December 06, 2019

Area Breaking News

2020 Primary Early Voting plan approved

The Alexander County Board of Elections met during a public meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019, to discuss and adopt a one-stop early voting plan for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election. Session Law 2019-239, enacted by the NC General Assembly, made statutory changes to the early voting period, as well as, new requirements for…

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Local candidates begin filing

UPDATED Dec. 5, 2019 — Four candidates for Alexander County Board of Commissioners and two candidates for Alexander County Board of Education have filed thus far at the Alexander County Board of Elections Office in Taylorsville. County Commissioner candidates There will be two seats up for election in 2020 on the county commission. The four candidates, which include…

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“What are you thankful for?”

The Times “One Minute Quiz” asks: What are you thankful for? (Listen to these Thanksgiving comments on our Audiorama podcast! Click here to find our podcast.)      

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Woman arrested for shooting at utility workers

A Taylorsville woman has been arrested after she fired shots at utility workers, said Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at approximately 1:30 PM, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Communications received a call in reference to shots being fired at utility workers. Officers responded to Fairgrounds Road in Taylorsville, where they spoke…

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Dogs starved to death, 2 charged in Hiddenite

A Hiddenite man and woman were charged in recent days with multiple counts of animal cruelty after several emaciated dogs were found, including three who had starved to death. On Friday, November 22, 2019, members of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Alexander County Animal Control responded to a residence located on Hiddenite Church Road…

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ACHS Women’s Basketball Preview 2019-2020

 First-year Head Coach looks to rebuild program The 2019-20 Women’s Basketball season at Alexander Central is underway and first-year Head Coach Jon Presnell is looking to rebuild the Lady Cougar program after the team won just two games last season. Presnell’s tenure as the ACHS coach got off to a splendid start last Friday evening,…

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Five added to Alexander Sports Hall of Fame

Bolick, Fox, Gwaltney, Odom, and Thomas join prestigious group By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander County Public Education Foundation held its Eighth Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night, November 25, at the Alexander Central High School Auditorium  in Taylorsville. A crowd of more than 200 family, friends, and sports lovers converged on…

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ACHS takes three of four games vs. Raiders

Lady Cougars win in Presnell’s coaching debut By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central High School tipped off the 2019-20 basketball season with a four-game set against the visiting North Iredell Raiders on Friday evening, November 22, in the Cougar Den in Taylorsville. ACHS took three of four games on the night. The Cougars swept the…

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John Keller, WWII veteran, recalls service in Pacific

By MICAH HENRY At first, you wouldn’t think Corporal John David “J.D.” Keller is 94 years old. He stands up straight and tall, speaks with clarity of thought, and recalls details of events and conversations from over 70 years ago, back during his time in the U.S. Marines during World War II. That’s when you…

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Corvette Club donation assists Trooper

CORVETTE CLUB DONATION ASSISTS WILKES TROOPER — Caring people on both sides of the Brushies have responded with support for N.C. State Trooper Jonathan (J.G.) Barnes, age 31 of Wilkesboro, who was severely injured on September 15, 2019, when a vehicle hit him head-on in southeastern Wilkes County. Barnes has been employed with the N.C.…

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