August 04, 2020

Area Breaking News

Mimi G’s Boutique opens in new location

Owner Melinda Goforth has relocated her women’s apparel store, Mimi G’s Boutique, to 282 West Main Avenue in downtown Taylorsville. The building has been transformed into an inviting clothing store for all ages and all sizes. Melinda Goforth is working with the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation to host a ribbon cutting on Friday, July…

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Brush fire claims 37 acres

Multiple crews battled a brush fire last week south of Taylorsville. The fire began as a controlled burn of logging debris on property along Paynes Dairy Road, said David Huffman, Alexander County Ranger for the N.C. Forest Service. Huffman said the fire jumped out of containment Monday evening, July 13, and was slow to spread…

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County Commission discusses water line projects, COVID-19

The current water line extension project in Alexander County is approximately 60 percent complete and should be finished in 45 to 60 days, according to R.J. Mozeley, Project Manager for McGill Associates. Mozeley presented an update to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners at their July 20, 2020, meeting held via Zoom. He said the…

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Indecent liberties charged against school board candidate

(updated July 22, 2020) A Taylorsville man who is on the ballot this fall for the Alexander County Board of Education is now charged with sex crimes. On the evening of July 9, 2020, officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding an indecent liberty with a child, said Sheriff Chris Bowman. After…

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Home invasion, sexual assault being investigated

(updated July 22 to reflect increase in reward amount) On Sunday, July 19, 2020, at approximately 2:18 a.m., Alexander County 911 Communications received a call in reference to a home invasion that had just occurred in the Hiddenite Community, near the area of Millersville Road and Liberty Church Road. Officers arrived on scene and began…

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Alcohol sales approved Sundays starting at 10 a.m.

At their meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020, Alexander County Commissioners approved an ordinance to allow alcohol sales to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. The action was considered due to a request from a local restaurant, The Vault. County Manager French said this approval doesn’t automatically allow restaurants and bars to sell at 10:00…

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Bebber tapped to coach ACHS Women’s Tennis Team

Alexander Central High School is pleased to announce that former Cougar student-athlete Courtney Bebber has been hired as the new Women’s Tennis Head Coach. Bebber is employed with Alexander County Schools as a Physical Education teacher at Taylorsville Elementary School, where she will begin her second year of teaching in August. As well as serving…

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Little hurls second fastest pitch ever clocked

Flame-throwing lefty is grandson of Taylorsville couple Last month, a teen flame thrower with ties to Taylorsville had his dream of playing professional baseball become a reality when he was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 10. Luke Little, who is the son of Billie and Ecford Little…

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State Sen. Andy Wells announces retirement

After three terms in the Senate and a term in the House, Sen. Andy Wells (R-Catawba, Alexander) announced on July 20 his retirement from the North Carolina General Assembly, effective July 27, according to a press release. Sen. Wells, a real estate developer and manager, leaves a lasting imprint in the Senate for cutting regulatory…

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Statutory rape charges filed against Taylorsville man

A Taylorsville man has been charged with several sex crimes against a child, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Sunday, July 19, 2020, officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to a location in reference to a reported sexual assault involving a minor. Officers arrived on scene and began to conduct the…

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