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May 20, 2022

Area Breaking News

Man charged with rape of juvenile female in Ellendale

A Taylorsville man stands charged with rape following an incident last week involving a juvenile, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Friday, May 13, 2022, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received information that a sexual assault had occurred at a residence in the Ellendale Community of Alexander County. The sexual assault occurred in the…

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4 cent reduction in Alexander property tax rate proposed

County Manager presents proposed 2022-23 budget County Manager Rick French presented the proposed 2022-2023 budget to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners at the May 16th meeting. The proposed budget includes a 4-cent property tax decrease, which would lower the tax rate to 75 cents per $100 valuation, if approved. A public hearing to discuss…

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Early Voting turnout over 1,500; Primary is May 17

EARLY VOTING TURNOUT LISTED, PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IS MAY 17   Early voting ended Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 3 pm. A total of 1,578 voters cast ballots during the Early Voting period. Voters who have not voted will need to go to their assigned precinct polling place on election day, Tuesday, May 17. Polls…

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Father of the Year Essay Contest accepting entries

Entries for the 2022 Taylorsville Times’ Father of the Year Essay Contest are being accepted until Thursday, June 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. To enter The Times’ 33rd 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…

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Election Day voting tips

If citizens aren’t able to vote early in the primary election by Saturday, May 14, at the Alexander Senior Center, they may cast a ballot in person on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 17, at their assigned precinct polling place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registered voters should be mindful that Primary Election Day…

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Grand opening, concert set for Sunday at Courthouse Park

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners invites the public to the grand opening and dedication ceremony of the Alexander County Courthouse Park and Rotary Performance Stage on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. The dedication will feature remarks from local dignitaries and those involved in the park’s planning and construction. The park’s first concert…

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Wilson named new Head Football Coach at West Iredell High School

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. After serving as an assistant coach at Alexander Central for the past 10 seasons, Matt Wilson has been named the new Head Football Coach at West Iredell High School in Statesville. The Newton-Conover and ASU grad was officially tapped as the Warriors’ new coach on Monday. Wilson, who came to ACHS…

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Alexander County Schools to release at 2 p.m.

Alexander County Schools has made the following announcement for students and parents: “Due to the potential of strong storms this afternoon, including possible tornadoes, Alexander County Schools will dismiss at 2 PM. The early dismissal should allow our buses and young drivers to be safe at home and off the roads. All after-school care programs…

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Keys to the County presented

  Two long-time employees of Alexander County Government were presented Keys to the County at the May 2, 2022, meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, according to a county news release. Leeanne Whisnant, former Consolidated Human Services Director, and Greg Cronk, former Information Technology Director, were recognized for their dedicated service to the…

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Town Council airs proposed budget for review

By ANGELA FARR KING The Taylorsville Town Council met at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, for their regular meeting. The meeting was called to order by Mayor George Holleman, who opened with a reading from the book of Psalms. As the fiscal year 2021-22 is coming to a close, the Town Council was presented…

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