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Lake-area students winners in National Merit Scholarship program

Two lake-area students are among those announced this morning as the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These are financed by corporations and other business organizations.  Cade MacQuarrie is a Davidson resident expected to enter the astrophysics field.  That scholarship was provided by Corning.  Mooresville student Jacob Lawrence is expected […]

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Iredell-Statesville student receives Diana Award

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT A Statesville High School senior is the recipient of the Diana Award. Named for Princess Diana, the award is presented to young role models who are working to transform the lives of others. Jennifer McClain started the Iredell-Statesville Schools IGNITE Summit, held twice a year focusing on anti-bullying. District spokeswoman Susie Wiberg […]

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Cornelius program aims to impact student driving

FROM PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Cornelius Police Department Traffic Unit, along with Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue and Mecklenburg County Medic, will present a program entitled “No Second Chances” at W.A. Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. “No Second Chances” focuses on the consequences of teen choices, with emphasis placed on […]

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Maria Sanchez - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Attorney for accused bus driver declines to comment, for now

The attorney for a bus driver accused by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office of having a student get off for bad behavior has declined to comment on the case, for now. Maria Sanchez is presently on paid administrative leave from her job as a teacher assistant and bus driver at East Iredell Middle School. Attorney […]

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I-SS names principal for agriculture early college

PRESS RELEASE At the regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting tonight, Iredell-Statesville Schools named Billy Wells as Principal of the new Early College for Agriculture on campus at North Iredell HIgh School ​Coming to Iredell-Statesville Schools from the private sector, Mr. Billy Wells brought a wealth of business experience, team building knowledge and processes to […]

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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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A group from the Career Academy and Technical School with one of the donated vehicles.  From left to right: Instructor Shane Fox; Elijah Martin, CATS student; Seth Johnson, CATS student; Principal Larry Rogers - Submitted Photo

Fleet vehicles donated to I-SS Career Academy and Technical School

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC — Two vehicles retired from the Iredell Health System (IHS) fleet are being put to good use as a learning aid for local students. Earlier this year, IHS donated a Chevy Malibu and a Toyota 4Runner to the Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) in Troutman. These donations will enable students […]

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UPDATED: Bus driver accused of leaving student not terminated, I-SS admits communication error

UPDATE WSIC NEWS The East Iredell Middle bus driver accused by the Sheriff’s Office of making a student get off for poor behavior last week remains on administrative leave. Iredell-Statesville Schools previously reported that Maria Sanchez had been terminated from her position, but issued a correction Monday. Captain Mike Bova with the Iredell County Sheriff’s […]

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AFTERNOON NEWSCAST: Charge filed in fatal wreck, I-SS board to hold mid-year review

The person who the Highway Patrol says was driving a vehicle during a fatal west Iredell accident last month is facing one count of misdemeanor death by vehicle. That’s according to the accident report in which the Highway Patrol estimates that the vehicle driven by Donovan White hit a tree at about 50 miles per […]

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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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