Area Breaking News

Sheriff warns of “Publishers Clearing House” phony prize scam

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman has informed The Times that a Taylorsville resident has received a check and letter in the mail, which has been determined to be a scam. The letter bears the name “Publishers Clearing House” and contained references to a “lottery draw.” Sheriff Bowman said that the documents are not legitimate. He…

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ACHS lands 29 on NPC All Conference Teams

  NPC Pitcher of the Year Zach Brzykcy Brzykcy, Godfrey garner top honors By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.           Last week, the North Piedmont Conference made the final All-Conference announcement in the league history when the 2017 Spring All-NPC Teams were announced.           In all, a total of 29 Alexander Central athletes garnered All-Conference spots and…

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Proposed County Budget aired May 23

Proposed County budget has no tax or fee increase The proposed General Fund budget for Alexander County for fiscal year 2017-2018 totals $38,900,000 with no proposed tax increase and no change in fees. This was the figure suggested by County Manager Rick French during the Alexander County Commissioners’ meeting, held Tuesday, May 23. French related…

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Times’ Father of the Year Essay Contest is underway

Entries for the 2017 Taylorsville Times’ Father of the Year Contest are being accepted until Thursday, June 8, at 5 p.m. To enter The Times’ 28th Annual Father of the Year Essay Contest, simply write an essay on why your nominee should be Father of the Year. The winner will receive a $50 food gift…

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Family Care Center Athletic Screenings set for May 30

Iredell Family Care Center in Taylorsville is offering discounted Athletic Screenings for Alexander County athletes on Tuesday, May 30, from 5-7 pm in the Alexander Central High School varsity gym. The screenings will cover student athletes for the 2017-18 academic year. The cost of the discounted screening is $20. Checks should be made payable to…

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ACHS Summer Athletic Camps Start in June

 Alexander Central High School will be offering numerous youth sport camps during the upcoming summer vacation starting in June. COUGAR SOCCER CAMP The 2017 Alexander Central Youth Soccer Camp is scheduled for June 14-16 from 9-11:30 am each day.  The cost of the camp is $40 each and it is open for ages 5 through…

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New manufacturer announced bringing jobs to Taylorsville

New industry to bring 37 jobs here It was announced on Tuesday night, May 23, at the Alexander County Commissioners’ meeting, that a new industry will locate in Taylorsville soon and will employ approximately 37 people. Borealis, a global company which produces and sells polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilizers, will build a dedicated automotive polypropylene…

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Thomas E . Bebber, Sr., Law Enforcement Center Dedication Ceremony set June 2

A Dedication Ceremony naming the Thomas E . Bebber, Sr., Alexander County Law Enforcement Center is planned on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the center, located at 91 Commercial Park Avenue in Taylorsville (near CVCC-Alexander, across from Walmart). Those attending may park at CVCC-Alexander Center or in downtown Taylorsville (shuttle will be provided). Attendees…

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16/90 T’ville Scoops Ice Cream Shop Has Ribbon Cutting

Alexander EDC event held May 21, 2017 A good crowd attended the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation’s ribbon cutting on Sunday, May 21, 2017, to celebrate the grand opening of 16/90 T’ville Scoops​. Owners Barry and Lisa McDonald opened the popular ice cream shop back in April, but just recently expanded their hours to Tuesday…

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Stony Point VFD’s Annual Cruise-In Is May 20

Fire Dept. holds 11th Annual car gathering Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department held their Eleventh Annual Cruise-In on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Station 1, located at 501 Ruritan Park Road off of Taylorsville Highway (Hwy. 90) in Stony Point. There were BBQ Sandwiches and Hot Dogs; Bake Sale; Cake…

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