About Us

Statesville Free News is your source for news that's meaningful, local and free.

Our Story

Statesville Free News is a locally owned and operated news website based in Statesville, North Carolina. The site provides local news, sports, features, obituaries and advertising content to readers throughout Iredell County.

The website, which launched on Jan. 10, 2016, is owned by Statesville Free News LLC and operated by local journalists who live in Statesville and have more than 40 years of combined news reporting and editing experience. The coverage area includes the city of Statesville, the towns of Troutman and Harmony, and nearby communities in East Iredell, West Iredell and North Iredell. Our editors and contributing freelance writers cover local businesses, nonprofits and public safety agencies, as well as county, city and town governments and Iredell-Statesville Schools.

Users do not have to log in to access the content, but can register or submit their email to receive a free daily news digest with links to the latest articles. We do not charge funeral homes or families to publish obituaries.

Since launching www.svlfreenews.com, we have been gratified and humbled by the response from readers and advertisers. The site has been visited by more than 125,000 people. More than 25,000 people visit the site every month.

Many of our advertisers have made long-term commitments to ensure our success and longevity. Our Founding Partners include Randy Marion Chevrolet of Statesville, Randy Marion Ford of Statesville, Iredell Health System, Piedmont Healthcare, Nicholson Funeral Home, Statesville Jewelry & Loan, and Payne Chiropractic.

Our efforts are supported by local businesses that believe in our mission of providing free local news, increasing community engagement, and supporting local nonprofit organizations, schools and civic groups dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of the communities we serve.

During our first year, we have made financial contributions to:
East Iredell Elementary School;
East Iredell Middle School:
Fifth Street Ministries;
Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont;
Humane Society of Iredell;
Impact Football Club;
Iredell Museums;
N.B. Mills Elementary School
North Iredell Youth Athletic Association;
Power Cross;
Professional Firefighters Association of Statesville;
Rainbow Kidz, Grief Camp;
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now);
Special Olympics of Iredell County;
Statesville Family YMCA;
Statesville High School Athletics;
United Way of Iredell County;
Yokefellow Ministry of Greater Statesville; and
West Iredell High School Athletics

Along with our partners, we have started student-recognition programs at East Iredell Middle School, East Elementary School and N.B. Mills Elementary School.

Our Team

Publisher - Bud Welch
Editors -
Amy Fuhrman, Mike Fuhrman
News Clerk - Beth Underwood
Contributing Writers - Meredith Collins, Haley Jones, Derone McNeill, Debbie Page, Karissa Stewart and Brandy Templeton
Photographers - Gina Barrickman, Jessica Edwards, and Bruce Matlock
Graphic Designer - Durant Haire
Web Developer - John Mairs

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