Alexander County, NC

Taylorsville Man Facing Charges Locally And In Burke County

A Taylorsville man was arrested on Sunday on arrest warrants from Lincoln County. 34-year old Michael Jovi Simmons was taken into custody by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on a charge of felony larceny. The original charges date back to 2020. Simmons was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $50,000.
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GovernmentTaylorsville Times

Free summer meals offered for children

Alexander County Schools will be providing meals for children 18 years old and younger at no cost to families. Daily meals include breakfast and lunch. Parents or guardians may pick up meals daily from 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with meals for Friday through Sunday available at the Thursday distribution. Meal distribution locations in Alexander County are Alexander Central High School and East and West Alexander Middle Schools.
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Multiple Charges Pending Against Taylorsville Woman

Hailey Nicole Skarpaleszos, age 22 of Taylorsville, was arrested on June 8th by Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies after she missed a court date in Burke County. The failure to appear warrant was for fraud and driving with license revoked. She also has a driving with license revoked charge pending in Alexander County and a felony possession of methamphetamine count that is outstanding in Catawba County.

Woman Jailed In Alexander County On Warrants From Catawba

Tama Cooper Baker, age 57 , is being held in jail after being charged with outstanding warrants from Catawba County. Baker was wanted for probation violation and violation of a domestic violence order. She is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $2,500.

Man Charged With Resisting Arrest In Alexander County

William Alden McCall age 38, was arrested by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday on a Catawba County warrant for injury to personal property. McCall was also cited for resisting arrest and placed in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $3,700. An Alexander County court...
Alexander County, NCHickory Daily Record

Alexander Central High School students to compete in American Rocketry Challenge

A student team from Alexander Central High School is one of 100 national finalists and one of four North Carolina high schools in the American Rocketry Challenge. The American Rocketry Challenge is the Aerospace Industry Association’s flagship program designed to encourage students to pursue study and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a news release from the association.
Alexander County, NCTaylorsville Times

Critical Race Theory concerns aired to school board

The Alexander County Board of Education met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 8, at Alexander Central Auditorium where a lengthy discussion was had regarding the controversial topic of Critical Race Theory being introduced into the social studies curriculum. Rev. Mitch King spoke for Alexander County Citizens for...

Teen Arrested Overnight In Alexander County

18-year old Ethan Lee Cook of Taylorsville was arrested overnight by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and charged with interferring with emergency communications. He is being held in the County Detention Center with a secured bond of $2,500.
Alexander County,

​​Processing Assistant III

An employee in this class will perform a variety of administrative functions in the front office. Work involves answering phones, greeting the public, checking patients in/out, assisting with filling out proper forms, entering information into the computer system, collecting payments, and compiling documents for case files. The employee will have direct public contact in the form of in-person and/or telephone. This position works under the direct supervision of the Administrative Assistant II.
GovernmentTaylorsville Times

Alexander County 2021-22 budget adopted

The 2021-2022 county budget was unanimously adopted by the Alexander County Board of Commissioners at the June 7th meeting. The General Fund budget totals $45,927,097. The budget includes no property tax increase and no tax increases in fire districts. There are three fee increases in the new budget. County Manager...

Numbers Show COVID-19 Uptick In Alexander County

COVID-19 is not behind us. Alexander County has reported 17 new cases in the last 10 days according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,429 cases have been counted in Alexander County. As of 5pm Thursday, five (5) county citizens were in a hospital with COVID-19 associated symptoms.
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Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts planned for Sept. 25

A day of innovative, hands-on arts and heritage activities is planned for the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 40th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts. This arts and cultural heritage festival will be held Sept. 25 on Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Celebration of the Arts is a free admission street festival that features unique, family friendly arts and cultural heritage activities for all ages. The center’s Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts festival has featured diversely talented artists, crafters and performers since 1981.
GovernmentHickory Daily Record

Former principal and teacher to be honored

HIDDENITE — Former principal and teacher Aaron Spry has been selected as the Alexander County Schools 2021 Award of Honor Recipient. The award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Alexander County Schools in academics, athletics, administration, student achievement, or community service. Nominees are judged based on their positive...
GovernmentTaylorsville Times


The public will take notice that the Town Council of the Town of Taylorsville will hold two Public Hearings in the Council Chambers of Taylorsville Town Hall on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 and Tuesday June 15th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the hearings will be to hear comments from Town citizens regarding the proposed annual budget for Fiscal Year 2021/2022. A copy of the proposed budget will be available for public inspection beginning May 26th, 2021 at Town Hall.
Statesville, NCTaylorsville Times

Paul Duane Lowe

Paul Duane Lowe, 62, of Statesville, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Accordius in Statesville. Duane was born on July 22, 1958, in Alexander County, to the late Charles Duane and Mamie McAlpine Lowe. Duane was of the Baptist faith and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church in Statesville.
Alexander County, NCHickory Daily Record

Fewer than 4 out of 10 vaccinated: Alexander, Caldwell and Burke in bottom third of NC when it comes to delivering doses

Alexander County ranks 84th out of 100 counties in North Carolina for the percent of residents who have a bachelor’s degree or beyond. The county ranks 83rd in vaccination rates. Education, income and political leanings correlate to COVID-19 vaccination rates statewide. The trends show lower levels of secondary education and...

Woman Jailed In Alexander County

Stephanie Danielle Coffee, age 35, is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center for violation of parole. She is being held under secured bond of $5,000.
Alexander County,

Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic

Position:​Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic. Part – Time No Benefits (Four Positions) hourly Range:​$ 14.08 to 17.16 per hour (dependent on certification) Opening Date:​June 3, 2021. Closing Date: ​June 24, 2021. Interview Dates:​August 10, 2021 and August 11, 2021 if needed. Responsibilities:. Employee works as part of a...