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COLUMN: Drugs, alcohol, young adults: A dangerous combination

With many of our local high schools scheduling their proms in the near future, I wanted to express some of my concerns about drugs, alcohol and young adults.

  • icon Posted: April 25

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Iredell new business names: April 12-18
Posted: April 25, 2015

The following persons registered for assumed names in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office from April 12-18.

Iredell real estate transactions: April 12-18
Posted: April 25, 2015

The following deeds were filed in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office from April 12-18. For more information regarding specific plots of land, visit www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/RegDeeds/

Iredell restaurant inspection scores: April 12-18
Posted: April 25, 2015

North Carolina Public Health restaurant and food stand inspections in Iredell County, April 12-18.

Friday 04/24/2015
North Iredell JROTC cadets pitch in at Brian Center
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm

North Iredell High School JROTC cadets said they received just as much from their community service project work as the beneficiary did.

Iredell girl hospitalized after crash
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 12:57 pm

A 12-year-old girl remains in the hospital following a crash Thursday on Plaza Drive near Talbert Road.

Troutman man accused of receiving shipment of pot
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 12:50 pm

A Troutman man, accused of regularly receiving shipments of marijuana from California, was arrested Wednesday on felony charges.

Man runs from Troutman police, faces slew of charges
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm

A man who ran from a traffic stop on Tuesday night tried it again Thursday but was taken into custody within minutes, said Troutman Police Chief Matthew Selves.

Capital Correspondence: April 24
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:32 am

Capital Correspondence is a weekly update on votes taken by Iredell County representatives in the North Carolina General Assembly.

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day moved to May 16
Posted: April 24, 2015

Impending poor weather has forced the Statesville and Barium Springs Family YMCAs to move Saturday's planned Healthy Kids Day to May 16.

Police investigate Taylorsville shooting (w/ video)
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:17 am

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. – A shooting occurred on N.C. Highway 16 in Taylorsville late Thursday afternoon.

Thursday 04/23/2015
Statesville suspect charged in rape of child
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:48 am

A Statesville man was arrested following an allegation of a sexual assault of a relative.

Troutman Police: 11 prescription drugs found in purse of DWI suspect
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:49 am

A woman was arrested after officers found 11 different prescription medications in her car, said Troutman Police Department Sgt. Corey Richard.

I-SS students inspired by hardships to help others
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 10:41 am

Students in Iredell-Statesville Schools have organized fundraisers over the next week that are inspired by personal struggles or sadness that each has endured.

Identities of potential Statesville developers still under wraps
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:49 am

At what amounted to a special meeting, the Statesville City Council gathered with members of the Downtown Statesville Steering Committee and a representative from Centralina Council of Governments Thursday to discuss how best to proceed next week when prospective developers will interviewed regarding work in the city’s central business district.

Two injured in Highway 150 wreck
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 8:28 am

Two people were airlifted from the scene of a wreck Thursday morning on Highway 150 at Talbert Road in Mooresville.

Tonight's 'Grey's Anatomy' will have Statesville connection
Posted: April 23, 2015

Michael McColl has been the voice behind the Super Bowl, “Star Wars” previews and “Dancing with the Stars” commercials.

City to mull downtown development today
Posted: April 23, 2015

The public is invited to a meeting this afternoon where Statesville City Council discussions will center on how best to move forward in the redevelopment of downtown.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Iredell landfill worker uses trash to build greenhouse
Posted: April 22, 2015

Douglas Johnson takes the old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to new levels.

Student organizes drug take-back event
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 6:07 pm

A 17-year-old high school student is behind an effort to collect prescription medications for proper disposal.

Mazeppa no more: Road will change name
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 5:28 pm

If Iredell County Commissioner Tommy Bowles' hunch is right, a decision made Tuesday night may upset some folks in Mooresville.

Friday job fair to feature 40-plus employers
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 1:45 pm

The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Mitchell Community College want to match people up with job opportunities in the county.

Troutman spending plan has slight increase
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 11:27 am

Troutman Town Council members were given the next several weeks to examine the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget proposal presented to them earlier this month by Finance Director Steve Shealy.

No obituaries in today's R&L due to production error
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 9:37 am

Due to a production error, there are no obituaries in Wednesday's edition of the R&L.

Tuesday 04/21/2015
Pepsi Bottling shake-up spares Statesville facility
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 5:38 pm

A misstatement at a Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday created some confusion about jobs in Statesville on Tuesday.

Troutman chase ends in arrests
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 5:27 pm

A police chase in Troutman ended peacefully Monday when the driver and a passenger were arrested without incident, according to Troutman Police Chief Matthew Selves.

33 'Operation 420' suspects identified
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said he was pleased with the first day of "Operation 420," a roundup of people wanted on drug and other charges.

No ice cream for I-SS kids
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 4:38 pm

It’s the stuff of nightmares.

Iredell man convicted on meth charges
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm

A Statesville man will serve at least 13 years in prison after being found guilty of several charges, including manufacture of methamphetamine and cruelty to animals.

Applications available for Iredell's online high school
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Career Academy & Technical School is now accepting applications for enrollment in the iAcademy for the 2015-16 school year.

Iredell Christian Ministries names new food service coordinator
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Carol Gist was recently named food service coordinator for Iredell Christian Ministries.

Dogwood tournament rescheduled for Sunday
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Carolina Dogwood Golf Tournament, which was postponed due to rain last weekend, was rescheduled for this Sunday.

Police seek help ID'ing suspects caught on surveilance camera (w/ video)
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 1:12 pm

The facility of a group that works with at-risk children was among those targeted by vandals over the weekend.

Iredell businesses warned about call scam
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 11:15 am

Statesville Police are warning businesses about a scam involving payment for utilities.

Give Back Golf Tournament seeks players, sponsors
Posted: April 21, 2015

Emergency service personnel, law enforcement officers, veterans, ministers and firefighters can spend the afternoon playing a free round of golf in the fourth annual Give Back Golf Invitational Tournament on May 8 at River Oaks Golf Club.

Statesville man faces drug charges in Hickory
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 9:20 am

HICKORY – Police said a Statesville man was found with 26.5 grams of marijuana in his car Saturday, officials said.

Statesville shooting suspect in police custody
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 9:15 am

A man wanted in connection with a weekend shooting incident surrendered to police Monday night.

Equine specialist's new training program aims to provide comfort
Posted: April 21, 2015

Stacey Carter is a firm believer in the ability of horses to provide comfort to a veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder, confidence in a child with developmental or behavioral issues, or leadership skills in training sessions.

Monday 04/20/2015
Supreme Court orders review of North Carolina redistricting
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:50 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers.

Out of Our Past: April 20-26
Posted: April 20, 2015

Twenty-five years ago: Record & Landmark, April 20-26, 1990

Free rabies vaccines available Saturday
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 9:24 am

Iredell County Animal Services is teaming up with Zootastic to offer free rabies shots on Saturday.

'Operation 420' targets Iredell drug suspects
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:52 pm

While it was named "Operation 420," a play on the fact that April 20 is National Pot Smoking Day, Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said Monday morning's drug-suspect roundup targeted more than 30 people involved in the sale of a variety of drugs, ranging from marijuana to cocaine to heroin.

South River Baptist ministry gives neighbors a helping hand
Posted: April 20, 2015

Pastor Chris Thompson of South River Baptist Church described his church’s ministry as a means to demonstrate humility and love for God.

Sunday 04/19/2015
Iredell new business names: April 5-11
Posted: April 19, 2015

The following persons registered for assumed names in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office from April 5-11.

Suspect sought in Statesville shooting
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 11:22 am

A 23-year-old man is being sought in connection with a shooting late Saturday night on Lakeview Drive.

Months-long drug probe nets charges against Troutman man
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 4:45 pm

A man, sentenced to a probationary term in 2013 for attempted trafficking in opium/heroin, was arrested on the same charges Thursday.

Two people injured in separate Statesville wrecks
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 8:43 am

Two people were seriously injured in separate wrecks Saturday.

Crime Watch: April 9-15
Posted: April 19, 2015

The following is a list of those arrested on felony and driving while impaired charges from April 9-15 in Iredell County.

Troutman leaders must decide whether town can support ABC store
Posted: April 19, 2015

Most serious undertakings involve following a number of steps that move the venture from a frameless idea to a tangibly completed project.

Saturday 04/18/2015
A new welcome for Lake Norman State Park visitors
Posted: April 18, 2015

The long-awaited new visitor center at Lake Norman State Park will officially greet nature lovers this week.

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