August 21, 2018

Area Breaking News

Two Readers’ Choice voters win $50, one chance remains

Readers have a few more days to tell The Times which restaurant has the best barbecue in Alexander County. Or help decide who’s the best florist, surveyor, or pet groomer. Readers can choose their favorite school, church, or civic club, too. You can cast your vote for all these and more in the 2018 Readers’…

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Cougars roll over Burns 40-7 in opener

Alexander scores 33 points in dominant second half By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars dominated play in the second half and rolled to a 40-7 win over the Burns Bulldogs in the 2018 season opening football game played in Lawndale on Friday night, August 17. After leading 7-0 at the half, the Cougars…

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Kylie Cockrell Hamby tapped new Alexander Central Softball Coach

Former Cougar star chosen to lead one of NC’s top programs   On Tuesday night, August 14th, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of former standout player Kylie Cockrell Hamby as the Head Coach of the Alexander Central High School Softball team. Hamby will fill the position that came open earlier this…

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AXCI still under partial lockdown August 14

A portion of Alexander Correctional Institution is still on lockdown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, where incidents occurred, but not the entire facility, a prison official said. Multiple online media sources are reporting the lockdown is due to inmate fights at the facility.   The facility was locked down on Sunday afternoon, August 12, 2018, after…

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Hiddenite man charged with murder

A Hiddenite man has been arrested on a charge of murder in connection with an elderly man’s death this week. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, at approximately 11:42 a.m., a call came into Alexander County Communications in reference to a deceased person that had been located, by a concerned friend, in the woods off of…

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School open house dates are announced

In Alexander County, public school starts Monday, August 27, 2018. School Open House Dates Alexander Central High School will hold open house for all students on Tuesday, August 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Freshman Academy will host open house during the same time as the high school. Freshmen will meet with seminar teachers…

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Woman arrested for multiple drug charges

Investigators: woman was dealing drugs while caring for a child in Wittenburg area During the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, members of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department narcotics units concluded a month long investigation into the use and sales of illicit narcotics at a residence on Ret Stafford Lane…

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Bethlehem Day Festival set for Sept. 15

The Bethlehem Community Development Association’s Ninth Annual Bethlehem Day Festival is set for Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. features fun for everyone. Now located at the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethlehem, the annual fall event features live music all day, inflatable entertainment and activities for children, more than 50…

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Cougar Athletics gear available online through Aug. 13

A new apparel store for Cougar Gear, for supporters of Alexander Central High Athletics has been created, according to Nathan Robinson, Assistant Athletic Director & Masonry Instructor at Alexander Central High School. The website is https://achsathletics2018.itemorder.com. A portion of all monies raised will go to the new ACHS Athletic Booster Club. “Help us in spreading the…

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Stony Point man arrested for Aug. 4 attempted murder

A man from the Stony Point Community has been taken into custody and charged with attempted murder in Iredell County. Darren Campbell, Iredell County Sheriff, stated that on Saturday, August 4, 2018, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2174 Island Ford Road, Statesville, in response to a reported shooting. On arrival, deputies…

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