February 18, 2019

Varsity Cougars Split Senior Night contests with Spartans

ACHS Men close NWC schedule with 9-5 record By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Basketball Teams closed the regular season with a doubleheader split against the South Caldwell Spartans on Friday, February 15, in Taylorsville. The ACHS Men topped South Caldwell 53-37 in the varsity men’s game, avenging a loss to the Spartans…

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Chapman advances to 3A Heavyweight title bout

Cougar senior is first to reach two championship finales By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. ACHS Senior Isaac Chapman will defend his 285-pound state championship on Saturday evening, February 16, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Chapman, who posted three wins in matches on Thursday and Friday, will face Ashebrook’s Antwon McClee in the title match set for Saturday.…

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Students give snacks to police for Valentine’s Day

Students in the fourth grade at Taylorsville Elementary School recently participated in a snack food drive to provide snacks for the officers of the Taylorsville Police Department. Students of Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Geiger’s class presented Captain Douglas Bowman and Officer Gordon Knight with two large crates of goodies to place at the department for…

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Lorene Redmon

Lorene Redmon, 85, of County Home Road, Conover, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation in Conover. Lorene was born July 27, 1933, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Espie Redmon and Beulah Mae Alexander Redmon. She had worked as a nursing aid and caregiver and was a…

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Doris Merleen Elmore Johnson

Doris Merleen Elmore Johnson, 80, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Jesse George and Thelma Cleo Alexander Elmore. Doris was the co-founder of Johnson Exterminator and had the privilege of being able to stay home…

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Survondelle Bonnie Fisher Treadway

Survondelle Bonnie Fisher Treadway, 78, of Hiddenite, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019. Mrs. Treadway was born September 13, 1941, the daughter of the late Howard Preston Fisher and Annie Greenway. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Roache; two brothers, Clyde and Elmer Fisher; a sister, Georgia Shute;…

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Man charged with sex offenses with child

Local authorities have charged a Taylorsville man with multiple sex offenses with a child. On Monday, February 4, 2019, Investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office were notified about a possible sexual assault of a child.  Further investigation revealed that the suspect in this case is 47 year old Roger Lee Dyson, Jr.,  of Taylorsville.  As…

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Timber sales workshop is Feb. 18

By LENNY ROGERS County Extension Director NC Cooperative Extension will host a timber sales workshop on Monday evening, February 18, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Alexander Extension Center – 376 1st Ave SW, Taylorsville. The main speaker will be Robert Bardon, PhD, Forestry Extension Specialist, NC State Extension. Also…

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James A. Mecimore

James A. Mecimore, 46, of Conover, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. James was born January 20, 1973, in Catawba County, the son of Jerry Lynn Mecimore and Wanda Woodring Micheals. He had worked as a machine operator for Carolina Container in Hickory and was a member of Oakwood…

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