recent concerns from residents. He proposes eliminating the yearly sanitation fee, not renaming anything without […]

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