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Iredell Crime Watch: Nov. 19-24

The following is a list of those arrested on felony and driving while impaired charges from Nov. 19-24 in Iredell County. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the arrests, which usually run from Wednesday through Thursday, were cut off on Tuesday. The arrests from Nov. 25 will be listed in the Dec. 3 edition. Listed information, including addresses, has been gathered from arrest and incident reports publicly available at area law-enforcement agencies. If your name appears here and your case was dismissed or you were cleared of the crime, let us know by calling Donna Swicegood at 704-873-1451 ext. 4434 or emailing dswicegood@statesville.com.

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Town seeks perpetrators for golf course damage
Posted: November 25, 2015

The Town of Mooresville and the Mooresville Police Department are looking for the perpetrators of about $2,000 worth of damage to the newly renovated Mooresville Municipal Golf Course, an act that was apparently committed over the past weekend.

For one World War II veteran, a day to give thanks for 'one more sunrise'
Posted: November 25, 2015

ASHBURN, Va. - On Thanksgiving Day in 1944, Dick Graff opened his Army-issue mess kit and took comfort in his turkey and mashed potatoes, a welcome respite from the brutal battlefront near Weisweiler, Germany.

Small businesses take focus on Saturday
Updated: November 27, 2015 - 12:23 pm

We all know about Black Friday, the mega-shopping day that follows Thanksgiving. But a day later, Small Business Saturday might be even more important to the country’s smaller retailers.

Tuesday 11/24/2015
She lost her hands and feet to infection, but she's cooking, running and dancing again
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 3:49 pm

CHEVY CHASE, Md. - What Cheryl Douglass is thankful for this year: It won't take her a week to cook for Thanksgiving.

Minneapolis police say 5 shot near protest scene
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 10:37 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police are searching for three white male suspects who authorities say shot five Black Lives Matters demonstrators, while the family of a black man who was fatally shot by a police officer has called for the dayslong protests outside of a police precinct to end.

Toll lane opponents want to weaken Charlotte's influence
Posted: November 24, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Opponents of toll lanes proposed for Interstate 77 north of Charlotte want to weaken the city's role on a regional transportation board.

Monday 11/23/2015
Iredell veteran honored for work with burial detail
Posted: November 23, 2015

The Disabled American Veterans recently honored Grayden Warren for outstanding service and commitment to the Iredell Veterans Burial Detail.

Sunday 11/22/2015
Holiday glee: 71st Christmas parade is Tuesday
Posted: November 22, 2015

Downtown Mooresville will be the place to be Tuesday afternoon, with sunny skies and mild temperatures expected – along with thousands of parade lovers – as the 71st Mooresville Christmas Parade rolls down Main Street.

Two days, $697,650 in benefits
Posted: November 22, 2015

Veterans received approximately $697,650 in retroactive benefits over the course of two days, thanks to the help of the Benefits Action Center hosted by the town of Mooresville and the American Legion’s Veterans Assistance and Rehabilitation Division.

Saturday 11/21/2015
Iredell real estate transactions: Nov. 8-14
Posted: November 21, 2015

The following deeds were filed in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office from Nov. 8-14. For more information regarding specific plots of land, visit www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/RegDeeds

Friday 11/20/2015
New company will employ about 150, invest $30 million in Mooresville
Updated: November 20, 2015 - 3:15 pm

An automotive components manufacturer plans to move from Cornelius to Mooresville, where it will build a 97,000-square-foot plant and employ up to 150 people.

Thursday 11/19/2015
Mooresville woman charged in bank fraud
Posted: November 19, 2015

A Mooresville woman has been charged with 26 counts of identity theft and financial card fraud, the result of an investigation dating to May 5.

3 sought in Iredell burglaries
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Law enforcement officials are seeking three people in the burglary of vehicles and the use of stolen debit and card in Mooresville.

Was America's most famous statue Muslim before she became Lady Liberty?
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Current debates over the resettlement of Syrian refugees have prompted repeated invocations of the words on the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

How one of the nation's most promising basketball players became homeless
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 12:09 pm

WASHINGTON -- On a summer day in 2012, a basketball superstar walked into Jimmy John's in downtown Washington just as employees were attempting to kick out a homeless woman. Chamique Holdsclaw, who was drafted first overall in 1999 by the Washington Mystics and played in six all-star games, tried to ignore the commotion until she suddenly became part of it.

Iredell commissioners OK revised animal regulations
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 10:06 am

Despite having some reservations, Iredell County commissioners have unanimously approved an amended version of the county’s Animal Control Ordinance.

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Child struck by vehicle near downtown Mooresville
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 10:07 am

Mooresville emergency personnel responded to an accident on South Church Street involving a child being hit by a car around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Iredell representatives show support for McCrory on refugees
Posted: November 18, 2015

It started with a single fingerprint in Paris, and now governors from more than half the of the United States of America -- including North Carolina -- are saying they will not accept asylum seekers from Syria, which is arguably the most war-ravaged nation on the planet.

Lane to close Thursday on N.C. 150 bridge
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 3:28 pm

If you regularly drive over the N.C. 150 bridge than spans Lake Norman between Iredell and Catawba counties, be aware of a lane closure on Thursday.

Statesville man sentenced to 15 years for sex offense
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 3:25 pm

A Statesville man will serve at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to statutory sex offense with a child.

Iredell restaurant inspection scores: Nov. 8-14
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 3:25 pm

North Carolina Public Health restaurant and food stand inspections in Iredell County, Nov. 8-14.

Appeals court upholds Mooresville man's conviction
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 2:15 pm

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a former elementary school teacher on more than 170 counts of molesting students in the 1970s and 1980s.

Town getting a communications upgrade
Posted: November 18, 2015

Mooresville’s communication system is about to get a major upgrade.

Tuesday 11/17/2015
2016 election: Bowles in, Robertson out for Iredell commissioner
Updated: November 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm

When the filing period for a myriad of offices begins in less than two weeks, one Iredell County commissioner will definitely run for reelection; one will not; and one is still considering a number of options.

Troutman man arrested on sex assault charge
Posted: November 17, 2015

A 38-year-old Troutman man was charged with sexually assaulting a relative, said Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell.

Monday 11/16/2015
Ward 3 pick ‘will make us go backwards’
Updated: November 17, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Danny Beaver, part of the "old guard" on the Mooresville town board that endured some controversial years a decade ago, is a commissioner again.

Two arrested in kidnapping, plot to kill
Updated: November 17, 2015 - 8:44 am

Mooresville police on Sunday arrested two men on charges of kidnapping, assault and conspiracy to kill their roommate.

Sunday 11/15/2015
MHS contractor hired, construction is next
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Construction work on Mooresville High School’s new performing arts/athletics center is getting closer, with the hiring of the project’s general contractor.

No Raleigh reprieve, as I-77 toll work begins
Posted: November 15, 2015

Denied a last-minute reprieve by the governor on Friday, opponents of building toll lanes on Interstate 77 now look to the courts as their last hope of halting the project.

Which direction will commissioners turn?
Posted: November 15, 2015

Mooresville’s five town commissioners face a big decision Monday when they announce the name of the local resident who will fill the seat of the late Mac Herring.

Saturday 11/14/2015
I-SS releases 2016-17 calendar
Posted: November 14, 2015

Iredell-Statesville Schools’ board approved the calendar for next school year last week, allowing ample time for families to plan their schedules.

Friday 11/13/2015
Fraley won't join the call to halt toll lanes
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 11:22 am

At least two area state senators plan to submit a letter to Governor Pat McCrory today urging him to block Monday's scheduled start to the construction of managed (toll) lanes on Interstate 77, but Mooresville's state representative said he will not join them.

Pittenger asks for ethics probe
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm

U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger is requesting that a full House Ethics Committee investigation be conducted on himself and any possible financial wrongdoing  related to his former company, Pittenger Land Investments.

Clinton the early favorite among key N. Carolina Democrats
Posted: November 13, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is the early favorite of Democratic Party insiders in North Carolina four months before the state's presidential primary, according to an Associated Press survey of the state party's superdelegates.

Thursday 11/12/2015
Iredell Crime Watch: Nov. 5-11
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 10:10 pm

The following is a list of those arrested on felony and driving while impaired charges from Nov. 5-11 in Iredell County. Listed information, including addresses, has been gathered from arrest and incident reports publicly available at area law-enforcement agencies. If your name appears here and your case was dismissed or you were cleared of the crime, let us know by calling Donna Swicegood at 704-873-1451 ext. 4434 or emailing dswicegood@statesville.com.

Toll lane construction to begin Monday
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 9:08 am

Despite a lawsuit against the project and growing public opposition, the toll lanes project on Interstate 77 between Cornelius and Charlotte is scheduled to begin Monday.

Wednesday 11/11/2015
Soggy leaves slow town’s pickup process
Posted: November 11, 2015

Blue skies and sunshine finally made an appearance on Tuesday after weeks of rain here.

Schools, mediation center partner for ‘Restorative Justice’
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Mooresville and Iredell County schools are partnering with Piedmont Mediation Center, Inc., to offer a different way to solve conflicts like bullying, risky behavior, sexting and truancy.

Tuesday 11/10/2015
Director: Protocols weren’t followed after 9-1-1-call
Updated: November 10, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Disciplinary action has been taken after an emergency communications telecommunicator failed to follow protocols for a 911 hang-up call.

Iredell man faces 76 sex charges
Updated: November 10, 2015 - 2:40 pm

A 42-year-old Iredell man faces 76 statutory rape and other sex charges in the alleged abuse of a family member.

Monday 11/09/2015
Extras needed for HBO movie
Posted: November 09, 2015

An open casting call for an HBO movie will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Mooresville.

Sunday 11/08/2015
His goal: Bringing entrepreneurs together
Updated: November 09, 2015 - 10:27 am

Gary Preston hopes that his new venture, MySuite, will foster lasting connections as entrepreneurs grow their fledgling businesses.

Neighbor airs worries about land’s future use
Updated: November 08, 2015 - 11:01 am

Concerns about bright lights and a ball field on a 14.3-acre site off Shinnville Road brought forth comments during an “establishment of zoning” hearing at last Monday’s Mooresville Town Board meeting.

School board enters a 'time of transition'
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 10:17 pm

The contentious campaign for seats on the Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education is over, and the five-person board will soon have a new member. And Debbie Marsh, the top vote-getter in last Tuesday’s election, said she hopes she and her new colleagues "can move forward together."

Saturday 11/07/2015
Louisiana police arrest 2 officers in autistic boy's death
Posted: November 07, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana investigators are combing through evidence in the shooting death earlier this week of a 6-year-old autistic boy after authorities charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting.

Iredell man charged with kidnapping, assault
Updated: November 07, 2015 - 8:52 pm

A man was charged with kidnapping after a woman told deputies she jumped from a moving car to escape a domestic violence situation, said Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell.

Friday 11/06/2015
Iredell Crime Watch: Oct. 29 through Nov. 4
Updated: November 09, 2015 - 10:28 am

The following is a list of those arrested on felony and driving while impaired charges from Oct. 29 through Nov. 4 in Iredell County. Listed information, including addresses, has been gathered from arrest and incident reports publicly available at area law-enforcement agencies. If your name appears here and your case was dismissed or you were cleared of the crime, let us know by calling Donna Swicegood at 704-873-1451 ext. 4434 or emailing dswicegood@statesville.com.

Second suspect apprehended in Mooresville robbery
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 9:38 am

A Troutman man wanted in an armed robbery at a Mooresville apartment building turned himself in to police Thursday night.

Thursday 11/05/2015
Former Raiders defensive end convicted of 3 murders
Posted: November 05, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith was found guilty Thursday of murdering three men, including two whose faces appeared to have been branded with a hot iron.