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January 19, 2022

Area News

Who’s Taking Care of the Children?

  By ANGELA FARR KING Restaurants are still not operating to full capacity. Tables are left empty while one or two servers scramble to meet customer needs. Factories have orders they cannot fill due to a shortage of employees. There are “Help Wanted” posters scattered all over the county while employers are scrambling to fill…

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Snow and ice brings school, govt. closures

Following closures on Monday, January 17, 2022, for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Alexander County Schools were closed for students on Tuesday, January 18, due to snow and ice from the winter storm over the weekend. Staff had a virtual workday Tuesday, said Alisha Cloer, Associate Superintendent. Schools operated remotely for students and staff on…

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MLK program rescheduled

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., program, planned by the Alexander County NAACP, has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning, Jan. 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. on WACB AM 860 Radio, due to the weather and road conditions.

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CVCC closed Jan. 18

Due to inclement weather all CVCC campuses will be closed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. All day and evening classes and activities are cancelled, stated Cody S. Dalton, CVCC’s Public Information Officer.

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Alex. Co. Govt. offices, Rocky Face Pk. closed Tues.

Due to hazardous road conditions from the snow, ice, and cold temperatures, Alexander County Government offices and Rocky Face Park will be closed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, according to County Public Information Officer Gary Herman. If possible, the landfill will open on a delayed schedule. If you must travel, please use extreme caution.

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Winter Storm Watch issued for Alexander, area

(via National Weather Service, Jan. 13, 6:00 p.m.)   WHAT: Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches over the northwest Piedmont, 4 to 6 inches along the I-85 corridor, 2 to 4 inches south of I-85, and ice accumulations of around three tenths of an inch possible.   WHERE: Portions…

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ACHS moving to remote instruction until Jan. 19

Effective Friday,  Jan. 14, 2022, Alexander Central High School will begin remote instruction due to a staff shortage which limits the ability to safely and adequately supervise and educate students, according to Renee Meade, Communications Director/Public Information Officer for Alexander County Schools. At the beginning of next week, the administrators will determine if changes need…

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Steele pleads guilty to wire fraud

Donna Osowitt Steele, 52, of Taylorsville, N.C., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer in Charlotte on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, for embezzling more than $15 million from her former employer, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Robert R. Wells, Special…

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Man arrested, stolen tools, trailer found

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Alexander County Communications received a call of a suspicious person on Woodring Lane in the Bethlehem Community of Alexander County, said Sheriff Chris Bowman.  Officers responded and found that the caller had stopped the suspicious person near some storage units located in the area. Officers located…

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