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Tuesday
Jun112019

Hidden Gun Was Stolen

He hid the gun outside and someone stole it.  A Wilkesboro man reported hiding his .22 rifle with bag outside.  The next day, the gun was gone.  The stolen 22 is a Mossberg 715T with black rifle bag and is valued at $295.  No suspects were listed with that report. Wilkesboro Police are continuing to investigate.

Tuesday
Jun112019

Good Crop of NC Blueberries

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says consumers can expect a good crop of blueberries this year.  Consumers interested in local blueberries should look for the Got To Be NC label at local stores. Blueberries are also available at farmers markets, roadside stands and pick-your-own farms. North Carolina is the eighth-largest producer of blueberries in the nation with about 6,300 acres of blueberries are grown in the state.  In 2017, blueberry production was valued at $53.8 million.

Tuesday
Jun112019

NC Opioid Crisis

In a series of events and releases this week, Governor Roy Cooper will encourage North Carolinians to continue to work together to combat the opioid crisis. The NC Department of Health and Human Services will hold the second Opioid Summit today and tomorrow. The Governor will be joined by state officials to share ideas about innovative policies and prevention strategies. Also, on Wednesday, June 12, Governor Cooper will host a Medicaid Roundtable discussion. 

 

Monday
Jun102019

Weather Issues in Wilkes Over the Weekend

Weather presented several problems in Wilkes over the weekend. Reportedly, Western sections of the county received over 7 inches of rain. Mt Pleasant and Wilbar fire departments helped people who needed to leave their homes due to rising flood waters. There were numerous reports of downed trees and mudslides blocking road all across Wilkes. Rescue workers were called out Saturday night and worked throughout the day Sunday to clear roads. 

 

Monday
Jun102019

Standards Approved and Elder Abuse Prevention Day

When the Wilkes County Commissioners met last week, there were several things on the agenda including approving the budget for the upcoming year.  Christyn Grant of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council presented the Commissioners with the Certification of Standards for the upcoming fiscal year.  The Standards were approved.  Jennifer Cooper of BROC and Senior Nutrition Services presented the Commissioners with a World Elder Abuse Prevention Day Proclamation.  This is the first year for that proclamation in Wilkes, and it was unanimously approved by Commissioners. 

Monday
Jun102019

Looking for Speedway Options

The two towns of North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro, and the County have a resolution to seek opportunities for the North Wilkesboro Speedway.  The Town of North Wilkesboro wants to request that the Charlotte Motor Speedway meet with local officials and look for opportunities to open the track for racing once again.  County Commissioners also agreed to sign the resolution of support.  There are no financial obligations with the resolutions of support concerning the North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Monday
Jun102019

Wilkes School Changes

The Wilkes County Board of Education recently approved some personnel changes.  Dr. Westley Wood was promoted to assistant superintendent of personnel and human resources. Current Principal of the Year, Jeffrey Johnson, of Central Wilkes Middle School, was promoted to director of testing and accountability. Callie Yates Grubb, formerly of Ashe County, was hired by the Wilkes County Schools to be director of pre-k and elementary education. Dr. Donna Cotton was named chief academic officer.  Wilkes Schools Superintendent Mark Byrd said he also plans to announce changes in principal positions before the new school year begins.

Monday
Jun102019

NC Safety Month

Governor Roy Cooper has issued a proclamation declaring June as Safety Month in North Carolina, urging individuals and employers to be proactive in reducing risk by following basic safety rules and practices. The N.C. Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) is supporting these efforts by launching Flag The Hazard, a new statewide hazard awareness campaign for state government. Gov. Cooper urged all people and businesses to take similar steps to reduce injury by minimizing or eliminating risks at home and at work.

 

Monday
Jun102019

Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention in NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host the 2019 Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit June 11–12 in Raleigh as part of its continued work to address the statewide impacts of the opioid epidemic. Leaders from across the state will speak on the importance of community involvement in prevention, treatment and harm reduction efforts. The summit will include the launch of NC Opioid Action Plan 2.0, an update of the 2017 Action Plan to reduce opioid overdose deaths in North Carolina.

Friday
Jun072019

Stolen Coins

Some collectible coins were stolen from a local business.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called this week to a business in Boomer.  The business owner reported that nearly $800 in old coins were taken from his business.  Stolen coins included:  40 Indian Head pennies, 3 3-cent nickels, 40 silver dollars, 3 coin proof sets, and 30 V nickels.  There is a possible suspect in this theft; the investigation is still ongoing.