April 10, 2020

Lowrance headed to Wingate University

Three-time All-Conference performer announces college destination By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central High School senior Jem Lowrance has made a commitment to play collegiate basketball for the Wingate University Bulldogs following graduation from high school. In a social media post on Monday, Lowrance announced he would continue his education and basketball career for the Bulldogs.…

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Amanda Hammer

Amanda Hammer, 50, of Muskett Way, Conover, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Amanda was born July 13, 1969, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Howell Hammer and Elaine Stine Hammer. She was clerical worker and was of the Lutheran faith. She loved the Carolina Panthers and dearly…

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New COVID-19 modeling shows social distancing remains necessary

Apr 6, 2020 RALEIGH — A collection of North Carolina experts today released a composite modeling forecast looking at how COVID-19 could affect North Carolina in the coming months. The models, constructed by experts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, RTI International, and others reinforced the need for limiting personal contact…

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No Court Proceedings until June 1

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley issued an order on April 2, 2020, containing seven emergency directives. The order: • Postpones court proceedings for a second time to June 1, 2020 • Continues to direct clerks of court to post notices, such as the attached poster, at court facilities discouraging entry by those infected with COVID-19 •…

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David Phillip Sprinkle

David Phillip Sprinkle, 70, of Hiddenite, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Gordon’s Hospice House in Statesville. David was born May 31, 1949, in Iredell County, the son of the late Thomas Lee Sprinkle and Wilmeth Sharpe Sprinkle. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather,…

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Bruce Wayne Keller

Bruce Wayne Keller, 57, of Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his residence. Born on October 26, 1962, the son of Toney Keller and the late Pauline Pennell Keller, he was self-employed as a handyman and was of the Baptist faith, attending Mt. Ridge Baptist Church. Bruce enjoyed woodworking, mechanics, fishing, and…

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Dorothy Lorene Wike

Dorothy Lorene Wike, 94, of Taylorsville, passed away at her residence on April 5, 2020. Born to the late Johnny and Ida Harrington, Dorothy was a member at Salem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, baking, and working in her garden. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Atwell…

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Linda Jenkins Robinson

Linda Jenkins Robinson, 76, of Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at her home. Linda was born April 8, 1943, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Pleas Jenkins and Lois Stafford Jenkins. She had worked in the textile industry and was a faithful member of Liledoun Baptist Church, where she had taught…

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Ruby “Sarah” McCurdy

Ruby “Sarah” McCurdy, 95, of Vashti, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, April 4, 2020. She was born Friday, April 3, 1925, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Noah and Lacy (Blackwelder) Childers. Sarah was a charter member of Vashti Baptist Church, who loved to share her love of…

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