RockyFest set for May 24
Day-long event to celebrate park’s second anniversary

ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (March 17, 2014) — The public is invited to attend RockyFest 2014 on Saturday, May 24 at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area (Rocky Face Park) to celebrate the park’s second anniversary.

The day-long event will feature activities for the entire family, including: 5k and 10k trail races; rock-climbing classes; children’s activities; live music; food; and guided nature hikes.
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Wilkes Community College
Thursday, May 15, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Morning Presentations Include:
· Resources For Landowners
· Forest Silviculture
· Timber Markets Update
· Forest Roads



To register call the N.C. Forest Service at (828) 757-5611 or email Richard Cockerham, NCFS Service Forester at


Meeting will be held in Room 312 of the Hayes Building
Check in begins at 9:00 a.m. Workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.
An afternoon field visit will be held rain or shine and will require some walking in the woods.
Transportation will be provided to the site.

Presented by the North Carolina Forest Service
In cooperation with the N.C. Tree Farm Program
Sponsored by Forestland Consultants, and Casey & Company Forestry

Forest Landowner Workshop And Tour

Alexander Senior Center
Senior Celebration will be held on Friday, May 16. The activities will begin at 9:00 and finish up after lunch with door prizes at about 1:00.

We will be part of the 2014 Unifour Senior Games with our own Fun Walk during our Senior Celebration here at the Taylorsville Senior Center. So sign up and walk together! Anyone who participates in the walk will be qualified to go to the Raleigh, state games in the fall.

To be more active –To learn new skills –To renew old talents -To have more FUN!

Our annual Senior Celebration event promises to be a great one again this year.
· Musicians Jam Band
· Lots of fun—inside & outside games
· Living Wills & Health Care Powers of Attorney
· FREE Lunch & snacks
· Door Prizes – You must be present to win.
Come join us for one of our biggest events of the year as we celebrate “Staying Fit For Life.” There are no reservations required and everything is FREE! If you have a friend who has not experienced our Senior Center, this would be a great opportunity for them to come and enjoy our warm and “senior style” hospitality.

Visit the Alexander Senior Center web site.

Rabies is a preventable viral disease that is most commonly spread by saliva from a rabid animal through the form of a bite. Rabies is a disease that is transmissible to humans also.

North Carolina State law says that every cat and dog 4 months of age or older must be vaccinated against rabies.

All dogs must be on a leash and under the control of their owner at all times while at the Rabies Clinic.

Cats must come in a pet carrier.

The cost of the vaccinations at the rabies clinic are $5.00 each pet.

We will be giving the 1 year vaccine only.

The pet must be at least 4 months of age.

Owners must clean up after their pets by picking up waste.

➢ April 12th
10 am – 12 pm
Sugar Loaf Elementary School
3600 NC HWY 16N

➢ June 14th
10 am – 12 pm
Bethlehem Elementary School
7900 NC HWY 127

➢ August 16th
10 am – 12 pm
Hiddenite Elementary School
374 Sulphur Springs Rd

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The Alexander County government-access television channel, which is broadcast by Charter Communications, has moved from channel 3 to channel 192.

The Alexander County government-access and education channels will remain unchanged on AT&T U-Verse on channel 99.