November 17, 2018

Area Breaking News

JV Cougars demolish Hickory Red Tornadoes

Alexander routs HHS 58-6 for 30th straight victory By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team built a 44-0 lead at the half and rolled to a 58-6 victory over the Hickory High Red Tornadoes on Thursday evening, October 25, at Frank Barger Stadium in Hickory. With the resounding win, Alexander improved…

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ACHS Volleyball Team to face West Henderson in 3A Playoffs

The Alexander Volleyball Team finished fourth in the NWC and has earned a spot in the NCHSAA 3A Playoffs. The Cougars are the 31st seed in the West Bracket and will travel to West Henderson on Tuesday, October 23, for a 6 pm.   CHAPEL HILL –  The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA)…

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Public’s help sought in gem thefts

Thousands of dollars worth of gems were taken from a local establishment over the weekend. On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a breaking and entering report at the Emerald Hollow Mine, located on Emerald Hollow Mine Drive in Hiddenite. Officers arrived and found that a window had been broken out…

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Alexander Central’s Isaac Chapman makes NC Shrine Bowl Team

    Defensive standout becomes sixth Cougar to be selected for game By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. On Sunday, the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina Game officials announced the players for the North and South Carolina teams that will face off in December in one of the south’s biggest all-star games. Alexander Central’s Isaac Chapman has…

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Strong second half propels Cougars past Saint

ACHS shakes off early mistakes, wins 28-13 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football earned its second straight NWC win and improved to 3-2 in league action with its 28-13 road win over the St. Stephens Indians on Friday evening, October 19, in Hickory. After a sluggish first half resulted in a…

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Alexander JVs rout Indians behind Morgan’s huge night

  Cougars run winning streak to 29 straight contests Alexander Central sophomore Daniel Morgan enjoyed a huge offensive night in the JV Cougar Football Team’s 50-14 whitewashing of the St. Stephens Indians on Thursday evening, October 18, in Taylorsville. Morgan ran the ball just four times in Alexander’s one-sided win at Cougar Stadium. However, the…

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East Alexander tops West in NWC Tourney Final

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The NW Middle School Soccer Tournament Championship match was an all-Alexander County affair on Wednesday, October 17, when West Alexander hosted East Alexander in the title match in Bethlehem. In a defensive battle, East Alexander edged West to claim the tourney title and wrap up a clean sweep for the Alexander…

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ACHS Cross Country Team enjoys record day at NWC Finals

Castellaw captures school’s individual first Men’s Championship         By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. It was an historic day for the Alexander Central Cross Country Team at the NW 3A/4A Conference Championships held Wednesday evening, October 17, at Watauga High School in Boone. ACHS placed second in the men’s and women’s team standings for the best ever combined…

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CFAC Forum recording posted online; hear candidates speak

The Citizens for the Future of Alexander County group held a County Commissioner Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the CVCC Alexander Center for Education. All five commission candidates were present: including: Democratic candidates Melissa Benfield and Glenn Deal, Jr., and Republicans Ronnie Reese (incumbent), Marty Pennell, and Larry Yoder. Dale Clary served…

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Club working to make downtown beautiful

Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne said, “I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” If your days in the autumn sunshine include preserving your harvest, collecting your seeds or planting some garlic, you will definitely feel at…

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