March 25, 2019

Area Breaking News

Fire depts. complete tanker exercise

All Alexander County fire departments participated in a tanker exercise with State Inspectors on Saturday, March 9, 2019, to maintain or to possibly lower fire insurance ratings. “Some 27 trucks and more than 40 personnel spent their day to better things for our County,” said Russell Greene, Alexander County Fire Marshal. “It was a good…

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Operation Medicine Drop coming to Taylorsville

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorsville Police Department, and Safe Kids Alexander County will give the public an opportunity to help prevent substance abuse, accidental poisonings and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The public can bring medications for disposal to the…

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Memorial Eagle Scout project honors the late Jeremy Law

  Boy Scout Troop 274 has honored one of their own with the construction of a campsite and training area in a popular Alexander County location. The Memorial Eagle Scout Project of Jeremy Law was recently completed in Rocky Face Park by Troop 274, in conjunction with Scout leaders and other contributors. The location for…

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ACHS Scoreboard – Tuesday, March 12

Cougar Squads dominate West Caldwell in NWC action March 12; baseball & softball vs. McDowell moved to March 13 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central’s Baseball, Softball, and Soccer Teams enjoyed a successful day of NW 3A/4A action when the Cougar squads visited West Caldwell High School in Gamewell. HAMMER LEADS VARSITY BASEBALL TO WIN…

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Sherrill reaches 200-mark in hits & runs

Pfeiffer, Salem split softball twinbill    Misenheimer, N.C.   –The Pfeiffer University softball team split a USA South doubleheader with Salem College on Tuesday afternoon, March 12,  at Jack Ingram Field.  The Falcons took game one 5-1 and fell in game two to Salem, 5-3. Pfeiffer got two RBI from both Vada Blue Sherrill and Hannah…

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Stewart Brown named Big 10 Freshman of the Week

Former Cougar honored for gymnastics effort IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman gymnast Stewart Brown was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. It is the first weekly honor of Brown’s career.     The Taylorsville, North Carolina, native placed third on vault (14.050) and parallel bars (13.800) against third-ranked Michigan…

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Clary found not guilty in murder trial

By MICHAEL HARRISON Special to The Times For the second time in six months, Jason Daniel Clary, 39, of Hiddenite, arrived at the Alexander County Courthouse without certainty that he would return home with his family. Clary’s retrial on a charge of First Degree Murder in the April 11, 2016, shooting death of Travis Dean…

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Cougar Golfers earn runner-up finish in NWC opener

Carrigan leads ACHS with low score of 80 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Men’s Golf Team opened the 2019 NW 3A/4A Conference schedule with a solid second place finish in the league opener played Monday, March 11, at Orchard Hills Golf Course in Connelly Springs. West Caldwell carded a team score of 325…

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Alexander Co. officials participate in Washington conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alexander County Commissioners Jeff Peal, Marty Pennell, Ronnie Reese, and Larry Yoder, along with County Manager Rick French, joined nearly 2,000 other county leaders in Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) annual Legislative Conference March 2-6, 2019.  Attendees met with members of the Trump administration and Congress on key…

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ACHS Sports Scoreboard – Thursday, March

  Kerley hurls no-hitter in win over Watauga By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. Alexander Central junior southpaw Maddox Kerley tossed his first career no-hitter in Alexander Central’s 5-0 win over the Watauga Pioneers on Thursday afternoon, March 7, at Bob Gryder Stadium. The Cougar hurler fanned 13 and walked just three as the Cougars evened their…

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