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Troop 609 scouts upon their arrival at camp - Submitted Photo

Statesville Boy Scout Troop returns from camp

PRESS RELEASE Boy Scout Troop 609 of Statesville received top honors while attending summer camp at Camp Raven Knob near Mount Airy N.C. The troop earned the Honor Troop designation while at summer camp. The Honor Troop award recognizes scouting units that participate fully in the camp program, follow camp rules and demonstrate the true […]

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Trisha Forster - Picture courtesy of the Mooresville Police Department

Two wanted by Rowan Sheriff’s Office arrested in Mooresville

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, N.C. – This morning, July 25, Mooresville Police officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of a stolen pickup truck traveling on E. Plaza Drive. The vehicle was spotted shortly after 7:30 a.m. The vehicle turned off E. Plaza Drive into the Meineke Car Care Center parking lot where officers took two […]

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Sheldon Candis (L) and members of the Dunbar High School boy's basketball team - Submitted Photos

NIHS grad directs new ESPN Films documentary

A North Iredell High School grad is one of two Directors who led the production of a new ESPN Films documentary, “Baltimore Boys.” Sheldon Candis and his partner follow the story of four boys who rose above the challenges of Boston’s troubled East side in the 1970s to join the ranks of the NBA. That […]

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New Iredell County Athletic Director starts Wednesday

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County is excited to announce the hiring of a new Athletic Director. Daniel Taylor will be joining Parks and Recreation on July 26th. Daniel will be responsible for managing the Athletic Division of Iredell County Parks and Recreation, which includes but is not limited to, baseball, soccer, cheer, and self-defense. Daniel is […]

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Marijo Rudisill - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Hickory woman sentenced for possession of stolen vehicle, habitual felon status

PRESS RELEASE Forty-nine-year-old Marijo Rudisill, of Hickory, will spend the next six years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen motor vehicle and admitting her habitual felon status during Burke County Superior Court on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Rudisill was given an active prison sentence of six to eight years by the […]

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Charles O'Neil - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Morganton man who crashed trying to pass Trooper sentenced

PRESS RELEASE Charles Edward O’Neil, 46, of Morganton, was given an active prison term of three to five years for fleeing to elude arrest and admission of his habitual felon status. O’Neil entered the guilty plea during Burke County Superior Court on Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was sentenced to serve his prison term in […]

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Statesville PD seeking highly-prized law enforcement recognition, public input being sought

PRESS RELEASE A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on August 6, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Statesville Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Statesville Police Department meets the Commission’s nationally recognized standards […]

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Statesville seeking citizen input on possible “brunch bill”

PRESS RELEASE At its next meeting on August 7th Statesville City Council will consider taking action on the “brunch bill” which allows 10 a.m. Sunday alcohol sales instead of noon. Mayor Costi Kutteh announced Council’s intentions at its July 17 meeting, encouraging persons to contact him or other Council members with their viewpoints before that […]

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Statesville Fire Department receives federal grant

PRESS RELEASE On January 23, 2017 Statesville City Council approved the Fire Department to submit an application for the FY16 SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) funded by FEMA through U.S. Department of Homeland Security funds. Fire Department staff was notified by FEMA that the SAFER Grant was awarded to Statesville July […]

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Brentley Byers - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: 7-year-old left with “extensive injuries” following weekend rape

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on Saturday July 22nd Deputies responded to a call on Olin Loop road, Olin to a report of a possible sexual assault. Once on scene Deputies found the victim was a 7-year-old female who had obvious injuries consistent with a sexual assault. Detectives responded to assist at 1139 Olin […]

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