November 17, 2018

Area Breaking News

Alexander’s Castellaw & Cornwell earn NWC’s top Cross Country Awards

Following the 2018 season, the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference has announced the All-Conference Teams and top awards for the season. Alexander Central  Men’s and Women’s teams managed a runner-up finish at the conference championship meet held last month at Watauga.      Cougar senior Cooper Castellaw, pictured above, has been selected as the NWC’s Male Runner of the…

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Cougars rout South Caldwell on Senior Night

  Alexander races to 35-0 lead early, wins 56-22 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team built a 35-0 lead in the first half and cruised past the South Caldwell Spartans 56-22 on Senior Night Friday, November 2, at Glenn G. Wilson Field at Cougar Stadium.      The…

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Alexander Central’s CARE Squad reaches out to elementary students

Cougar Athletes visit Schools each week as part of reading program By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.      Each week, ACHS Football Coach Butch Carter takes his PE and Weight Training Classes to visit local elementary schools to read with students as part of the CARE Squad. CARE stands for Cougar Athletes for Reading Excellence. According…

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No Contest…JV Cougars hammer South Caldwell

Josh Abernathy returns a first-half interception vs. South Caldwell on Thursday in Caldwell County. ACHS explodes in first half, rolls to   win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team built a 40-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 58-6 win on the road against the South Caldwell Spartans on Thursday, November…

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$1 million bond for registered sex offender

A Bethlehem man was placed in custody this week under a one million dollar bond, pending trial for sex offense charges, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, after a lengthy investigation, detectives from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants on a Registered Sex Offender from the Bethlehem Community. …

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State prison worker is charged

In recent days, a state prison worker in Taylorsville has been charged with providing drugs to an inmate. On October 25, 2018, members of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to the North Carolina Department of Corrections’ Alexander Correctional Institution, located on Old Landfill Road, in reference to an investigation about a prison employee possibly…

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Tickets Available for Alexander Sports Hall of Fame Induction

New Class to be added November 19 The Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame Induction tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Alexander Board of Education and at the ACHS Auditorium.      Tickets can also be reserved by calling the ACHS Auditorium at 828-632-1366. Tickets are  $20 each for the event planned…

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ACHS Football Game postponed, rescheduled for Nov. 9

The following statement regarding the Alexander Central vs. Hickory High School Football game was released Friday afternoon: “With the amount of rain that we have received today, the amount of rain we are still predicted to receive throughout the day, and with the rapidly deteriorating integrity of our playing surface, we have made the decision…

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ACHS announces new website; Blue Forms available for completion

  Alexander Central High School has announced its new athletic website and asks athletes and parents to go online to help with the completion of state-mandated forms and paperwork. According to Nathan Robinson, Director of Athletics at ACHS, the new website is up and running and can be visited at   https://www.alexandercentralathletics.com.  Robinson is asking parents…

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