October 16, 2019

Area News

Little Caesars opens in Taylorsville

The Taylorsville area gained another tasty meal option on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, with the opening of a new Little Caesars location at 825 NC Hwy. 16 South, in the Walmart shopping center. Owners Jon Gambill, of Wilkesboro, and Jerry Davis, of West Jefferson, welcomed Taylorsville officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. Gambill…

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Candidates speak at Forum sponsored by Tayl. Business Association Oct. 15

By MICAH HENRY All 12 of the candidates for local municipal elected positions turned out on Tuesday, October 15, for the Town of Taylorsville Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Taylorsville Business Association, held at the CVCC Alexander Center for Education. TBA President Jennifer Martin welcomed the audience to the event, and Brett Fansler, CVCC Alexander…

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Christmas Parade entries, Grand Marshal nominees sought

The Alexander County Christmas Parade is scheduled for the first Saturday in December, which is Saturday, December 7, 2019. This year’s parade is the 73rd annual edition of the opening of the holiday season in Alexander County! The deadline for Parade entries continues through the month of November. Beginning in December, there we be a…

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Superintendent clarifies events at Oct. 8 WAMS soccer game

The Alexander County Schools administration is hoping to clarify information about the events which occurred at a boys’ soccer game at a middle school in the county. The following statement was released by the school system the evening of October 10: On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, the West Alexander Middle School (WAMS) vs. Gamewell Middle…

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Drug sting operations net federal sentences for area meth traffickers

A federal drug case, under investigation with a task force since 2018, has resulted in several convictions, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. He noted that the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is and has been a Joint Task Force member since 2013, along with federal agents in Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers is…

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Business Assoc. plans Tayl. Municipal Candidate Forum

The Taylorsville Business Association will host a Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at CVCC-Alexander Center, Room 103 (Commissioners’ Room), at 7:00 p.m. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live on the Taylorsville Business Association page at https://www.facebook.com/TaylorsvilleBusinessAssociation/ for those not able to attend in person. Town Mayoral and Town Board of Commissioners…

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Little Caesars Express opens in Hiddenite

Little Caesars Express® opened its doors at 5190 NC Highway 90 East in Hiddenite on Tuesday, October 8. A ribbon cutting was held to officially welcome Little Caesars Express® to Alexander County. Alexander County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dr. Jeff Peal, Vice-Chairman Ronnie Reese, and Commissioner Marty Pennell participated in the ribbon cutting. “We are…

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Greenway offers free ride to the polls

In order to ensure all citizens have access to their constitutional right to vote, Greenway Public Transportation will offer a free ride to the polls during the 2019 local elections in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties. This offer includes a ride to-and-from voting sites along fixed or flex routes in Catawba, Burke, and Alexander…

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Vaping may harm fertility in young women

Led by Kathleen Caron, PhD, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that e-cigarette use during pregnancy impairs metabolic health in animal models. E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a University of North Carolina School of Medicine study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Many young and pregnant women are…

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Researchers publish comprehensive review on respiratory effects of vaping

UNC School of Medicine researcher Rob Tarran, PhD, led a review of all published scientific literature on the effects of e-cigarette use on the respiratory system. The team of four authors strongly recommend tighter regulation of e-cigarette products. Four scientists from four leading universities in the United States conducted a comprehensive review of all e-cigarette/vaping…

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