July 19, 2019

Area News

Fox Sightings Rise as Kit-Rearing Season Peaks

Seeing foxes during the day recently? If so, it is likely because kit-rearing season is peaking. Young foxes, called kits or pups, are maturing and spending more time outside of the den, making sightings more likely. For homeowners and others concerned about foxes and their kits being too close for comfort, biologists with the N.C.…

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Summer meals available for school age children

Summer meals are available for school age children in Alexander County at various sites through the Summer Food Service provided by Alexander County Schools. A student (age 18 years and under) may attend only one site per day per meal. Breakfast location: Breakfast is served at High School Site only. Food must be eaten at…

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Vertical Mile Challenge trail race attracts 203 runners

    More than 200 runners from all across North Carolina and other states converged on Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area on Saturday, June 15 for the 5th annual Vertical Mile Challenge (VMC) trail race. Of the starters, 184 runners completed the extreme trail race which continues to grow in popularity with the trail-running community.…

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ACHS grad heading to Harvard

Jacavian Voss going to Ivy League college By MICAH HENRY Bright young graduates from Alexander Central High School are aiming for many things this fall: jobs, military service, college, and more. And that includes Jacavian Voss, 18, who is heading to a famous university: Harvard. For many years, Jacavian has known he wanted to attend…

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Three feared dead in suspicious June 15 case

Three people are feared dead following a suspicious mobile home fire over the weekend in the Sugar Loaf Community. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, Alexander County 911 received a call on Pine Meadows Ln. in reference to a mobile home on fire. Fire departments responded from Sugar Loaf, Vashti, and Taylorsville…

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Vashti Day Celebration, Parade, 5K set June 29; race course updated

Note: This article was updated on June 17, 2019. Changes are noted in bold type. The Vashti Volunteer Fire Dept. has announced plans for the Vashti Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29, 2019, with food and fun for the whole family! The Vashti Day Celebration consists of breakfast, lunch, a parade, a waterslide, and a…

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Teen girl detained; man airlifted after stabbing June 12

A teenage girl has been detained in connection with a stabbing in Taylorsville. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman related that on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at approximately 4:47 p.m., Alexander 911 received a call of a stabbing on Wood Rd., located off of Three Forks Church Rd. Officers arrived on the scene and found a…

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The Labyrinth opens on East Main Ave.

By MICAH HENRY Where can kids and families go for a safe, friendly atmosphere to play tabletop games, and just “chill”? Why no further than downtown Taylorsville, of course, the new home of The Labyrinth, a gaming club and kid-friendly hangout, at 125 East Main Avenue. Nick Evans and business partner, Derrick Jones, noted that…

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About 30 homes isolated with driveway collapse

Alexander County Emergency Services staff have identified approximately 30 homes that are isolated due to flooded or collapsed driveways. If you have flood damage or are isolated and have not been in contact with emergency personnel, please call Emergency Services at (828) 632-9336 so you can receive assistance. If you are traveling on Monday, June…

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Levi Fagan top lineman in NC Pole Top Rescue

Levi Fagan, a lineman for EnergyUnited based in Lake Norman, earned the title of state champion on Thursday, May 30 at the 16th biennial Pole Top Rescue Competition hosted by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives in Raleigh. The competition pits line workers against the clock and each other as they demonstrate the technical skills, safety knowledge…

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