April 23, 2019

Area Breaking News

Brown among three Hawkeyes to earn All-American honors

Iowa freshman places seventh in parallel bars at NCAA finals Taylorsville native Stewart Brown earned All-American honors at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships held April 20. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three University of Iowa men’s gymnasts earned All-America honors at the NCAA championships at the State Farm Center on Saturday night. Senior Jake Brodarzon and freshman Stewart…

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Counterfeit cash reported nearby

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman is asking business owners and residents to watch out for counterfeit cash. “Please be on the look out for counterfeit money or the suspect description (below) from Troutman Police Department. Often times, if bills are being passed in neighboring counties, they show up with people attempting to pass them in…

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Hammer tosses no-hitter in regular season finale

Cougar southpaw strikes out 11 in win over Indians By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. ACHS junior left-hander Bryson Hammer hurled a no-hitter and faced one batter over the minimum in the Cougars’ 11-0 road win over the St. Stephens Indians on Wednesday evening, April 17, in Hickory. Hammer improved to 5-2 on the season with the…

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Family Dollar plans Grand Re-Opening

Family Dollar Stores, Inc., has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Taylorsville. “Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Taylorsville community and we’re excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Jim Van Slyke, Family Dollar spokesperson.  “In addition to providing everyday low prices…

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Alexander Co. 911 featured in state publication

Alexander County 911 is featured in the NC National Emergency Number Spotlight Newsletter for the month of April 2019, according to Greg Foster, E-911 Communications Director, Office of the Sheriff Alexander County. The text of the article is featured below. The article states that Alexander County 911 has “13 full-time team members working 12-hour shifts on…

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RockyFest planned Saturday, April 13

RockyFest 2019 is set for Saturday, April 13, at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area in Hiddenite. The 7th Annual family-friendly event features live music, food, arts/crafts vendors, children’s activities, free rock climbing and rappelling sessions, trail races, and more. The event begins with the RockyFest Trail Races at 8:00 a.m. with distances of 4.5, 9,…

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Brown takes third in Vault at Big 10 Championships

Taylorsville resident continues to shine for Hawkeyes  IOWA CITY  – University of Iowa Junior Andrew Herrador placed second on high bar, and freshman Stewart Brown of Taylorsville placed third on vault at the Big Ten Individual Championships in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday night, April 6. “They looked really good tonight,” said head coach JD Reive.…

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Lerner’s seat to remain vacant until Nov.

Move to avoid favoritism for 2019 candidates By TOSHA BROWN The seat of the late Jack Lerner sat empty at the Town of Taylorsville Board of Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Councilman Lerner passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2019. A photo and memorabilia sat at his place on Tuesday. All Town Councilmen,…

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New ACE Hardware Store opens April 8

Bethlehem Store will Celebrate Grand Opening Weekend May 3–5 America’s most celebrated “helpful place” is opening its doors on Monday, April 8th. The new Bethlehem ACE Hardware store, located at 9433 NC Hwy. 127 in Hickory, will bring the company’s knowledgeable and helpful service paired with the best brands to help residents succeed with their…

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Buy Local Challenge: cruise, prizes, more

The month long 2019 Buy Local Challenge is underway offering local customers a chance to win a Nassau Bahamas cruise, $1,000 shopping spree, $100 gift certificate and over 50 prizes at the participating businesses. The Buy Local Challenge sponsors encourage our citizen-consumers to consider the impact that every dollar spent locally directly impacts the vitality…

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