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Stolen Vehicle Found In Alexander County Lake

ALEXANDER CO., N.C. — A vehicle reported stolen back in 2019 was discovered by detectives at the bottom of a lake in Alexander County on Wednesday. The stolen SUV was recovered near the Dusty Ridge Access to Lake Hickory. The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, was reported stolen to...
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These Are the Counties in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metropolitan area, located in North Carolina, a total of 1,395 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 382 fatalities for every 100,000 people. […]
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Officers seek missing person

Sheriff Chris Bowman, along with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, is still seeking information leading to the whereabouts of Bethany Lee Brown. Ms. Brown was last seen on April 8, 2022. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Lieutenant Dennis Foster at 828-632-1111 or Alexander County Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555.
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Deputies: SUV found 30 feet underwater near boat access in Alexander County

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies were searching near a boat access in Alexander County when they discovered an SUV in about 30 feet of water Wednesday morning. Authorities said they were initially at the Dusty Ridge Boat Access on Lake Hickory for another investigation. They asked for help searching the water from Sherrills Ford - Terrell Fire and Rescue. Deputies said the fire department has drone equipment that allows them to search areas more easily.
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Stolen vehicle recovered from Lake Hickory

Sheriff Chris Bowman and investigators with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle June 22, 2022, that was underwater near the Dusty Ridge Access to Lake Hickory in the Wittenberg Community of Alexander County. The vehicle was reported stolen to Hickory Police Department in 2019. There were...
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County budget approved June 20

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2022-2023 county budget at the June 20th meeting, according to a news release. The budget totals $53,653,167 and includes no local tax or fee increases, except for a 3 percent increase in water rates by the City of Hickory. The property tax remains same at 79 cents per $100 valuation.
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More than $14,000 raised for Hospice

MORE THAN $14,000 RAISED FOR HOSPICE — The Apple City Street Rodders held their most recent club meeting on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Special guests were Jamison Presnell, Executive Director of Alexander County Hospice, and Deidra Skinner, Hospice Marketing/PR/Office Administrator. ACSR President Roy Bentley presented a check to Hospice in the amount of $14,856.28. All proceeds were raised at the club’s 29th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show, held on May 14, 2022. Bentley gave special thanks to Scotty’s Hometown Grill, Darren Scott, all of the sponsors, and all the club members for making this possible. Pictured left to right, Jamison Presnell, Roy Bentley, and Deidra Skinner.

SUV reported stolen in 2019 found in Alexander County lake

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A vehicle that was reported stolen three years ago was found at the bottom of a lake in Alexander County this week, deputies said. The Alexander County Sheriff's Office recovered the SUV near the Dusty Ridge Access to Lake Hickory, Sheriff Chris Bowman said. The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, was reported stolen to Hickory police in 2019.
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LEGAL NOTICES

Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of Brenda Ruth Deal, deceased, late of Alexander County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of September, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Anyone indebted to same will please make immediate settlement.
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This Is the County in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

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Miguel Anjel Gutierrez Botello

Miguel Anjel Gutierrez Botello, 22, of Hiddenite, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Alexander County. Miguel was born October 28, 1999, in Iredell County, the son of Cornelio Gutierrez Cano and Eleuteria Botello Mejia. He worked in the furniture industry at Mitchell Gold, Hancock & Moore, and Craftmaster....
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Free concert Friday at Courthouse Park

FREE CONCERT THIS FRIDAY — The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center proudly presents Dirty Grass Soul to appear Friday, June 17, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. rain or shine, on the Rotary Performance Stage at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park, located at 101 W. Main Avenue in downtown Taylorsville. Hailing from the musically rich foothills of Cleveland County, Dirty Grass Soul falls somewhere between country, bluegrass, and southern rock and roll — reminiscent of acts like The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band. Dirty Grass Soul is led by founding members Kevin Dedmon (Fiddle, Vocals, Guitar) and Lance Watson (Bass, Mandolin). They are joined by Tommy Smith (Electric Guitar), Dedmon’s brother Kris Dedmon (Banjo), Glenn Miller (Pedal Steel Guitar) and Jared Miller (Vocals & Percussion). Those attending should bring chairs, blankets, rain gear, and their dancing shoes, said Donna Latham, Executive Director of the Hiddenite Arts And Heritage Center.
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