August 04, 2020

COVID-19 update: free Community Testing planned

ALEXANDER COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE; FREE COMMUNITY TESTING PLANNED AUG. 8 & 13 —   July 31, 2020, 3:30 pm: Alexander County has 26 people in quarantine with COVID-19, with a cumulative total of 261 confirmed cases. Two people are in the hospital. There have been two deaths associated with the virus. Of the 261 total…

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Mimi G’s Boutique ribbon cutting held July 31

  An enthusiastic bunch gathered for the ribbon cutting on Friday, July 31, at the new home of Mimi G’s Boutique, located at 282 West Main Avenue in Taylorsville. Owner Melinda Goforth noted the community has been wonderful, saying, “We are so thankful for everyone coming today to celebrate our new location on West Main…

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William Edward “JR” DeJarnette, Jr.

William Edward “JR” DeJarnette, Jr., 77, of Stony Point, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Abernethy Laurels Health Care Unit in Newton. He was born December 24, 1942, in Alexander County, the son of the late William “Stiffy” Edward DeJarnette, Sr. and Sudye May Farrell DeJarnette. He had worked for Stony Point Farm…

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Andy Wells named to NCDOT Board

Sen. Berger Announces Two Appointments to Board of Transportation; Appointees have decades of combined experience in financial management Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) today (July 30) announced two appointments to the North Carolina Board of Transportation. The legislature increased the oversight power of the Board and changed its composition after audits revealed wide-scale financial mismanagement…

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Randy Mitchell Pharr

Randy Mitchell Pharr, 63, of Stony Point, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born Saturday, December 22, 1956, in Iredell County, to Claude Mitchell Pharr of Stony Point and Ruby Adams Pharr Coleman of Stony Point. Randy was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Pharr.…

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Teresa Cline Brewster

Teresa Cline Brewster, 54, of Stony Point, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at her residence after an extended illness. The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Are you disaster-ready? County urges residents to be aware, prepare

With the peak of hurricane season approaching, Alexander County Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update their emergency supplies kits. “You cannot predict when weather-related or man-made emergencies will occur, but residents can plan now how they will respond when disasters strike,” said Garrett Huffman,…

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Alexander Early College holds first commencement

ALEXANDER EARLY COLLEGE HOLDS FIRST COMMENCEMENT – On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Alexander Early College held its first-ever graduation exercises at Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville. A total of 41 students made up the school’s inaugural graduating class. Above, AEC Principal Jason Evans presents a diploma to Class Valedictorian Mikayah Parsons during the conferring…

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AUTOMOTIVE

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FOR RENT

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