January 22, 2020

Area Breaking News

Candidates file for Board of Education, Co. Commission

UPDATED Dec. 23, 2019 — Several local people filed this month for elected offices in the 2020 elections. Filing ended on Friday, December 20, at noon. Eight candidates have filed for Alexander County Board of Commissioners and seven candidates for Alexander County Board of Education, according to Patrick Wike, Elections Director. County Commissioner candidates Two…

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Elected boards’ salaries compared

In light of Board of Education’s salary increase request Compensation compared for the three local elected boards By MICAH HENRY [Editor’s Note: This online article corrects miscalculations in the Dec. 18, 2019, print edition. A handwritten notation in paperwork supplied to The Times, denoting Town elected officials are “paid 2 times per year” mistakenly led…

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Pairings announced for 33rd Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic

Tournament dates are December 27, 28, & 30 The Hickory Metro Sports Commission has announced the pairings for the 33rd Annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Tournament scheduled for Friday, December 27th, Saturday, December 28th and Monday, December 30th, 2019.  The tournament will feature the men’s and women’s teams from eight area high schools competing in…

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Schools on 3-hour delay Dec. 13

Alexander County Schools (and Before School Care) will be on a 3-hour delay for students and staff on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, according to Dr. Alisha Cloer, Executive Director of Human Resources and Auxiliary Services. This delay is due to the forecast of rain with freezing temperatures. The elementary early dismissal has changed and all…

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Deadly shooting reported in Stony Point

UPDATE: Dec. 11, 12:49 p.m. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting which was reported to authorities on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Stony Point. On Tuesday, at approximately 12:32 PM, a call came into Alexander County 911 in reference to a shooting at 711 Spring Pointe Drive in the Stony Point…

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Taylorsville man charged with drug crimes

According to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman, a Taylorsville man was arrested over the weekend for drug crimes. Gordon Eugene Yoder, age 38 of Taylorsville, was arrested on December 8, 2019, and charged with Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest. His bond was set at $70,000.00 secured, with a court…

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2020 Primary Early Voting plan approved

The Alexander County Board of Elections met during a public meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019, to discuss and adopt a one-stop early voting plan for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election. Session Law 2019-239, enacted by the NC General Assembly, made statutory changes to the early voting period, as well as, new requirements for…

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“What are you thankful for?”

The Times “One Minute Quiz” asks: What are you thankful for? (Listen to these Thanksgiving comments on our Audiorama podcast! Click here to find our podcast.)      

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Woman arrested for shooting at utility workers

A Taylorsville woman has been arrested after she fired shots at utility workers, said Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at approximately 1:30 PM, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Communications received a call in reference to shots being fired at utility workers. Officers responded to Fairgrounds Road in Taylorsville, where they spoke…

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Dogs starved to death, 2 charged in Hiddenite

A Hiddenite man and woman were charged in recent days with multiple counts of animal cruelty after several emaciated dogs were found, including three who had starved to death. On Friday, November 22, 2019, members of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Alexander County Animal Control responded to a residence located on Hiddenite Church Road…

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