July 23, 2021

Anna Belle Barker Loudermilk

Anna Belle Barker Loudermilk, age 96 of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday morning, July 23, 2021, after a long period of declining health. Anna was born on March 19, 1925, to the late Dewey Watson and Belle Barker in Gaston County. Anna worked as an assistant schoolteacher in Alexander County and…

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Late Commissioner Jeff Peal to be returned to Alexander July 24

Alexander County Commissioner Dr. Jeff Peal, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in Ohio on July 19, will be returned to Alexander County on Saturday, July 24 at approximately 9:00 a.m.  The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office will escort the hearse from the Oxford Dam Bridge along NC Hwy. 16 to Adams Funeral Home…

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Croteau sentenced to 75-105 years

A man has been sentenced to at least three-quarters of a century in prison after being found guilty in a child rape case, according to authorities. On July 21, 2021, Shawn Beau Croteau appeared in Alexander County Superior Court to face four counts of First Degree Statutory Rape of a Child and four counts of…

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Elizabeth “Lib” Ann Campbell Gilreath

Elizabeth “Lib” Ann Campbell Gilreath, age 85, of Hiddenite, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House. She was born December 20, 1935, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Charlie Campbell and Lucy Campbell Campbell. She was a poultry farmer and a member of Linney’s Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed…

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Helen P. Absher

Helen P. Absher, age 87, of Piney Creek and Taylorsville, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Hospice of the Piedmont, High Point, NC. Helen was born February 19, 1934, in Ashe County, NC, to the late Arthur Lee and Nona Howell Powers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by…

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United Way initiative to help small businesses

United Way of Alexander County Launches “365 Drive” to Help Local Small Businesses Dianne Little, United Way of Alexander County President, has announced a new program designed to give local small businesses more exposure. The “365 Drive” is open to businesses of fewer than 25 employees in exchange for a yearly contribution of $365 (one…

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FOR RENT

************ STORAGE SPACE     For individual and commercial use as available. Choose your own size. (5’ x 10’), (10’ x 10’), (10’ x 15’), (10’ x 20’). ALL UNITS HAVE INTERIOR LIGHTS. TAYLORSVILLE MINI STORAGE across from Alexander Central High School. Call 632-6145 or 828-275-5091. ************     NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS to rent 2 bedroom mobile…

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HELP WANTED

************ NELSON’S BODY SHOP needs full-time frame machine operator. Must be drug tested and willing to work five days a week. Call 632-5722. ************     NEED ONE PERSON for help with grading, septic systems, etc. Need 4 people to help set modulars & DW’s. JW CONSTRUCTION. Call 828-632-8420. ************      SET-UP & PAVING CREWS – Looking…

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LEGAL NOTICES

************ ADMINISTRATRIX’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administratrix of the estate of Jamie Todd Stine, deceased, late of Alexander County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 7th day of October, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar…

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Edward O. Worley

Edward O. Worley, age 80, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Ed was born December 26, 1940, in Catawba County, the son of the late Claude Worley and Mable Price Worley. He had retired from the furniture industry and was of the Baptist faith. He loved to…

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