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April 17, 2024

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Solar eclipse is Monday, April 8

On Monday, April 8, people from Texas to Maine will be in the prime location to experience a solar eclipse, according to NASA officials. Although North Carolina lies outside of the path of totality, people around Taylorsville will still see a partial eclipse where the Moon will obscure more than 80 percent of the sun…

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Foxx grabs Republican nomination for Congress

In the 2024 Republican primary on March 5 for the U.S. House of Representatives NC District 5 race, 10-term incumbent Virginia Foxx, of Boone, has defeated Ryan Mayberry of the Bethlehem Community of Alexander County. Foxx received 61,864 votes (67.83 percent) to Mayberry’s 29,341 votes (32.17 percent). Although Mayberry took the majority of votes in…

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Storm shelter opened

Wind and rain from Tropical Storm Zeta has caused many downed trees and power lines, power outages, home damage, and more. Alexander County Emergency Services has established a storm shelter at the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Department (30 Ellendale Fire Department Road, near the intersection of Hwy. 127 and Hwy. 64-90) to assist citizens in need…

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Emily Killian essay

[Editor’s Note: This continues a series of guest essays by people hailing from Alexander County, telling in their own words why they love to live, work, and play in Alexander. We hope to bring these to readers on a monthly basis. Essays are reviewed by a committee from the Promote Alexander County group: Gary Herman,…

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Bud Caywood essay

[Editor’s Note: This is continues a series of guest essays by people living in Alexander County, telling in their own words why they love to live, work, and play in Alexander. We hope to bring these to readers on a monthly basis. Essays are reviewed by a committee from the Promote Alexander County group: Gary…

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AC Seniors earn NWC Scholar Athlete Awards

 Kerley & Yount recognized At the conclusion of each school year, the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference presents the Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards to a pair of deserving senior athletes from each member school in the league. These awards are presented to student-athletes that excel not only in athletics but in the classroom. To qualify for this award, …

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Why I Love Alexander County: An Essay Series

Editor’s Note: This is a series of guest essays by people hailing from Alexander County, telling in their own words why they love to live, work, and play in Alexander. We hope to bring these to readers on a  monthly basis. Essays are reviewed by a committee from the Promote Alexander County group: Gary Herman,…

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Joel Harbinson essay

[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of guest essays by people living in Alexander County, telling in their own words why they love to live, work, and play in Alexander. We hope to bring these to readers on a monthly basis. Essays are reviewed by a committee from the Promote Alexander County…

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Cougars bury Olympic in non-league finale

ACHS runs for 423 yards in Carter’s 30th win in Taylorsville By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Alexander Central Cougars closed out the non-league portion of the 2019 football schedule in a resounding fashion with its 55-28 win over the Olympic Trojans on Friday night, September 20, at Glenn G. Wilson Field at Cougar Stadium. ACHS…

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Cougars start fast, blow past South Iredell

ACHS rebounds from Statesville loss to hammer Vikes By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. One week after a disappoint collapse and a loss to Statesville, the Alexander Central Varsity Football Team rebounded in a huge way with a dominating 48-7 win over the South Iredell Vikings on Friday evening, September 13, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. Playing…

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