December 10, 2017

Area Breaking News

Non-essential County departments closing due to snow

NON-ESSENTIAL COUNTY DEPARTMENTS CLOSING EARLY ON DEC. 8 —   Alexander County Emergency Services has announced that, due to rapidly deteriorating conditions, all non-essential Alexander County offices, convenience sites, the Library, and Rocky Face Park closed effective 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Landfill, convenience sites, library and Rocky Face Park will remain closed…

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Alexander County Schools dismissing early Dec. 8

  Due to predicted afternoon weather conditions and dropping temperatures, Alexander County Schools will dismiss at 1:30 PM today (Friday, Dec. 8, 2017). After school care will close at 2:30 PM. All athletic events, games, and practices have been canceled for today, according to Renee Meade, Public Information Officer for the school system.

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ACHS hosts NWC Swim Meet Dec. 7

  Cougars face Watauga, Saint in league meet The Alexander Central Swim Team hosted a Northwestern Conference meet with Watauga and St. Stephens at the Wilkes County YMCA on Thursday, December 7. In combined scoring, St. Stephens finished 2-0 on the night, posting wins over ACHS and Watauga. The Cougars finished 0-2 in combined scoring;…

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Snow in weekend forecast for Alex

Snow in weekend forecast According to the National Weather Service, the following is forecast for Thursday night (Dec. 7) through Sunday (Dec. 10), 2017: Thursday night: slight chance of rain before 1am, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 1am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low…

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DOT’s Division 12 crews spreading brine Dec. 7

A winter blast is approaching the area, so Department of Transportation crews in Division 12 (Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, and Lincoln counties) are mobilizing to treat interstates and primary divided roads today. The division maintains more than 12,700 miles of primary and secondary routes. More than 200 employees are trained to respond to winter…

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Wills among members of 1993 UNC Team honored at Nov. 29 game

During  the  November 29,  North Carolina  game vs. Michigan,  the Tar Heels honored members of the 1993 championship team. It was 25 years ago that they won the National Championship, beating these same Wolverines. Alexander Central Head Basketball Coach served as the Team Manager for Coach Dean Smith on the 1993 Championship Team and was…

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First year Head Coach set to lead Lady Cougars

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Last week, the Alexander Central Varsity Women’s Basketball Program tipped off the new season, the first campaign with Jonathan Winkler on the bench as the program’s head coach. The Lady Cougars slipped past Ashe County to make the new head coach a winner in his first ever game in the position.…

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ACHS Football Awards presented Nov. 27

        By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      The Alexander Central JV and Varsity Football Teams were recognized with the program’s annual awards night on Monday evening November 27, at the school.      Coach Butch Carter praised the JV and Varsity Cougar Teams that combined for a 20-2 overall record and two NW 3A/4A Championships this…

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