May 24, 2018

Jerry Dale Baity

Jerry Dale Baity, 76, of Stony Point, passed away May 19, 2018 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Jerry was born January 26, 1942, in Alexander County, son of the late Rev. Homer and Mattie Reavis Baity. He was employed by the NC Dept. of Transportation for 32 years. He was a member of Mt.…

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ACHS trio earns All-League recognition in Women’s Soccer

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.             ACHS leading scorer Marissa Brown and teammates Evalina Rivera and Sierra Jowers were recently recognized by the NW 3A/4A Conference coaches as All-Conference performers this past season.             Brown, who netted 36 goals this season, came up two tallies short of the school record for goals in a campaign. Brown…

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Seven Cougars voted to NWC All-Conference Baseball Team

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.             After winning 22 games, placing second in the regular season, and winning the NW 3A/4A Conference Tournament, the ACHS Varsity Baseball Team was rewarded when seven members of the squad was selected to the All-Conference Team.             The NWC All-League selections were announced when ACHS and South Caldwell were ousted…

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Clara Jean St.Clair Warren

Clara Jean St.Clair Warren, 85, of the Hiddenite Community, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Bermuda Commons Nursing Center in Advance. She was born on December 20, 1932, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Roby Daniel and Ola Bentley St.Clair. Clara was retired from Leviton Manufacturing and was a member at…

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Donald (Don) Lee McAlpin

Donald (Don) Lee McAlpin, 82, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. Born December 8, 1935, in Alexander County, he was the son of the late William Burette McAlpin and Edith Stafford McAlpin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby daughter,…

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Commissioners learn results of ABC Store Feasibility Study

At their May 14, 2018, meeting, the Alexander County Board of Commissioners learned the results of the ABC Store Feasibility Study conducted by Creative Economic Development Consulting. Crystal Morphis, founder and CEO of the firm, presented the findings to the board. Judy Caywood, Alexander County ABC Store Feasibility Committee Member, provided brief remarks prior to Morphis’…

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Alex. Relay for Life is postponed

The Alexander County Relay for Life event, originally set for May 18 in Taylorsville, is being postponed due to rainy weather forecasted this week. Relay organizers will be meeting with team captains on Tuesday, May 22, to determine the event date. The annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society will have food including: Hamburgers,…

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