March 29, 2020

Area Breaking News

1 case of COVID-19 confirmed in Alexander

A person in Alexander County has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Saturday, March 28, which marks the first confirmed case of the virus in Alexander County. Leeanne Whisnant, Director of Alexander County Consolidated Human Services, said the patient is at home and recovering well. “We hope this is an isolated case, but are treating…

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Greenway modifies Flex Route bus service

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Greenway Public Transportation will modify the current transportation services the transit authority offers to fit the needs of the community in this extraordinary time. Greenway is committed to safe transportation for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, these reduced hours will become the standard hours of route operation…

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Gas line severed in Bethlehem

A utility crew has severed a natural gas line and an underground powerline in the Wittenburg Springs subdivision. Crews are on the scene making repairs with an estimated completion between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. this evening (Friday, March 27). Traffic is being diverted at Rink Dam Road and Heritage Farm Road as well as at…

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N.C. is under Stay At Home order

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper issued at Stay At Home order effective Monday, March 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. He made the announcement in a press conference on Friday afternoon, March 27. “We continue to mourn the passing of more North Carolinians due to this virus,” said Cooper. “We have confirmed 763 cases in 60 counties…

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COVID-19: Taylorsville leaders announce restrictions on Town property use

Due to recommendations by the CDC, all Town owned or leased properties may only be used for food sales or distributions in a pack and go nature and emergency services. This includes but isn’t limited to the Hospital Property, Matheson Park, and Town Park. No yard sales, flea markets, races, festivals, mass gatherings, ball practices…

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Governor announces texting tool to access food for children

Free or reduced price eligible families can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find nearby meal sites March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper announced today that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA…

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Alexander Co. Commissioners give COVID-19 update

This message was released from the Alexander County Board of Commissioners on Thursday evening, March 27, 2020: “We understand that these are unprecedented times as we deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and that’s why we declared a State of Emergency on March 17th. We hope this action increased the awareness of the virus and helped…

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COVID-19 Restaurant, Healthcare & Agri-Business Informational Service

These listings are provided as a free service to Healthcare Facilities and Restaurant providers to inform our community about the changes in business hours and practices due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. If you own or operate a Healthcare Facility or Food Service business, call 828-632-2532 to list your service in The Taylorsville Times.

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Curb side pick up for household goods postponed by Town

The Town of Taylorsville is temporarily amending curb side pick up of household goods, beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. Town Employees will not pick up furniture, mattresses, white goods/appliances, or electronics until further notice, in order to reduce the threat of  exposure or cross-contamination regarding the COVID-19 virus. Further,  All items regularly …

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Woman dies in house fire on March 26

(Updated March 26, 4:57 p.m. to reflect corrected address of fire scene.) A woman is confirmed dead following a house fire in the early morning hours on Thursday, March 26, according to a County press release. According to Alexander County Fire Marshal Mark Earle, emergency personnel were dispatched at 4:49 a.m. to a structure fire…

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