August 19, 2019

Area Breaking News

Ten employers lined up for Alexander County Job Fair

The public is invited to an Alexander County Job Fair on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the CVCC Alexander Applied Technologies Center (230 Industrial Boulevard, Taylorsville). The event, hosted by NCWorks and the CVCC Alexander Center for Education, is an excellent opportunity to connect job seekers with local companies that…

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True Value paint donation helps two Alex. schools

A fresh coat of paint brightens any room, and this summer Taylorsville Elementary and Stony Point Elementary will refresh its learning environment with donated paint. The schools were selected as the winner of a paint grant through the store’s partnership with True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program. A True Value Foundation paint grant…

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Mother, 42, dies at Matheson Park

A tragic scene unfolded on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Matheson Park, when a young mother died suddenly. Taylorsville Police Chief Dennis James told The Times that several witnesses saw the woman, Margaret “Michelle” Parsons, age 42 of Parsonsville Road, Taylorsville, fall unconscious at one of the park’s shelters shortly after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Police…

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Twelve file in Municipal election

Updated July 19, 2019, 4:40 p.m. Filing for Mayor, Town Council brings total of 12 candidates In the Town of Taylorsville 2019 Municipal election, ten candidates have filed to run for the four open Town Board of Commissioners seats and two candidates have filed for Mayor. Filing closed on Friday, July 19. Mayoral candidates    …

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Man stabbed July 15, suspect faces charges

(Updated July 19, 2019) A Taylorsville man is hospitalized and another has been charged as a result of a recent stabbing, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On July 17, charges were updated to include one count of attempted murder, said Bowman. On Monday, July 15, 2019, at approximately 8:16 p.m., Alexander County 911…

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Red Cross issues Heat Safety Tips

It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.   NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include: Stay hydrated,…

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LRU Football ranked third in preseason poll

Poe and Dugger Earn Individual Accolades HICKORY, N.C. – After reaching the Third Round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs last season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team has been selected as the preseason No. 3 team according to the College Football America Yearbook. The Bears are coming off a 12-2 season that saw them post a…

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Martin invited to Blue/Grey All American Bowl

 Game to be played in Tampa in January Alexander Central High School rising  senior football standout Garrett Martin has been selected to participate in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida on January 4, 2020. A returning starter for Coach Butch Carter on the Cougar offensive line, Martin was selected out of more than…

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Flood victims can apply for disaster assistance online

Electronic filing deadline is Aug. 26 for loans for physical property damage (This article was updated July 15, 2019) Governor Roy Cooper just announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted his request for a disaster declaration for Mecklenburg County and Catawba County, and the contiguous counties of Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Gaston, Iredell,…

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Public’s help needed in finding missing people

In Calderon-Martinez case The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help this week, said Sheriff Chris Bowman. Boaters who are on Lake Hickory, Lake Lookout, the Catawba River, and any waterways surrounding Alexander County are asked to help be on the lookout for anything suspicious located in the water. Boaters are asked to…

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