August 19, 2019

Area Breaking News

T-storm batters Bethlehem area

Quick-thinking pharmacist keeps customers safe Editor’s Note: Customer Karissa Miller shared the following first-hand account with The Times of storm damage in the Bethlehem Community on August 13. Bethlehem Pharmacy Pharmacist Gary Sain watched from behind the pharmacy counter a heavy downpour of rain that touched down in Alexander County Tuesday afternoon. He had customers…

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Top 10 NC plants poisonous to pets listed

Whether you’re an avid gardener or mostly enjoy the flowers on walks with your dog, it’s important to understand that certain plants can be poisonous to dogs and cats. Knowing which plants in and around your home could potentially harm your pets is a critical part of keeping them healthy and safe. Once you do,…

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Changes to bus times, hours at elem. and middle schools listed

Alexander County Schools have announced this month consolidated elementary and middle school bus routes. The consolidation will save the school system up to an estimated $240,000 by parking seven yellow buses. Advantages to the consolidation are reduced ride times for many students, increased state efficiency rates, less travel for 30-day inspections and refueling, and better…

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Readers’ Choice Awards underway

Voting open until Sept. 1, 2019 The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and The Taylorsville Times are partnering again this year to promote businesses in Alexander County through the Alexander County Readers’ Choice Awards program. “Have a favorite restaurant, a favorite mechanic, a favorite clothing store? Share your favorite Alexander County business by casting…

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Arby’s restaurant coming to Tayl.

Arby’s, a quick-service restaurant serving quality meats on handcrafted sandwiches, will soon be coming to Taylorsville, according to public information posted at the company’s website, arbys.com. The store will be #8760 and will be located near BoJangle’s at 486 NC Hwy. 16 South. “We call the transformation from a cut meat to a delicious sandwich…

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Taylor Wike named Assistant Coach for Charlotte 49ers

Charlotte 49ers first-year head softball coach Ashley Chastain announced the addition of Taylor Wike to the 49ers coaching staff on July 31, 2019. Wike joins the 49ers coaching staff after spending last season as a member of the University of South Carolina coaching staff. “I am thrilled to announce the addition of Taylor Wike to…

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LRU tabbed media favorite in SAC Preseason Poll

Bears finished 12-2 last season, 7-0 in conference The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team was voted to finish first in the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league July 31. The Bears won the league championship last year after going 12-2 with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play, the eighth…

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Bd. of Elections to hold seminar on voter ID

The Alexander County Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements 6:30pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Alexander County Administration Building Downstairs Conference Room located at 621 Liledoun Road in Taylorsville. The seminar is free and open to the public. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide…

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Book signing by author Parsons set August 17

On Saturday, August 17, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host a book signing by regional artist and author, Christopher Parsons. The event, which is free to attend, will be held from 12:00noon until 2:00pm at the Center’s Lucas Mansion (316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County). Light refreshments will be served and copies…

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Benefit Cruise In set July 27

The Apple City Street Rodders will hold a benefit Cruise In on Saturday, July 27, 2019, 4-9 p.m., at Scotty’s Hometown Grill, located on Hwy. 16 South in Taylorsville. Proceeds will benefit Dale Allen, who is recovering from a recent heart transplant, kidney transplant, and needs help with medical expenses. The group is also selling…

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