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Bomb threat forces evacuation of Iredell elementary school

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT Shepherd Elementary School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was received via phone. Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell says the threat proved to be without base after Deputies and bomb dogs searched the building. This happened around 11:00. Students were able to return to class after the school was cleared. Campbell […]

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Haynes resigns from I-SS Board

A seat on the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education left vacant by the resignation of Cindy Haynes this week will be filled by the selection of other board members.  This according to an e-mail from Iredell Board of Elections Director Becky Galliher which says state law mandates that since the office is non-partisan. Haynes cited […]

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New book recounts Dalton Edwards’ dealings with cancer

PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. — Statesville Free News is excited to announce the publication of A Warrior’s Life: The Dalton Edwards Story, a book chronicling the Statesville teen’s nearly four-year battle with hepatocellular carcinoma. An ebook and print edition are available through Amazon. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the […]

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I-SS names new Statesville High School Principal

PRESS RELEASE T​he Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education approved Mr. Hans Lassiter as the new principal for Statesville High School on Monday, August 7,2017. ​Mr. Lassiter received his Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina A&T in 1989. He furthered his education with a Master of Arts degree from NC Central University, a Masters of […]

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NIHS grad directs new ESPN Films documentary

A North Iredell High School grad is one of two Directors who led the production of a new ESPN Films documentary, “Baltimore Boys.” Sheldon Candis and his partner follow the story of four boys who rose above the challenges of Baltimore’s troubled East side in the 1970s to join the ranks of the NBA. That group […]

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I-SS dual-immersion student uses language skills to help lost child

An Iredell-Statesville Schools dual-immersion language student put his skills to use recently to try to help a little girl find her mother. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this audio). That audio courtesy of the East Iredell Elementary Facebook Page. Principal Amy Rhyne says the student, now in middle school, was shopping […]

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I-SS names new Celeste Henkel principal

FROM PRESS RELEASE Keeley Ward began her career with Iredell-Statesville Schools in 2001 as an English Language Arts teacher at North Iredell Middle School. In 2007, Ms. Ward became the Literacy coach at Statesville Middle School where she provided teachers and administrators with professional learning on the use of student data, including identifying trends and […]

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New N.B. Mills principal named

PRESS RELEASE When an administrator of an educational building tells you that their most important role is to lead their school in instructional excellence, you know you have someone who puts children and their learning first. Sheliah Burnette not only puts students first, but exudes enthusiasm, dependability and a strong work ethic. Ms. Burnette’s building […]

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Pictured are Addison Mixson (L) and Luke Johnson receiving his scholarship (R)

Local students receive scholarship dollars

Local students receiving scholarship money – Statesville High student Addison Mixson will receive more than $75,000 over four years to cheer at Wingate. Statesville’s Thursday Evening Farmers Market has presented its first ever scholarship to Luke Johnson who plans to continue the heritage of his family’s dairy farm in Olin after attending Mount Olive University.

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West Iredell High School holds career fair

PRESS RELEASE Speaking to a gymnasium filled with high school seniors, Sam Mishler, Plant Director of Niagara Bottling in Mooresville shocked the crowd around his table with this fact…”We are the largest private label bottler in the United States”, he said. “Last year we bottled 1.6 billion bottles of water at our Mooresville location.” These […]

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