July 19, 2019

Area Breaking News

Teen girl detained; man airlifted after stabbing June 12

A teenage girl has been detained in connection with a stabbing in Taylorsville. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman related that on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at approximately 4:47 p.m., Alexander 911 received a call of a stabbing on Wood Rd., located off of Three Forks Church Rd. Officers arrived on the scene and found a…

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The Labyrinth opens on East Main Ave.

By MICAH HENRY Where can kids and families go for a safe, friendly atmosphere to play tabletop games, and just “chill”? Why no further than downtown Taylorsville, of course, the new home of The Labyrinth, a gaming club and kid-friendly hangout, at 125 East Main Avenue. Nick Evans and business partner, Derrick Jones, noted that…

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About 30 homes isolated with driveway collapse

Alexander County Emergency Services staff have identified approximately 30 homes that are isolated due to flooded or collapsed driveways. If you have flood damage or are isolated and have not been in contact with emergency personnel, please call Emergency Services at (828) 632-9336 so you can receive assistance. If you are traveling on Monday, June…

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Levi Fagan top lineman in NC Pole Top Rescue

Levi Fagan, a lineman for EnergyUnited based in Lake Norman, earned the title of state champion on Thursday, May 30 at the 16th biennial Pole Top Rescue Competition hosted by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives in Raleigh. The competition pits line workers against the clock and each other as they demonstrate the technical skills, safety knowledge…

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Alexander Central announces Graduation plans

Ceremony will be held in Varsity Gym Alexander Central High School made the following announcement on the school’s Twitter Page The graduation ceremony will be held in the Varsity Gym starting at 7pm. Doors will open at 5pm for those who have a ticket to enter. Each Senior will receive 5 tickets. Seniors will receive their…

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Lail named West Alex. Middle principal

Jacob Lail will be the principal at West Alexander Middle School effective July 2019. Lail has served as the assistant principal at East Alexander Middle School and most recently as an assistant principal at Alexander Central High School. Lail has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has…

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Stony Point woman dies in collision

A resident of Stony Point has died this week in a traffic collision. On Monday, May 27, 2019, at approximately 12:10 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a collision in Iredell County on Old Mountain Road near Old Miller Road.  A 2007 Toyota passenger car was traveling east on Old Mountain Road, drove left…

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ROD warns of misleading letters sent to residents

Misleading deed solicitation letters being received in Alexander County Scott Hines, Alexander County Register of Deeds, informed The Times that some residents (himself included) have received misleading pieces of mail about their land and property from an out-of-state firm. Property Profile, Inc., of Glendora, California, is sending out official-looking solicitation forms that could mislead people…

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Benton, Chapman voted Athletes of the Year

 Seniors recognized at Awards Ceremony On Friday, May 24, Taylorsville Times Sports Editor Donny Pennell,    presented the 21st Annual Taylorsvilletimes.Com Athletes of the Year Awards during the Alexander Central Awards Day. Seniors Olivia Benton and Isaac Chapman were selected as the 2019 winners. Athlete of the Year nominees are submitted by ACHS Varsity Coaches. The overall…

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Golf course, school officials urge mutual support

Scott Bowman, [2018] Chairman of the Alexander County Board of Education, with the support of Dr. Jennifer Hefner, ACS Superintendent, and Baxter M. Hayes, Jr., Patty Hayes, and Brushy Mountain Golf Course, issued the following statement on May 22, 2019: Brushy Mountain Golf Course and Alexander County Schools’ golf teams have a longstanding partnership, and…

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