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Despite outcry, public and council silent on Camping World flag controversy

Despite public outcry over Statesville rules preventing a large US flag at Camping World, no one spoke about the matter at last night’s City Council meeting. CEO Marcus Lemonis Tweeted about the issue, even raising the idea of moving the store.  Mayor Costi Kutteh says that since a request before the Board of Adjustment in […]

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Statesville Council writes-off parking tickets, West addresses Phifer interaction

Statesville City Council members wrote-off nearly $20,000 in parking tickets and fees at their meeting last night. Mayor Costi Kutteh told the group during the pre-agenda meeting that this represents under ten percent of tickets owed to the city. Calling an interaction with Councilman Jarrod Phifer an embarrassment, Councilman Roy West made this offer at […]

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West: Councilman Phifer’s injuries not sustained during meeting

RADIO SCRIPT Statesville City Councilman Roy West spoke with WSIC yesterday about an interaction between himself and Councilman Jarrod Phifer during a closed-door meeting last month. West says there was no physical contact between the two and that there’s no way Phifer was injured in that meeting. An attorney for Phifer disagrees saying his client […]

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Statesville City Council to vote on parking ticket write-off

PRESS RELEASE At Monday night’s meeting, Statesville City Council will receive a report from Police Chief Joe Barone and Public Works Director Scott Harrell concerning improvements to two pedestrian crosswalks in downtown. Police have been studying the two mid-block crosswalks on Center St. because of reports of unsafe situations when pedestrians are using them. There […]

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Lemonis Tweeted about the Statesville flag controversy early Thursday morning - Source: @marcuslemonis on Twitter

Will Camping World move Statesville store over flag controversy?

Referencing a story about a jumbo US flag not being allowed at Camping World in Statesville, CEO Marcus Lemonis wrote on Twitter this morning that he would move the store. His Tweet says it’s not a problem since their lease is ending soon.  Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining […]

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Camping World CEO calls-out Statesville over flag rules

Camping World CEO and reality TV star Marcus Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining to the the United States Flag. His request to followers was for help getting those rules changed. In Statesville, flags cannot exceed 8 feet by 12 feet. Flagpoles are capped at 40 feet. CLICK HERE […]

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UPDATE: Statesville Councilman Roy West charged with assault & battery, communicating threats

Charges have been served on Statesville City Councilman Roy West. According to a courthouse staffer, West faces one count of misdemeanor assault and battery and one count of misdemeanor communicating threats. An attorney for Councilman Jarrod Phifer says his client suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb during a physical altercation that took place […]

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Attorney: Statesville Councilman Phifer injured in altercation with fellow council member

UPDATE Charges have been served on Statesville City Councilman Roy West. According to a courthouse staffer, West faces one count of misdemeanor assault and battery and one count of misdemeanor communicating threats. An attorney for Councilman Jarrod Phifer says his client suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb during a physical altercation that took […]

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Statesville Council to vote on budget, condemnations

FROM PRESS RELEASE In addition to the second readings of condemnations of six properties, Statesville City Council will consider four more structures for condemnation. Each of these 4 requests will have a separate public hearing. The addresses are: 616 Newbern Ave., 1003 Brown Summit Ave., 1213 Wilson Lee Blvd., 1219 Goldsboro Ave. Also on the […]

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City says political sign has to go

A sign at the corner of Hartness and Radio in Statesville says the city needs new leaders. It goes on to give the filing dates for this fall’s municipal race and the address for the Board of Elections Office. But, the City of Statesville says it it has to go referencing the sign ordinance which […]

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