June 03, 2020

Area Breaking News

NASCAR announces next slate of events in return to racing

Racing returns Sunday at Darlington Staff report NASCAR Wire Service NASCAR   announced the next slate of races in its return to racing, featuring events at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series and the ARCA Menards…

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PGA REACH Announces 2020-2021 PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Recipients

Alexander’s Cole Carrigan Earns $8,000 Scholarship PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – PGA REACH has awarded scholarships to 10 students through the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 academic school year. These $8,000 scholarships are designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds,…

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Remote learning to end May 29 for Alex. Schools

  The Alexander County Board of Education met for their regularly scheduled meeting at Alexander Central Auditorium on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The meeting was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Several COVID-19 related matters were discussed at the meeting including the continued success of meal distribution to children in the county…

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Times’ Father of the Year essay contest is underway

Entries for the 2020 Taylorsville Times’ Father of the Year Contest are being accepted until Thursday, June 11, at 5 p.m. To enter The Times’ 31st Annual Father of the Year Essay Contest, simply write an essay on why your nominee should be Father of the Year. The winner will receive a $50 food gift…

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More cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Alexander

Alexander County has three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a total of nine active cases and a cumulative total of 13 confirmed cases, as of late Monday, May 11. Five of the active cases work at Tyson Foods in Wilkes County, one is a contact of a Tyson employee, one was tested at a…

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Alexander Co. Library is expanding curbside, virtual services

The Alexander County Library is expanding services offered at curbside and online, beginning Monday, May 11, 2020. Although buildings at all library locations are still closed to the public, staff can be reached by phone at 828-632-4058, and online resources are available at the library’s website, www.alexanderlibrary.org, and on Facebook by searching for Alexander County…

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Alexander has 4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Alexander County has four new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a total of six active cases and a cumulative total of 10 confirmed cases. Three of the active cases work at Tyson Foods in Wilkes County, one is a contact of a Tyson employee, one was tested at a local medical office, and the latest…

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County leaders issue statement on Liledoun Road washout

Alexander County Government leaders posted the following on the County Facebook page on May 8, 2020: “As most citizens are aware, Liledoun Road remains closed approximately 11 months after the flooding that occurred in June 2019. Alexander County Government understands the inconvenience and frustration caused by this road closure. The County wants everyone to understand…

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N.C. Enters Phase One of Reopening May 8, at 5 p.m.

    Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 138 on May 5, 2020, to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8, at 5 pm. Certain businesses remain closed as the state continues battling COVID-19.   “COVID-19 is still a…

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Local man charged with exploitation of a minor

Federal and county authorities are investigating and have charged a local man with crimes against a child this month. On Thursday, May 7, 2020, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations Division, conducted a search warrant at a residence off of Friendship Church Road in…

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