Area Breaking News

Wolfpack, McLain to play at Fenway Park today at 4 pm

Game will be televised on ESPNU By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           Hiddenite’s Josh McLain and his NC State Wolfpack baseball teammates will face off against Boston College in the Annual ALS Baseball Game on Saturday afternoon, April 22, at 4 pm.           The annual game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston and will…

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Sugar Loaf Vol. Fire Dept. Truck & Tractor Pull is April 22

The Sugar Loaf Volunteer Fire Dept. will host a Truck & Tractor Pull on Saturday, April 22. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and pulling begins at 6 p.m. The location is at 296 Old Wilkesboro Rd. Ext. in Taylorsville. There will be classes for Super Stock Tractors, Light Pro Stock Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks,…

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Alexander Library celebrating 50 years

  By MICAH HENRY Nearly without interruption, Alexander Countians have enjoyed having a library to go to for nearly fifty years now, but that wasn’t always the case, as a special display at Alexander County Library currently shows. The staff of the facility is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary of operation this week with special activities.…

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Cougar Teams pick up big road wins in baseball and softball

Brzykcy, Hammer combine to no-hit Mooresville’s Devils By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.         The Alexander Central Baseball and Softball Teams journeyed to Mooresville for important North Piedmont Conference clashes on Thursday, April 13, and both varsity squads came home winners.         In baseball, ACHS pitchers Zach Brzykcy and Zach Hammer combined to toss a no-hitter as…

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Public meeting on NCDOT 10-Year roads plan set April 20 in Hickory

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants local residents’ feedback on its Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects. The Draft 2018-2027 STIP includes 1,421 projects, including 1,123 highway and 298 non-highway projects (aviation, public transit, rail, ferry, bicycle and pedestrian) in every county across the state.…

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Buy Local Challenge begins

Over $3,700 in prizes to be won at local businesses   The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation and The Taylorsville Times are pleased to announce that the Third Annual “Buy Local Challenge” is back again this spring for Alexander County businesses. The program is one component of the EDC’s “Buy Local Alexander” efforts. In this…

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Alexander Central FFA becomes two-time state champions

Headed to the Nationals For the second time in 6 years, the Alexander Central FFA has won the State FFA Dairy Judging Competition and will represent North Carolina at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Over 270 students were in attendance on April 8th at the Iredell County Fairgrounds representing schools across North Carolina…

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LR’s Abbey Hartsell Named The 2017 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golfer Of Year

Source: lrbears.com Rock Hill, S.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Abbey Hartsell has been named the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golfer Of The Year, league officials announced today as part of its annual honors. Hartsell, a sophomore from Taylorsville, N.C., has the league’s lowest scoring average so far this year (75.70 strokes per round). In addition, Hartsell…

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ACHS Thursday Scoreboard

Cougar Baseball Team blanks Patton By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.          The Alexander Central Varsity Baseball Team stepped out of the NPC for a non-league home game against Patton on Thursday evening, April 6, at Bob Gryder Stadium.          Justin Cook tossed a complete-game, four-hitter to earn the win on the mound, while Grayson Chapman homered…

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