Ethel (Nanny) Martin

Ethel (Nanny) Martin went to be with her Lord and beloved family members in heaven on Sunday morning, March 26, 2017. She was born on July 1, 1924, in Ashe County, daughter of Avery and Bessie Shatley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crowson “Doc” Martin. They had been married 64 years. She…

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Vern Monroe Ester

Vern Monroe Ester, 95, formerly of Saunders Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Conover. Mr. Ester was born September 19, 1921, in Wilkes County, the son of the late Jesse Lee Ester and Effie Porter Ester. He was a US Army veteran, who had served in…

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William “Ray” Sharpe

William “Ray” Sharpe, 63, of Liberty Church Road, Taylorsville, went peacefully to his eternal home in heaven on Saturday, March 25, 2017 after reaffirming his love and faith to the Lord at Caldwell County Hospice House. Mr. Sharpe was born June 27, 1953, in Alexander County, the son of the late James Harden Sharpe and…

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Roberta Dunbar Glass “Bobbi”

Roberta Dunbar Glass “Bobbi” passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at her home, in Taylorsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Louise Dunbar; her sister, Susan Aurenburg; and beloved daughter, Rebecca Lynn Glass Nunnaley. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Timothy Glass; son, Andrew and partner Eddie; her…

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Emergency Drill planned at ACHS Friday, Mar. 24

The Times has learned this morning that an emergency services drill is being held today starting at 1 p.m. (Friday, March 24, 2017) at Alexander Central High School. This is in order to train in case an emergency happens at the school, according to school officials. An ambulance and other emergency vehicles will be participating…

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National Puppy Day event set for March 25

In honor of National Puppy Day, Alexander County Animal Services shelter staff will be at Tractor Supply in Taylorsville on Saturday morning, March 25, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. All adoptions are $75 and include a micro-chip, a 1 year rabies shot, a spay/neuter, and the first set of shots. Not all animals will be available to…

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Marlene “Rene” Bowles

Marlene “Rene” Bowles, 67, of Black Oak Ridge Road, Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at her residence. Ms. Bowles was born January 7, 1950, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Roscoe “Joe” Jolly and Ruby Loudermelk Jolly. She had worked as a frame builder for Piedmont Wood and was…

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Alex Men’s Tennis downs Hickory & West Iredell in home contests

The Alexander Central Men’s Tennis Team grabbed a pair of victories and climbed to 5-3 on the season in contests played at the Liledoun Road tennis courts on March 20 and March 21. The Cougars hosted perennial 3A power and future conference mate Hickory High School on Monday, March 20, and came away with an…

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Sherrill named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Pfeiffer University’s Vada Blue Sherrill was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while Limestone College’s Josie Weber was named Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Mar. 13-19, the Conference announced today. Sherrill, a sophomore from Hiddenite, N.C., led the Falcons to a 5-1 week, including a win over No.…

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ACHS Tuesday Scoreboard

AC Softball rallies past Mooresville Tuesday, improves to 10-0 overall By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Softball Team dug itself out of an early 4-0 hole to earn a come-from-behind win over the previously unbeaten Mooresville Blue Devils on Tuesday, March 21, at Taylorsville’s Central Park. Mooresville looked poised to hand ACHS its…

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