September 20, 2017

Area Breaking News

Investigators Ask Public To Help Identify Men

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance identifying the suspects in these photographs. Sheriff’s Detectives would like to speak with the suspects in reference to numerous Breaking, Entering, and Larceny of Motor Vehicle crimes in the Bethlehem Community recently. The suspects were driving an older model white Ford Taurus and last seen in the…

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Commission names Library room for late historian

Board chooses firms to do water, sewer engineering, Broadband Study By MICAH HENRY The Alexander County Board of Commissioners approved naming the Alexander County Library Local History Room for the late Opal Watts Harrington, of Taylorsville, during their meeting held Monday, September 11, 2017. The meeting began with an invocation by Commission Vice Chair Ronnie…

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Alexander County Schools to have two-hour delay Tuesday, Sept. 12

The administrators of Alexander County Schools have set a two-hour delay for students and teachers on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. This is being done due to the remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma, which are passing through the region Sept. 11-12, and will bring heavy rains and possible high winds. Dr. Bill Griffin, Executive Director of…

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Cougars hang on for 40-36 win over North Lincoln

    By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.         The Alexander Central Varsity Football Team closed its non-conference schedule with a 40-36 win over North Lincoln on Friday night, September 8, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.         The Cougars managed to hold off the Knights down the stretch to survive with a four-point win and improve to…

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$50,000 in stolen property from Alexander is recovered in Tennessee

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Detectives from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Carter County Sheriff’s Office in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in reference to recovered stolen property from break-ins in Alexander County, according to Alexander Sheriff Chris Bowman. Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have been working in conjunction with Carter County (TN) Sheriff’s Office Detectives…

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Alexander County Sports Hall to induct five new members

The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the Sixth Hall of Fame Class of inductees. The Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to recognize, honor and memorialize those individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to sports in Alexander County and who have lived a life…

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Local teams place among Top 3 at State 4-H Livestock event

Alexander County is strong in livestock production, ranking 13th in beef cattle and fifth in dairy. Many youth in Alexander County live on farms or have family members involved in livestock production. Recently, eight Alexander County 4-H’ers traveled to Raleigh to compete in the State Livestock Skillathon and Quiz Bowl Competitions, according to Allison Brown,…

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Calhoun scores three TDs to lead Alex JVs past Raiders

Cougars roll up 418 yards in victory Aug. 30 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.       Alexander Central freshman Dayente Calhoun ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns to lead the JV Cougar Football Team to a 48-16 win over North Iredell on Wednesday night, August 30, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.      Calhoun scored on Alexander’s first offense…

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Aug. 30 fire under investigation

A fire involving a mobile home was reported on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, according to Alexander County Fire Marshal Russell Greene. The blaze occurred about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in an uninhabited mobile home at 740 Fox Valley Court, off Barrett Mountain Road, southeast of Taylorsville. Ellendale, Wittenburg, and Taylorsville/Central Alexander fire departments responded to the…

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