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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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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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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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Alexander Varsity Teams win NPC Tourney openers

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central High School Varsity Basketball Teams opened play in the 2017 North Piedmont Conference Tournament with a pair of home wins on Monday evening, February 13, in Taylorsville. The Lady Cougars cruised to a 57-24 win over the West Iredell Lady Warriors in Monday’s opening game in the Cougar…

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Local man arrested in stolen statue case

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in an unusual larceny that occurred over the weekend.   The larceny occurred on All Healing Springs Road, about a half-mile off of US 64/90 west of Taylorsville, according to Sheriff Chris Bowman. Between the hours of 8:00 PM on February 11, 2017, and 9:00 AM on…

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Cougar Quartet earns trip to Wrestling Finals

Lewis wins Regional crown, while three ACHS grapplers claim third-place finishes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           Four members of the Alexander Central Wrestling Team reached the ultimate individual goal each season when they qualified for the NCHSAA Wrestling Championships based on this past weekend’s regional performances.           Alexander junior Ethan Lewis finished 4-0 en route…

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Man airlifted after crashing underneath semi-trailer

A Hiddenite man is hospitalized after his vehicle crashed into a parked car and semi-trailers along NC 90 East in Taylorsville. According to Taylorsville Police Chief Dennis James, the wreck occurred on Thursday, February 9, about 9 p.m. on NC 90 East at the intersection with Hammer Road near Taylorsville Glass Inc. The wreck report…

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Two adults arrested at Wittenburg School after weapon found

A man and a woman were arrested this week at an Alexander County elementary school after being found in possession of a stolen firearm on school grounds. The incident occurred at Wittenburg Elementary School, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Lee Roy Lingerfelt, III, age 26 of Lenoir, was arrested…

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Senior Night Sweep

Varsity Cougars take pair from Hounds in home finale  By DN PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Basketball Teams sent their senior team members out as winners with a doubleheader sweep over Statesville in North Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday night, February 7, in Taylorsville. On Senior night, ACHS honored four senior women’s players and…

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Alexander County Schools head off email scam just before attack

Employees urged not to send employment data via Internet Alexander County Schools are the latest target in an attempted email scam to obtain sensitive employee information, said authorities. School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner confirmed Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, at the Alexander County Board of Education meeting that a fraudulent email was sent out a few hours earlier,…

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