We’re looking back at the top stories of 2015 this morning.
In government and politics – construction started on I-77 toll lanes between Mooresville and Charlotte.
Opposition heated-up in the latter half of 2015.
A lawsuit still hopes to de-rail the project.
Mooresville lost Commissioner Mac Herring this year – officials say his death was caused by a drug overdose.
Former board member Danny Beaver was selected to fill the seat.
In this year’s race for the Mooresville Graded School District, there was question as to whether or not candidate John Meadows was qualified to run.
His Wiggins Road property straddles the Iredell County line – at the time of the election, there was no visible, qualified residence in Iredell County.
He did not succeed in his run for the board.
Former Iredell-Statesville Schools spokeswoman Dawn Creason escaped jail time this year receiving 12-months probation.
Creason was accused last year of misappropriating travel funds and of stealing school system property.
On the law enforcement front – officials swarmed Central Elementary in October after someone was shot on school property.
Sheriff Darren Campbell says a woman shot her husband – the case is currently in the hands of the District Attorney’s Office which will decide whether or not charges will be filed.
At North Iredell High School – an awning collapsed when a box truck hit it in October, seriously injuring South Iredell band members.
Despite the struggles that followed, the community rallied to support the students and their families.