February 24, 2018

Area Breaking News

Candidate round-up as of Feb. 22

Several candidates have filed for local offices as election filing continues. The filing period began Monday, Feb. 12, and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at 12 noon. Those filing as of midday on Thursday, Feb. 22, included: • Board of Education — David Odom (District 2), incumbent. There is one open seat in District 1, two open seats in District…

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Lady Cougars open 2018 softball season February 28 at Pfeiffer

Adkins prepares for third season as ACHS Head Coach Each spring, the ACHS Softball Team is favored or at least among the favorite to win a conference and possibly a state title. This season will be no different for third-year coach Darrell Adkins and the 2018 Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars are coming off back-to-back…

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Pastor fatally wounded in local hunting incident

A local pastor has died in a hunting tragedy after another hunter mistook him for a coyote and shot him, authorities said. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman stated that on February 19, 2018, at approximately 5:52 p.m., the Alexander County Communications received a 911 call about a person who had been shot on Edd Burgess…

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Alexander’s Isaac Chapman wins school’s second state wrestling title

Three Cougars earn a spot on 3A Medal Stand ACHS Junior Isaac Chapman during his overtime quarterfinals win on Friday.Alexander Central junior Isaac Chapman posted a perfect 4-0 record en route to claim the second individual state championship in school history on Saturday evening, February 17, in Greensboro. After defeating Freedom’s James Boyd in the…

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Candidate filing round-up, as of Feb. 16

Several candidates for local offices filed during the first week of election filing, which began Monday, Feb. 12, at noon. Nine people filed for local offices that day, and several others filed during the remainder of the week. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at 12 noon, is last day to file for offices. Those filing as of…

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Attempt to agitate local police force backfires

On Sunday morning, January 28, 2018, a man came to the Town of Taylorsville in hopes of stirring discontent with officers of the Taylorsville Police Department, according to Patrolman Gordon Knight of the police force. This unnamed gentleman “was adorned with wrist bands that would make any officer become agitated. Lieutenant Brandon Hamby was the…

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Taylorsville Police seek steak shoplifter

Officers of the Taylorsville Police Department are seeking information on the person seen in the photo below.  This person entered Food Lion in Taylorsville on Thursday, February 8, at 9:02 a.m. and went to the meat section and took 8 packages of ribeye steak, then left the store with those items in her purse. She…

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Foster families needed in Alexander County

There are currently 55 children in foster care in Alexander County, according to Foster Home Licensing Social Worker Gina Lingle, with Alexander County DSS. “Our biggest need in Alexander County are for fostering sibling groups of more than two children, and teenagers, specifically males. You can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming…

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“American Pickers” TV show looking for NC picks

“AMERICAN PICKERS” to Film in North Carolina Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to North Carolina! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “AMERICAN PICKERS” throughout the region in Spring 2018! “AMERICAN PICKERS” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The…

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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Madi Suddreth Named The AstroTurf SAC Women’s Basketball Player Of The Week

Junior forward from Taylorsville, N.C., led the Bears to consecutive victories last week Hickory, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Madi Suddreth has been named the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, league officials announced today. Suddreth, a junior forward from Taylorsville, N.C., averaged 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in leading the Bears to…

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