May 28, 2020

NASCAR announces next slate of events in return to racing

Racing returns Sunday at Darlington Staff report NASCAR Wire Service NASCAR   announced the next slate of races in its return to racing, featuring events at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series and the ARCA Menards…

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Heidi Lynn Sayles

Heidi Lynn Sayles, 29, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Born to Kerry Lynn Hurlbut and Tammy Lynn Sayles, Hiedi attended Bethlehem Church of God. She loved tutoring children and sports of any kind. Heidi was preceded in death by her father and grandfather, Perry Sayles. In addition to her mother, Hiedi…

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Dorothy May Phillips Johnson

Dorothy May Phillips Johnson, 85, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born to the late Roy Madison and Virginia Patterson Phillips, she was a member of Advent Christian Church, enjoyed collecting dolls, loved playing Bingo and tending to flowers, but most of all she loved…

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Raeford Leeper McLain Jr.

Raeford Leeper McLain Jr., 64, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born Tuesday, May 31, 1955 in Iredell County. He was the son of the late Raeford Leeper McLain Sr. and Geraldine Jordan McLain. Raeford was an avid sportsman and retired after 30 years working for the…

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PGA REACH Announces 2020-2021 PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Recipients

Alexander’s Cole Carrigan Earns $8,000 Scholarship PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – PGA REACH has awarded scholarships to 10 students through the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 academic school year. These $8,000 scholarships are designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds,…

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Edward Stephen Clanton

Edward Stephen Clanton, 46, of Statesville, went home to be with the Lord and was reunited with his mother on May 13, 2020. Stephen was born on August 30, 1973, son of Flake Herman Clanton and the late Mary McHargue Clanton. He was previously employed at the Iredell County Public Library until his health declined.…

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Remote learning to end May 29 for Alex. Schools

  The Alexander County Board of Education met for their regularly scheduled meeting at Alexander Central Auditorium on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The meeting was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Several COVID-19 related matters were discussed at the meeting including the continued success of meal distribution to children in the county…

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Times’ Father of the Year essay contest is underway

Entries for the 2020 Taylorsville Times’ Father of the Year Contest are being accepted until Thursday, June 11, at 5 p.m. To enter The Times’ 31st Annual Father of the Year Essay Contest, simply write an essay on why your nominee should be Father of the Year. The winner will receive a $50 food gift…

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More cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Alexander

Alexander County has three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a total of nine active cases and a cumulative total of 13 confirmed cases, as of late Monday, May 11. Five of the active cases work at Tyson Foods in Wilkes County, one is a contact of a Tyson employee, one was tested at a…

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Lewis C. Charlesworth

Lewis C. Charlesworth, 91, of Stony Point, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Chapman Funeral Home at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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