September 16, 2019

Area Breaking News

Child sex charges filed against Stony Point man

A Stony Point man is charged with sex offenses against a child, according to law officers. On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Seth Grayson Reeves, W/M, age 37 of Stony Point, was charged with one count of felony Statutory Sex Offense of a Child and four counts of felony Indecent Liberties with a Child, said Alexander…

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Alexander JVs top Wilkes, 28-16

Cougars open 2019 season with 2-0 record By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team pulled away late to roll to a 28-16 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles on Thursday night, August 29, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. The young Cougars scored 20 straight points after the contest was tied at…

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Hometown Strong delegation visits Alexander County this week

Members of North Carolina’s Hometown Strong team visited Alexander County on Monday, August 26, at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area’s multipurpose building. The team, comprised of approximately 25 representatives of numerous state agencies, met with county staff to discuss Alexander County’s priorities, needs, and concerns. Topics that were discussed include the Alexander Industrial Park, infrastructure…

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Home lost in Aug. 28 fire

A local family has lost their home and a pet after a tragic fire.   On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Alexander County Communications received a call at 7:31 a.m. in reference to a structure fire located at 99 Wood Rd., Taylorsville. The Taylorsville and Ellendale fire departments were dispatched. Upon arrival five minutes later, responders…

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Local resident warns of car decal scam received in mail

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. That is the case this month for one local resident, Leah Dula, of Hiddenite. She was contacted by mail with a seemingly legitimate check, made payable to her, for $2,950.55 from a construction company in Aurora, Colorado. Dula told The Times she contacted local as…

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Readers’ Choice Awards survey ends Sept. 1

Voting open until Sept. 1, 2019 The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and The Taylorsville Times are partnering again this year to promote businesses in Alexander County through the Alexander County Readers’ Choice Awards program. “Have a favorite restaurant, a favorite mechanic, a favorite clothing store? Share your favorite Alexander County business by casting…

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Cougars rally to prevail in opener

Montgomery shines in 28-19 come-from-behind win By DN PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars rallied from an early 13-0 deficit to record a program defining 28-19 win over the Hibriten Panthers in the 2019 varsity football opener played Friday night, August 23, in Lenoir. After waiting out a lengthy weather delay, the Cougars and Panthers…

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Local man among 5 arrested in meth trafficking case

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that a long term undercover Crystal Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation conducted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was concluded on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, with the arrests of five suspects, including one from Stony Point, while two additional suspects are still being sought for arrest. This investigation began in September…

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JV Cougars overcome sloppy field, win 8-0

Lackey runs for 117 yards, game’s only points By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team opened the 2019 season with an 8-0 win over Hibriten on Thursday evening, August 22, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. With the win, the ACHS junior varsity program ran its streak of consecutive wins to 33…

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Assault, fire investigated at Alex. Correctional Institution

Two serious incidents have been reported at Alexander Correctional Institution this week, according to a state spokesperson. Inmate assaulted An offender was assaulted by other offenders at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, according to John M.R. Bull, Communications Officer with NC Dept. of Public Safety. Bull…

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