November 17, 2018

Area News

CFAC Forum recording posted online; hear candidates speak

The Citizens for the Future of Alexander County group held a County Commissioner Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the CVCC Alexander Center for Education. All five commission candidates were present: including: Democratic candidates Melissa Benfield and Glenn Deal, Jr., and Republicans Ronnie Reese (incumbent), Marty Pennell, and Larry Yoder. Dale Clary served…

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Club working to make downtown beautiful

Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne said, “I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” If your days in the autumn sunshine include preserving your harvest, collecting your seeds or planting some garlic, you will definitely feel at…

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Celebrating National Newspaper Week Oct. 7-13

Community journalism matters because communities matter [Editor’s Note: The following article is offered here in celebration of newspapers, including community papers like The Taylorsville Times, during National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7-13.] By Matt Geiger Executive Editor News Publishing Co. Black Earth, WI   “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”   It’s become something…

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Alexander has high flash flood risk from Michael

Update — According to the National Weather Service and North Carolina emergency personnel, Tropical Storm Michael will cross the Midlands of South Carolina today (Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018) and move northeastward toward Raleigh, NC, Thursday evening. The center of the circulation will pass just southeast of the Upstate and the Charlotte metropolitan area. Due to…

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Murder trial suspect returned behind bars

A local man who is the defendant in a murder case has been denied pre-trial release and is back in jail following his arrest on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Jason Dean Clary, of Hiddenite, stands charged with murder in the shooting death of Travis Harold, also of Hiddenite, at Clary’s home on April 11, 2016.…

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County Commissioner Candidates to appear at Forum Oct. 11

Alexander County voters can hear what candidates for Alexander County Board of Commissioners have to say in advance of the November 6 election during a forum on October 11, at 6:30 p.m. on the Alexander County CVCC campus. Five candidates are vying for three seats to be filled this year. They include: Marty Andrew Pennell,…

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Armed standoff ends peacefully in Bethlehem

Suspect fires at officers, neighbors evacuated Oct. 6 On Saturday, October 6, 2018, at approximately 12:00 a.m., Alexander County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Hickory Police Officers responded to an address in the Bethlehem Community in reference to an involuntary commitment. The commitment papers were the result of an incident that occurred on the previous day…

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Arrests made in pawn shop break-in

Four guns stolen from shop On Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, the Taylorsville Police Department charged Niseem Booquan Clay, age 18, and Devin Quamine Templeton, age 22 of Statesville, NC, in connection with the early morning break-in at Mr. G’s Pawn Shop on Sept. 19, 2018. Detective Sgt. Lisa Johnson of the Taylorsville Police Department noted that…

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Alexandrians helping farmers in eastern NC

The Alexander County Cattlemen’s Association and North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Alexander County Center partnered together to collect and take needed livestock supplies to farmers impacted by Hurricane Florence. Two trailers full of hay, feed, temporary fencing, t-posts, gas, diesel, shavings, vet wrap, water, and rope traveled to the Emergency Farm Supply Distribution Center set…

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Local band has #1 beach music song

The Night Move Band’s recording of the song “6 Pack” went to #1 on the beach music chart for 2 weeks in a row in August 2018, according to the Mitch Harb’s Beach Party website. The band consists of musicians Phil Witherspoon, Michael Lord, Larry Arndt, Michael D. Roof, Randy Taylor, and Paul Mitchell.

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