Mobile Home Fire Claims The Life Of Taylorsville Woman

A mobile home fire has claimed the life of a Taylorsville woman, officials say.  The Alexander County 911 Communications Center received a call regarding a structure fire in the 800 block of McClellan LN at 4:20 p.m. on February 26th, 2014.  Responding Fire and EMS personnel arrived on scene to find the mobile home fully …

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Charges Upgraded Against Taylorsville Man In Custody For Serious Assault

The charges against Jerry Walter Teague have been upgraded to First Degree Murder after the victim in the case, Lisa Jacobs Berry, passed away on February 11, 2014.  Teague was originally arrested on February 3, 2014 on charges of Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury after officers responded to …

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Status update

The winter storm that hit Alexander and surrounding counties has begun to move out of the immediate area and snowfall has started to taper off.  Though the storm has mostly passed it left in its wake between 6 and 10 inches of snow across Alexander and surrounding counties.  NCDOT crews have been out since yesterday working to clear streets and highways to make travel safer.

Most primary routes (US Highway 64, NC Highway 16, NC Highway 127) have been cleared to some point and are navigable with care, however many secondary roads remain in very bad condition and covered with snow accumulation.  As motorists travel these roads their vehicles will compact the snow increasing the chances for ice to form late this evening and tonight.  If you do not have to travel please remain at home and off the roads until NCDOT crews have had a chance to adequately clear them with snow plow trucks.

The snow that fell has been a heavy, wet snow which can place great strains on the roofs of structures that may not be designed to handle those loads.  Additionally the snow increases the chance of trees falling on power lines and disrupting electrical service to homes.  Sheriff Bowman wants to remind all citizens that In the event that any citizen loses power and heat and is need of emergency shelter, the Detention Center lobby (located at 91 Commercial Park Avenue – across from Wal-Mart) will remain open as a place of temporary refuge through Friday.

Status update

The winter storm forecast to hit Alexander and surrounding counties has arrived with snowfall beginning around 12pm today.  With the arrival of this storm Sheriff Chris Bowman has added additional patrol officers, equipped with 4WD vehicles from other county departments, to both day and night shifts through Friday.  As snow and ice accumulate on the roadways and bridges, travel will become treacherous.  Sheriff Bowman and other emergency officials are urging all citizens to stay home and off the roadways if at all possible.

Sheriff Bowman has also opened the Detention Center lobby as a temporary place of refuge for those who may lose power or heat during the storm.  Anyone in need of this service may come to the Detention lobby and speak to a staff member who will coordinate with local Emergency Management officials to locate more long-term shelter until the storm passes.

As a reminder, during this storm emergency telecommunicators will likely be inundated with calls for service.  With this in mind, all citizens are reminded to only call 911 for true emergencies.  Do not call 911 for power outages, weather and road conditions, or other non-emergency issues.  If you need non-emergecy assistance you may call 632-2911.

Approaching Winter Storm Prompts Warning From Emergency Services

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT EXPECTED FOR ALEXANDER COUNTY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY Sheriff Chris Bowman and members of Alexander County Emergency Services are asking all Alexander County citizens to be prepared for heavy snow Wednesday through Thursday of this week. During a briefing Monday afternoon, officials with the National Weather Service advised emergency Service departments across Western North …

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