May 30, 2020

Area Breaking News

Alexander man wins $230,724 in Cash 5

Alexander County man ‘couldn’t stop shaking’ after $230,724 jackpot win   RALEIGH – Michael Mawhorter of Taylorsville has been playing the lottery since he moved to North Carolina, and on Wednesday, his commitment paid off to the tune of a $230,724 Cash 5 jackpot win.   Mawhorter, a machine operator at a paper mill, bought…

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County Commissioners to meet June 1 via Zoom

The next regular meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners will be Monday, June 1, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via the Zoom online video platform. Commissioners will consider reinstating convenience site trash fees, which were suspended on March 20 of this year, as well as the Alexander County 2020 – 2021 Budget Ordinance, approval…

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Ten active COVID-19 cases reported in Alexander

As of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 11:15 a.m., Alexander County has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a total of 10 active cases and a cumulative total of 30 confirmed cases, according to a County press release. Of the 10 active cases, nine are recovering at home and remain under quarantine, and one…

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High School & Early College graduation and lower grade end-of-year events listed

Alexander County Schools officials have announced the 2020 high school and Early College graduation and lower grades end-of-year events, as follows: Alexander Central High School Graduation plans The Graduation Celebration for the Class of 2020 will consist of Individual Stage Walks and a Drive-In Graduation Ceremony. The Individual Stage Walks will be spread out over…

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Adult son arrested after father dies on Memorial Day

A Hiddenite man has been arrested following his father’s death on Memorial Day, said Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Monday, May 25, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Alexander County 911 received a call from a residence located on Hiddenite Church Road in the Hiddenite Community of Alexander County in reference to an unconscious person.…

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Late caution propels Keselowski to 600 victory

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service      A late caution set Brad Keselowski up for victory in NASCAR’s longest race—and set Chase Elliott up for a second straight crushing disappointment. In Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, which went to overtime for the second time in its history, Keselowski surged ahead after a restart on Lap 404 and…

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County to air Memorial Day video

Alexander County Veterans Services will observe Memorial Day with a special new video, in lieu of a public ceremony, due to COVID-19 concerns. The video will air beginning at 5:00 a.m. May 25, 2020, on Spectrum TV channel 192 (every 2 hours), and will be online at alexandercountync.tv, posted on the County website (alexandercountync.gov) starting…

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Memorial Day Observance

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE — Shown here, local veterans Herb Poole (left) and son Rick Poole (right) and Dale Chapman (center) were part of a group decorating the graves of veterans in the Taylorsville City Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 22, 2020. The 300-plus U.S. Flags were being placed by members of the local…

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Denny Hamlin wins rain shortened race at Darlington

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Denny Hamlin became the season’s second multi-time winner, the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota earning the rain-abbreviated Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series victory Wednesday night at Darlington Raceway. This year’s Daytona 500 winner Hamlin took the lead during a late race caution – opting to…

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As data remain stable, NC moves to “Safer At Home” Phase 2 on May 22

Phase 2, Safer At Home, begins Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. Bars, indoor entertainment venues, gyms, and public playgrounds remain closed; Restaurants, personal care businesses, and pools open with limitations & safety requirements RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North…

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