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Early voting underway, strongest turnout in Statesville

More than 170 Statesville residents had voted early as of Friday morning ahead of the October 10th election. That’s according to Iredell Board of Elections Director Becky Galliher who says five Mooresville residents had voted early. Absentee by mail ballots have also been requested. The current early voting period runs through Saturday, October 7th. Those […]

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Statesville Council approves Larkin re-zoning

PRESS RELEASE Another step towards the development of the Larkin Regional Commerce Park took place at Monday night’s City Council meeting with the approval of the rezoning of the 1,009-acre development from Planned Unit Development (PUD) to HI (Highway Business) and HI (Heavy Industrial). Only one property owner near the development addressed concerns about the […]

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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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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. Mayor forum At large seats forum two At large seats forum one Ward seats forum

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Statesville Mayor addresses Charlottesville violence

Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh addressed the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia at Monday’s City Council meeting. His prepared remarks are below. “The City of Statesville grieved with the citizens of Charleston after the terrible shooting of nine church members in 2015 by a young man filled with hate. After that shooting, we gathered for a […]

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Statesville Council approves sculpture purchases, recognizes Fire Department officers

PRESS RELEASE At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Costi Kutteh shared his thoughts about Charlottesville and encouraged citizens to “stand together and denounce hatred and racism”. In other business, Council approved the purchase of two sculptures: “Mother and Child” which will be placed near the corner of E. Broad St. and Tradd St. and […]

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Statesville Council to consider Victory Air lease, sculpture purchase

PRESS RELEASE Monday night’s City Council meeting provides an opportunity for public comment. Persons desiring to speak at this time must sign up on the list located at the City Clerk’s counter in Council Chambers. Speakers are allowed three minutes to talk on any topic not included on the meeting’s agenda. Regular agenda items include […]

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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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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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