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September 23, 2023

Gail Lynn Brown Pearce

Gail Lynn Brown Pearce, 72, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023, in Forsyth County. She was born to the late Robert L. Brown and Wanda L. Scales on Friday, May 18, 1951, in Daviess County, Indiana. Gail was a woman of faith and a prayer warrior. Her joy was her grandkids and teaching people…

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Kenneth Lee Roberts Sr.

Kenneth Lee Roberts Sr., 76, of Hiddenite, passed away on September 21, 2023, at his home after an extended illness. Kenny was born October 8, 1947, in Catawba County, to the late Clyde Walker Roberts and Elsie Mae Davis Roberts. Kenny worked at Shuford Mills as a Maintenance Supervisor. In addition to his parents, he…

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Alan Landis Wyatt

Alan Landis Wyatt, 63, of Statesville, passed away September 21, 2023, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Wyatt Family.

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Jerry Lee Joines

Jerry Lee Joines, 77, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Carolina Caring in Newton. Jerry was born August 2, 1946, in Alexander County, the son of the late Claude Joines and Alice Lowe Joines. He worked at CVCC Taylorsville campus and was of the Baptist faith. He always enjoyed time with…

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Parents offer ideas on school budget shortfall

By MICAH HENRY Alexander County Schools administrators, principals, some staff and selected parents met on Monday, Sept. 18, at Alexander Central High School to discuss paths forward to address a looming school budget shortfall. The problem has evolved due in part to a gradual decline in student enrollment during the past decade or more, explained…

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Dyson receives State’s highest honor

By MICAH HENRY Alexander County native Danny T. Dyson, of Taylorsville, retired Clerk of Superior Court, received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from N.C. Governor Roy Cooper, presented by his predecessor, retired Clerk of Superior Court Seth W. Chapman, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, in the Alexander County Superior Courtroom. Dyson retired Friday,…

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Substance Use Disorder Prevention Coalition meets

The Alexander County Substance Use Disorder Prevention Coalition met in the Alexander County Health Department conference room on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. The Substance Use Disorder Coalition was initially formed as a sub-committee of the Healthy Alexandrian Committee. This was in response to the focus priority areas from the Community Health Assessments that are given…

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Local woman among first Peace Corps volunteers returning overseas

Statesville resident Cheryl Parker, who has Alexander County roots, is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “My maternal…

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