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Friday
Sep212018

Virus in Hospital Computers 

The computer system at the local hospital was disrupted this week by a virus.  According to the Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Regional Medical Administration, some computer work stations at the hospital were affected, and the whole system was taken out of operation as a precaution.  No patient information was compromised, and the system should be cleared and back in operation by today.

Friday
Sep212018

Another Stolen Trailer

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office is investigating yet another theft of a trailer.  This time the theft happened at the home of the victim in Wilkesboro.  Reportedly, the 5 x 8 black metal trailer with wooden bed was stolen from the backyard of the victim.  The stolen trailer is valued at $500.  There is no word on suspects.  This is one of at least 4 trailers that have been stolen in Wilkes within the past few weeks.

Friday
Sep212018

Wilkes Airport Fun Day Tomorrow

Bad weather from Hurricane Florence postponed the Wilkes Airport Event for one week. The annual Fun Day at the Airport, presented by the Mountain View Ruritan Club and the Wilkes County Cruisers Inc., is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow after being postponed due to inclement weather. Saturday's Fun Day at the Airport includes a ceremonial flag parachute jump at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Little Mountain Railroad rides, a dunking booth, bounce house, water slide, hay stack, putt-putt, corn hole, other games, face painting, and fire trucks. There is no admission charge.

Friday
Sep212018

Carolina in the Fall This Weekend in Wilkesboro

Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, the fourth annual celebration of music, food and mountain tradition, takes place this weekend September 21-22, in historic downtown Wilkesboro. Over 100 musicians, chefs, and crafts from the region will gather on Main Street to entertain audiences. Carolina in the Fall, recipient of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Event of the Year Award, offers five stages of entertainment: Carolina Stage, Foothills Stage, Hall of Fame Stage, Great State Stage, and, new for this year, The 1915 Stage. Wilkes County’s The Kruger Brothers serve as festival hosts. The complete lineup and stage schedules are available at www.carolinainthefall.org.

Friday
Sep212018

Red Cross Needs Your Donations for NC

Hurricane Florence left catastrophic damage and also took a toll on blood and platelet donations. Nearly 200 Red Cross blood drives in the Southeast were forced to cancel, resulting in more than 5,200 uncollected blood and platelet donations. In North Carolina, 57 blood drives were called off due to the storm. As conditions improve, donors of all blood types are urged to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to replenish the blood supply. Appointments can be made by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Financial donations are also needed. 

 

Friday
Sep212018

Scammers and Disasters

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters.  Scammers use unsolicited contact by telephone, social media, e-mail or in-person using a variety of tactics.  Some impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers.  They even claim to be working for or on behalf of the IRS to file claims and get tax refunds. To help taxpayers donate to legitimate charities, the IRS website, IRS.gov, has a search feature, Tax Exempt Organization Search, that helps users find or verify qualified charities.

Friday
Sep212018

Flooding and Mosquitos in NC

As flooding continues in North Carolina, public health officials are recommending caution while people start the process of debris removal and cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Florence.  "It is important to stay vigilant against all the hazards that we’ll be facing that are associated with flooding, wind damage and mosquitoes," said State Health Director Elizabeth Tilson.  Large populations of mosquitoes can emerge days to weeks after heavy rains or flooding. Most are ‘nuisance’ mosquitoes, but some can carry viruses that may cause serious illnesses. To protect yourself:  Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors and Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET.

Thursday
Sep202018

Stolen Property and Bullets

Someone broke into a Wilkesboro residence and took $4400 in property including $2500 in various rounds of ammunition.  Stolen items also included:  5 Shotguns, boots, fishing equipment, and 2 military duffle bags.  The victim returned home Tuesday afternoon and discovered the break-in.  No suspects were listed with that report.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Thursday
Sep202018

More SRO's in Wilkes

County Commissioners, Wilkes School Board, and Wilkes Sheriff's Office believed for safety reasons more Student Resource Officers (SRO's) were needed.  Recently, the Wilkes County School System applied for and received a grant for 2/3 funding (about $67,000) for two new SRO's.  The County provided the 1/3 funding (about $33,000) for the Officers.  Wilkes did have 4, then added 4, and now the grant provides funding for 2 more.  Wilkes Schools will now have 10 Student Resource Officers.  The grant and additional funding was voted on and passed by County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night.

Thursday
Sep202018

Fun Day at Airport Is Saturday

Bad weather from Hurricane Florence postponed the Wilkes Airport Event for one week. The annual Fun Day at the Airport, presented by the Mountain View Ruritan Club and the Wilkes County Cruisers Inc., is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday after being postponed due to inclement weather. Saturday's Fun Day at the Airport includes a ceremonial flag parachute jump at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Little Mountain Railroad rides, a dunking booth, bounce house, water slide, hay stack, putt-putt, corn hole, other games, face painting, and fire trucks. There is no admission charge.