September 21, 2019

Area Breaking News

Cougars bury Olympic in non-league finale

ACHS runs for 423 yards in Carter’s 30th win in Taylorsville By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars closed out the non-league portion of the 2019 football schedule in a resounding fashion with its 55-28 win over the Olympic Trojans on Friday night, September 20, at Glenn G. Wilson Field at Cougar Stadium. ACHS…

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Alexander JVs control the second half in win at Olympic

Lackey runs for 168 yards & two TDs By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to topple the Olympic High School JV Trojans on Thursday evening, September 19, in Charlotte. The young Cougars trailed 12-6 at the half but outscored the home team 18-0 in…

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High speed internet expanding in Alexander

Broadband pilot program to begin soon in Alexander County Broadband Internet service will soon be available in several areas of Alexander County as a broadband Internet pilot program is about to begin. Alexander County Economic Development Corporation and Alexander County Government staff met with Open Broadband LLC on Monday, September 16th to discuss the current…

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Sunday water line break cancels service at 2 churches

A water outage affected several customers, including at least two churches, on Sunday morning, September 15, 2019. Alexander County Emergency Services Director Russell Greene noted that Alexander County water customers in the Liledoun Road and Cornerstone areas near Taylorsville experienced low water pressure Sunday morning. Crews with the City of Hickory, which operates and maintains…

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Gold City concert fundraiser is Sept. 28

It will be a banner year for Caring Hearts Pregnancy Center in Taylorsville. This year, explained Executive Director Denise Garnes, CHPC will converting to a medical center which will have on-site ultrasound availability. “We cannot wait for the opportunity to do scans in the future, allowing a mother/family to having their first ‘window’ into the…

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Cougars start fast, blow past South Iredell

ACHS rebounds from Statesville loss to hammer Vikes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. One week after a disappoint collapse and a loss to Statesville, the Alexander Central Varsity Football Team rebounded in a huge way with a dominating 48-7 win over the South Iredell Vikings on Friday evening, September 13, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. Playing…

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Lackey scores three TDs in JV Cougar win

ACHS downs South Iredell, 30-19 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Cam Lackey ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team to a 30-19 win over the South Iredell Vikings on Thursday evening, September 12, in Troutman. With the win, ACHS improved to 3-0 on the young season, while…

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Sen. Wells to run for NC Lt. Governor

State Sen. Andy Wells, (R) of Hickory, who represents Alexander and Catawba counties (District 42), has announced his intention to run for the seat of N.C. Lieutenant Governor in the 2020 election. “Earlier this year, in a single month, 130,000 illegal immigrants poured across our border. But, here in North Carolina, Democratic sheriffs in our…

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FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes, except tobacco flavor

FDA Combating Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Unauthorized, Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products On Sept. 11, 2019, the Trump Administration announced that as part of its ongoing work to tackle the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the FDA intends to finalize a compliance policy in the coming weeks that would prioritize…

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East Alexander aims to become STEAM school

East Alexander Middle School’s Dr. Angela Charles, Principal, and Mrs. Daigle, Assistant Principal, are excited to announce the kickoff of their school’s focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). The initiative was commemorated with a STEAM Night on Thursday, September 5, 2019, in which students and parents could visit various STEAM displays and…

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