December 04, 2020

James Kenneth “Apple” Auton

James Kenneth “Apple” Auton, 85, of Hickory, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at his residence. Born May 15, 1935, in Alexander County, he was the son of the late Josie White Auton and David Alexander Auton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Wright Auton; grandson,…

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Eileen Oliver

Eileen Oliver, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Frye Regional Hospital. Eileen was born March 21, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late George and Eileen Doyle. She had worked in the restaurant industry. She is survived by four children and no services are planned at this time.…

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Harold Devon Bowman

Harold Devon Bowman, 82, of Bethlehem, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Carolina Caring in Newton. He was born June 25, 1938, in Alexander County, to the late Clyde and Gladie Icenhour Bowman. Mr. Bowman’s body will lie-in-state at Alexander Funeral Service on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.,…

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Man charged with child rape

A local man has been charged with the rape of a child. On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist on a search warrant being executed by the Homeland Security Investigations taskforce at a residence in the Bethlehem Community of Alexander County, according to Sheriff Chris Bowman. The search warrant…

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Custodian charged with peeping at local school

A custodian at a local elementary school has been arrested after he allegedly hid a camera in a restroom at the school. On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, investigators with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wittenburg Elementary School in reference to a video camera that had been located in a staff restroom.  The camera…

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COVID-19 update: 19 dead

The Alexander County Health Department has reported that 123 people are in quarantine with COVID-19, with a cumulative total of 1,611 confirmed cases. Currently, there are 25 people in the hospital. Sadly, there have been 19 deaths associated with COVID-19. Of the 1,611 total cases, 1,444 people have recovered. Local updates will be provided as…

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Stanley “Stan” Malcolm Hubbard

Stanley “Stan” Malcolm Hubbard, 83, of Wilkesboro, passed away on Wednesday December 2, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center. Stan was born on February 1, 1937, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, the son of George M. Hubbard and Florence M. Van Dusen. He was a member of DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville. Stan…

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Timothy “Tim” Paul Hamby

Timothy “Tim” Paul Hamby, 41, of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his residence. He was born Thursday, August 16, 1979, in Iredell County, to Hayden “Tim” Burke Hamby Jr. and Ruth Foster Hamby of Statesville. In addition to his parents, Tim is survived by his wife of 10 years, Christina Lea Norton…

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Rosie Best Honeycutt

Rosie Best Honeycutt departed her earthly life on December 2nd, 2020 at Carolina Caring in Newton. Born March 14, 1929, she was the daughter of Louis and Ivandia Benfield Best and one of six children. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Raymond, Rudolph, Katherine, Elsie, and Marie; as well as her…

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