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August 19, 2022

Area Breaking News

Officials discuss NC 127 widening project

The NC Hwy. 127 widening project and a proposed “swap” with the City of Hickory were discussed at a meeting with NC Department of Transportation Division 12 Engineer Mark Stafford on Monday, July 25. Alexander County Commissioners Ronnie Reese, Marty Pennell, and Kent Herman were in attendance, along with members of the Alexander County Board…

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Board of Elections adopts early voting plan

The Alexander County Board of Elections met on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, to discuss and adopt an early voting plan for the November 8th General Election. The early voting period begins on Thursday, October 20, and ends on Saturday, November 5. The five-member board unanimously adopted a plan to operate three early voting locations: Alexander…

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Alexandrians urged to sign up for alert system

Alexander County citizens urged to sign up for new county notification system, Hyper-Reach Alexander County Government recently selected Hyper-Reach as its new emergency notification system, which replaces the former CodeRed alert system. Citizens are urged to register with the new service as their contact information will not carry over to the new system. The county…

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Alexander County Schools offers summer opportunities

By ANGELA FARR KING The Alexander County Board of Education met on Tuesday, July 19, for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The leadership for the school system was excited to share the many and varied activities happening for students during the summer months. Dr. Betsy Curry, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, shared the Superintendent’s…

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Eagles tribute band rocks Taylorsville

ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND ROCKS TAYLORSVILLE — An estimated crowd of 2,000 people turned out at Alexander Independence Celebration on Saturday, July 16, at Alexander County’s new Courthouse Park. Above, On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band performed on the Rotary Performance Stage, followed by fireworks at Alexander Central High School.(Photos courtesy of…

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Commissioners hear updates on water projects, park

Keys to the County presented to Keever, Gillispie Broadband, water and sewer system expansion, a new elevated water tank, and improvements to Bethlehem Park were among the topics discussed at the July 18 meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, according to a county news release. David Moose, Compliance and Procurement Specialist, reported on…

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Movies in the Park set July 15, Aug. 12

Taylorsville First United Methodist Church is hosting two free movies in Matheson Park. The first movie, “Luca,” is this Friday, July 15, 2022, starting at 8:45 p.m. There will be free popcorn and drinks. The second movie is Friday, August 12, starting at 8:45 and is “Beauty and the Beast.” There will be free popcorn…

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Buy Local Challenge winners named

Top Prize winners • Grand Prize, $1,000 Spree – Sharon George • Second Prize, Dollywood passes – Joy Barber • Third Prize, $100 winner – Emily Blankenship • Merchant winner, trip – Think Pink Auctions       Individual business prize drawings • Ace Bethlehem Hardware ($50 Ace Hardware gift certificate) – Debbie Hefner •…

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July 16 event features concert, fireworks

The public is invited to the Alexander County Independence Celebration on Saturday, July 16, which will feature a free concert at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park and a free fireworks display at Alexander Central High School. On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band will perform on the Rotary Performance Stage from 6:30…

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Interpreting Reading test scores in Alexander

By ANGELA FARR KING Dr. Betsy Curry, the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Alexander County Schools, has a nose for data. She studies data daily in order to keep a pulse on the progress of all children in the Alexander County School System. In a recent Alexander Cuonty Board of Education presentation and…

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