September 21, 2018

Area Breaking News

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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Hiddenite man charged with rape of child by adult

On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Alexander County Department of Social Services which involved allegations of Statutory Rape of a Child. Further investigation revealed that the suspect in this case was Benjamin Rustin Gilreath, 34 years old of the Hiddenite Community. Gilreath was arrested without incident and…

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Three Readers’ Choice voters win $50

Readers have a few more days to tell The Times which restaurant has the best barbecue in Alexander County. Or help decide who’s the best florist, surveyor, or pet groomer. Readers can choose their favorite school, church, or civic club, too. You can cast your vote for all these and more in the 2018 Readers’…

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ACHS cruises past Eagles 50-7 in home opener

Cougars (2-0) will face upstart North Iredell team August 31 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team won its 10th straight non-conference game Friday night, August 24, with its 50-7 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville.   Lyndon Strickland scored four touchdowns, including a defensive score,…

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JV Cougars run past Wilkes in opener

Alexander tops Eagles 36-12 for 24th straight win By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central JV Cougar Football Team opened the 2018 season with a 36-12 win over the Wilkes Central Eagles on Thursday evening, August 23, in Moravian Falls. The Cougars built a 30-6 lead at the half and were never challenged en route…

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Dozens booked in drug roundup

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Dept. Narcotics Units have concluded a long term investigation into the sales and use of Illicit Narcotics throughout Alexander County and the Town limits of Taylorsville, according to Sheriff Chris Bowman. During the investigation, illegal narcotics, prescription pain pills, and U.S. currency derived from the sales of…

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Cougars roll over Burns 40-7 in opener

Alexander scores 33 points in dominant second half By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars dominated play in the second half and rolled to a 40-7 win over the Burns Bulldogs in the 2018 season opening football game played in Lawndale on Friday night, August 17. After leading 7-0 at the half, the Cougars…

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Kylie Cockrell Hamby tapped new Alexander Central Softball Coach

Former Cougar star chosen to lead one of NC’s top programs   On Tuesday night, August 14th, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of former standout player Kylie Cockrell Hamby as the Head Coach of the Alexander Central High School Softball team. Hamby will fill the position that came open earlier this…

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AXCI still under partial lockdown August 14

A portion of Alexander Correctional Institution is still on lockdown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, where incidents occurred, but not the entire facility, a prison official said. Multiple online media sources are reporting the lockdown is due to inmate fights at the facility.   The facility was locked down on Sunday afternoon, August 12, 2018, after…

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Hiddenite man charged with murder

A Hiddenite man has been arrested on a charge of murder in connection with an elderly man’s death this week. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, at approximately 11:42 a.m., a call came into Alexander County Communications in reference to a deceased person that had been located, by a concerned friend, in the woods off of…

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