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Thursday
Oct182018

Wilkes Online Fraud Victims

Someone else in Wilkes has become the victim of online fraud.  The victim discovered their debit card information was used online to order over $700 in auto parts.  The victim contacted the company and requested the delivery address be changed from the thief to that of the victim, so they can get the parts and then return them.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating; there is no word on suspects at this time.

Thursday
Oct182018

Looking for Hit & Run Driver in Wilkes

The N.C. Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in finding a hit and run driver.  The unknown driver of a pickup hit a teenager on Tuesday night, October 9 on Old Hwy 421 in Millers Creek. The 15-year-old victim of Millers Creek was taken to Wilkes Medical Center by Wilkes EMS for treatment of broken bones.  The teen was walking on the side of the road when hit by the unknown driver.  The hit and run vehicle is described as an older model red and white, F150 Ford. Anyone with information about this hit and run is asked to call the Wilkes Office of the NC Hwy Patrol at 336-667-1236.

Thursday
Oct182018

Officer Shot and Killed in NC

It's another Patrol Officer shooting death; this time in North Carolina. At 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, a state trooper stopped a pickup for a speeding in Columbus County.  The driver of the pickup fired several shots, striking the trooper. Then the driver fled the scene.  Local police attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver fled on foot after his vehicle became disabled at a railroad crossing.  Authorities later located the driver and placed him in custody. The trooper, Kevin K. Conner, an 11-year veteran, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. “The Highway Patrol family is mourning the loss of a hero and will forever be changed by the tragic events that have occurred,” said Colonel Glenn McNeill Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol.   

 

Thursday
Oct182018

More Counties Added to List Including Neighboring Counties

Thirteen additional counties, including two nearby mountain counties, are now eligible to participate in the temporary employment program.  This puts North Carolinians to work on recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced this week. The total number of counties declared eligible now is to 41, including neighboring Alleghany and Ashe. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded an $18.5 million Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant to help with Hurricane Florence response in late September.

Wednesday
Oct172018

Early Voting Begins Today

In-person early voting for the 2018 general election begins in North Carolina. Statewide, more than 300 early voting sites will offer approximately 50,000 combined hours of voting through Saturday, November 3. Election Day is November 6. In Wilkes, One-stop, early voting locations are:  Ground Floor of the Wilkes County Office Building at 110 North Street in Wilkesboro; Millers Creek Fire Dept, Boone Trail in Millers Creek, and; Pleasant Hill Fire Dept, Austin-Traphill Road in Pleasant Hill.  Early Voting hours are 7 am to 7 pm weekdays through Nov. 2; 8 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 3.  Early voting offers “same-day registration,” with proof of  address. Wilkes County residents can register to vote when voting at any of one-stop, early voting sites.

Wednesday
Oct172018

Two Stolen Vehicles from One Place

In Ferguson, someone stole a car and a 4-wheeler from the same location.  The property owner called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office Monday night to report the theft.  Someone took a Toyota Corolla and a Yamaha ATV.  Stolen vehicles are valued at $3300.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Wednesday
Oct172018

Stabbed Tires

In Traphill, the vehicle was not stolen, but there were damages.  According to the report filed with the Sheriff's Office Monday morning, someone punctured two tires on a car while parked in the owner's driveway.  It appears that someone stabbed the two tires. The damages estimated at $200 happened during the overnight hours. 

Wednesday
Oct172018

Families Invited to Join Wilkes FIT

The Wilkes County Health Department invites families with children between the ages of 2 and 18 years old to join the Wilkes County Brenner FIT Academy, which is a free, 6–month program to help families concerned with their children’s weight and health. The Brenner FIT Academy is to help health of children and to improve the entire family’s health. Participating families learn healthy eating, being active as a family and routines that improve health. Families are invited to the Brenner FIT Academy orientation Thursday, October 25th at 6:00pm at Millers Creek Elementary School (4320 N Nc Highway 16, Millers Creek, NC 28651).  Families who register may receive a free 6-monthe Wilkes YMCA membership.  For information, call 336-651-7534 or brennerfit@wilkescounty.net.

Wednesday
Oct172018

NC 300th Pirate Anniversary Celebrations

NC's Year of the Pirates to End in High Drama--With a love of landmark anniversaries that matches their passion for pirates, travelers have marked North Carolina with an "X" for the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's death at Ocracoke and Stede Bonnet's surrender at Southport. To close the tricentennial observance, three high-energy events unfold in the spots where the pirates left their mark: Blackbeard 300 (Oct. 19-20 in Bath), Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree (Oct. 25-28 at Ocracoke) and the Stede Bonnet Regatta (Nov. 3 in Southport). Find more events from the coast and across North Carolina at VisitNC.com.

Wednesday
Oct172018

Red Cross Needs Host Locations

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to host a blood drive.  Right now, the Red Cross needs about 6,500 additional groups across the country to host blood drives in December, January and February. In the Carolinas Blood Services Region, about 350 more blood drive hosts are needed. During the winter, there is often a decrease in the number of blood drives, which can contribute to blood shortages. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.