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Friday
Aug162019

NC Health Heat Warning

According to the  Division of Public Health, there were 3,150 heat-related hospital emergency department visits reported from May 1 to Aug. 10, due to the combination of heat and humidity — particularly during periods of extreme heat. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging precautions, especially on hot days.  Prolonged exposure to heat can lead to dehydration, overheating, heat illness or even death. During the on-again, off-again summer heat, DHHS public health experts encourage those who must be outside to take extra precautions by limiting time outside, wearing light weight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drinking plenty of water.

Thursday
Aug152019

Fatal Plane Crash

The former owner of the Wilkesboro Dragway, Danny Dunn, died yesterday following a plane crash. Dunn had taken off from the airstrip at his home in Deep Gap Wednesday morning. Neighbors reported the plane engine sounded odd and the plane went down shortly after getting airborne. Dunn was severely burned and was airlifted to Baptist where he died from his injuries. He was the only one in the plane. The FAA is investigating the crash.

Thursday
Aug152019

Car Wreck Takes Out Power

A car colliding with a power pole left several without power this week.  Late Monday night, a vehicle ran off the road near the Moravian Falls Post Office and hit a utility pole.  The driver was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical with non-life threatening injuries.  The pole was broken off from the impact which led to power outages in the area through Tuesday morning.

Thursday
Aug152019

Stolen at Work

Charges are pending in a theft at Tyson.  An employee reported that her bag was stolen from the break-room at the chicken plant.  Surveillance video shows that someone from a contractor hired to clean took the bag.  The woman in the video has been identified and charges are pending further investigation.

Thursday
Aug152019

Work on Greenway Update

Work on the local greenway continues with the installation of a bridge in North Wilkesboro.  An 80-foot bridge was place over a small stream near Memorial Park.  The bridge was placed by crane last week and should be ready for foot traffic by later this month.  This new portion of the Yadkin River Greenway connects existing sections near Memorial Park and the Yadkin River bridge between the two towns.  Funding for the project is from grant money and donations.

Thursday
Aug152019

Stolen Equipment

The theft of lawn and garden equipment continues even on these hot summer days.  A Wilkesboro resident reported the theft of a weed eater.  The Stihl weed eater valued at $300 was stolen from outside the owner's house on Shiloh Lane.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Thursday
Aug152019

NC Land and Water Grants

The state’s Land and Water Fund (formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund) will help conserve lands and protect waterways serving millions of North Carolinians through over $27 million in grants awarded in the 2018 grant year to help fund 66 projects throughout the state.  The funds will be used to preserve more than 23,000 acres, including western waterfalls, maritime forests, historic battlegrounds, greenways and trails. Over 20,000 acres will be open to the public. Grants were awarded for projects to restore over 8 miles of the state’s waterways and protect hundreds of species of rare plants and animals. The total amount includes $3 million in additional funds raised through license plate sales since the initial grants were awarded in 2018.

Thursday
Aug152019

Surf Events This Month in NC

Three headline surf events return to Wrightsville Beach in a span of ten days this month. First, Aug. 16-18, one of the largest surf contests on the East Coast – the 14th annual O'Neill/ Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest. O’Neill/Sweetwater also presents Music and Art Fest in the park which benefits area nonprofits. Next on Aug. 19th is Surfers Healing, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with autism by exposing them to surfing. Wrapping the trio of surf events Aug. 23-25 is the 7th annual Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic, open to lady surfers of all ages. All events held at Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Wednesday
Aug142019

More Charges for Carrying Gun in Stores

Man with gun at Walmart in Wilkesboro was served additional charges. After completing the investigation, Wilkesboro Police consulted with the District Attorney's Office and additional charges have been filed against Jimmy Roger Minton, Jr.  They are: Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon against Government Employee (2 counts), Assault with a Deadly Weapon (6 misdemeanor counts) and Terrorism (2 felony counts). Mr. Minton was served with these charges and received an additional $1,000,000.00 bond for a total bond of $2,000,000.00. Minton was arrested Saturday after carrying and pointing a gun in Dunham's and Walmart.

Wednesday
Aug142019

County Commissioners Vote on Reservoir Contract

There was one dissenting vote with County Commissioners last week regarding the W Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir.  Work has been underway for years to renew the 1960 contract between the County, the City of Winston-Salem, and the US Government for the Dam and Reservoir.  The contract will expire in August of next year.  The US Army Corp of Engineers is the main driver of the contract and set forth the parameters for the renewal contract.  Commissioners discussed the open-ended nature of the payments and replacement costs that will be determined as needed.  Initially Commissioners talked about tabling the issue; however, Winston-Salem had already voted to approve and the Corp indicated they were not open to contractual changes. Wilkes  Commissioners voted and approved the contract with only David Gambill voting against.