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Friday
Feb152019

NC Senators Send Letter for Disaster Funding

North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr sent a bipartisan letter led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urging congressional leaders to promptly pass disaster supplemental funding legislation to help communities recover in the aftermath of recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence.  In the wake of Hurricane Florence making landfall in North Carolina, Tillis and Burr, working with the North Carolina Congressional Delegation, secured disaster relief funding for the areas affected by the storm. The two NC Senators and others in the letter.... urged prompt consideration of a bipartisan disaster supplemental appropriations to infuse communities across the nation in the aftermath of recent natural disasters. 

Thursday
Feb142019

Break-In and Illegal Dumping

Wilkesboro Police are investigating a couple of incidents in the Woodfield Way area.  Police were called to a break-in on Monday.  It was discovered Monday afternoon that the door to an outbuilding belonging to the Woodfield Homeowner's Association was kicked open.  Nothing was reported stolen from the building.  Damages to the door and lock were estimated at $400.  No suspects were listed with that report. Then Police were checking back in the Woodfield area on Tuesday when they found a bag of trash in the middle of the parking area.  Police checked but were unable to find any mail inside the trash leading to a suspect.  Illegal dumping charges are pending.

Thursday
Feb142019

Stolen Vehicle

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a car theft from a local business.  Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Champion Towing lot on Tuesday morning regarding a theft.  According to the report, a 2015 Silver Toyota Camry valued at $15,000 was taken.  The vehicle was secured and locked on Monday and then discovered missing on Tuesday.  The vehicle has been entered into NCIC; there is no word on suspects.

Thursday
Feb142019

New Gym at Elkin High Is Delayed

Due to bad soil, the new gym at Elkin High will need an alternative location.  The plans were in the works to renovate the current gym at Elkin High School and also to build a new gym between the old gym and the football field.  However, results of soil samples have caused Elkin School Board of Officials to look for a different location.  Soil samples will now be taken from different locations including the first alternative at the parking lot side of the current gymnasium.  Some estimates now put the project at a year behind schedule.

Thursday
Feb142019

New Elkin Town Planner

The Town of Elkin has hired a new Town Planner.  This week during an Elkin Town Board of Commissioners meeting it was announced that Sarah Harris will be taking over the position once held by George Crater.  A Mt Airy native and ASU graduate, Harris was employed by the Town of Boonville before leaving to take the planning position with Elkin.  Harris will now be working on the comprehensive plan and process, which the Town of Elkin began in the Fall of last year.

Thursday
Feb142019

Wilkes Board of Elections Meeting

The Wilkes County Board of Elections will meet and hold a public meeting this week. The Wilkes County Board of Elections will meet Friday, February 15 at 8:30 am in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Wilkes County Office Building.  On the Agenda for this week's meeting:  Oath of Office for Election Board Members, Election of Board Secretary, and a Voting Equipment Purchase.

Thursday
Feb142019

NC Launching NC360

North Carolina is launching NC360, an online immersive experience that allows anyone across the world to virtually explore the state's natural and cultural attractions, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The project is made possible by the NC Department of Information Technology.   The project, which is the largest-scale state government sponsored 360-degree imagery initiative to date, has potential applications for education, tourism, accessibility, and safety and emergency response. It also shows how state government is using new technology in its services for the residents of the state.

Thursday
Feb142019

Black History Month in NC

In celebration of Black History Month, Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper will honor several African American musicians and artists from North Carolina at a reception at the Executive Mansion today.  Those being honored are from all across the state from at least 16 different counties.  Gov. Cooper has proclaimed February as Black History Month in North Carolina. “Black History Month is a time to celebrate the many achievements of African Americans that shape and strengthen the character, culture and life of our state and nation,” Gov. Cooper said. 

Wednesday
Feb132019

Wilkesboro Resident Victim of ID Theft

A Wilkesboro resident is a victim of ID theft and financial fraud.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office received the report this week.  Apparently, someone has used the victim's personal information to purchase a Sprint phone plan.  The victim has not done business with Sprint and was unaware of the theft until they received a bill from Sprint for $1000.  There is no word on suspects at this time. 

Wednesday
Feb132019

Millers Creek Home Break-In

One TV was stolen and one TV was damaged in a Millers Creek home break-in.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called this week.  The homeowner returned to find the house was forcibly entered.  The house was completely gone through with items thrown around inside the house.  One TV was stolen and another was damaged.  There is no word on suspects at this time.