City Bulletin

Entries for October 2012


The City of Statesville is proud to be a public power community which means it owns and operates its own municipal electric system.  Public Power Week is Oct. 7-13 and gives the City a chance to tell our customers the value of public power and to thank our customers for their business!

Statesville was the first public power community, illuminating its streets in 1889.  The demand for electricity grew as new electric appliances changed the way American homes operated.  Public power communities shifted from delivering electricity to a few businesses in the downtown area to providing electric service to homes, business and industry throughout the town.

Today, more than 70 N.C. communities own and operate their systems.  Public power provides more than just reliable electricity, local customer service and prompt restoration after outages; it generates local jobs, helps recruit businesses and fosters strong communities.

Click here to find out more about the Statesville Electric Utilities Department and the various programs it offers to help its customers.

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Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours
Last Weekend - Oct. 26, 27
Downtown Statesville
Reservations - 704-878-3436

Haunted Statesville is a walking ghost tour full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past. Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history--where tales of spirits, scary creatures, mysterious deaths and creepy alleys become real. Tours run every half hour between 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Reservations are required.  704-878-3436

The Statesville Historical Collection will have extended hours during the Haunted Statesville Tour days from noon until the last person "gives up the ghost” and will feature an exhibit of photos to compliment the stories that are experienced on the tour.

Each tour group will end at the exhibit, located at 212 South Center Street, where they will be featuring Statesville musicians Karla Causey Kincaid and Stewart Kincaid. Karla and Stewart will be singing songs about some of Statesville's favorite ghosts tales, including the Vance Hotel, the Santer, and Tom Dooley. Light refreshments will be provided by Preservation Statesville.

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Curbside Leaf collection ends Friday, Feb. 15.

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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