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Iredell Commissioners prepare for manager search

FROM PRESS RELEASE Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) has selected Iredell County Manager Ron Smith as its Executive Director beginning in mid-January. Smith replaces Jim Prosser who is retiring after seven years of service as CCOG’s Executive Director. Smith will be resigning effective January 5th. The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will develop a transition […]

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Iredell Commissioners delay vote on employee concealed carry policy

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Iredell County Commissioners held-off on a vote last night to decide whether or not County employees should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on the job. Commissioner Gene Houpe tells WSIC this is so additional input can be obtained from staff and the public.  He says two people spoke at last night’s […]

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Demolition re-starts at old Davis Hospital site

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College announced demolition has begun on the former Davis Hospital structure as of Tuesday, September 19. The site was inspected by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Health Hazard Control Unit on August 30, September 13, and September 18, 2017. The Health Hazards Control Unit […]

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Iredell County releases zoning for Mooresville property

Iredell County Commissioners this week approved the release of zoning control to the town of Mooresville for property off Williamson Road near Lake Norman. Residents have been concerned about a developer’s plans and the impact on that neighborhood. Commissioner Gene Houpe feels appropriate steps were taken by the developer to respond to those concerns. (AUDIO: […]

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No decision in controversial zoning release

A controversial zoning release for property off Williamson Road near Lake Norman did not receive a vote at last night’s Iredell County Commissioner’s meeting. Board Clerk Retha Gaither says the consensus was to give residents more time to see the new proposed site plan from the developer. Let everyone know about this

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Iredell County to remodel parts of old courthouse

Iredell County is getting ready for several remodeling projects at the government center in downtown Statesville. According to an e-mail from county spokesman Ben Stikeleather, phase one is expected to start and finish this fall – it’s aimed at security and will reduce the number of access points from seven to two. The cost will […]

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Iredell EMS recognized for heart attack patient care

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood […]

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No tax rate increase, 22 new positions in approved Iredell budget

Iredell County’s property tax rate will remain the same in the upcoming fiscal year. Commissioners unanimously approved the budget this week, according to Board Clerk Retha Gaither. Twenty-two new positions are funded in the budget including eight paramedics, four E-COMM telecommunicators and an attorney for the Sheriff’s Office. ECOM has an established goal of nearly […]

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$1.7 million economic development incentive approved in Iredell

A currently un-named company can receive an economic development incentive of up to $1.7 million dollars following a vote by Iredell County Commissioners this week. That’s contingent on an investment of $66 million over the next seven years and the creation of twenty-seven new jobs. This according to Board Clerk Retha Gaither who says the […]

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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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