October 17, 2017

Area Breaking News

Two women arrested after high speed chase

An intoxicated driver led an Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputy on a vehicle chase into Iredell County on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The deputy stated in his report that while patrolling in Stony Point he met a vehicle on Smith Farm Road that had an equipment violation, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. The deputy…

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Sheriff’s Officers seek suspicious man following Oct. 12 incident

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is requesting information on an incident that occurred on October 12, 2017, at approximately 4:09 PM in the 200 block of Rocky Face Church Road, Taylorsville. The Alexander County 911 Center received a call stating that a white male, with long gray hair and a mustache, driving an older model…

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Cougars shake off slow start, rout McDowell, 55-21

Godfrey runs for 218 yards to become school’s all-time leader By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       Alexander Central’s Varsity Football Team fought through a sluggish first half before breaking the game open in a 55-21 win over the McDowell Titans on Friday night, October 13, in Taylorsville.        Alexander, which improved to 4-0 in the NWC and…

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Last minute TD lifts JV Cougars to 7-0 start

ACHS rallies from behind for road win at McDowell By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team had to rally from behind to stay unbeaten on Thursday night, October 12, in Marion.       After trailing 7-0 entering the fourth quarter, the Cougars notched a pair of TDs in the final stanza to escape…

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School Board, Commissioners, CVCC consider facility needs for Alex Early College

Representatives from Catawba Valley Community College joined the Alexander County Commissioners and the Alexander County Board of Education in a meeting on Monday, October 9, to discuss the facility needs for Alexander Early College and also the local (Commission) allocation to Alexander County Schools. Alexander Early College, housed at CVCC but considered a campus of…

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Cougars knock off Freedom for seventh win

ACHS knocks off Patriots, secures outright lead in NWC By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.        The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team remained perfect on the season with an impressive 33-27 road win over the Freedom Patriots on Friday night, October 6, in Morganton.       Devon Weiss (181 yards) and Gunnar Anderson (133 yards) sparked a 394-yard…

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JV Cougars defeat Freedom, improve to 6-0

ACHS rallies from two points down at halftime By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.        The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to defeat the Freedom Patriots 28-16 on Thursday, October 5, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.        With the win, the young Cougars improved to 3-0 in NW 3A/4A games…

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Never Stop Believing… Cougars rally late for game-winning score, remain perfect

Last minute TD pass propels team to 6-0 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       Just before launching a game-winning 46-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Flowers with just over a minute to play, Alexander Central senior quarterback Gunnar Anderson told anyone who would listen on the Cougar sidelines to “Never Stop Believing,”.       Anderson, who said he dreamt about…

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Hands of a Sportsman assisted deer hunt deemed a big success

  By MICAH HENRY There were hugs, whoops, high fives, and even some tears of joy among male and female hunters during the local Hands of a Sportsman deer hunt for youth and disabled hunters this month. Seventeen disabled hunters from the area, ranging in age from 11 to 72 years, plus family members and…

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