Even in his final moments, Cpl. Bill Wood, the Iredell County deputy who died Wednesday in a motorcycle crash, was serving others.
A sense of relief is what new homeowner Tanya Halstead said she felt most after being given the keys to her new home on Burke Circle in Mooresville Thursday.
As I drove to work Thursday morning, I tried to think of a fitting way to encapsulate the life of Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Bill Wood, who died Wednesday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a patrol car driven by a fellow deputy.
An Iredell County Sheriff's Office deputy with more than 23 years of service in Iredell County was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck with another Iredell deputy.
You have probably seen articles in the paper recently about the state seeking the death penalty in certain murder cases, and because I frequently get questions about the death penalty, I thought I would explain the process.
If there was an appropriate day for a white man’s inappropriate request for a black woman’s identification at a Winston-Salem pool, it was July 4.
A lot of folks who’ve never read about the really odd math and physics of chaos theory have heard this illustration of it: A butterfly flaps its wings on a South Pacific island causing, much later, an Atlantic hurricane.
Relationship is a condition of being related or interrelated. I feel a better definition of the word is exactly what we strive for here at the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings with one another.
On June 7, there was a rare joint meeting between the boards of the Mooresville Graded School District, Iredell Statesville Schools and Mitchell Community college with our county commissioners to discuss a proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase.
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, took some pretty predictable shots at familiar targets during his speech Saturday at the N.C. Republican Convention in Hickory.
April was Child Abuse Prevention Month, but there's never a bad time to reflect on one of the great successes of Iredell County -- Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. Dove House is located in Statesville and is truly a success story for our community and for the lives of the many children it has served.
The boards of Iredell-Statesville Schools and Mooresville Graded School District, representatives of Mitchell Community College and two Iredell County commissioners gathered in Troutman for a rare joint meeting Wednesday.
The webiverse is all a-twitter with discussions about a word-like sound that some people hear as “yanny” and others hear as “laurel.” I hear it as “yanny” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and “laurel” on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On weekends, I have better things to do.
After hearing what is apparently taking place within its ranks, we have to ask why we even need 170 members in the General Assembly. We could save millions of dollars, free up lots of office space and greatly simplify state government if we permanently furloughed 150 or more of them. They obviously are not needed.
Mrs. Kylia Carter, during a panel discussion concerning the NCAA treatment of athletes, compares the collegiate system of athletics to slavery. Now, while I am no fan of the NCAA, I find her comparison overly dramatic. As bad as the NCAA is, I know of no “student-athlete” who has been “sold”…
Obstructionist liberal politicians and leftist reporters who hate acknowledging President Trump's phenomenal accomplishments are now trying to climb back aboard the ship of state they attempted to scuttle with the help of a partisan FBI using tactics reminiscent of the Gestapo and KGB.
At the May 7 Mooresville Town Board meeting, commissioners approved a rezoning for a proposed affordable -- or workforce -- housing development. As the Tribune reported, there were concerns expressed at the time by some commissioners about the quality of the homes that would be built given t…
What should we expect when we invest $150 million in reading programs for our elementary students? I’m not sure what the objectives were, but I am pretty certain the results weren’t what anyone wanted.
David Coble's column of April 1, "The Value of Being Informed," is a good example of a commentator who didn't do his reporting homework. Mr. Coble wrote a sadly misinformed column about the "torch and pitchfork"-wielding Davidson residents who showed up at a Mooresville Town Board meeting tw…
Here we are again -- another mass shooting at an American school. However, some of the pain is masked by other “news” as it occurs. Yet, seventeen more lives are lost. All, I offer, by a misreading of Amendment II of our Constitution. Allow me to give what I think is a more precise and inte…
It's been almost three years since we got the word. In August 2015, the "One Lake One Day" advocates for a boat-friendly bridge over the Catawba's main channel finally heard from the NC Department of Transportation that, when the road is widened and the bridge replaced, it will be a nice bow…
When I heard about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and teachers were killed Feb. 14, I thought of a joke.