Area Breaking News

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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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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ACHS Athletics – Monday Scoreboard

Alexander’s Riddle earns medalist honors By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           Alexander Central golfer Hunter Riddle fired an even-par score of 36 to claim medalist honors in the first North Piedmont Conference match of the season played Monday, March 20, at River Oaks Golf Course in Statesville.           Riddle edged Lake Norman’s Clayton Saunders by one…

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St. Patrick’s Day stabbing: two injured, one arrested

  A Statesville man has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed two people in the Stony Point area over the weekend. On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the 911 Office received a call for officers to respond to a residence on Johnny Martin Lane in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival at…

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Caitlyn Price Memorial Golf Tourney set April 7 at Brushy Mtn. Golf Club

The 7th Annual Caitlyn McLeod Price Scholarship Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, April 7, at Brushy Mountain Golf Club in Taylorsville. Proceeds from the four-man captain’s choice event will go to the Caitlyn Price Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Price died in a car accident on April 24, 2010. The entry fee is $75 per player. …

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Lady Cougars topple Spartans, Titans in Varsity Clash Saturday

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Softball Team hosted the 2017 Varsity Clash over the past weekend and chalked up a pair of wins over solid 4A programs. In games played Saturday, March 18, at Central Park in Taylorsville, the Lady Cougars remained perfect on the season after wins over South Caldwell and McDowell.…

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Salem Lutheran Ch. to hold blood drive March 21

Salem Lutheran Church will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, March 21,  from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The church is located on Hwy. 16 north of Taylorsville. Hot dogs with all the trimmings will be served. To schedule an appointment call Dianne Chapman at 632-3019 or Wanda Deal at 632-7316. Everyone is encouraged to come out…

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