Reps. Foxx, McHenry receive inaugural Ronald Reagan Defender of Freedom Award

February 9, 2010

Contact: Charlton Allen, Chairman
Date: February 9, 2010
Iredell County Republican Party

The Iredell County Republican Party announced its award winners at its 2010 Reagan Day Dinner this past Saturday in Statesville, NC.

The Iredell County Young Republicans were awarded the Republican Auxiliary of the Year award in recognition of their many activities in support of conservative issues and Republican candidates over the course of the past year, and their dedication to working together with the other Republican groups and the party. This award was accepted by former Chairman of the Young Republicans, Jason Abernethy. The Iredell Young Republicans are a club of 18-40 year old Republicans in our county.

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Iredell County Reagan Day Dinner

December 25, 2009

DETAILS: Iredell County Reagan Day Dinner. VF will speak, along with Pat McCrory and Rep. Patrick McHenry.

TIME: 6:00pm (VF will not speak before 7:00pm)


Statesville Civic Center
300 S. Center Street
Statesville, NC

Jason Abernethy

McHenry, Foxx question czar count

August 11, 2009

By Jim McNally | Statesville R&L

Published: August 12, 2009

Both of Iredell County’s Congressional representatives believe the present White House has gone czar crazy.

While top aides actually have more official sounding titles, the term “czar” has been used since the Nixon administration as a shortcut for the top person on a policy, issue or department.

In response to a question from the audience about the matter at his town hall meeting in Mooresville on Monday night, Rep. Patrick McHenry said President Barack Obama had added so many new top aides that he couldn’t keep count of them.

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Iredell Reagan Day Smash Hit

March 25, 2009

On Saturday, March 7th, approximately 200 Iredell Republicans gathered for the Iredell County Republican Party’s annual Reagan Day Dinner at the Statesville Civic Center. The guest speaker was Dr. Mike Adams, acclaimed nationally syndicated columnist.

The Party also held its annual precinct meetings and county convention that evening, with the highest turnout for each in years.

“It was invigorating to see new folks getting involved for the first time on March 7th. It’s a good time to be a Republican in Iredell and it folks are already energized for the 2010 election cycle,” said Charlton Allen, Chairman of the Iredell County Republican Party.

Auxiliary Leadership Meeting held:

The leaders of the auxiliaries of the Iredell Republican Party met on Wednesday, March 18th in a roundtable (geometric purists will note the actual tables were rectangular) discussion of issues facing the clubs. The club leaders plan to meet again in late May, and at least once a quarter.

Some of the items discussed were:

The importance of working with County GOP and with the other auxiliaries.
How the auxiliary clubs can work together and coordinate activities, including joint meetings, projects and speakers.
How the auxiliaries should be the proving ground for new leaders and the staging area for recruitment and growth.
How the auxiliaries can work together to promote more cooperation.
That the auxiliaries and the County GOP are on the same team and working towards the same goals.
Planning a joint project to rally support against Obama’s economic and tax programs.
That it was important for the club leaders to continue to coordinate activities and meet together regularly to continue their strategic planning together.

Ideas were exchanged on how each club can reach out to more members.
The clubs discussed ways to implement “new media” (e.g. websites, Facebook, MySpace) to broaden their outreach efforts.
There was discussion on how the County GOP can assist the auxiliaries, including dealing with problems the Teenage Republicans have endured with schools limiting their efforts.
Iredell Young Republicans meeting tonight:

Just a reminder of the next Iredell County Young Republican Meeting TONIGHT, March 24 at Brooklyn Boys in Mooresville. As always, feel free to arrive at 6:30 PM to order food and hang out. The meeting will be begin at 7 PM.

Last month we had almost 20 people attend our meeting to hear NCGOP Chairman Linda Daves speak. So bring a friend with you and let’s add to that number on March 24! See you then!

Jason Abernethy
Iredell YR Chairman

Iredell’s early-voting tally: 38,110 cast ballots

November 3, 2008

Published: November 3, 2008

Some 38,110 voters lined up outside of One-Stop voting sites throughout Iredell County during the past two weeks to cast their ballots.

With the economy teetering on the verge of recession, unemployment numbers climbing, the war in Iraq still under way and a number of other issues shaping this campaign, Iredell County residents want to ensure they have a say in the future direction of our nation.

Iredell GOP Runs Radio

October 30, 2008

Our friends down in Iredell County GOP aren’t taking any chances.  They’ve come together and created several radio ads to combat the democrats down there.  Good Job Iredell!  If you have ads or videos you’d like posted send them to

Ad – 1: Grey Mills Radio Spot 1

Ad – 2: Darrell McCormick Radio Spot 2

Ad – 3: Pat McCrory Radio Spot 3

Ad – 4: Pat McCrory Radio Spot 4

Ad  -5: Ken Robertson, Godfrey Williams, Scott Keadle (Commissioners)

Elizabeth Dole makes stop in city

October 30, 2008

By Jim McNally | Statesville R&L
Published: October 30, 2008

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole is rolling out the big guns — in the form of a big bus — in her effort to hold off Democratic rival state Sen. Kay Hagan and keep her seat for a second term.

Joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, Dole made Statesville a stop on her campaign’s “Elizabus Tour” on Wednesday afternoon. She was greeted by a crowd of about 200 supporters at the Iredell County Republican Party headquarters.

Focus on NC Candidates

October 21, 2008


Iredell Republican Women invite you to join us
October 23rd ~ 6:30 pm
Holiday Inn – Statesville (exit 49)
our featured speaker
Attorney General Candidate
Help Stamp Out Corruption in Raleigh

Come hear what Bob has to say about the SBI, DNA evidence and more!  Address your questions to the email address below prior to his visit. He will answer questions about the office of Attorney General etc. ICRW is thrilled to have candidate Bob Crumley as our guest!

Pat McCrory for Governor
Penn Broyhill, Pat’s field rep will be on hand to give us a summary of the gubernatorial race and answer questions.

Door Prize Drawing! Perfect time to bring a friend along!

Catered Italian dinner begins at 6:30, meeting at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP for meal, head count needed. $11 each, tax + tip not included. RSVP to email or call D.J. (704) 546-7989 work or Marcia at (704) 872-6772. You may pay at door for meal, please notify ICRW no later than Wed. Oct 22. For questions to either candidate, Crumley or McCrory, email your questions to the above address by Tuesday Oct 21. We look forward to seeing you there! ** VOTE on NOV 4th **