May 24, 2020

Area Breaking News

County to air Memorial Day video

Alexander County Veterans Services will observe Memorial Day with a special new video, in lieu of a public ceremony, due to COVID-19 concerns. The video will air beginning at 5:00 a.m. May 25, 2020, on Spectrum TV channel 192 (every 2 hours), and will be online at alexandercountync.tv, posted on the County website (alexandercountync.gov) starting…

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Memorial Day Observance

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE — Shown here, local veterans Herb Poole (left) and son Rick Poole (right) and Dale Chapman (center) were part of a group decorating the graves of veterans in the Taylorsville City Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 22, 2020. The 300-plus U.S. Flags were being placed by members of the local…

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Denny Hamlin wins rain shortened race at Darlington

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service Denny Hamlin became the season’s second multi-time winner, the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota earning the rain-abbreviated Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series victory Wednesday night at Darlington Raceway. This year’s Daytona 500 winner Hamlin took the lead during a late race caution – opting to…

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As data remain stable, NC moves to “Safer At Home” Phase 2 on May 22

Phase 2, Safer At Home, begins Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. Bars, indoor entertainment venues, gyms, and public playgrounds remain closed; Restaurants, personal care businesses, and pools open with limitations & safety requirements RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North…

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Nine new COVID-19 cases are reported in Alexander

Alexander County has nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since our May 13 issue, with a total of 12 active cases and a cumulative total of 22 confirmed cases as of the evening of Monday, May 18, 2020, according to a county news release. Of the new cases, eight of those are related to the…

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A conversation with NC State Treasurer Dale Folwell

By MICAH HENRY Last week, The Times had a chance to speak by phone with North Carolina Secretary of Treasury Dale Folwell (R). He discussed the status of the state employee pension plan, NCDOT spending, and COVID-19. Folwell and his staff are known as “the Keeper of the Public Purse.” He manages an amount of…

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Alexander Co. Government recognizes EMS employees during National EMS Week

      The Alexander County Board of Commissioners adopted a proclamation naming the week of May 17-23, 2020, as National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Alexander County. The special week is being celebrated across the country with the theme of “Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow” to honor and recognize EMS workers for their…

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Court order temporarily lifts church gathering restrictions for two weeks

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, Federal court Judge James C. Dever III in the Eastern District of NC issued issued a temporary order on Executive Order 138 regarding church gatherings, in effect temporarily reversing Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 138 about limiting the size of church gatherings. The order extends for two weeks from May…

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2 new cases of COVID-19 in Alexander

A May 15th Code Red phone tree message from Alexander County Government related that new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alexander County. Alexander County has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a total of nine active cases and a cumulative total of 15 confirmed cases. Seven of the active cases are associated…

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Craig announces committment to Louisville

Edge rusher set to join Satterfield’s Cardinals By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. After fielding nearly 30 offers since January, rising ACHS senior Ryheem Craig announced his college commitment on Thursday, May 13, when he revealed that he would be attending the University of Louisville after high school. The three-star defensive end emerged as a defensive leader…

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