May 05, 2021

Area News

Proposed Town budget would keep same tax rate

By TOSHA BROWN The Taylorsville Town Council met for their regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Town Hall. Mayor George Holleman opened the meeting with prayer. Town Manager David Odom presented the proposed 2021-22 Town Budget. The proposal would keep the same Town property tax rate at 40 cents per $100 valuation.…

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Barnes named Times’ Mother of the Year

  By MICAH HENRY Mother. Grandmother. Hard working wife. Loving sister. Thoughtful neighbor. These and more complimentary adjectives are among the many kind words used to describe The Times’ 2021 Mother of the Year, Mrs. Lena Bell Parsons Barnes, of Taylorsville. Her granddaughter, Megan Barnes, lovingly wrote the prize winning essay about her grandmother in…

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Taylorsville woman charged with insurance fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced April 29 that Brandy Gail Childers, 39, of 709 Daniels Lumber Road, Taylorsville, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony. Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Childers of falsely telling Progressive Premier Insurance Co. of Illinois that damage to the bumpers, tailgate, and…

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Gov. to Relax State’s Outdoor Mask Mandate

Today, April 28, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. gave an update on the state’s current data, trends and vaccination progress. As the state’s metrics and key indicators remain stable, Governor Cooper also signed an Executive Order outlining safety measures for the month…

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ETBC recognized by Town Council

CHURCH RECOGNIZED FOR ASSISTANCE — Prior to their work session on April 27, 2021, the Taylorsville Town Council recognized East Taylorsville Baptist Church for hosting two large COVID vaccine events recently. Shown above, left to right: Mayor Pro Tem Kenny Poole, Pastor Jamie Steele, and Mayor George Holleman; back row – Councilwoman Kim Brown, with…

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Pediatric Therapy Network now open

      In January 2021, Pediatric Therapy Network, a Children’s Therapy Clinic, began construction on their newest location at 545 NC 16 Hwy S in Taylorsville. The group opened this new office on April 19, 2021, for their full-service pediatric therapy clinic to better serve the Alexander area. The clinic is designed to meet each child’s…

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Bid approved for Courthouse Park

Commissioners also hear updates on Wittenburg Access Area improvements, sewer grant, COVID-19, budget Construction will begin soon on the new Courthouse Park as the Alexander County Board of Commissioners approved a bid for the project at their Monday, April 26, meeting. David Icenhour, Executive Director for the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation, recommended the low…

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School Board asking $1.1M for Old Wittenburg School

A former school building and property are up for sale in southern Alexander County. At a special called meeting April 22, the Alexander County Board of Education members unanimously approved contracting Rhyne Realty for the sale of the Old Wittenburg School property on Hwy. 16 South. Board members also approved the asking price of $1.1…

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Governor outlines timeline for lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Expects NC will lift mandatory social distancing, capacity, and mass gathering restrictions by June 1 Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. laid out a timeline for lifting current pandemic restrictions on April 21, 2021. With stable trends and continued vaccination success, the state expects…

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OnStar helps deputies end car chase

The satellite service of OnStar helped end a car chase and allowed deputies to take a suspect into custody this morning. On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at approximately 6:15 AM, a call came into Alexander County Communications from Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a stolen vehicle that had been tracked to Alexander County…

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