October 16, 2019

Area Breaking News

Little Caesars opens in Taylorsville

The Taylorsville area gained another tasty meal option on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, with the opening of a new Little Caesars location at 825 NC Hwy. 16 South, in the Walmart shopping center. Owners Jon Gambill, of Wilkesboro, and Jerry Davis, of West Jefferson, welcomed Taylorsville officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. Gambill…

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Candidates speak at Forum sponsored by Tayl. Business Association Oct. 15

By MICAH HENRY All 12 of the candidates for local municipal elected positions turned out on Tuesday, October 15, for the Town of Taylorsville Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Taylorsville Business Association, held at the CVCC Alexander Center for Education. TBA President Jennifer Martin welcomed the audience to the event, and Brett Fansler, CVCC Alexander…

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Bulldogs roll to third straight Apple Bowl win

West Alexander topples Falcons to claim NW Conf. title By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The West Alexander Middle School Football Team completed its third straight perfect season and  retained the coveted Apple Bowl trophy with its 54-6 win over East Alexander on Tuesday evening, October 15, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. Behind a four-touchdown effort from Logan…

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Christmas Parade entries, Grand Marshal nominees sought

The Alexander County Christmas Parade is scheduled for the first Saturday in December, which is Saturday, December 7, 2019. This year’s parade is the 73rd annual edition of the opening of the holiday season in Alexander County! The deadline for Parade entries continues through the month of November. Beginning in December, there we be a…

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Cougars lose 17-point lead late; suffer heartbreaking loss to Pats

Birchfield, Caldwell lead Freedom to 46-42 win in Morganton By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Freedom Patriots rallied from 17 points down in the final stages of Friday night’s game versus Alexander Central to post a 46-42 win in Morganton. The Patriots scored 21 points in the final 5:14 to erase a huge Cougar lead in…

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Superintendent clarifies events at Oct. 8 WAMS soccer game

The Alexander County Schools administration is hoping to clarify information about the events which occurred at a boys’ soccer game at a middle school in the county. The following statement was released by the school system the evening of October 10: On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, the West Alexander Middle School (WAMS) vs. Gamewell Middle…

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Alex JVs score 35 straight, win 43-6

Stubbs picks off four Pat passes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team scored 35 unanswered points and recorded four pass interceptions en route to a 43-6 win over the visiting Freedom Patriots on Thursday evening, October 10, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. The Cougars held a slim 8-6 lead after…

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ACHS Women’s Tennis Trio Headed to Regionals

Three members of the Alexander Central Women’s Tennis Team will represent the program at the NCHSAA 3A West Regional Tournament on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, at Hickory High School. The doubles team of Hannah and Emma Malta earned a regional berth with its top-four finish at the NWC Tournament held this week…

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Drug sting operations net federal sentences for area meth traffickers

A federal drug case, under investigation with a task force since 2018, has resulted in several convictions, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. He noted that the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is and has been a Joint Task Force member since 2013, along with federal agents in Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers is…

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Business Assoc. plans Tayl. Municipal Candidate Forum

The Taylorsville Business Association will host a Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at CVCC-Alexander Center, Room 103 (Commissioners’ Room), at 7:00 p.m. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live on the Taylorsville Business Association page at https://www.facebook.com/TaylorsvilleBusinessAssociation/ for those not able to attend in person. Town Mayoral and Town Board of Commissioners…

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