June 26, 2019

Triple murder suspect is an illegal alien

Suspects are indicted by grand jury In the deaths of Ms. Maria Calderon and her two children, Angel E. Pacheco, 11, and America D. Pacheco, 12, in the Sugar Loaf Community this month, Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman told The Times on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, 2019, that Federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer…

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Dr. Ron Hargrave selected for Sneeden Leadership Award

Scotland County Superintendent of Schools recognized  LAURINBURG, N.C.   – The North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) and the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Ron Hargrave, Superintendent of Scotland County Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award. The award was presented on Sunday,…

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Town election filing starts Friday, July 5

Candidate Filing for the Town of Taylorsville Municipal election begins Friday, July 5, at 12:00 p.m., and closes at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19. Filing at the Alexander County Board of Elections office will be for the following elected positions: • Town of Taylorsville Mayor, filing fee, $5. • Town of Taylorsville Board of…

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NCBM Disaster Relief Team assisting flood damaged homes

The N.C. Baptist Men have a Disaster Relief Team stationed in the area for Alexander and Catawba counties, according to Chatty Dodd, appointed Incident Commander at the Conover site. The group is headquartered currently at Oxford Baptist Church in Conover. Dodd said that only one resident from Alexander County had contacted N.C. Baptist Men thus…

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Fox Sightings Rise as Kit-Rearing Season Peaks

Seeing foxes during the day recently? If so, it is likely because kit-rearing season is peaking. Young foxes, called kits or pups, are maturing and spending more time outside of the den, making sightings more likely. For homeowners and others concerned about foxes and their kits being too close for comfort, biologists with the N.C.…

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Mary Ann Crouch

Mary Ann Crouch, 63, of Taylorsville, passed away on June 24, 2019 at her residence after a period of declining health. Mary was born to Jerry Lee Hefner and Katherine Louise Trimm Hendrix. She was a member at The Purpose Church in Taylorsville, was considered artistic, loved to paint, loved her church, loved her “woman’s…

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Summer meals available for school age children

Summer meals are available for school age children in Alexander County at various sites through the Summer Food Service provided by Alexander County Schools. A student (age 18 years and under) may attend only one site per day per meal. Breakfast location: Breakfast is served at High School Site only. Food must be eaten at…

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James Ruel Fox

James Ruel Fox, 85, of Taylorsville, went to his eternal home on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family, to forever be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on November 11, 1933, in Alexander County, the son of the late Burrette Fox and Ethel Dyson Fox. During his life,…

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Martha Ann Hayes

Martha Ann Hayes, 75, of Polk Street, Taylorsville, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at her residence. Martha was born April 24, 1944, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Sad Washington Greene and Elsie Irene Hayes. She had worked in the furniture industry and was a member…

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Ollie Bell Ritchie Austin

Ollie Bell Ritchie Austin, 85, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Carolina Caring, Newton, following a period of declining health. Born June 10, 1934, in Alexander County, to the late Arthur Ray and Floy Bell Benefield Ritchie, Mrs. Austin was retired as a Day Care giver to over 116 children, as…

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