Iredell County

MOORESVILLE NEWS: Hospice & Palliative Care names chief medical officer

Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County has announced the promotion of Dr. Erin Carnes to become the agency’s chief medical officer. Carnes will provide leadership and medical oversight for both palliative and hospice care programs. “We are excited to announce the promotion of Dr. Carnes as she has been an integral part of the organization’s continued growth and achievement […]

Iredell Health pleads to slow COVID spread amid soaring case figures

STATESVILLE – As COVID-19 numbers and hospitalizations once again surge in the community and statewide, Iredell Health System requests the public’s help to fight this pandemic in order to return to a sense of normalcy. In November, the hospital had 66 patient admissions due to COVID. In December, that number nearly doubled to 126. Likewise, the number of ICU COVID […]

2020 Census: Where did southern Iredell grow most?       


No communities in the Lake Norman area grew faster over the past decade than those in southern Iredell county. Between 2010 and 2020, Mooresville’s population surged more than 53 percent to surpass 50,000, while Troutman grew by 55 percent, to 3,698, according to U.S. Census data released this month. Every Census tract in the southern part of the county experienced […]

Iredell man arrested after baby found buried outside home

An Iredell County man was arrested Wednesday after investigators found the body of an infant buried in a shallow grave last week near a home on a rural road outside Statesville. Alex Holden Best, 19, of Tomlin Mill Road faces a felony charge of concealing or failing to report the death of a child, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said […]

Coronavirus concerns ground BalloonFest again

For the second straight year, concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic have grounded one of Iredell County’s most popular events, the Carolina BallonFest. National Balloon Rally Charities Inc., which organizes and runs the multi-day festival, had hoped to hold the 47th edition of the event Oct. 15-17 after a one-year hiatus, but now will wait until 2022. “We had lengthy conversations […]

Latest COVID-19 numbers for Iredell County

Here is a look at COVID-19 numbers for Iredell County for the past week, according to data from the Iredell County Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: New cases 735, up 95.6% from the previous week Percent of tests coming back positive 14.11%, up 0.85% from the previous week Tests given 3,111, up 24.6% from the […]

Mooresville COVID-19 vaccination rates outpacing rest of county


As Iredell’s COVID-19 case total passed 20,000 this week, the county’s rate of vaccinations lagged well behind statewide figures, according to the latest public health data. Just 46 percent of the county’s residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated, compared to 55 percent statewide, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday.  However, vaccination rates in the Mooresville […]

Habitual felon adds to long list of charges with Mooresville arrest

MOORESVILLE – An Iredell County man free on a $25,000 bond related to a May 27 drug arrest was busted again two weeks later by the Mooresville Police Department on new felony charges. It was the latest in a years-long string of drug-related arrests for Garland Hartsoe, 48, of Harmony.  In his latest arrest Wednesday, Hartsoe was charged with trafficking […]

Troutman man ID’d by witnesses during break-in, arrested on felony charges

A Troutman man was arrested Saturday, March 20, on three felony breaking-and-entering charges from incidents in Iredell County. Since March 13, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received several reports about outbuildings and construction sites on the western side of the county being broken into, and numerous tools and other items being taken. Detectives were able to determine a light-colored jeep […]

Mooresville parents suspected to be on meth in care of infant

MOORESVILLE – A Mooresville couple was charged with child abuse Dec. 19 for allegedly being under the influence of drugs while caring for their infant. According to Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell, deputies conducting a welfare check Dec. 8 reportedly found John-Michael Scott Coppola and Kaylee Brianna Wilhelm in the home with their newborn infant. Both Coppola, 27, and Wilhelm, […]