October 15, 2018

Area Breaking News

Bears maul Limestone 63-17 on Homecoming 2018

  Offensive Explosion Sends Lenoir-Rhyne to Sixth Straight Win HICKORY, N.C. – The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team exploded for its highest scoring output since 1975 in a 63-17 destruction of Limestone on Homecoming Weekend. The Bears scored the most points in nearly 43 years when they put up 69 against Davidson under Head Coach Jack Huss.…

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Cougars hammer McDowell, 49-0

Three backs surpass 100 yards in Alexander’s one-sided win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Three ACHS running backs surpassed 100 yards rushing as the Varsity Cougar Football Team rolled to a 49-0 win over the McDowell Titans on Friday night, October 12, in Marion. The Cougars rebounded from back-to-back losses to Watauga and Freedom with a…

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Celebrating National Newspaper Week Oct. 7-13

Community journalism matters because communities matter [Editor’s Note: The following article is offered here in celebration of newspapers, including community papers like The Taylorsville Times, during National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7-13.] By Matt Geiger Executive Editor News Publishing Co. Black Earth, WI   “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”   It’s become something…

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Alexander has high flash flood risk from Michael

Update — According to the National Weather Service and North Carolina emergency personnel, Tropical Storm Michael will cross the Midlands of South Carolina today (Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018) and move northeastward toward Raleigh, NC, Thursday evening. The center of the circulation will pass just southeast of the Upstate and the Charlotte metropolitan area. Due to…

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Murder trial suspect returned behind bars

A local man who is the defendant in a murder case has been denied pre-trial release and is back in jail following his arrest on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Jason Dean Clary, of Hiddenite, stands charged with murder in the shooting death of Travis Harold, also of Hiddenite, at Clary’s home on April 11, 2016.…

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Alexander Central announces weather related athletic changes

JV Football and Men’s Soccer contests postponed The Alexander Central Athletic Department has announced the following schedule changes due to inclement weather: JV Football Game against McDowell for  (10/10/18) has been postponed and is rescheduled for Monday, November 5 at 6:30pm JV and Varsity Men’s Soccer Games scheduled at Freedom for  (10/10/18) have been postponed…

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County Commissioner Candidates to appear at Forum Oct. 11

Alexander County voters can hear what candidates for Alexander County Board of Commissioners have to say in advance of the November 6 election during a forum on October 11, at 6:30 p.m. on the Alexander County CVCC campus. Five candidates are vying for three seats to be filled this year. They include: Marty Andrew Pennell,…

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Armed standoff ends peacefully in Bethlehem

Suspect fires at officers, neighbors evacuated Oct. 6 On Saturday, October 6, 2018, at approximately 12:00 a.m., Alexander County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Hickory Police Officers responded to an address in the Bethlehem Community in reference to an involuntary commitment. The commitment papers were the result of an incident that occurred on the previous day…

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Bears top Newberry in Anderson’s first start

LRU tops Wolves in battle of SAC unbeatens By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Lenoir Rhyne Bears Football Team traveled to Newberry, SC and posted a 34-21 win over Newberry College on Saturday afternoon, October 6. ACHS grad and true freshman Gunnar Anderson made his first start at quarterback for the Bears in the game which…

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