City Bulletin

Entries for September 2012


 Statesville City Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  There will be no garbage or recycling collection on that day.

The revised schedule for residential routes will be as follows:  Monday’s route will run on Tuesday, Sept. 4; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on Wednesday, Sept. 5; Thursday and Friday routes will operate on the same schedule.

The revised schedule for commercial businesses with garbage cans or rollout containers is:  Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday; the rest of the week will operate on a regular schedule.

STATESVILLE LEISURE POOL: The Statesville Leisure Pool will be open Sept. 1, 12-6 p.m.; Sept. 2, 1-6 p.m.; and Sept. 3, 12-8 p.m.  It will be open for members only on Sept. 1, 6:15-8:15 p.m.  The pool will close for the season after Sept. 3.  The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will be closed on Labor Day.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Because of the Labor Day holiday, the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for September 3 has been canceled.  The August 30 pre-agenda meeting has also been canceled.

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The community is invited to show their support of the City’s efforts to stop drug trafficking and violent crime at the upcoming Call-In on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.

The call-in is a time when representatives from law enforcement, the judicial system and the community talk directly to offenders about their options.

Community support is critical to stress that “We will not tolerate crime and violence among us any longer.”

Call-ins are an evidence-based crime reduction strategy which has been very effective in Statesville.  The community’s presence is important to show these offenders that things have changed in Statesville.

The Call-in will be held:
Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.
Department of Social Services
Conference Room
549 Eastside Drive

Your name must be on the list to attend and you must arrive no later than 5:45. 

RSVP to:
Sgt. Dan Miglin by email or phone at 704-878-3522.

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City Hall will once again participate in the Downtown Statesville Fall Art Crawl this Friday, Sept. 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (rain or shine)

The featured exhibit is provided by the Artists Guild of Statesville and include a variety of artwork from local artists.  It will be located in the lobby of City Hall.  Please come by.

The Art Crawl is a juried art exhibit that will showcase as many as 50 artists in 30 different shops and restaurants scattered throughout the heart of Downtown ...Statesville. It is self-guided and you can begin the Crawl at any location. Just look for the sidewalk markers indicating a participating business. A program guide directing attendees to all the locations and listing all participating artists will be available. 

The concept is simple – come downtown and walk from location to location, meet the artists and enjoy their work (maybe make a purchase), browse through the shops hosting the artists while enjoying refreshments and entertainment, possibly pause to refresh yourself in one of our restaurants or bars, all the while enjoying the social mingling with hundreds of others out to have a fun time.

For more information contact Nancy Davis at 704-878-3586 or by email.

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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 October 19-20 and October 26-27 every half hour between 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Reservations are required.

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.

This event is sponsored by Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) and the City of Statesville. For additional information and to purchase your tickets contact DSDC at 704-878-3436 or email: 

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The Statesville Civic Center is proud to be a part of Friday night's Wedding Stroll.

Downtown Statesville is hosting a one-of-a-kind bridal fair this Friday, Sept. 28, and inviting all brides-to-be to enjoy a night of special treatment by many downtown businesses.   It’s called the “Wedding Stroll” and is free for brides, grooms, and, of course, the bridal entourage.

It’s a chance to stroll and explore Downtown Statesville’s unique collection of boutique shops and wedding venues, consult with florists and photographers, try on dresses and rings, create gift registries and even rent tuxedos or champagne glasses. 

“Downtown is not only a good place to get help in planning a wedding, it’s a great place to have a wedding,” said Marin Tomlin, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation Executive Director.  “The Wedding Stroll will provide brides and their entourage a unique opportunity to see how our downtown businesses can assist them with their special day while enjoying refreshments and samples along the way."

Kenny Roberts, Statesville Civic Center Director, said his staff will be ready to show brides all the different ways the Civic Center can be used to celebrate a wedding.  "We will have rooms set up for the brides to look at and lots of examples of how the Civic Center can be tailored to meet each bride's dreams."

There will be special drawings and lots to do from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Pre-register by calling 704-878-3436 or  Same day registration is also available, but the first 75 brides to pre-register will receive a free gift bag.

Brides can register and pick up a program and their gift bags at the Historic Sharpe House, 402 S. Center St.  Parking is available at the Civic Center.

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The City of Statesville will pick up tree limbs and yard debris from the curb under certain circumstances.  This service is provided to residents who are doing their own yard work.

If a resident hires a commercial tree company or individual contractor to do yard work, it is their responsibility to have the debris hauled.

Here are other guidelines for curbside collection of tree limbs and oversized yard debris:

  1. Limbs should be cut into lengths of three to four feet and placed on the curb.
  2. Limbs should be stacked neatly at the curb, separated from other yard debris.
  3. Limbs and branches more than ten inches in diameter should be placed in a separate pile on the curb.
  4. Do not mix leaves and limbs.
  5. Do not place large piles of debris under electric lines.
  6. Be considerate of traffic and pedestrians – streets and sidewalks should not be blocked if at all possible.
  7. Oversized piles of limbs will be picked up for a $25 fee.  “Oversized” is anything more than two cubic yards or more than what could be carried off in the back of a small pick-up truck.”
  8. Call 704-878-3415 to inform the Statesville Sanitation Department that you have limbs needing to be picked up.  Call this same number to make arrangements to pay the fee if warranted. 
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Motorists traveling through Statesville along Interstate 40 and 77 will begin to see more work commencing on the I-40/77 interchange improvement project. 

UPDATE: The work on the shoulder of I-40 east between mile markers 150 and 152 is completed. 

Exit 153 going east and west on I-40 will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 1.  

The project hotline is also live. Call 704-534-3542 anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for updates.

This is a N.C. Department of Transportation project.  City officials and public safety departments are working closely with the NCDOT to communicate importation information to the public about this project. 

The City of Statesville has set up a web page for you to visit as necessary to check on the status of the project.  Click here to visit that page. 

To check on delays and new developments, CLICK HERE to visit the NCDOT website dedicated to the I-40/77 project. 

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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