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December 01, 2022

Area News

Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 3

The 75th Annual Alexander County Christmas Parade steps off on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. The 2022 Parade is sponsored by the Alexander County Government. Some 237 units are enrolled to participate. The Alexander County Christmas Parade Committee is pleased to announce that Walter “Lee” Sharpe has been named the Grand Marshal of…

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Retiring Sheriff presented Key to the County

    A retirement ceremony and reception was held for Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Sheriff Bowman began his 43 year law enforcement career in Alexander County as a part-time patrol deputy in 1979, and advanced through the ranks of sergeant, detective, chief detective, and…

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Prison outreach New Hope Initiative asks public for assistance

Plans for New Hope Initiative (NHI), a locally-based Christian prison outreach organization, have been delayed by unexpected personnel issues and a lack of funding, said founder and president Chris Johnson, an inmate at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. Johnson is still hoping to improve the lives of convicted felons, reduce recidivism (the likelihood they will…

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Lail in Top 5 for national “Fab Over 40” recognition

Alexander Central High School alumna Laura Lail is a quarterfinalist in the Fab Over 40 Contest to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Lail currently resides in Charlotte, working as a mortgage manager, and is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, said her mother, Marenda Boyce. As of Tuesday, Nov. 29, Lail was ranked…

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Wills named ACHS Assistant Principal

Alexander County Schools administrators announced the new assistant principal at Alexander Central High School will be Ed Wills. Wills currently serves as a social studies and physical education teacher and boys basketball coach at the school. Wills replaces Brett Huffman who is moving to East Alexander Middle School as principal starting December 1st. Wills has…

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Sharpe named Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

  The Grand Marshal for the 75th Annual Alexander County Christmas Parade has tirelessly served our county and community with commitment, dedication and distinction, for most of his life. The Alexander County Christmas Parade Committee is pleased to announce that Walter “Lee” Sharpe has been named the Grand Marshal of the 75th annual event. Mr.…

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Retirement reception for Sheriff Bowman is Dec. 1

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office staff would like to invite the public to a Retirement Celebration to honor Sheriff Chris Bowman and his service of 43 years of dedication to the county on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. There will be a presentation to Sheriff Bowman at 11:00 a.m. in the…

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Kick-Off to Christmas event set Dec. 1

The Alexander County Parade Committee is sponsoring a Kick-Off to Christmas in cooperation with the Alexander County Government and the Town of Taylorsville. This kick-off will be held on Thursday evening, Dec. 1, at Alexander County Courthouse Park and Rotary Performance Stage, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and running to 9:00 p.m., said Dwaine Coley, Parade…

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Veterans Day Parade held in Taylorsville

  The Alexander County Veterans Day Parade, the first one in many years, was held on Friday, November 11. The procession began at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church on W. Main Avenue in Taylorsville. The parade was organized by VETCOM, the local Veterans Committee made up of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans,…

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Dec. 1 deadline to re-file old Assumed Business Names

Filings more than 5 years old will expire The Alexander County Register of Deeds (RoD), Scott H. Hines, records Assumed Business Name (ABN) documents in his office for county businesses or anyone wishing to record ABN’s. Some know the Assumed Business Name as “doing business as” or DBA. It is a fictitious name that a…

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