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Thursday
May162019

Kicked in Door

A door to a home in Hays was kicked open.  The victims returned to their home on Airport Road to find that someone had broken in and stolen several things.  Stolen property is valued at nearly $4400 and includes:  laptop computer, 38 Special with holster, 2 rifles with scopes, money, and truck keys.  The suspect appeared to have kicked in a side door and left through a back door.  There are suspects in this theft.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating; charges are pending

Thursday
May162019

Changing Receipt to Get Money

Wilkesboro Police are investigating a fraud at a local store of a gaming receipt.  The suspect is seen on video surveillance playing the sweepstakes machines.  He then brings the clerk a winning receipt for $550.  The suspects gets the money and leaves the store.  Later it is determined the winning receipt was actually for 25 cents but had been altered for the over 500 dollar amount.  Wilkesboro Police have a possible suspect; the investigation is continuing.

Thursday
May162019

Stealing from Vehicles in a Parking Lot

Wilkesboro Police was called to some vehicle break-ins at Wilkesboro School Apartments.  Video surveillance showed two unknown suspects wearing hoodies entering cars in the parking of the apartment building.  Various things were reported stolen including:  money, coins, and gloves.  A witness reported seeing 3 unknown white males in the area.  Tenants are being advised to lock their car doors before leaving vehicles in the parking lot.  Wilkesboro Police are continuing to investigate.

Thursday
May162019

House Fire This Week

A house fire in the Mulberry Community is believed to be from an electrical short with a charger.  The homeowners were awakened Tuesday morning by a smoke alarm.  Mulberry-Fairplains Fire Dept responded and were assisted by McGrady, Millers Creek, and Mtn View. The fire was contained to one room but there was smoke and water damage throughout the house.  One homeowner suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated at Wilkes Medical Center.

Thursday
May162019

Brenner's Breast Milk Testing

Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Health, is the first neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the country to use the FDA approved version of a breast milk analyzer which allows the medical team to collect and analyze breast milk from moms so they can then supplement the milk as needed to ensure the nutritional content meets the needs of her baby. Since 1996, the Brenner Children’s NICU has cared for almost 10,000 babies and their families.

Thursday
May162019

DC Internship for Local Teachers

Rep. Virginia Foxx is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 13th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. The paid internship will take place in Foxx’s Washington, D.C. office from July 12-19, 2019. In addition to attending committee hearings and floor debates, the participating teacher will receive an introduction to the legislative process and tours of the U.S. Capitol; Library of Congress; and area museums. Preference will be given to those who teach at a public or private school in the 5th District, and teach grades 9-12 social studies during the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at www.foxx.house.gov/teachers  and should be submitted by Friday, June 7.

Wednesday
May152019

Dollar General Robbed

The Dollar General on Country Club Road in Wilkesboro was robbed Monday morning.  The male suspect got over $300 from the cash register and left the area on foot.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to the scene and is investigating the theft. 

Wednesday
May152019

Stolen TV and Computer

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a home break-in and theft in Roaring River.  The victim reported their house was entered.  A TV and laptop were stolen in the break-in.  Stolen property is valued at $500.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Wednesday
May152019

Wilkes Board of Elections Voter ID Seminar This Month

The Wilkes County Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Wilkes County Agriculture Center, 416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls. The seminar in Wilkes on Thursday, May 30, at 2pm and 6pm is free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday
May152019

Wilkes Children Eat Free All Summer

Wilkes Community Partnership for Children will have a summer food program kickoff party this Saturday, Downtown Wilkesboro.  Kids Eat Free All Summer is the name of the program.  Parents and children can stop by to learn about the summer feeding site locations and schedules.  Children up to 18 years old can take part in the summer food program.  Saturday's events also includes games, music, and a book give away.  The Summer Food Program Kickoff is at the Carolina West Commons on Main Street, Wilkesboro, Saturday from 11am to 2pm.