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A Few Good Men mentors young men and teaches them that their choices define their success

It’s not surprising that a veteran of the Marine Corps is looking for a few good men, but for Shadrach Martin at Statesville High School, i… Read more

Latest News

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Open house provides sneak preview for new home of Stand For Animals

Stand For Animals, an organization that provides low cost veterinary services, is moving to a new home later this year but folks were able to get a sneak look at the new facility at an open house last weekend. Read more

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Quilt commemorating Hickory's history on display at library

Hickory Mayor Hank Guess asked the Catawba Valley Quilters Guild in January 2020 to produce a quilt to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the city’s founding. Read more

Randolph District Attorney rules officer-involved shooting was justified

The Randolph County District Attorney has ruled an officer-involved shooting last August that left a Mooresville man dead was justified. Read more

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Long Road to Go: Foard community holds prayer service for students, teacher involved in car crash

Family, students, administrators and others gathered at Fred T. Foard High School for a prayer service Thursday afternoon for two students and a teacher injured in a car crash in Newton on Wednesday. Read more

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You Could Be Getting More From Your Employer Benefits

Vaccination rates are climbing and employers are rolling out back-to-office, back-to-normal plans. But some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align… Read more

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A Cut Above: Austin's Barber Shop makes transition to new home

For the last 60 years, many of the residents of the Fairview community in northern Statesville have gone to the same place to get their hai… Read more

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Fifty beds built at Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bunks Across America build

The AT&T Pioneers financially sponsored a Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bunks Across America 2021 built as well as bringing 63 volunteers on June 4 and 5 to build 50 beds for local children without beds. Read more

Latest Sports

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ALL-COUNTY SOFTBALL: Chopko, Ladowski lead this year’s honorees

Mooresville’s Emma Chopko and Lake Norman’s Samantha Ladowski have been named the R&L County Softball Co-Players of the Year. Read more

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ALL-COUNTY GIRLS SOCCER: South Iredell's Ostwalt takes the top honor

South Iredell’s Olivia Ostwalt headlined this year’s R&L All-County Girls Soccer Team as the county player of the year. She scored 20 g… Read more

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Gathings transfers to Middle Tennessee State

Middle Tennessee State announced this week it added two transfers to its football program, among them Statesville native Izaiah Gathings. Read more

Latest Traffic Alerts

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County officials estimate flood damage costs will be in the millions

As crews of engineers continue their efforts to inspect the safety and integrity of roads and bridges affected by the flooding and heavy ra… Read more

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No reopening date set for 14 Iredell County roads damaged by flooding

The North Carolina Department of Transportation continues to evaluate the damage done by last week's flooding while 16 roads in Iredell Cou… Read more

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Iredell County, NCDOT begin damage assessment as flood waters recede

Cars were able to drive over a mud-caked South Chipley Ford Road on Friday morning, but the damage from the previous day’s flooding was sti… Read more

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Tropical Storm Zeta leaves nearly 36K Iredell County residents in the dark

As Tropical Storm Zeta blazed through the Southeastern United States on Thursday morning, Iredell County was among the hardest-hit counties… Read more

Opinion

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Scott Hollifield: Big news from the summer of ‘75

It was the summer of giants. Read more

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The Ethical Life podcast: Are these '7 Rules of Life' worth following?

Episode 15: The hosts discuss a widely shared meme on social media titled "7 Rules of Life." Is this list useful, and does the advice offer a path to living an ethical life. Read more

Obituaries

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Rodgers, James

Dr. James Franklin RodgersJune 11, 1927 - April 5, 2020Dr. James Franklin Rodgers, 92, of Statesville, went home to be with his Lord and Sa… Read more

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Morrison, Volivia

Volivia "Francine" MorrisonVolivia "Francine" Morrison, 68, of Statesville died unexpectedly Monday, June 14, 2021.She was known for her vi… Read more

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Anderson, Betty

Betty Lou Mayhew AndersonJune 17, 2021Betty Lou Mayhew Anderson, 86, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021.A celebration of her life will be … Read more

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Bowers, Willard

Willard BowersWillard Garfield Bowers, 89, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021, following a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma.He was born Marc… Read more

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Jones, Lois

Lois Ann JonesMay 2, 1959 - June 15, 2021Lois Ann Jones, 62, of Walnut Grove, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Me… Read more

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Morris, Judy

Judy Speaks MorrisJudy Speaks Morris, a 1966 graduate of Unity High School, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021. She was married to Luther … Read more

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Shumaker, Bill

Bill ShumakerRufus Bill "Mr. Bill" Shumaker, 81, of Olin, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021.He was born in Iredell County, Jan. 27, 1940, to the … Read more

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Morrison, Volivia

Volivia "Francine" MorrisonIt is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you that Volivia "Francine" Morrison, 68, of Statesville, passed aw… Read more

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Blohm, Gerald

Gerald "Jerry" Lyle BlohmDecember 11, 1968 - June 14, 2021Gerald "Jerry" Lyle Blohm, 52, of Statesville, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021.… Read more

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Bowersox, Brian

Brian Scot BowersoxBrian Scot Bowersox, 49, of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House.The family will r… Read more

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Gerchak, Mike

Mike GerchakMyron "Mike" Gerchak, 78, of Sherrills Ford, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton.Mr. Gerchak was … Read more

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Gilbert, Phyllis

Phyllis GilbertPhyllis Ann Gorman Gilbert, 69, of Statesville, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, … Read more

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Johnson, Danny

Danny JohnsonDanny James Johnson, 69, of Statesville, passed away peacefully Monday, June 14, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, following… Read more

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Mahaffey, Linda

Linda Sue (Campbell) MahaffeyDecember 17, 1940 - June 13, 2021Linda Sue (Campbell) Mahaffey, 80, of Statesville, entered her heavenly home,… Read more

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