April 23, 2019

Area News

Tell The Times why your Mom is the best

Enter the Times’ 30th Annual Mother of the Year Essay Contest Entries for the 2019 Taylorsville Times’ Mother of the Year Contest are being accepted until Thursday, May 2, at 5 p.m. To enter The Times’ 30th Annual Mother of the Year Essay Contest, simply write an essay on why your nominee should be Mother of…

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Counterfeit cash reported nearby

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman is asking business owners and residents to watch out for counterfeit cash. “Please be on the look out for counterfeit money or the suspect description (below) from Troutman Police Department. Often times, if bills are being passed in neighboring counties, they show up with people attempting to pass them in…

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Family Dollar plans Grand Re-Opening

Family Dollar Stores, Inc., has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Taylorsville. “Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Taylorsville community and we’re excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Jim Van Slyke, Family Dollar spokesperson.  “In addition to providing everyday low prices…

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Alexander Co. 911 featured in state publication

Alexander County 911 is featured in the NC National Emergency Number Spotlight Newsletter for the month of April 2019, according to Greg Foster, E-911 Communications Director, Office of the Sheriff Alexander County. The text of the article is featured below. The article states that Alexander County 911 has “13 full-time team members working 12-hour shifts on…

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RockyFest planned Saturday, April 13

RockyFest 2019 is set for Saturday, April 13, at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area in Hiddenite. The 7th Annual family-friendly event features live music, food, arts/crafts vendors, children’s activities, free rock climbing and rappelling sessions, trail races, and more. The event begins with the RockyFest Trail Races at 8:00 a.m. with distances of 4.5, 9,…

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Lerner’s seat to remain vacant until Nov.

Move to avoid favoritism for 2019 candidates By TOSHA BROWN The seat of the late Jack Lerner sat empty at the Town of Taylorsville Board of Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Councilman Lerner passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2019. A photo and memorabilia sat at his place on Tuesday. All Town Councilmen,…

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New ACE Hardware Store opens April 8

Bethlehem Store will Celebrate Grand Opening Weekend May 3–5 America’s most celebrated “helpful place” is opening its doors on Monday, April 8th. The new Bethlehem ACE Hardware store, located at 9433 NC Hwy. 127 in Hickory, will bring the company’s knowledgeable and helpful service paired with the best brands to help residents succeed with their…

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Buy Local Challenge: cruise, prizes, more

The month long 2019 Buy Local Challenge is underway offering local customers a chance to win a Nassau Bahamas cruise, $1,000 shopping spree, $100 gift certificate and over 50 prizes at the participating businesses. The Buy Local Challenge sponsors encourage our citizen-consumers to consider the impact that every dollar spent locally directly impacts the vitality…

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Rewards offered in 2 break-ins

  LOCAL FARM SUFFERS BREAK-IN — Investigators with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a breaking and entering that occurred at Perry Lowe Apple House during the early morning hours of March 21, 2019. The suspect broke an office window and entered into the business to take change from a money box before fleeing…

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Code down issued at ACHS

A false alarm from an alert system prompted several local schools to be placed on lockdown, and caused concerns for many parents and family members of students on Thursday, March 28. The following statement was issued from Alexander Central High School principal Gordon Palmer: “This morning the alert was sounded for a Code-Down (stay in…

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