February 18, 2019

Area Breaking News

Varsity Cougars Split Senior Night contests with Spartans

ACHS Men close NWC schedule with 9-5 record By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Basketball Teams closed the regular season with a doubleheader split against the South Caldwell Spartans on Friday, February 15, in Taylorsville. The ACHS Men topped South Caldwell 53-37 in the varsity men’s game, avenging a loss to the Spartans…

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Chapman advances to 3A Heavyweight title bout

Cougar senior is first to reach two championship finales By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. ACHS Senior Isaac Chapman will defend his 285-pound state championship on Saturday evening, February 16, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Chapman, who posted three wins in matches on Thursday and Friday, will face Ashebrook’s Antwon McClee in the title match set for Saturday.…

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Students give snacks to police for Valentine’s Day

Students in the fourth grade at Taylorsville Elementary School recently participated in a snack food drive to provide snacks for the officers of the Taylorsville Police Department. Students of Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Geiger’s class presented Captain Douglas Bowman and Officer Gordon Knight with two large crates of goodies to place at the department for…

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Man charged with sex offenses with child

Local authorities have charged a Taylorsville man with multiple sex offenses with a child. On Monday, February 4, 2019, Investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office were notified about a possible sexual assault of a child.  Further investigation revealed that the suspect in this case is 47 year old Roger Lee Dyson, Jr.,  of Taylorsville.  As…

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Timber sales workshop is Feb. 18

By LENNY ROGERS County Extension Director NC Cooperative Extension will host a timber sales workshop on Monday evening, February 18, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Alexander Extension Center – 376 1st Ave SW, Taylorsville. The main speaker will be Robert Bardon, PhD, Forestry Extension Specialist, NC State Extension. Also…

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JV Lady Cougars complete perfect season

Alex Squad tops Hickory to finish 18-0 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Women’s Basketball Team survived a late rally by visiting Hickory High to win its final game of the season and close a perfect regular season on Tuesday, February 12. The young Lady Cougars held off Hickory down the stretch to…

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Indecent liberties suspect under $1.5m bond

A Wilkes man was been arrested on statutory sex offense and indecent liberties charges. On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, after a lengthy joint investigation with Detectives from Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office interviewed Ronald Eugene Adams, of Millers Creek.  After the interview, Mr. Adams was charged with 3 counts of First…

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Double murder under investigation

Two Alexander men were found shot to death in Stony Point over the weekend, and authorities are seeking information in the case. On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Alexander County 911 received a call regarding two deceased persons in a residence located on Mount Wesley Church Road, in the Stony Point Community.…

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Alexander Furniture Academy accepting applications

The CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy is now accepting applications for Sewing Operators and Upholstery Craftsman students. CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy is an industry driven training program designed by local furniture manufacturers to prepare individuals for highly paid sewing operator and upholstery craftsmen positions that are in high demand by some of the region’s largest employers. The 2019…

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Flu cases on the rise

The Alexander County Health Department would like to inform the public that there has been a recent increase in flu cases and other viral illnesses reported among Alexander County residents, according to Bria Marlowe, CHES, Health Educator I, with the department.   “We want to remind everyone to wash your hands often. Also, please be…

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