September 20, 2018

Area Breaking News

Clary case ends in mistrial

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, the jury ended its third day of deliberations without a unanimous verdict in the murder of Travis Harold, in which Hiddenite resident Jason Dean Clary is the defendant. A mistrial was declared, according to court officials. Clary is charged with murder in the shooting death of Travis Dean Edward Harold,…

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With impending storm, schools urge parent use of multiple information sources

Automated call system may not reach every family Alexander County school officials are alerting parents to use multiple communication sources for weather-related information over the next few days. Although the school system uses the automated call system to alert parents of school delays, dismissals, and cancellations, please plan to use alternate sources in the event…

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Bethlehem Day Festival postponed

The Bethlehem Community Development Association’s 9th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival, originally set for September 15, 2018, will be held Saturday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with fun for everyone. The postponement is due to the impending severe weather from Hurricane Florence. Located at the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethlehem, the annual…

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Cougars runs past North Lincoln 56-24, improve to 4-0

ACHS closes out non-league schedule with fourth one-sided win By DN PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Football Team ran for over 500 yards and improved to 4-0 on the season with its 56-24 win over North Lincoln in Pumpkin Center on Friday night, September 7. Alexander led 21-0 after one period and continued to…

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JV Cougars defeat North Lincoln in home opener

Morgan scores 4 TDs in team’s 26th straight win By DN PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team improved to 3-0 on the young season after winning its home opener 50-26 over the North Lincoln Knights on Thursday evening, September 6, at Cougar Stadium. The win was the 26th straight for the Alexander…

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Alex Sports Hall of Fame Class announced

Seventh group of inductees to be enshrined November 19  The Alexander County Public Education Foundation and the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame have announced the Seventh Hall of Fame Class of inductees. The Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to recognize, honor and memorialize those individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to sports…

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Chapman invited to Blue/Grey All American Bowl

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr Alexander Central High School Defensive Lineman Isaac Chapman has been selected to participate in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida on January 5, 2019. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the NWC and anchor of the ACHS defensive front this season, Chapman was selected out of more…

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Cougars rout out-matched North Iredell for 3-0 start

ACHS out-gains Raiders 383-41, deliver Carter’s 20th win as a Cougar By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team waited out an hour-and-half weather delay before cruising to its third straight one-sided win in a 54-3 win over the North Iredell Raiders on Friday night, August 31, in Taylorsville. The Cougars (3-0)…

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Area Trio releases first EP on music sharing sites

    The Hickory-based trio, run with me, has released its first music EP entitled “I Met a Seer” on the web and social media through all major music streaming sites.      The four-song, completely original project was officially released on August 31, and can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and any other…

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Alexander Central JV Cougars throttle North Iredell, 36-6

Morgan runs for 218 yards and three TDs By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team  built a 30-0 lead early in the fourth period and cruised to a 36-6 win over North Iredell on Thursday evening, August 30, in Olin.   Sophomore running back Daniel Morgan ran for 218 yards and…

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