August 04, 2020

Area Breaking News

COVID-19 update: free Community Testing planned

ALEXANDER COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE; FREE COMMUNITY TESTING PLANNED AUG. 8 & 13 —   July 31, 2020, 3:30 pm: Alexander County has 26 people in quarantine with COVID-19, with a cumulative total of 261 confirmed cases. Two people are in the hospital. There have been two deaths associated with the virus. Of the 261 total…

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Mimi G’s Boutique ribbon cutting held July 31

  An enthusiastic bunch gathered for the ribbon cutting on Friday, July 31, at the new home of Mimi G’s Boutique, located at 282 West Main Avenue in Taylorsville. Owner Melinda Goforth noted the community has been wonderful, saying, “We are so thankful for everyone coming today to celebrate our new location on West Main…

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Andy Wells named to NCDOT Board

Sen. Berger Announces Two Appointments to Board of Transportation; Appointees have decades of combined experience in financial management Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) today (July 30) announced two appointments to the North Carolina Board of Transportation. The legislature increased the oversight power of the Board and changed its composition after audits revealed wide-scale financial mismanagement…

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Are you disaster-ready? County urges residents to be aware, prepare

With the peak of hurricane season approaching, Alexander County Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update their emergency supplies kits. “You cannot predict when weather-related or man-made emergencies will occur, but residents can plan now how they will respond when disasters strike,” said Garrett Huffman,…

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Alexander Early College holds first commencement

ALEXANDER EARLY COLLEGE HOLDS FIRST COMMENCEMENT – On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Alexander Early College held its first-ever graduation exercises at Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville. A total of 41 students made up the school’s inaugural graduating class. Above, AEC Principal Jason Evans presents a diploma to Class Valedictorian Mikayah Parsons during the conferring…

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South Atlantic Conference delays the start of fall sports

HICKORY, N.C. – The South Atlantic Conference announced Friday that the start of fall sports has been delayed until September 26th in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This affects football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and volleyball. Teams will compete in conference-only competition with the start of preseason practice beginning in…

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Information on DMV Road Test waivers and credential expiration dates

NCDMV Waives Road Tests for Some Drivers 18 and Older With the time frame for resuming road tests remaining unknown because of the continued impacts of COVID-19, starting this week the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has begun waiving road tests for regular Class C licenses for qualified drivers who are 18 or older. To…

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NCDOT Sec’y explains delays on Liledoun Road

The Alexander County Commission Chairman, Ryan Mayberry, received word this month from Raleigh about the continuing delay of repairs on the Liledoun Road culvert, which washed out due to torrential rains in June 2019. N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary J. Eric Boyette wrote the following letter to Chairman Mayberry, received on July 15, 2020, which…

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Kanupp Kennels opening in Bethlehem

Kanupp Kennels LLC will open its doors on Thursday, July 30, 2020. At 12:00 p.m., the red ribbon will be cut to officially open the one-stop shop for canine needs. The kennel is located at 8574 NC Hwy. 127 in Bethlehem (between Telephone Exchange Road and Heritage Farm Road). Owner and operator Marty Kanupp said…

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