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Monday
Feb112019

ID Theft and Theft by Employee

It's Identity Theft and Theft by Employee that the Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to investigate.  A business, Sundry Works Group, called to report that some property and phone numbers were stolen.  The victim stated that the suspects in this theft were working for their company and had company cell phones and computers.  The phones and computers valued and $1100 were stolen and the company phone numbers were ported to unknown accounts.  Sheriff's Investigators have the name of suspects and charges are pending.

Monday
Feb112019

Fire Departments at County Commissioners' Meeting

County Commissioners met on Tuesday for their first meeting of the month.  On the agenda, the County Commissioners approved the expansion of three local fire districts.  Due to State required GPS mapping for all fire departments, some local departments lost area and tax income.  Tuesday night, Commissioners approved expansion or rather re-acquiring of area for the Champion, Traphill, and Buck Shoals fire departments.

Monday
Feb112019

North Wilkesboro Receiving Bids on Property

The Town of North Wilkesboro will continue to receive bids on some downtown property for sale by the Town.  The building on 910 Main Street was purchased and renovated by the Town last year.  A few bids have already come in from developers, and more bids will be received through March 5.  For information on the property or making a bid, you may contact the North Wilkesboro Town Hall on Main Street.

Monday
Feb112019

County Officials Discuss State Funds for Mental Health

Last week, Wilkes County Commissioners held a special work session to discuss a proposed 16-bed facility-based mental health crisis center.  Chairman Keith Elmore called the meeting to clarify the use of $1.4 million in the 2018-19 state budget for building the facility as an addition to the Daymark Recovery Services at West Park in North Wilkesboro.  Former NC Senator Shirley Randleman was instrumental in getting the funding approved in the State Budget. VAYA Health will oversee the project and was on hand at the meeting with a presentation.  Other Officials including Former Senator Shirley Randleman, Jeffery Elmore, and representatives from the hospital, Daymark, and Synergy were all involved in the discussion.  The meeting lasted for about 2 hours. No decisions were made.  County Commissioners will consider action at a later date.

Monday
Feb112019

WCC SkillsUSA This Month

Wilkes Community College will host the high school SkillsUSA Northwest Region Rally & Career Showcase on February 25. The public is encouraged to attend the event to witness the advanced professional skills demonstrated by the high school students. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Walker Center. The awards ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. All SkillsUSA members and advisors and Career and Technical Education (CTE) students can participate in this annual educational and professional development activity. Many business and industry partners attend to participate in or view the contests to see the talent level of potential future employees.

Monday
Feb112019

Hospital Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu

Again, as a reminder--Due to the flu, there are visitor restrictions at Wake Forest Baptist/Wilkes Medical Center and Hugh Chatham Hospital in Elkin. The number of influenza cases has significantly increased in our area.  Children age 12 and under may not visit patients. Exceptions for extenuating family circumstances may be allowed, but parents or guardians must first check with the patient’s nurse.  Healthy adult visitors and healthy family members age 13 and older are welcome to visit patients.

Monday
Feb112019

NC Dept of Health and the Flu

According to the NC Dept of Health, Influenza activity is rising in North Carolina as we move closer to the peak of the 2018-19 flu season. Although vaccination early in the season is preferred, it is never too late to get vaccinated and help protect yourself and others from the spread of this dangerous, sometimes deadly virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older.  For more information on flu prevention and the flu vaccine, contact the Wilkes Dept of Health.

Friday
Feb082019

Power Tools Stolen

Nearly $600 in power tools were stolen in Traphill.  The property owner called the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office this week to report a theft from their shed.  A Husqvarna chainsaw and two weed eaters along with a Poulan chainsaw were stolen.  There is no word on suspects at this time and that investigation is continuing.

Friday
Feb082019

Wilkes and Elkin Hospital--Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu

Due to the flu, visitor restrictions at the hospital in Wilkes begin today. Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased in our area, Wake Forest Baptist Health will implement temporary visitor restrictions starting at 7 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8.  To help control the spread of the virus and to protect the health of our patients, their loved ones and our medical staff, these restrictions will remain in effect through the remainder of the flu season.  The restrictions apply to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations including the Wilkes Medical Center. Beginning today, children age 12 and under may not visit patients. Exceptions for extenuating family circumstances may be allowed, but parents or guardians must first check with the patient’s nurse.  Healthy adult visitors and healthy family members age 13 and older are welcome to visit patients.

Also, Hugh Chatham Hospital in Elkin has visitor restrictions beginning today due to the flu. 

Friday
Feb082019

Ministry of HOPE Needs Wood Split

A local agency needs your help to help those in need.  For the first time, the Wilkes Ministry of HOPE is out of split firewood.  The Wilkes Ministry of HOPE, a ministry of the Brushy Mountain Baptist Association, has made firewood available to low income Wilkes County residents for wood-burning stoves and fireplaces for nearly 15 years. Director John Triplett said that there is firewood on-site from various donors ready to be split and can provide wood-splitting equipment, but it doesn’t have enough volunteer labor to maintain the supply of split wood that is needed.  If any youth groups, church groups, or individuals would like to help, please call the Ministry of HOPE at 336-903-1414.