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Monday
Aug192019

Another Stolen Trailer

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office received the call of a second trailer stolen in less than a week.  A North Wilkesboro resident reported that a 16-foot tandem-axle trailer was stolen from his residence.  The trailer is valued at $1800.  Also last week, a property owner in Thurmond called the Sheriff's Office to report a 7 x 12 utility trailer was stolen from his residence.  No suspects were listed with either report.

Monday
Aug192019

Stolen ATV

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft from Ronda.  The property owner called last week concerning the theft.  A 2018 black and gray in color ATV was stolen from the property along with a gold ring.  Stolen property is valued at $8500.  No suspects were given with that report. The investigation is continuing.

Monday
Aug192019

County Commissioner Meeting Tomorrow

Wilkes County Commissioners will hold their second meeting of the month on Tuesday.  If anyone signs up, Public Comments will be heard at 6:45 before the meeting at 7pm.  On the agenda tomorrow:  bids on the Wilkes County Courthouse roof, reappointment of Planning Board Members,  EMS lease with the hospital, and approval of an airport lease.  The public is invited to the Commissioners' meetings held at the County Office Building.

Monday
Aug192019

Business Expansion in NC

Xerox (NYSE: XRX), a Fortune 500 technology company, will build a new Center of Excellence in Cary, creating 600 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced last week. The company will invest $18.4 million in Wake County. The Cary Center of Excellence will be the fourth of its kind for the company in North America, joining Xerox’s three other centers located in California; New York; and Canada. Xerox’s project in North Carolina will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG). Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $1.7 billion. 

Monday
Aug192019

Public Comment Needed

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the revision of the proposed 2019–2021 North Carolina Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan, which outlines how the state will facilitate the CSBG program over the next two years.  The CSBG Block Grant is the sole source of federal funding for Community Action Agencies that provide a wide range of services and programs to assist needy families with children. The written plan will be available for review through Aug. 23, 2019 at the Wilkes Dept of Social Services.

Friday
Aug162019

Stolen U-Haul Truck

A UHaul truck was stolen from a business in Wilkes this week.  Wilkes Print & Ship called the Sheriff's Office to report that a 20-foot UHaul box truck had been stolen.  The truck was parked at a Hensley Eller Road location at the time of the theft.  The stolen UHaul is valued at $45,000.  No information on suspects was released at the time of the report.  That investigation is continuing.

Friday
Aug162019

Stolen Utility Trailer in Thurmond

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is looking for who stole a trailer.  A property owner in Thurmond called the Sheriff's Office this week to report a 7 x 12 utility trailer was stolen from his residence.  The trailer was valued at $2500.  No suspects were listed with that report. 

Friday
Aug162019

Grant for Farm Equipment to Rent to Farmers

Local agriculture producers and the Wilkes Economic Development Corp are celebrating grant funding. The Golden LEAF Foundation has given a $63,000 grant to the Wilkes EDC for buying agricultural  equipment  that Wilkes County farmers can rent at reduced prices.  The Wilkes EDC will manage the funds along with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Wilkes Cattlemen’s Association. The Ag Grant funds from Golden Leaf will buy a portable corral, tandem axle fertilizer and lime spreader, 500-gallon liquid applicator, and Arrow Cattle handling system.  In addition, the Wilkes EDC plans to give $15,000 along with $5000 from Wilkes Cattlemen’s Association to purchase a vehicle to transport the rental equipment to farmers when needed.

Friday
Aug162019

Possible Footbridge in Elkin

Wilkes continues to add to our Greenway and now Elkin and Jonesville are talking about adding a foot bridge over the Yadkin to their Greenway.  A meeting of the Elkin Town Board this week had Officials again talking about the foot bridge between the towns of Elkin and Jonesville.  The Jonesville Town Board discussed the bridge earlier this year.  The bridge could be a part of a Comprehensive Townwide Master Plan that was adopted by Elkin Town Officials on Monday.  The plan also includes:  infrastructure, transportation, land use, and tourism.

Friday
Aug162019

NC Funding for Hurricane Recovery

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) signed an agreement with the state Housing Finance Agency to provide $16.6 million for affordable housing in two areas recovering from Hurricane Matthew. The funds will be used in Fayetteville and Goldsboro for low-and-moderate income families impacted by the storm. North Carolina is still awaiting notification from HUD on funding for homes impacted by Hurricane Florence, as well as federal guidelines to use funds allocated for Hurricane Matthew.  To date, the state has spent more than $935 million to help impacted communities recover from Hurricane Matthew. Recovery spending for Hurricane Florence has topped $1.7 billion.