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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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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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SPD: Investigators working day & night to solve teen’s homicide

The Statesville Police Department says investigators have been working day and night to solve the murder of a 19-year-old Monday. Shaun Antwan Holmes was pronounced dead at the hospital after a reported Winona Street shooting. There were no updates as of late Wednesday morning. Officers were told that a black SUV was seen fleeing the […]

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Statesville approves condemnations

The Statesville City Council met this week, approving condemnation for several south-side properties. That’s according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. The City has nearly $120,000 in this year’s budget for condemnation and demolition projects. Condemnation involves an inspection, title search and informal hearing before the City Council votes. A second vote of approval […]

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Statesville Council funds new sculpture, approves emergency services building site plan

The Statesville City Council met last night, approving up to $13,000 for a new sculpture to be placed in the downtown pocket park. That’s according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. The group also approved a site plan for the county’s emergency services building plan for Bristol Drive. An item to solidify the policy […]

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Statesville to consider “brunch bill”

The City of Statesville will consider its own “Brunch Bill” next month. This, of course, could allow the sale of alcohol as early as 10:00 Sunday mornings. A change to state law allows local municipalities to make the decision for themselves, something Huntersville and Mecklenburg County recently moved to do. According to an e-mail from […]

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Statesville teen dead following shooting

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Monday afternoon, July 17, 2017, just before 5:30PM, SPD officers responded to a reported shooting in the 300 block of Winona St. A caller reported that a person had been shot. It was also reported that a black SUV was seen fleeing from the area after the shooting. Multiple SPD […]

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Candidate filing slows for local elections

Candidate filings for Statesville Mayor and City Council have plateaued following heavy interest early on. As of late Friday morning, nine people were filed to run for two at-large seats on the council. Three are filed to run for Mayor and each City Council ward has two candidates with the exception of ward two where […]

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Statesville Council to consider formalizing trash service opt-out policy

Statesville City Council members will consider a policy tonight by which property owners can opt-out of city trash collection. State law allows local municipalities to mandate this service and there has been recent interest in how property owners can seek 3rd party options. The proposal essentially formalizes what’s already in place. Requests will only be […]

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Statesville chamber hires Director of Commercial and Retail Development

FROM PRESS RELEASE The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce announced today that the organization has hired John Childress to serve as its Director of Commercial and Retail Development.  John, a native of Statesville, returned in 2008 and has served as a commercial loan officer for Piedmont, Yadkin and blueharbor bank.   Chamber Chairman of the Board, […]

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