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October 03, 2022

Area Breaking News

House of Eggroll & Pho opens

Ribbon cutting set for Friday, October 7, at 10:30 a.m. The House of Eggroll & Pho invites the public to its grand opening on Friday, October 7, 2022. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 10:30 a.m. that day to officially welcome the restaurant to Alexander County. House of Egg Roll & Pho is located at…

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Forecast for Taylorsville area

The following is the National Weather Service forecast for the Taylorsville, NC, area: Detailed Forecast Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 Friday Afternoon: Showers before 2pm, then rain after 2pm. Patchy fog. High near 58. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is…

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Governor urges weather awareness, preparation ahead of Ian

Ian expected to strengthen into Category 1 Hurricane before making landfall in South Carolina Governor Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to pay close attention to the weather and take necessary precautions as the remnants of Hurricane Ian approach the state. “Hurricane Ian reminds us how unpredictable these storms can be and North Carolinians should be…

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Ribbon cutting planned Sept. 30 at Sweet Vintage Chic Boutique

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. to welcome The Sweet Vintage Chic Boutique & Co. LLC to Alexander County. The new store offers a variety of women’s clothing and accessories as well as home décor. Owner Misty Sweet has opened her new store in a…

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Board of Education sets work session on facility needs Oct. 3

The Alexander County Board of Education will hold a Work Session for the purpose of discussing school facility needs on Monday, October 3, 2022, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, 700 Liledoun Road, in Taylorsville. No formal action will be taken at the work session.

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Local man dies in tractor accident

A Taylorsville man was killed on Monday, Sept. 26, in a tragic accident southwest of town. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman related that Alexander County 911 received an emergency call shortly after 3:00 p.m. to a location on Arthur Jenkins Lane, off of Sipe Road in the Liledoun Community. He said the caller told telecommunicators…

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Hiddenite Celebration returns with large crowd

By ANGELA FARR KING The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center hosted the 41st Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 24. The area of Hiddenite was buzzing with fun, including Gospel and folk music, activities for children, craft vendors sharing their wares, and people visiting with each other up and down the street.…

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Cruise In set for this Saturday

The Apple City Street Rodders will have a Cruise In on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Scotty’s Hometown Grill, 30 Buffett Blvd., in Taylorsville. Everyone is invited to come out and see the beautiful cars and enjoy a delicious meal at Scotty’s. There will be a 50/50 drawing as…

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Childers wins Teen Miss NC

Trinity Childers, age 19 of Taylorsville, won Teen Miss North Carolina August 14, 2022, in Winston-Salem at the Little Miss & Teen Miss North Carolina beauty pageant. Trinity is the daughter of Travis and Jackie Childers. She is currently enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College, studying Dental Hygiene. She grew up participating in Alexander County…

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Courthouse planning begins, more School Resource Officers requested

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners gave the go-ahead to hire an architect to draw plans for a new county courthouse at their meeting on Monday night, Sept. 19. Commissioners also heard a request from Sheriff Chris Bowman and Alexander County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner to add School Resource Officers to five elementary schools…

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