April 04, 2020

Area News

BURNING BAN IN EFFECT

A burning ban goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. today (April 3, 2020). All burning permits are invalid, stated David Huffman, Alexander County Ranger with the North Carolina Forest Service. NC Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the move to cancel all burning permits and prohibit all open burning for the entire counties of…

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School Board to meet April 7

The Alexander County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting for April is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020, so as not to conflict with Spring Break. Now in accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No.121, the Board of Education meeting will be closed to the public.  A link will be available on Tuesday for viewing…

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Town Council to hold virtual “meeting” April 7

Town Council Meetings As of this time, all Town Council meetings will be done through the virtual meeting host, Zoom. All meetings will be available to view through a link on the Town website www.taylorsvillenc.com. The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for April 7, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

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County Commission to “meet” online April 6

NOTICE OF ALEXANDER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING FOR APRIL 6, 2020 Notice is hereby given that the Alexander County Board of Commissioners’ Meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm in Room 103 of the CVCC / Alexander Center will be conducted remotely via Zoom in response to NC Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive…

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Alexander Co. 4-H COVID-19 update

April 2020 Alexander County 4-H Update • April Club Meetings will be canceled. • Events are being canceled due to COVID-19 on the state and district levels. 4-H Congress and Citizenship Focus have been canceled, but they are looking at doing them virtually. District Activity Day is looking to be done virtually too. If you…

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First charges issued here for violating Stay at Home order

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, officers of the Taylorsville Police Department drew the first charges for people violating the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. Ashley Nicole Pierce, 31 of Granite Falls, was charged with Larceny and Violation of the Stay At Home order. Shannon Lee Benfield, 40 of Hickory, had a Criminal Summons issued for…

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Alexander has two confirmed cases of COVID-19

Alexander County health officials have announced that the county has two confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The first case was announced on Saturday, March 28, when a person in Alexander County tested positive for COVID-19. Leeanne Whisnant, Director of Alexander County Consolidated Human Services, said the patient is at home and recovering well. The…

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COVID-19 Restaurant, Healthcare & Agri-Business Informational Service

These listings are provided as a free service to Healthcare Facilities and Restaurant providers to inform our community about the changes in business hours and practices due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. If you own or operate a Healthcare Facility or Food Service business, call 828-632-2532 to list your service in The Taylorsville Times.    …

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Businesses can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Thomas A. Stith, III, Small Business Administration North Carolina District Director, related the following information to area businesses this week: In the wake of the COVID-19 disaster declaration, the SBA North Carolina District Office has been working tirelessly to ensure details regarding SBA’s disaster assistance programs are distributed to the citizens of North Carolina. Please…

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Construction worker killed Fri. after being struck by motorist

A Hudson woman working at a construction site was killed last week when she was struck by a car, authorities said. On Friday, March 27, 2020, at approximately 5:35 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Alexander County on Church Road near Fox Court, according to Master Trooper Jeffrey S.…

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