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September 27, 2021

Area Breaking News

Governor urges faith leaders to help vaccine efforts

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 key metrics and trends. In an open letter to faith leaders, Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen expressed their gratitude for the faith community’s support throughout the…

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Police seek hit-and-run driver

The Taylorsville Police Dept. investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding a motorist responsible for a vehicle striking a pedestrian north of town on September 5. According to the police report of Det. Sgt. E. T. Windsor, the incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 5, 2021, on Old Wilkesboro…

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Cruising For Hospice is Saturday

The 2nd Annual Cruising for Hospice event will take place Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, on the streets of Taylorsville, beginning at 5 p.m. Radio DJ Tim Moose “Moosehead” will be on B86 Radio (WACB 860 AM or online, www.860WACB.com) to play special music for the cruisers, with 1950’s music beginning at 5 p.m., 60’s tunes…

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2021 Apple Festival cancelled

  Taylorsville Apple Festival Director Gina Kay Honosky made the following announcement Sept. 15 regarding the 2021 Apple Festival: “It is with deep sadness, disappointment and regret that we announce the cancellation of the 32nd Annual Taylorsville Apple Festival on October 16th, 2021! It has taken several weeks of discussion and many hours of debate…

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Man leads officers on chase, ends with crash into jail

A Stony Point man faces several charges after a vehicle chase which ended in a crash — into the Alexander County Jail. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, at approximately 6:30 p.m., numerous calls came into Alexander County Communications in reference to a careless and reckless driver who was traveling through fences and yards in the…

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40th Annual Hiddenite Celebration cancelled

The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center has cancelled the 40th Annual Celebration of the Arts in the interest, safety, and welfare of the public and with recommendation of the Alexander County Covid-19 Team. The festival usually takes place the fourth Saturday in September each year. “We look forward to Celebration of the Arts on September…

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COVID-19 UPDATE, Sept. 9

Alexander County Government released the following Code Red message Sept. 9, 2021:   “We would like to share some regional hospital data and educational information about COVID-19.   “Of the three area hospitals that are reporting data, approximately 35 percent of all patients have COVID-19 and associated complications. Almost 25 percent of those hospitalized with…

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9-11-01 Remembrance event planned

A 20th Year Observance of 9/11, the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States, are planned, sponsored by Chuck and Allison Houchins, in conjunction with the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center. The plans involve an interactive 20th Anniversary of 9/11, memorial open to the public at the Ballpark at the Hiddenite Arts &…

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Town Council hears staffing shortage in Police Dept.

By MICAH HENRY The Taylorsville Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Town Hall. Mayor George Holleman called the meeting to order and read from Psalm 121. He named several local citizens who had passed away recently: Don Brown, Dale Reese, Nelson Boston, Marvin Gregory, Frank Herndon, and…

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COVID-19 death toll reaches 99

Local health leaders recommend against mass gatherings The Alexander County Government released the latest pandemic information with the following COVID-19 update on Tuesday, Sept. 7: In Alexander County, there have been 5,507 total cases to date, with 445 cases in the last 14 days and 235 cases in the last 7 days. Sadly, there have…

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