February 18, 2019

Area News

Students give snacks to police for Valentine’s Day

Students in the fourth grade at Taylorsville Elementary School recently participated in a snack food drive to provide snacks for the officers of the Taylorsville Police Department. Students of Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Geiger’s class presented Captain Douglas Bowman and Officer Gordon Knight with two large crates of goodies to place at the department for…

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Man charged with sex offenses with child

Local authorities have charged a Taylorsville man with multiple sex offenses with a child. On Monday, February 4, 2019, Investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office were notified about a possible sexual assault of a child.  Further investigation revealed that the suspect in this case is 47 year old Roger Lee Dyson, Jr.,  of Taylorsville.  As…

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Timber sales workshop is Feb. 18

By LENNY ROGERS County Extension Director NC Cooperative Extension will host a timber sales workshop on Monday evening, February 18, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Alexander Extension Center – 376 1st Ave SW, Taylorsville. The main speaker will be Robert Bardon, PhD, Forestry Extension Specialist, NC State Extension. Also…

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Indecent liberties suspect under $1.5m bond

A Wilkes man was been arrested on statutory sex offense and indecent liberties charges. On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, after a lengthy joint investigation with Detectives from Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office interviewed Ronald Eugene Adams, of Millers Creek.  After the interview, Mr. Adams was charged with 3 counts of First…

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Double murder under investigation

Two Alexander men were found shot to death in Stony Point over the weekend, and authorities are seeking information in the case. On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Alexander County 911 received a call regarding two deceased persons in a residence located on Mount Wesley Church Road, in the Stony Point Community.…

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Alexander Furniture Academy accepting applications

The CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy is now accepting applications for Sewing Operators and Upholstery Craftsman students. CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy is an industry driven training program designed by local furniture manufacturers to prepare individuals for highly paid sewing operator and upholstery craftsmen positions that are in high demand by some of the region’s largest employers. The 2019…

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Flu cases on the rise

The Alexander County Health Department would like to inform the public that there has been a recent increase in flu cases and other viral illnesses reported among Alexander County residents, according to Bria Marlowe, CHES, Health Educator I, with the department.   “We want to remind everyone to wash your hands often. Also, please be…

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Payne wins Spelling Bee; Pope is second

Eighteen students representing Alexander County’s elementary and middle schools took the stage at Alexander Central Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 5, to compete for the top honor of Spelling Bee Champion.  A fourth-grade student at Bethlehem Elementary School, Carter Payne, emerged as the 2019 Alexander County Spelling Bee Champion for the second time in a row.  Noah Pope, an…

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Shooting range application withdrawn, hearing cancelled

The Times has learned from Alexander County staff that Landon Ferguson has withdrawn the Conditional Use Permit application for a proposed outdoor shooting range/tactical training center on Teague Town Road. Therefore, the Alexander County Commissioners will not be holding the public hearing on the shooting range tonight (Monday, Feb. 4, 2019). Jon Pilkenton, Director of…

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Times’ Super Bowl Party Contest Winners named

The Taylorsville Times Super Bowl Party Contest winners were drawn on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Garfield Teague, of Taylorsville, was the lucky Grand Prize winner. His prize includes two large one-topping pizzas from Village Inn Pizza in Taylorsville, a large family pack of barbeque from Apple City BBQ, 50 wings from PJ’s Bethlehem Seafood, and…

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