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October 19, 2021

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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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Late collapse dooms Cougars in first loss

Statesville scores 28 straight points to erase 14-point deficit By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Statesville Greyhounds rallied from 14 points down late in the third period to shock the Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team 49-35 on Friday night, September 6, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. ACHS, which suffered its first loss of the year,…

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ACHS Mat Men Host Saint for Senior Night

  Powerful Indian Team rolls, improves to 29-0 By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The ACHS Wrestling Team honored its nine senior members prior to its final home match of the season on Tuesday night, January 8. Once the match cranked up, the uber-talented and unbeaten Saint squad rolled to a 59-15 win to improve to 29-0…

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