December 06, 2019

Area News

2020 Primary Early Voting plan approved

The Alexander County Board of Elections met during a public meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019, to discuss and adopt a one-stop early voting plan for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election. Session Law 2019-239, enacted by the NC General Assembly, made statutory changes to the early voting period, as well as, new requirements for…

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Local candidates begin filing

UPDATED Dec. 5, 2019 — Four candidates for Alexander County Board of Commissioners and two candidates for Alexander County Board of Education have filed thus far at the Alexander County Board of Elections Office in Taylorsville. County Commissioner candidates There will be two seats up for election in 2020 on the county commission. The four candidates, which include…

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Candidates begin filing

Two candidates for Alexander County Board of Commissioners and one candidate for Alexander County Board of Education filed on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the Alexander County Board of Elections Office in Taylorsville. County Commissioner Jeffrey Peal, age 55 of Hiddenite (formerly of Ellendale), filed as a Republican for the County Commissioner seat he currently…

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“What are you thankful for?”

The Times “One Minute Quiz” asks: What are you thankful for? (Listen to these Thanksgiving comments on our Audiorama podcast! Click here to find our podcast.)      

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Woman arrested for shooting at utility workers

A Taylorsville woman has been arrested after she fired shots at utility workers, said Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman. On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at approximately 1:30 PM, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Communications received a call in reference to shots being fired at utility workers. Officers responded to Fairgrounds Road in Taylorsville, where they spoke…

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Dogs starved to death, 2 charged in Hiddenite

A Hiddenite man and woman were charged in recent days with multiple counts of animal cruelty after several emaciated dogs were found, including three who had starved to death. On Friday, November 22, 2019, members of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Alexander County Animal Control responded to a residence located on Hiddenite Church Road…

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John Keller, WWII veteran, recalls service in Pacific

By MICAH HENRY At first, you wouldn’t think Corporal John David “J.D.” Keller is 94 years old. He stands up straight and tall, speaks with clarity of thought, and recalls details of events and conversations from over 70 years ago, back during his time in the U.S. Marines during World War II. That’s when you…

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Corvette Club donation assists Trooper

CORVETTE CLUB DONATION ASSISTS WILKES TROOPER — Caring people on both sides of the Brushies have responded with support for N.C. State Trooper Jonathan (J.G.) Barnes, age 31 of Wilkesboro, who was severely injured on September 15, 2019, when a vehicle hit him head-on in southeastern Wilkes County. Barnes has been employed with the N.C.…

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“Shop Small”: Small Business Saturday set Nov. 30

The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) has announced that November 30, 2019 is the date set for Small Business Saturday. As a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion program, ACEDC hosts the many in-house events planned by Alexander County businesses in support of Small Business Saturday. Created by American Express in 2010, Small…

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School Board approves $1.9 million in renovations

By TOSHA BROWN The Alexander County Board of Education met on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Central Office. All members were present. The meeting started with a moment of silence. School District Facilities Repairs Approved School board members approved just under $1.9 million in repairs, remodel, and additions to school district facilities. The projects…

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