February 21, 2020

Area Breaking News

Area meth ring busted

Authorities have made arrests in a methamphetamine ring in the area. Approximately three months ago, information was received by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division of a major methamphetamine distribution in Alexander County, as well as other counties in western North Carolina. An investigation was begun by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, with the…

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Alexander’s Earley makes school history with her appearace in NCHSAA Women’s Wrestling Invitational

Wrestling history was made on Saturday, February 9, when Alexander Central sophomore Alysha Earley became the first female wrestler from the school to compete in the NCHSAA Women’s State Wrestling Invitational.  The event was held at Carolina Courts in Concord, NC in conjunction with the USA Elementary and Middle School state tournament.  Earley finished 2-2…

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Local woman wins $100,000

For Lisa Bowman, of Taylorsville, a stop to get groceries and a Powerball ticket for her husband led to a $100,000 Powerball win, according to NC Education Lottery officials. Bowman’s good luck began when she stopped at the Food Lion on Springs Road in Hickory and bought a $3 Power Play ticket for the Jan. 29…

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Huge rainfall floods roads, school dismissed early Feb. 6

The region is being pummeled with heavy rains on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Alexander County Schools dismissed students at 10 a.m. due to concerns of potential flooding in certain areas of the county. Lunch was not served. Afterschool care was open until 11 a.m. with a workday for staff. Authorities closed Old Wilkesboro Road about…

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ACS kindergarten screenings planned

Alexander County Schools announces 2020 Kindergarten Screening Dates and Times Children who reach the age of 5 years on or before August 31, 2020, are entitled to be screened for initial entry into the Alexander County School system for the 2020-2021 school year. Please attend the appropriate screening date for your child in the school…

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Mecimore Auto Parts closes after 45 years

      End of an era   By MICAH HENRY A long-time Alexander County business closed its doors last week after 45 years in operation, serving the automotive parts needs of the area. Harold Mecimore, 80, and wife Carol Bumgarner Mecimore, 77, have owned and operated Mecimore’s Auto Parts since 1975. It began as a big…

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Community Barn Quilt Project is taking shape

By MICAH HENRY Work is underway to bring a colorful new addition to downtown Taylorsville: a barn quilt wall. The Community Barn Quilt Project Coordinator Jack Simms, who is also a newly elected Taylorsville Town Commissioner, explained that the wooden squares, painted in quilt patterns, will soon decorate downtown on the eastern wall of the…

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Cougar cagers win three of four road games in Boone

Lowrance nets game-high 23 to lead ACHS Men By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV and Varsity Basketball Teams headed to Boone on Tuesday, January 28, to face the Watauga Pioneers in four NW 3A/4A contests. The day was a successful one for the Cougars as the visitors claimed three wins in four contests.…

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Super Bowl Contest Winners announced

The 2020 Times Super Bowl Contest winners were randomly drawn on Monday, January 27, 2020, from more than 200 entries submitted. Grand Prize Winner is Renee Young, of Taylorsville. She wins two large pizzas from Village Inn Pizza in Taylorsville, a large family pack of barbeque from Apple City Barbeque in Taylorsville, 50 chicken wings…

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Brushy Mountain Brews Taproom opens; ribbon cutting held Jan. 23

  A large crowd was in attendance for a ribbon cutting at Brushy Mountain Brews on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Owners Ken and Lacey Young are excited to open a new craft beer and wine taproom in Alexander County. Located at 42 West Main Avenue in downtown Taylorsville, the grand opening celebration continues this weekend…

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