School Board plans special called meeting Feb. 22 at 12:30 pm

A Special Called Meeting of the Alexander County Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room, 700 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, according to a BOE press release. The sole purpose of the meeting is distribution of the NC Dept. of Public Instruction’s…

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Cougars to open playoffs Tuesday

        The Alexander Central Varsity Basketball Teams will participate in the first-round of the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs on Tuesday evening, February 21.         The ACHS Men (19-8), which captured the NPC Tourney title last Friday, will host Ben L. Smith High School of Greensboro in an opening round game Tuesday evening in Taylorsville. The…

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Juanita Bonnette Jordan

Juanita Bonnette Jordan, 93, of Carderwoody Road, Statesville, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at New Prospect Baptist Church. Rev. Josh Byrd will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family…

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Constance “Connie” Elder Nance

Constance “Connie” Elder Nance, 72, of Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Nance was born September 17, 1944, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Jay Edward Elder and Margaret Burke Elder. She was a graduate of Taylorsville High School and later became employed with the Alexander…

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Berlie Franklin Brown

Berlie Franklin Brown, 87, of Breeze Hill Rd., North Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Fishing Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Cardwell and Rev. Paul Siceloff will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from…

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Dula, Parsons lead Cougars to NPC Crown

         By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Seniors Justin Dula and Kaleb Parsons combined for 45 points to lead the Alexander Central Varsity Men’s Basketball Team past Mooresville 75-62 in the championship game of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament on Friday night, February 17, in Olin.        Playing in front of a packed house at North…

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Robert Stuart Hampton

Robert Stuart Hampton, 64, of Taylorsville, passed away after an extended illness on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He served two years in the US Army and 25 years in the National Guard. He was of the Lutheran faith and was a member at Salem Lutheran Church. In his spare time, he loved to restore old…

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ACHS Varsity Men’s Team advances to NPC Tourney Final Friday evening

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           The Alexander Central Varsity Men’s Basketball Team outscored Statesville 39-21 over the second and third periods and rolled to a 61-39 victory in the semi-final round of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament on Wednesday night, February 15, in Olin.           With the win, the Cougars advance to the tourney title…

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Patricia Ann McMillan Bertoncini Starnes

Patricia Ann McMillan Bertoncini Starnes, 66, of Bradley Farm Road, Statesville, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 3, 1950, in Iredell County, daughter of the late John McMillan and Edith Little McMillan. A private memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m.,…

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YARD SALE

      MOVING/YARD SALE at the home of Patsy Elliott, 9210 Cheatham Ford Rd., in Hiddenite. Fri., Feb. 17 – 12 noon – 4 p.m. & Sat., Feb. 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Name brand clothes – Harley Davidson, A/E, Hollister, much more, household items, girls’ newborn – 3 T, boys’ newborn – 18 months, &…

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