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Thursday
Jun132019

NC Emergency Management Goes to Kansas

Six North Carolina emergency managers deployed to Kansas recently, to work at the state emergency operations center and to help Kansas counties responding  to  floods  and  tornadoes.   Kansas requested assistance through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), the same agreement that allowed more than 1,100 emergency personnel from other states to help North Carolina after Hurricane Florence last year.  Thirty-three Kansas counties have received federal disaster declarations and more than sixty have been affected by flooding.  North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said, “We received plenty of help from other states after Hurricane Florence and it’s great to be able to pay some of that back.”

Wednesday
Jun122019

Record Level at W Kerr Scott Lake

Several inches of rainfall over the weekend caused a record level of water at W Kerr Scott.  The old record high level at W Kerr Scott of 1,061.2 feet above sea level was set in November 1977. Over 7 inches of rain in Wilkes and surrounding areas over the weekend brought the level at the 1,062.52 feet by Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mountain bike trails, swimming areas, and most other recreational areas along the reservoir had to be closed due to the high water level.  Trails will re-open as the water level recedes.

Wednesday
Jun122019

No Money in the Machines

Even if they had gotten into the machines, there was no money.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to Ashley Farms early yesterday morning.  Store security video showed a white male wearing a ballcap, t-shirt, and jeans attempt to open the two drink machines outside the store.  The attempted theft occurred during the overnight hours, and store employees found the damages Tuesday morning.  Store management reported there is no money in the machines as they empty them each evening.  Damages are listed at $100.  The suspect has yet to be identified.

Wednesday
Jun122019

Flooding Issues Here and Across NC

Heavy rains caused flash flooding in Wilkes and across other areas of the state. Wilkes and other portions of western North Carolina had mudslides, landslides, trees downed, and closed roads due to heavy rains and flooding.  Since Friday evening, swift water rescue teams have rescued 83 people from flood waters. As of Monday afternoon, about 3,400 power outages were being reported statewide. There were major road closures in Catawba, Franklin, and Wake counties into Monday.  DOT crews continue working to quickly to assess damages and repair roads in these areas.

Wednesday
Jun122019

Rocked a Window

There was a report of vandalism this week in Millers Creek.  The homeowner returned to find the damages Monday afternoon.  It appears that someone threw a rock into the victim's residence. A window was broken out; damages are listed at $500.  No suspects were listed with that report. The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Wednesday
Jun122019

Local Fire Dept and FEMA Grant Workshops

A reminder about workshops concerning grants for local fire departments. Numerous federal grants are available to local fire departments through the FEMA. This month, Rep. Virginia Foxx will host two workshops for fire departments to learn the basics of navigating the federal grant application process. The first workshop is at the Blowing Rock Fire Department Thursday, June 13th at 7pm. The second workshop is at the Piney Grove Fire Department on June 15th at 10am.  “I encourage fire department chiefs and grant writers to attend these workshops to learn which grants they are eligible for and how to write competitive applications,” stated Rep. Foxx.  Workshops are free. To RSVP call Rep. Foxx’s Boone office at 828-265-0240.

Wednesday
Jun122019

NC Gov Proclaims June Pride Month in NC

Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed June as LGBTQ Pride month in North Carolina. Also, Gov. Cooper extended protections with his Executive Order 24. It prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, ethnicity, sex, National Guard or veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression in employment, and requires those doing business with the state to do the same. Cooper's Executive Order also directed the Secretary of the Department of Administration to create the Commission on Inclusion.  Cooper said he was proud to recognize the LGBTQ community.

Tuesday
Jun112019

Burglar Threw a Fan

A North Wilkesboro man came home and surprised a burglar.  The man called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office over the weekend.  Reportedly, he came home just before 10pm.  When he came in the door, someone threw a box fan at him and ran from the house.  Nothing appeared to be missing from the house.  A window in the house was broken out.  The identity of the burglar is unknown.

Tuesday
Jun112019

Stolen Truck

A North Wilkesboro man is reporting the theft of a vehicle.  The red Chevy S-10 was valued at $5000 and was stolen in Thurmond.  There is a suspect in this theft that was reported on Sunday.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating and charges are pending.

Tuesday
Jun112019

Lifted Lots of Legos

She took nearly $500 in Legos.  Wilkesboro Police were called concerning a shoplifting at a local store.  In-store surveillance identified the woman as someone who had been banned from the store.  The woman, Kathryn Dixon, of Wilkesboro took multiple sets of Legos valued at $459.  Police found Dixon later that day, but she had already sold all but one set of the stolen toys.  Dixon was arrested with a court date set for later this month.