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Captain Randy Cass (right) looks on during an activity at one of the earlier teen academies - Source: Iredell County Sheriff Facebook

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office launches next teen academy

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office launched its next teen academy last night. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). Captain Randy Cass on this morning’s “The Good, The Bad and The Guilty.” The program teaches young people about various operations of the agency. Room is still available in the current program […]

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Robert Hogge III - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office looking for man accused pawning items stolen from relative

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on Monday July 10, 2017 a report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office in reference to Breaking & Entering to a storage building and Larceny of several tools and other personal items belonging to the home owner at 805 Crestridge Rd Statesville. Detectives with the Iredell County Criminal […]

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Mitchell to expand agriculture instruction

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC –On May 19, 2017, the State Board of Community Colleges approved the following a new curriculum program standard, Agriculture Education (A15330). Mitchell Community College will begin offering Agriculture Education in the Fall 2017 semester, expanding the College’s Agribusiness Systems offerings. The new curriculum was developed at Mitchell. The Agriculture Education […]

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Angela McCollum - Picture courtesy of the Statesville Police Department

Woman accused of mailing drug to Iredell County Jail

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: Two suspects have been arrested in conjunction with a month’s long investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in the West Iredell area of Iredell County, this investigation is being conducted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. Angela Kelso McCollum and Scottie Eugene Hopkins were being investigated […]

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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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Two Monday fires in Iredell under investigation

Fire crews were called to a Bethlehem Road wood shop fire early yesterday afternoon. That’s near the airport off Old Mountain Road. West Iredell Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Houston says they arrived to find flames showing. The fire is said to be accidental. Houston estimates damages at about $20,000. Yesterday evening, crews were called […]

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Joshua White - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: Mom, boyfriend arrested after marijuana candy made it to WIMS

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 3-30-17 a 14 year old student brought candy that contained marijuana to West Iredell Middle School. The student reportedly gave the marijuana candy to at least three other students before school officials discovered what had happened. School officials, notified the school resource officer, Sgt. D. Hicks, who […]

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Guardrail pierces vehicle in Iredell crash

Guardrail went through the entire front passenger area of a car in a US 70 accident around 8:20 this morning. That’s according to Trooper Neal with the Highway Patrol who says the driver overcorrected and went off the road hitting the guardrail sideways. Neal identifies the driver as a Robert Kontos and says he escaped […]

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One dead following west Iredell accident

One person is dead following a single vehicle accident on Highway 70 yesterday morning near Sharon School Road. Trooper Goodin with the Highway Patrol says a pickup went off the road, struck a tree and burst into flames ultimately killing a Jerry Bare, III of Stony Point. A Christopher Acarr was seriously injured. Goodin says […]

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Foy Watson - Picture courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Missing Iredell man located

UPDATE: This individual has been located. BASED ON RADIO SCRIPT A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Iredell man. 72-year-old Foy Lee Watson was last seen at a Horseshoe Loop Address which is off Old Mountain Road and Massey Deal Road in the western part of the county. He’s described as a 5’4” […]

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