April 22, 2018

Area Breaking News

ACHS Men’s Tennis wins pair, secures playoff berth

Cougars headed to post season for first time since 2004 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. A strong spring season for the Alexander Central Men’s Tennis Team continued this week as the Cougars claimed a pair of league wins over league rivals St. Stephens and Hickory High. With the 5-4 home win over the Indians and 8-1…

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Cougar Golfers pull to within one shot of regional berth

Final NWC match set for Monday in Boone By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. After earning a third place finish in a NWC match played at Lenoir Golf Club on Tuesday, the Alexander Central Men’s Golf Team will enter the final match of the season one shot behind Hickory for the third and final spot at the…

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ACHS Varsity Teams cruise to diamond wins at Watauga Tuesday

Cougar Teams brave the elements, earn wins By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Softball and Baseball Teams traveled to a cold and windy Boone area on Tuesday, April 17, to face off against the Watauga Pioneers in NW 3A/4A Conference play. Both ACHS teams managed to return home with resounding wins against Watauga…

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Work will reduce lanes on N.C. 127 starting April 22

Bridge maintenance scheduled at night N.C. Department of Transportation crews will reduce lanes on N.C. 127 over Lake Hickory between Catawba and Alexander counties for bridge maintenance beginning Sunday, April 22, weather permitting. Crews will remove and replace existing bridge joints. To minimize travel impacts, work will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.…

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County officials explain request to relocate Alexander Early College

Alexander County officials recently provided a formal request to Alexander County Schools to relocate the Alexander Early College at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. The early college has been utilizing space in the CVCC Alexander Applied Technologies Center, which is owned by Alexander County Government, according to a County press release. In October…

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Alexander County Garden Club plants more flowers in Taylorsville

Do you agree with English poet, Alfred Austin? He wrote: “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” Author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood, seems to agree, with, “In the spring, at…

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NCHSAA “Heart of a Champion” Awards given to 32 Student-Athletes

Alexander’s Gunnar Anderson among athletes honored at luncheon           CHAPEL HILL—A total of 32 student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools were honored for their outstanding sportsmanship as winners of “Heart of a Champion” recognition on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The sportsmanship recognition is part of the program offered by the NCHSAA Student…

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One Stop Absentee Voting begins April 19

One Stop Absentee Voting begins Thursday, April 19, 2018, for the Primary Election. Locations will be: * Board of Elections Office, 370 1st Avenue SW, Taylorsville, April 19-20, Thursday through Friday, 8am until 5pm. April 23-27, Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm. April 30 – May 4, Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm. May 5, Saturday, 8am…

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Man arrested for stealing camper

A Catawba County man is facing charges for stealing a camper trailer from Alexander County. On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, deputies from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to a 24’ Coachman Camper stolen from the Bethlehem Community. After meeting with the victim, physical evidence was collected at the scene and turned…

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Cougar Golfers place third at Orchard Hills

Senior Garrison Millsaps takes Medalist honors By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Men’s Golf Team turned in a solid performance and posted a third-place finish in a Northwestern 3A/4a Conference match played Monday afternoon, April 9, at Orchard Hills Golf Club in Caldwell County. ACHS senior Garrison Millsaps tallied a two-over-par score of 74…

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