December 17, 2018

Area Breaking News

West Sweeps Hoops Doubleheader over Falcons

Bulldog Teams complete perfect regular seasons By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The West Alexander Middle School Basketball Teams closed out perfect regular seasons with a doubleheader sweep over cross-county rival East Alexander on Thursday, December 13, in the ACHS Cougar Den. The West Lady Bulldogs broke their game open early and cruised to a 56-29 win…

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ACHS Athletics Department plans several events

The Alexander Central High School Athletics Department has announced several special events for the public in the near future. MOE’S SPIRIT FUNDRAISER On Thursday, December 27, Moe’s Southwest Grill in Hickory will hold a Spirit Fundraiser to support the Alexander Central High School Athletics Department. From 4 pm until 9 pm that day, Moe’s will…

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Three hour delay for schools Dec. 13

The Alexander County Schools system will be on a three hour delay for students, with limited bus routes, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, according to Dr. Alisha Cloer, Executive Director of Human Resources and Auxillary Services. She noted that school staff should report at 10 a.m. Thursday. Dr. Cloer stated that if the road looks in…

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No school on Dec. 12

Alexander County Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. It will be an optional work day beginning at 10:00 a.m. for staff, if staffers feel safe to do so. Again, workers are urged to exercise caution when traveling and in parking lots.

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Readers share their snow photos

The Times’ readers have generously shared their snowy photos with us in a Facebook photo album, uploaded at this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155818085106889&type=1&l=8b46c155d3        

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School out for second day in Alexander

Alexander County Schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. It will be an optional work day beginning at 10:00 a.m. for staff, if staffers feel safe to do so. Staff are urged to exercise caution when traveling and in parking lots.  

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LRU Women’s Basketball Upsets No. 20 Carson-Newman

Suddreth leads Lady Bears with 30 points Jefferson City, Tenn. – The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Basketball Team did something they haven’t done since Feb. 8, 2014, which is defeat No. 20 Carson-Newman on the road Wednesday by a final of 78-75. The Bears were able to snap Carson-Newman’s 27-game home winning streak and also led by…

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“Keys to the County” presented on Dec. 3

  On Monday, December 3, 2018, at the regular meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, three people were honored with a “Key to the County” at the meeting. Ben Hines, outgoing Register of Deeds, was recognized for his 32 years of service to the county. Outgoing commissioners Milton Campbell and Josh Lail were also…

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Bazzle voted South Fork 2A Conference Coach of the Year

Alexander County resident led North Lincoln to 10 wins this season By DN PENNELL, Jr. After leading the North Lincoln Knights to 10 wins and a second place finish in the South Fork 2A Conference, Coach Nick Bazzle has been voted the League’s Coach of the Year. Bazzle took over the North Lincoln program in…

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