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Thursday
Dec132018

Business Break-In and Theft

Tuesday, the Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a local business regarding a break-in and theft. Randy Miller Lumber Company on Hwy 18 was hit by thieves.  Stolen property totaling nearly $1700 included a Craftsman shop heater and toolboxes with tools.  A snack machine and drink machine were also hit by thieves.  There is no word on suspects.

Thursday
Dec132018

National Guard in Wilkes Assisting after Storm

The local National Guard continues to assist in Wilkes and surrounding counties after the huge winter snow storm.  In fact the National Guard Armory in Wilkes is currently serving as a base of operations for Guard Members who are called to respond from Boone to Statesville.  Guard Members have assisted first responders and emergency vehicles on the snow covered roads.  The National Guard has also patrolled some neighbors in search of anyone needing help. 

Thursday
Dec132018

Stolen Meds

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is also investigating the theft of some medication from a house near Elkin.  The victim reported that there did not appear to have been a break-in and only the prescription drugs were missing.  Again there is no word on suspects.

Thursday
Dec132018

Heating Assistance Through DSS

A reminder, you can apply for assistance now.  Low-income households with a person 60 or older or someone receiving disability benefits and services through Adult Services that need help covering the cost of heating their home this winter can apply for assistance.  The assistance is available to eligible households through December 31. Beginning Jan. 2, all other low-income households may apply for assistance through March 29 or until funds are exhausted. The federally funded program helps low-income households with a one-time payment directly to their heating vendor.  For more information, contact Wilkes Dept of Social Services.

Thursday
Dec132018

Surry Traffic Accident

It is believed that treacherous road conditions led to a traffic accident and death of a Surry County man.  The man and his truck were retrieved from a pond near Hwy 601 Tuesday afternoon.  The man was reported missing Monday night.  This Surry County investigation is still underway.

Thursday
Dec132018

NC FEMA Deadline Today

Time is almost up for survivors of Hurricane Florence to register for federal disaster assistance. The current deadline to apply for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is today, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.  More than $1 billion in state and federal resources have already been approved to help North Carolinians hit hard by the storm. That includes FEMA grants to individuals and households, National Flood Insurance Program payments, SBA loans to homeowners, renters and business owners, and other assistance.  More North Carolinians could qualify for help, but they must apply with FEMA as a first step.  Again, the deadline is today at midnight.

Wednesday
Dec122018

Closings

Wilkes County Schools closed Thursday---optional Teacher Work Day

Harvest Time Christian Academy--2-our delay Thursday

Miller's Creek Christian School-- closed Thursday for Students and Staff

Wilkes ADAP closed Thursday

 

ChurchServices Cancelled Wednesday at:

Second Baptist, Baptist Home, Lewis Fork, and Mt Carmel in Moravian Falls

Wednesday
Dec122018

Stolen From Basement

The door was locked but the property is gone.  Wilkesboro Police are investigating a theft and a mystery.  A property owner on Hill Ave has reported the theft of nearly $600 in property including:  a twin size mattress, two boxes of action figures, and 3 tables.  The property was stored in the basement where the door was still locked.  It is possible someone found a spare key that was hidden.  No suspects were listed; the investigation is continuing.

Wednesday
Dec122018

Living in His Camper

He found someone living in his camper.  The victim reported that someone had broken into a camper he has in Millers Creek.  In stead of stealing from the camper, the intruder was living there.  Wilkes Sheriff’s Deputies arrested the man and charged him with breaking and entering.

Wednesday
Dec122018

Merlefest Continuing to Add to Line-Up

MerleFest has announced more artist additions for MerleFest 2019 including: Dailey & Vincent.  “For over 30 years, one of the major factors that has built and sustained MerleFest has been the quality of the artists and performances that our guests see over the 4 day festival,” says Ted Hagaman, Festival Director. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, April 25-28. The lineup and performance schedule is accessible via MerleFest.org/lineup.