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Friday
Jul192019

Candidate Filing Ends Today...Unless Extended

Candidate filing for offices for Wilkes and across the state ends at noon today unless extended for North Wilkesboro.  Municipal elections locally are held in November.  Candidates must be at least 21 years old by the general election and be a registered voter. You must be a resident of the municipality to vote in its elections. Locally, candidates must file a notice of candidacy with the Wilkes County Board of Elections to be listed on ballots.  Filing is scheduled to end today; however, the Wilkes County Board of Elections will meet by phone conference at 3:00 pm to consider:  Extending the Filing Period for the Town of North Wilkesboro (if needed).

Friday
Jul192019

Foxx Hosts Veterans' Session in Elkin Today

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host her annual Veterans Information Session on today from 2-4pm, at the National Guard Armory in Elkin.  With the launch of the VA MISSION Act last month, this information session will provide an opportunity to learn about the new ways VA healthcare beneficiaries can streamline their access to programs.  VA representatives and veterans service organizations will be at the Session to discuss issues and benefits for those who have served in America’s Armed Forces and their families.  Available services include: reviewing the status of a case, starting a claim for compensation, and signing up for VA healthcare. The National Guard Armory is located on N Bridge Street in Elkin.

Friday
Jul192019

Stolen Gas Cans

The victim said he had never had trouble or anything stolen in the past.  However, this week a Pleasant Ridge Road resident reported a theft of gas cans.  The victim reported 2 gas cans with gas stolen from his outbuilding.  No other property was taken. Stolen gas is valued at $45.  There is no word on suspects.

Friday
Jul192019

Local Teachers in DC

A teacher from Wilkes and a teacher from Alleghany were in Washington this week.  Justin Colbert of Wilkes Central High and Jody Carpenter of Alleghany High were shadowing Congresswoman Virginia Foxx this week in the Capitol.  They are getting a behind-the-scenes view of Congress and tapping into the many educational resources available in Washington.  This is the 13th year that Foxx has hosted teachers from the 5th District in DC.

Friday
Jul192019

Damage to Property

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating some damage to property at a location on Mtn View Road.  The victim reported that the windshield was broken on their GMC pickup.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Friday
Jul192019

Online Tool for Farmers

A new online tool can help local Wilkes farmers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool  on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers. Farmers who are looking for financing options to operate a farm or buy land can answer a few simple questions about what they are looking to fund and how much money they need to borrow. The loan application and additional resources also will be provided. Farmers can access the Farm Loan Discovery Tool by visiting farmers.gov/fund and clicking the “Start” button.

Thursday
Jul182019

Written Here and Forged There

Somehow a check written in Ronda was forged and cashed in Texas.  Wilkesboro Police were called to investigate as the check was written from a First National of Wilkesboro bank account.  The victim is Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Ronda.  They took an offering for someone who had been in a wreck.  A check was written from $464.  The check was later altered in the amount of $9000 and cashed in Texas.  That investigation is continuing.

Thursday
Jul182019

Stolen Drugs

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a couple of home break-ins where drugs were stolen.  The first break-in was near Elkin on Carter Mill Road.  Over $300 in property was stolen.  The stolen property included prescription medication, clothes, shoes, DVD's, and fishing rods.  Then in Millers Creek, clothes and medications were taken.  Stolen property totaled over $200.  No suspects were listed with those reports.

Thursday
Jul182019

Belated Report of Theft

The theft happened last fall but wasn't reported until this week.  The victim has a storage unit at AAA storage.  There was a break-in and theft back in November.  It did not appear anything of valued was taken, but recently, the victim realized that property was stolen.  The stolen items included W2 and old tax forms, yearbooks,  a flute, camera, and action figures.  The stolen property is valued at nearly $1200.  There is no word on suspects.  The victim is taking measures to prevent identity theft. Wilkesboro Police are investigating.

Thursday
Jul182019

NC 211 Program

North Carolina Emergency Management and the United Way of North Carolina’s NC 2-1-1 is a program that finds needed assistance and resources within their community.  NC 2-1-1 is part of the state’s emergency plan and a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), which is made up of representatives from state, local and federal governments, the private sector, volunteers and nonprofits. During Hurricane Matthew in 2016, NC 2-1-1 served as the state’s disaster response citizen call line for the first time. That collaboration resulted in an award for NC 2-1-1 as Innovator of the Year in the category of Disaster Preparedness from the Alliance of Information and Referral Standards (AIRS) for its method of dealing with emergency calls that arrive at NC 2-1-1.