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Tuesday
Mar262019

Investigating Possible Arson

Wilkesboro Police are investigating a reported case of arson.  Someone called 911 Friday evening after seeing some juvenile suspects in a grassy area of Cub Creek Park.  The suspects set fire to a grassy area and left the scene.  Wilkesboro Fire Department arrived and quickly put out the fire.  No damages to anything other than the grassy area were reported.  The identity of the group of suspects is unknown.

Tuesday
Mar262019

Gaming System Stolen from Apartment

Wilkesboro Police are investigating an apartment break-in and theft.  The break-in was at Salem Street Apartments and was discovered late Saturday night.  The victim returned to find the back door to his apartment kicked open.  Police noted that someone first tried to pry open the door and then just kicked it open.  A gaming system valued at $550 was stolen.  Damages to the door are estimated at $100.  The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday
Mar262019

WCC Gets Funds for EMS Program

Blue Cross NC announced Friday, March 22 that Wilkes Community College was one of five colleges in the state to share in the $1 million awarded to the NC Community College System to combat the opioid epidemic. The money will help fund associate degree programs in emergency medical science in the five community colleges across the state.  Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC president stated,” While part of the criteria for receiving the award is being located in an area heavily impacted by the opioid epidemic, ....We continue to build momentum, and this $200,000 is going to be a real shot in the arm as we seek to take our EMS program to the next level here at WCC!” Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution.

Tuesday
Mar262019

BROC BBQ Fundraiser

Friday, there will be a BBQ Chicken fundraiser for BROC Senior Nutrition Services and Meals on Wheels of Wilkes.  The plates are $7, and they will deliver to your business.  Call to pre-order 336-667-7174 or FAX 336-667-5920. Please pre-order by 5pm Thursday.  The BBQ Chicken Fundraiser will be this Friday at Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro.

Tuesday
Mar262019

Mt Airy Couple Wins Fat Bike Championship

They did it. A Mount Airy couple earned top awards in US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  The married couple from Surry County, Robert and Philicia Marion, became Champions in The 5th annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship.  This race is the largest fat bike beach race in the nation and attracted bikers from ten states. The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public parks and amenities.

Tuesday
Mar262019

11 NC Towns Get Grants

Eleven towns, cities and counties in the eastern part of our state working to recover from Hurricane Florence have been awarded more than $16.5 million in grants and no-interest loans, Governor Roy Cooper announced last week. This brings to $24.5 million the total provided through state-funded grant and loan programs launched to assist local governments that are struggling financially due to storm impacts.  “Communities are working hard to rebuild and many need financial help to get through this difficult time,” Gov. Cooper said. The grants and loans are available to local governments through the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR).

 

Monday
Mar252019

Fires in Wilkes on Sunday

Sunday was a busy day for Wilkes County Firefighters. A chainsaw catching on fire in the Moravian Falls area of Old Hwy 18 started a brush fire. Winds spread the fire across approximately 50 acres. Multiple fire departments fought the brush fire, and a NC Forest Service helicopter made water drops. Some homes in the Westwood Hills area were threatened but the fire was contained by Sunday evening with no structures damaged. Also Sunday, a trash fire got out of hand igniting a house fire in Roaring River. And, the Forest Service and multiple fire departments fought a wild fire on Wells Knob in the Austin Community. 

Monday
Mar252019

Thousands in Property Stolen

Nearly $20,000 in property was stolen from a home break-in at North Wilkesboro residence.  The homeowner, who lives on Dehart Church Road, came home and believed someone was still in the house.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and checked to be sure no one was inside.  Several things were stolen including;  a Chevy Tahoe truck, tools, chainsaw, motorcycle helmets, and a TV.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Monday
Mar252019

Homeowner in the House During Break-In

A McGrady man was home when they tried to break-in.  The homeowner called Wilkes Sheriff’s Deputies after an attempted break-in at his house.  The man reported hearing a noise at the back of his house.  When he went to investigate, he saw two white females.  They had broken out a door window and were trying to pry open the door. They ran off when they saw the homeowner.  Nothing was reported stolen; damages listed at $600.

Monday
Mar252019

Stolen Pickup

Sheriff’s Officials are looking for a stolen pickup.  The victim says that the Chevy S-10 was parked at the VFW campground at the time of the theft.  The truck is described as a light blue, extended cab truck valued at $1500.  There is no word on suspects.