February 24, 2021

Area News

Teachers may receive vaccine March 3

The state’s vaccine distribution plan allows educators and child care workers to begin getting vaccinated on February 24. Due to limited vaccine supply and a waiting list for those ages 65+, the Alexander County Health Department is tentatively planning an all-day vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 3, for teachers, according to county staff. The Health…

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BBQ chicken meal to assist firefighter

Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Drive-Thru BBQ Chicken Fundraiser to benefit Firefighter Isaac McCurdy, a cancer survivor, on Saturday, March 6, 2021.   The chicken will cost $8.00 per plate and includes BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Slaw, Roll, and a Brownie. Meals are drive-thru pick op ONLY on March 6, from 1:00…

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WAMS dismissing students early Feb. 23

West Alexander Middle School will be dismissing students at noon today (February 23, 2021) due to a waterline break in the area, according to a school system announcement on Twitter. The City of Hickory is working to repair the waterline.

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Alex men arrested, suspects in double murder

Updated Feb. 23, 2021, 2:39 p.m. Two Alexander County men have been arrested, as authorities believe the men killed two men and injured a third person over the weekend. On February 18, 2021, at 11:45 p.m., the Gaston County Police 911 Center received a report of a shooting at Lowery Wood Road and Lewis Farm…

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COVID Vaccine Update

  The Alexander County Health Department announced Feb. 17, 2021, that no first-dose vaccine was received this week due to weather-related issues nationally. Therefore, citizens who were scheduled to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this Thursday and Friday, February 18-19, will be vaccinated next Thursday and Friday, February 25-26. Staff is attempting…

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Winter Storm Warning: Ice expected

The National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg office has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Alexander and other counties in the area from 7 PM THIS EVENING (Feb. 17) TO 7 PM EST THURSDAY (Feb. 18): * WHAT…Significant icing expected. Total ice accumulations of one tenth to four tenths of an inch. * WHERE…The Northwest Piedmont, the…

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Black History Month: McWhorter serves as Rescue worker

By SANFORD TEAGUE Special to The Times There are people who know exactly what career they want in life and some who don’t. When Delane McWhorter’s mother, Bernice, was in a car accident, Delane knew what she wanted to do. “I always wanted to help people, so I became an EMT worker,” says McWhorter. She…

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Drive-thru vaccine clinic is Saturday

Alexander County Health Department provides update on COVID-19, vaccine distribution Iredell Health System taking appointments for drive-thru clinic on Saturday   The Alexander County Health Department reported Feb. 11, 2021, that there are currently 10 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and sadly, there have been 76 deaths associated with the virus. According to the North Carolina…

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